Learning from their previous mistakes, the new 2018 BMW 5 Series will come with new features that improve handle, performance, and power in the sports car line. The current one has gotten a negative feedback and critic by being too soft – no power and definitely lack of appeal. Well, BMW won’t make the same mistake as they are planning serious features for the upcoming production.
2018 BMW 5 Series Changes
Set as the 2018 model, this one will get a lot of updates and touch-ups. For this 7th generation line, the overall weight will be reduced up to 225 pounds, thanks to the modular carbon fiber extensive system. This decrease in weight is designed so that the 2018 BMW 5 Series will have significant power and speed. With such a reduced weight, a new concept is set in motion. According to the newest rendering, the new model will come with longer headlines that go straight to the kidney grille design. The dimension and the overall silhouette shouldn’t change, but then again, it depends on to the final production.
Aside from the physical changes, newer features will be coming too. Infotainment systems with upgraded controls will be included, along with the modern automatic parking system using the transmitter.
2018 BMW 5 Series Hybrid
What about the 2018 BMW 5 Series and hybrid model? Rumor has it that there is going to be a major update and improvements for the power and engines. The new hybrid system is planned and set in motion with xDrive40e X5 being included. It will likely use a turbocharged engine with 2.0-liter capacity producing 245 hp of power. With it, an electrical motor with total 113 hp of power will be coming along, set at eight-speed transmission. The electric engine should be enough to reach 20 miles. The combined engines can deliver 70 mpg.
2018 BMW 5 Series Engine
For the engine, there will be options between the four-cylinder engine, the six-cylinders, and also the eight cylinders. The entry model for the European model will be coming with three cylinders 1.5-liter engine, but such arrangement won’t be available for the American auto market.
BMW seems to be busy figuring out the right engine and performance configuration for this 2018 BMW 5 Series. With their minds and energy being focused on the M5 production, they haven’t come up with the right shape and arrangement.
2018 BMW 5 Series Models
Despite their confusion in the engine arrangement, BMW is quite ambitious with their upcoming production. They have been planning several models released as the 5 Series types. Gran Turismo will be coming as well as the GT. Not to mention that the upcoming GT is set to be sexier and sleeker than the previous models – or any other competitors.
This new ride is set to release in the middle of 2017. Other models, including the sledgehammer or the station wagon, will follow suit in the series of 2018 BMW 5 Series.