2017 BMW 5 Series release date, photos, interior: early 2017 release expected for next model featuring laser headlights and bigger twin-kidney grille


The newest BMW Series 5 car is set to be released early 2017. According to Auto Car, it has already started its durability testing as well as its final engineering development phase in line of its full unveiling around the second half of the year.

Before being unveiled, though, people from the automobile site Carscoops made a render based on the latest spy photos,that will more or less depict the car's projected appearance. The design image from the article shows that the expected design of the car will look something between the outgoing 5er and the current 7 series.

Based from the image, it can be seen that the front-end has large air intakes, laser headlights and unusually larger twin-kidney grille. However, according to the same report made by Auto Car, the new 5 Series will have three distinct bodystyles - Saloon, Touring and GT. The last one is featured with a large liftback, but can be technically described as having a much more elegant form.

As for its interior, an article from the BMW Blog shows spied pictures, and just by looking at it, it can be said that it shares a lot of similarities with the BMW 7 Series such as the steering wheel and some other controls. The article even described its LCD screen as having the same size as that of the 7 Series as well.

The 2017 BMW 5 series is highly anticipated by a lot of car enthusiasts, but while the excitement for this car's release is palpable, a lot of people also speculate that this car will have a tough competition with various cars such as the upcoming Jaguar XF, Audi A6 and the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class. However, experts project that if BMW is able to streamline its active chassis and steering systems more than the 7 Series, the 2017 BMW 5 Series might just be able to come through and emerge victorious.