Since 2017, there have been on and off photos of a camouflaged BMW 5 series that have been circulating on the internet. This 2019 BMW 5 Series model has become a common topic in the mouths of many car enthusiasts. The model that was inspired by the Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe concept will have plenty to offer to the users. Below we explore this much awaited automobile.
Exterior and Interior
The model will be sleek, sporty, bold and stylish. It will have improved aerodynamic abilities due to a reduction in weight that will be achieved through the use of the 7 series CFRP technology. Both the front and rear fascias will be remodeled. The side panels will also be revised. At the frontage, there will be a new headlamp as well as a revised grille. The twin -kidney grille will be broader and the sleek headlamps will run into the chrome surround. The sportiness of this vehicle will be enhanced by the revised apron vents. At the rear, there will be new taillights, a revised trunk lid and bumper. Larger exhaust pipes will also be present. The new side mirrors and side skirts will also not go unnoticed. The interior of the 2019 BMW 5 will resemble that of the redesigned 7 series. It will have a new dashboard and an extremely neat cabin. The door panels will also be revised to become more modernized. The most notable change inside this model will be a new infotainment screen and a new layout for the buttons. The instrument panel will also be new. This model will have high-tech entertainment features, connectivity, security systems and soft materials for the upholstery. The seats in this model will be very comfortable and will offer good support. Ample head and legroom will also be availed.
Engine and Performance
Various engine options will be provided in this car model. The first will be a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder make while the second will be a 3.0 liter inline six model. A third variant will be the new 1.5 liter 3 cylinder type. It is yet to be confirmed whether or not the latest BMW 5 series will have a V8 engine or will retain an update of the current 4.4 liter. There are also unconfirmed rumors that a hybrid variant will be offered in this model. The high end trim levels are expected to have a power production capacity of about 460 horses. Of all the above-mentioned engines, the most economical on fuel will be the hybrid option. The model is expected to have a better fuel economy compared to the preceding version due to the weight reduction as well as the use of a new chassis. The highest speed will be 155mph and this car will require about 7 seconds to hit the 60mph mark from the zero point.
2019 BMW 5 Release Date and Price
The release date for this model is yet to be confirmed. However, it is certain that the manufacturer is in the final phases of its production. The 2019 BMW 5 is, therefore, set for an official unveiling during the second half of 2018. The model will then hit the showrooms in the United Kingdom in early 2019. This model will compete against the likes of Jaguar XF, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The cost of retail is currently approximated at $50,000 for the base model. The price will go higher depending on the selected engine type and trim level.