Popularly known as the highest selling vehicle in the BMW lineup, the 2016 BMW 5-series sedan is going to get some tweaks in its interior, exterior and engine for the 2016 year. The major change in its design is that BMW has used only lightweight materials in its construction with the intention of reducing its body weight by 100 kg when compared to its predecessor. It will be equipped with more powerful engines to offer better performance and fuel economy than the outgoing model.
The new 2016 BMW 5-series would come with a novel headlamp and grille design like those seen on newly launched Bimmers. The double-kidney grille would be slimmer and wider than the outgoing model, whereas the smoother headlamps would run into the chrome surround of the headlamp. This new design, along with the improved apron vents, would provide the new 5-Series a sportier look.
Around the back of the new BMW 5-Series, buyers can expect a pair of innovative taillights, a redesigned trunk lid, and a revamped bumper. Higher end models are expected to be equipped with bigger exhaust outlets, including a quad-pipe configuration. On the sides of the vehicle, it would hold the nameplates already well-known character lines, as well as the waistline running from the front bumper to the back, through the door grips. The new look of the sedan is further enhanced by its innovative side skirts and side mirrors.
BMW 5-series 2016 Interior
The BMW 5-Series 2016 comes with an interior that is exactly similar to that of other BMW 7-Series model car. This fundamentally means BMW probably rebuilt the cabin around that of the outgoing model, with a few known cues invigorated by a novel dashboard and improved door panels. Considerable interior changes would include an innovative infotainment monitor and a new key layout for the middle stack, including a modified instrument panel.
Developments in comfort and convenience are on the table, as well, in which the automaker may employ softer materials throughout the cabin, safety system, innovative technology features, enhanced connectivity, and a few of the devices it has revealed at current auto shows.
2016 BMW 5-series Engine, Specs
The BMW 5-series 2016 sedan will be equipped with different upgraded engines. First, the new vehicle would get its required power of 180 HP and a torque of 200 lbs per foot from a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder engine. The engine offers better acceleration and an enhanced highway mileage of 45 mpg when compared to that of its predecessor.
Buyers who want to have better power, fuel economy and torque can choose the new 2016 BMW 5, outfitted with a 2-liter engine to get their desired power of 350 HP and 340 lbs per foot torque, with a maximum fuel saving of 25 %. It is expected that BMW 5 have couple V6 engines in models 530i, 530d, 540i and M550d, last one will most likely have 400 hp.
It is expected that the M model of the new 5-Series would come with a V8 engine to offer power more than 600 HP to vie with the Audi R56.
2016 BMW 5-series Price and the release date
The release date of the BMW 5-series 2016 sedan would be during the second half of 2016, with the starting price range between $ 50,000 and $150,000, according to the features and models.
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