2017 BMW X5 Release Date, Review and Specs

If performance is a priority, buyers shopping for a luxury crossover SUV will find the 2017 BMW X5 to be a fine choice. One notable feature the 2017 X5 offers over the previous model is the standard xLine trim package that was offered as an option previously. Others include Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, and wireless phone charging. Its release date has been set for early 2017.

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Some of the significant strengths the X5 offers include strong powertrains, advanced safety features, and a bright and stunning interior cabin. The BMW X5 has for quite some time been the benchmark luxury SUV setting the bar by which others within the segment can be compared. It is immensely comfortable, offers unmatched of-road capability, and its on-road manners are simply impeccable. The only thing that seems to dog its reputation is perhaps its aging sheet metal. Life aboard it is characterized by better exterior visibility, beautiful infotainment system, great materials, and good dash.

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New features offered for the first time include a stainless-steel underbody cladding, an anthracite headliner, matte silver grille, front air intakes, rocker panels, “star spoke” nineteen-inch wheels, and satin aluminum roof rails and window trim. Wi-Fi connectivity and wireless phone charging are available for the X5 35i, X5 35d, and X5 40e models.

2017 BMW X5 front view, headlights and grille

Base model buyers will get a potent, corporate turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine that provides 300 hp and 300 lbs. ft. of torque driving either the RWD or the AWD configuration. BMW says that power should be enough to move the vehicle from 0-60 mph in just six seconds. The rest of the available engines are covered under the “engine specs” review piece. So, read on to know their capabilities.

2017 BMW X5 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Moving on, the X5 seats up to seven passengers comfortably within the three rows it comes with. While the first two rows offer exemplary head- and legroom, the third row is a bit cramped relative to the available competition. We’d advice users of the X5 to leave the third row to elementary school going children or use it as an extra cargo space. Those looking for a usable third row space may want to check out the BMW X3.

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Rivals in this segment are impressive but few, something expected given the hefty price point vehicles in this segment start from. Albeit costs more, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo 2016 is another option to consider for its superb handling limits. The Mercedes-AMG GLE63 2016 is a fine choice for anyone looking for some bits of freshness, and a flawless interior. Buyers can also check out the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR 2017.

2017 BMW X5 Release Date & Price

In terms of price, the xDrive35i, X5 sDrive, and the xDrive50i models have seen a price increase of $800 over their previous price tags. The xDrive35d price has shot by $1,600, while that of the xDrive40e has remained unchanged. As such, here are the new price figures: xDrive35i – $56,495, xDrive35d – $60,295, the xDrive50i – $73,295, and the xDrive40e plug-in – $63,095.

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2017 BMW X5 Exterior Review

Compared to its ancestors, the current X5 styling has a softer approach. It gets a wagon-esque appearance thanks to the lower window line and tapered roofline combination. The headlights and LED taillights have been slightly redesigned and inject some wedge into its shape. The exterior color palette remains unchanged. Other than few changes, there’s nothing else substantial to report about the exterior.

2017 BMW X5 M front view, grille and headlights

Notable exterior features include a blacked-out grille, bright window sills, brighter metallic flourishes, and an under-mirror trim. The M sport gets bigger wheels, high-gloss roof rails, and a body kit.

2017 BMW X5 M rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 BMW X5 Interior

The elegance and the quality of the exterior is replicated inside. The seats and comfortable and sublimely supportive. The cockpit is driver-centric, and together with the horizontal shelf layout, are bright and clean. Some of the materials available include Ivory White Nappa, Nappa leather, Dakota leather upholstery, and contrasting wood trim.

2017 BMW X5 steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Available Trims

Trims offered for the 2017 BMW X5 include – X5 xDrive40e, xDrive 35i, X5 xDrive35d, X5 sDrive, and the X5 xDrive50i.

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Engine Specs

Beneath the hood are several engines offered including a 300-horsepower – generating potent, corporate turbocharged 3.0L inline-6, and a combination of 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and electric motors to deliver a combined output of 308 horsepower.

2017 BMW X5 engine

At the top of the trim lineup is a brute 4.4L turbocharged V8 engine that packs a whopping 445 horsepower. It can achieve a 0-60 mph run in just 4.7 seconds.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 7.5 in. (115.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.4 in. (192.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.3 in. (76.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 103 cu ft
Cargo volume: 34 cu ft
Curb weight: 5283 lb
Top Speed: 129 mph
0-60: 4,7 sec
MPG: 24/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Jet Black, Mineral Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 5,952 lbs

Safety

2017 BMW X5 interior, steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

An impressive roster of safety features are available for the BMW X5 2017. The NHTSA has offered it a five out five star rating for overall crash impact protection – expected results given its high-tech safety gadgetry. The IIHS is yet to offer any ratings so far, but it is very likely the results will be available before its release date.

