2016 BMW 5-series facelift, redesign, price – Finally, the seventh generation of the BMW 5-series is announced to come later this year. It was spotted during test drive a while ago therefore we could see certain improvements and new outlook of this model. BMW 5-series has a long tradition (first model was launched 33 years ago) and ever since it has been one of the most popular cars on the US market. This seventh generation has lots of styling refreshments which are definitely not subtle. And if you worry about what is under the hood of the new BMW 5-series 2016 – don’t! BMW didn’t disappoint us and it has provided several different engine options. Are you going to love it or not you can decide after reading this article.
2016 BMW 5-series redesign
During the test drive some parts of the new BMW 5-series 2016 were hidden but they could not hide everything. BMW used new materials which made new 5-series lighter for approximately 80 kg than its predecessor, enabling better fuel consumption. Bumpers have been redesigned as well as taillights which are a bit longer than before. Inside it has standard BMW look with certain changes. Instead of all buttons new dashboard is going to be placed at the front. Seats are made of high-quality materials which gives special convenience during driving. It seems 2016 BMW 5-series will be more luxurious and simpler for using.
BMW 5-series 2016 specs
Even though lots of figures are still not known we can surely say BMW will offer few different engine options. There will be at least three choices and according to some speculations maybe one more. The new BMW 5-series 2016 will have 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged as a base powerplant. The other two are 2.0-liter four cylinder and 3.0-liter six-cylinder. It is believed that the third option will be able to develop up to 600 horsepower. However, we could not get any confirmation regarding this issue. All-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are both available, together with eight-speed automatic transmission system. It is important to emphasize that engines are going to be 20% more efficient on average than previous version.
2016 BMW 5-series release date and price
The good news is we won’t have to wait too much time for release. Officials at BMW announced that new BMW 5-series 2016 will hit the market in July this year. Hence we expect that soon we will have all numbers related to engine performances. Information about the price has been a secret so far; however, it should be published in the following months. According to some gossips 2016 BMW 5-series price will be around $55,000 for the base model. When you compare it to competence it doesn’t seem too much.