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2017 BMW 5-Series Takes First Drive And Makes Great Impression

By James Yu , Jan 23, 2017 11:32 AM EST
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Needless to say, the BMW 5-Series is considered to be among the most popular cars in the world. It has recently taken its first drive and the impressions it made were certainly great. Here's what to expect from the new model.

2017 BMW 5-Series: Satisfying Power

BMW is known not only because it makes luxurious and stylish vehicles but because it also makes powerful ones at that. The 2017 BMW 5-Series certainly live up to its name as the base alone is already enough to satisfy those that want to go fast. According to report, the 2017 BMW 5-Series starts with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that distributes the power through the rear wheels, allowing it to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just six seconds.

A more powerful configuration is also offered in a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six. This is capable of putting out 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. This configuration propels the 2017 BMW 5-Series faster than the other engine by a margin of 1.1-seconds as it can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds as reported.

2017 BMW 5-Series: The Subtle Facelift

Being stylish is one of the things that distinguish BMW from other vehicles. It was reported that the 2017 BMW 5-Series has received a subtle facelift. The front section has received new headlights along with the kidney grille that has also been molded into a new shape. The 2017 BMW 5-Series also sports a meaner look with added air breathers situated behind the wheel arches of the front wheels. In addition, the 2017 BMW 5-Series has grown in length by 1.2 inches, which also serves functional purposes such as additional trunk capacity and more legroom in the backseat.

2017 BMW 5-Series: Price Impression

Reports state that the 530i and 540i will be the first to enter the U.S. market with price tags of $51,200 and $56,450 and the rest of the lineup will follow sometime later on. Given the fact that BMW delivers not just in style but also in performance, the price for the 2017 BMW 5-Series is certainly just.

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