This legendary mid-size sedan is present for more than four decades. It was originally launched in 1972 and so far, we have seen six generation of this car. It is a second best-selling model after 3 Series. Current, sixth-generation model is active from 2010 and, according to information that we have, it will be replaced by new, seventh-generation model, which will probably come as 2016 BMW 5 Series. The testing machine is spotted and although it still wears heavy camouflage, some details are already known.
2016 BMW 5 Series redesign
According to rumors that are circulating for some time, new model will undergo big changes. Some go so far that they claim that these changes will be the most revolutionary ones in more-than-forty years long models history. New model still wears a heavy camouflage, so there are only speculations about its external look. One thing is for sure, 2016 BMW will be based on modern VCD (Vision Connected Drive) technologies. It is pretty much for sure that new model will be lighter than the current one, mainly because of new CFRP technology, which allows big weight savings. It is also expected that 2016 BMW 5 Series will have plenty of hi-tech safety features. Some speculate that new three-dimensional stereoscopic camera, which improves safety standards and helps in preventing any kind of accident on the road will be installed in new 2016 5 Series.
2016 BMW 5 Series engines
There is no official information about engine line-up for 2016 BMW 5 Series. For now, we must rely on speculations. It is expected that current line-up will remain, but surely with some improvements, mainly in terms of fuel consumption. Beside these already known engines, it is expected that Bavarian car maker will introduce one new engine. It will be a small, highly efficient diesel engine, with only three cylinders and displacement of 1.5 liters. The potential power of this engine is unknown but according to rumors, 2016 BMW 5 Series equipped with this engine will be cable to sprint to 60 mph in only 7 seconds, while top speed will be around 155 mph.
2016 BMW 5 Series release date and price
For now, we can only speculate about 2016 5 Series release and price. According to some sources, new model can even come as 2017 year model. Our company insider claims that the starting price will be around 51.000 dollars.