The 2017 BMW 5 series spy photos have emerged online and for the first time in many months, the car was spotted on the road with hardly any camouflage.
The car is scheduled to be officially launched in the second half of 2017. They will be available in stores three months after the 5 Series saloon are launched. The brand new 5 Series Touring is about to compete with the likes of Volvo V90, Mercedes Benz E-Class Estate, Audi A6 Avant and the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Going against all these top models is no easy task. Based on the updates received so far, we can confirm that BMW has worked lots to ensure their 5 Series models reach buyers the right way and offer uncompromised features to keep them within their brand.
Spy photos are usually of models that are heavily camouflaged. For some reason, the 2017 BMW 5 series Touring was not covered. A major portion of the car was readily visible that showcased the brand’s popular kidney grille. It is thinner and wider than it used to be but looks like a perfect fit on the car’s overall design. Some of the styling cues are borrowed from the 7 series. The rear end of the model did had camouflage but it possible to see how the boot is now sloping that ends in a taillight cluster.
The models that fall in this category are expected to offer the best boot space. BMW 5 Series Touring is no different as it has been confirmed to offer at least 560 liters when the rear seats are occupied. However, when they are folded the total cargo space gets a significant boost up to 1,670 liters. Powertrain details are minimal at the moment but it is confirmed that there will be four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines to choose from. The top of the line flagship model will be powered by a six-cylinder quad turbocharged edition that can generate up to 400 horsepower with 590lb feet of torque.
Speculations are rife that there will be a specific model powered by an improved V8 engine. After the initial launch, the 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring will receive three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. They are expected to be out months later and when they do, there might be a hybrid powertrain in the lineup as well. The engines are mated to a six speed manual transmission but buyers can choose to upgrade it to a nine-speed automatic transmission setup.