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New 2017 BMW 5 Series Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 BMW 5 Series has been refreshed for the new model year. Although heavily camouflaged, our spy photographers still managed to catch some crucial details of the exterior design. As for the interior, nothing much has changed at least according to the teaser images BMW has been showcasing once in a while. Below is our rendering review according to the latest news we have of the BMW 5 Series including its release date and price. So, read on.

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Last year, the BMW 5 Series caused some ripples in the midsize luxury sedan segment thanks to its myriad of interior refreshments over its immediate predecessor. Well, for 2017, the same should be expected as the new vehicle is expected to feature some of the latest there’s in technology and material quality. Some of the highlights that should be expected include high-tech gadgetry, impressive fuel economy, composed ride quality, and a high-quality interior.

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But with a solid competition mounted by some of the latest, flashiest, and greatest top dogs such as Lexus GS, Infiniti Q60, 2017 Cadillac CTS/CTS-V, 2017 Audi A6/S6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Maserati Ghibli, the aforementioned features can as well be considered stale by today’s standards. As such, the new model is expected to up its ante a bit in order to better its chances of beating its rivals hands down.

2017 BMW 5 Series rear angle, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

Now for 2017, the new model will make use of the CFRP technology that will result in the Bimmer losing some weight. This alone will impact positively the fuel economy ratings, better its aerodynamic coefficient, and make it nimble around corners. Niceties don’t stop there, as the new 5 Series will also come with tons of safety gizmos, and a Vision-Future-Luxury-inspired exterior design concept.

2017 BMW 5 Series front view, headlights and grille

In addition to the aforementioned changes, the new model is also expected to embody a refined ride quality, and impeccable and spacious interior that will help distance itself from the hallowed models that came before it. While cynics may be quick to judge its degree of driving engagement and handling precision, the Bimmer more than makes up for that in terms of the smorgasbord of high-tech, convenience, and comfort features hosted in a voluptuous cabin.

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As for the engine, based on what we’ve seen in newer BMW models, the 5 Series will most probably be offered with a slew of engines that include a new V8 engine that will offer up to 460 horsepower for the most frugal model in the lineup.

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2017 BMW 5 Series Release Date & Price

A sticker price starting from an MSRP of around $50,000 should be expected, despite the myriad of improvements and a new design. As for its release date, the same sources say it is set for the second half of 2017. But of course these are just speculations.

2017 BMW 5 Series release date

2017 BMW 5 Series Exterior Spy pictures

According to what our renderings suggest, the new model’s exterior design will essentially be more of an evolution than a revolution. Judging from the refreshments the new-generation 7 Series got, this news shouldn’t come as a surprise but rather as a confirmation. However, BMW may have spent lots of effort on giving the new model a significant redesign on its side panels, engine hood, and front and rear fascia.

2017 BMW Series spy shots

As per our 2017 BMW 5 Series spy photos, the sedan will gain slimmer and wider twin-kidney grille, revised apron vents, and a more menacing stance. Farther back, the bumper, trunk lid, and taillights will also be redesigned. New side skirts, side mirrors, and character lines should also contribute in offering the new sedan a refreshed exterior profile.

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2017 BMW 5 Series Interior

We’re still light on the interior details as getting details on the heavily camouflaged BMW 5 Series has proven futile. But even so, we expect significant changes on the connectivity, safety, technology, and gadgetry front.

2017 BMW 535i interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

Available Trims

As of this writing, BMW had only confirmed four trims for the new 2017 BMW 5 Series: 528i, 550i, 535d, and the 535i models. Other than that, there’re also the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, BMW M5, and the 5 Series ActiveHybrid5 reviews that are separately reviewed.

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Engine Specs

As previously mentioned, it is not yet known which engines will be offered and how powerful they’ll be. However, the least powerful is expected to be a 2.0L four-cylinder cranking around 240 horsepower, while the most powerful should be a 4.4L V8 able to provide over 460 horsepower – a 15 horsepower improvement over the existing BMW 550i model.

2017 BMW 5 Series engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8.9 in. (116.9 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.4 in. (193.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.2 in. (73.2 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 14.0 ft³
Curb weight: 4127 lb
Top Speed: 147 mph
0-60: 5.6 sec
MPG: 26/38 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Azurite Black Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Cashmere Silver Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Citrin Black Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Frozen Bronze Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Jatoba Brown Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Safety

2017 BMW 5 Series leather seats, steering wheel and gear shift knob

When it comes to the safety, it is expected that the BMW 5 Series 2017 will come with updated technologies in order to help it remain competitive in the midsize sedan segment that has of late come under siege from fresher and newer models. Government crash tests results will be offered on its release date.

