BMW‘s tweener sedan is growing up quickly. Now in its seventh generation, the BMW 5 Series gains a set of more powerful engines, a lighter body, and a brand-new exterior design for the 2017 model year. Equally important, new gesture control technology and semi-autonomous driving features bring it closer to its older brother, the 7 Series.
The sedan’s new design more closely resembles the look of other BMW cars. The headlights now connect to the grille, and the lower air vents appear a bit bolder than before. Overall dimensions have changed slightly; the new 5 Series is 1.2 inches longer, 0.3 inch wider, and 0.6 inch taller than the outgoing model.
No longer is the 528i the base trim in the 5 Series sedan lineup. That model has been replaced by the 530i, which features a new 2.0-liter [...]