The all-new 2016 BMW 5 series is much sportier than its predecessor, but still retains the trademark BMW luxury and performance. Instead of opting for a complete overhaul of the popular design, BMW have focused on the features and driving experience offered by the 2016 BMW 5 Series.
BMW is renown for its sharp handling and driving dynamics, especially the 5 series, which is nestles between the sport 3 Series and luxurious 7 Series in the BMW lineup. This time around, BMW are looking at further improving the drive on the 2016 BMW 5 Series by implementing a lightweight skeletal structure. High-strength steels, aluminum and carbon fiber are used to reduce the BMW 5 Series’ gross weight.
Under the Hood: The New 2016 BMW 5 Series
Similar to its predecessors, the new 2016 BMW 5 Series is available in various engine variants. Based on your needs for power or a bigger engine, you can pick any one of the five separate engine configurations, including an ActiveHybrid 5 model.
The 520i and 528i models get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while the 535i and ActiveHybrid 5 model receives a forced-induction 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine.
Dynamic Driving: The New 2016 BMW 5 Series
In terms of driving pleasure, the 2016 BMW 5 Series blows the competition out of the water. A lot of rival companies have come close but BMW still leads the pack, especially due to the rear-wheel drive set up. The sheer amount of power seems refined and the BMW 5 Series never seems to run out of pace.
The naturally weighted steering wheel is a pleasure to drive with, as it effortlessly controls the new BMW 5 Series, even at high speeds. The balanced chassis and adaptable suspension lend a smooth and comfortable ride to the car. While you rip down highways at breakneck speeds, the inside of the cabin remains calm and sterile, thanks to excellent acoustic treatment by BMW.
Pricing and Release Date: The New BMW 5 Series
The new 2016 BMW 5 series’ release date will be somewhere in 2017 and it will be sold at a starting price of $50,900.