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New 2017 BMW 6 Series Release Date and Info

The new 2017 BMW 6 Series is sure to satisfy shoppers who crave for style, comfort, refinement, and power. It is available in both soft-top convertible and sleek coupe body configurations. For 2017, BMW takes the 6 Series to a whole different level with features such as a surprisingly ample cargo space for the coupe, a solid performance, well-constructed and impeccably appointed interior, and inspiring sounds from the optional V8 engine. The existing roster of features also gains a standard Wi-Fi hotspot and a wireless phone charger. The iDrive infotainment system has also been updated.

2017 BMW 640i Gran Coupe exterior, side view

While performance, quality, comfort, and style are more often than not prerequisites for luxury coupes, the 2017 BMW 6 Series manages to seamlessly integrate all of those features into one package. The cabin comes with plenty of sound-deadening materials that help insulate occupants from the imperfections in the surrounding environment, while in the meantime also offering acres of top-notch materials.

2017 BMW 6 Series convertible, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

The 6 Series ups its appeal ante with the coupe and convertible options that it gives to buyers. Shoppers can take it even further with the exclusive and powerful Alpina B6, a high-performance M6, and a four-door Gran Coupe version.

2017 BMW 6 Series convertible BMW 650i

Concessions are often made during the construction of a high-performance vehicle. But whether you opt for the 2017 BMW 6 Series Convertible or coupe, the only significant flaw you’ll encounter is the limited rear seat space. In terms of the available competition, buyers may find the 2017 Porsche 911 and the 2017 Jaguar F-Type better placed in terms of possessing sporty credentials. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, although much expensive, offers better appointments and an engaging driving quality. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes closest in terms of the cabin layout design, performance, and appointments, however, it is less engaging to drive and is more conservative to some extent.

2017 BMW 6 Series convertible exterior

We highly recommend the 2017 BMW 6 Series courtesy of the all-rounded nature and its strong mix of prestige, performance, and luxury.

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Its release date has been set for the spring of 2017, at least according to those in the know. Pricing details are as the following: BMW 640i Coupe – $77,600, the BMW 640i Convertible – $99,500, BMW 650i Coupe – $89,000, and the BMW 650i Convertible – $96,500. Leasing is also available. Take note that pricing is dependent on the engine fitted beneath the hoods. Those with the powerful 4.4L V8 twin-turbocharged engines are of course more expensive than those that have the 3.0L six-cylinder turbos under their hoods.

2017 BMW 6 Series release date

2017 BMW 6 Series Exterior Spy Shots

The 6 Series has always had an inspiring and futuristic exterior design ever since it debuted into the market. It showcases what German engineering is all about. The dimensions have remained the same as before: length – 192.6 inches, width – 74.6 inches, and height – 53.9 inches. The wheelbase and the ground clearance also remain unchanged at 112.4 inches, and 4.9 inches respectively.

2017 BMW 6 Series spy shots

Some of the features to expect include 18-inch wheels, automatic adaptive LED headlights, automatic high beams, LED foglights, automatic wipers, 19-inch wheels (M Sport package), and an aerodynamic body kit.

2017 BMW 6 Series Interior

As you’d expect, the interior comes with an abundance of high-quality materials and technologies. Plastics are also available but are sturdy, and good looking. Controls are logically placed and driver-centric. For ease of use and responsiveness, the BMW’s iDrive infotainment system arguably remains the best in class.

2017 BMW 640i steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard and lcd screen

Seats are well contoured and cushioned, and therefore provide excellent comfort. Some of the standard accessories and features available include keyless entry and ignition, a dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, ambient interior lighting, heated auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, heated six-power front seats, a universal garage opener, and a sunroof.

Available Trims

2017 BMW 6 Series front angle, headlights and grille

Available in both coupe and convertible body styles, the new 2017 BMW 6 Series offers two options for the trims: 640i, and 650i. Review for the 4 door 6 Series Gran coupe is offered elsewhere on our blog, as is that for the BMW M6 versions.

2017 BMW 6 Series BMW 650i rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 BMW 640i is a 315-horsepower – generating turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine. The more powerful BMW 650i comes with a turbocharged 4.4L V8 engine able to offer a stonking 445 horsepower and 480 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 BMW 6 Series engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.4 in. (112.4 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.6 in. (192.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.6 in. (74.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 88 ft³
Cargo volume: 11-12 ft³
Curb weight: 4223 lb
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4.9 sec
MPG: 21/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Cashmere Silver Metallic, Citrin Black Metallic, Frozen Brilliant White Metallic, Frozen Bronze Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Jatoba Brown Metallic, Jet Black, Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Melbourne Red Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

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