High dose of extravagance and luxury is characteristic of almost all BMW models. The current gen of well known BMW 5-Series was criticized by the public cause as they say this series is too soft compared to the previous models of series 5 and also compared to the many of its rivals. Maybe that is the reason why people from BMW decided to redesign this series and to release it as sports sedan version. The BMW announced that we can expect this model on dealerships by the end of next year as 2018 BMW 5-Series. A lot of redesigns and improvements are expected and that is excellent news for all BMW fans.
2018 BMW 5-Series – New Refreshed Design:
From the outside, the 2018 BMW 5-Series will be good looking and we can expect a lot of positive reactions of all people. One big change is provided when it comes to the exterior and that is the change in the platform. Thanks to that fact, the total weight of this vehicle will be reduced to around 225 pounds because the chassis is made from aluminum and carbon fiber materials. In addition, that also means better fuel consumption and improved engine performance.
The other parts of the exterior design will be also redesigned and we can expect to see a bit larger and wider kidney grille. The headlights of this model will be also a bit different and it will be elongated and will have a lot of similarities with the headlights of the third-gen of X5, the X4, and the 3 series. Actually, some styling cues are borrowed from mentioned models. All the lighting on the vehicle will use the next generation of LED technology. The front bumper is also a bit redesigned and has some chrome details. Air vents and fog lights will be integrated into the bumper. At the sides, this model will use 17 X 8-inch aluminum wheels paired with P225/55VR17 tires for all seasons.
From the inside, the 2018 BMW 5-Series looks quite amazing. The cabin will contain a lot of high-quality materials and it will be able of accommodating up to five passengers. The luxury in the cabin is on the high level and everything inside is perfectly fitted and designed to improve elegance. All seats will have leather upholstery while the dashboard will be simply organized. We can also expect wood, aluminum, and carbon fiber details inside. What we know for certain is that the new 5-series will have updated infotainment system. Some of the other interior features will include Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity, One LCD Monitor, Wireless Streaming, External Memory Control, Power Front Seats, Sports Leather Steering Wheel, Power Rear Windows, Leatherette Door Trim Insert, Dual Zone Front Automatic climate control, Anti-Theft, Graphic Equalizer, Wheel Controls, and many others as well.
2018 BMW 5-Series – Engine:
This is one more segment where we can expect some differences compared to the current 5-Series. First of all, this 2018 BMW 5-Series has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that we used to see in the X5 xDrive40e model. It will consist of a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with a max power output of 240 hp. The transmission system will be eight-speed automatic transmission. Just on electricity, you can drive around 20 miles. The EPA rates for fuel consumption are 23/34/27 in the city/highway/combined.
2018 BMW 5-Series – Possible Arrival Date and Estimated Cost:
The release date of the future 2018 BMW 5-Series will be next year. The exact date is not available but we expect to see it on dealership at the seconds half of the year. The starting MSRP will be around $51.000.