The long running tradition will probably come to an end when the 2017 BMW G30 5 series car and other vehicles in the class get launched.
The world used to be different in the past which allowed the car manufacturer to follow a 7 year cycle to introduce new generations. New technology, features and series of cars will be introduced in this pattern, but in a recent meet, CEO of BMW, Harald Krueger informed that it is not possible to carry on with the tradition. He stated that the world is changing at a rapid pace and in the near future, more technology will be introduced without the 7-year hiatus.
Such a cycle was originally established by multiple car manufacturers, because when groundbreaking technology is launched with the top end, flagship vehicle, seven years were mandatory for every other model to cope up with it. However, times have changed and the new G30 is a great example.
Everything the 7 series missed will be found in the 5 series and the newly leaked interior screenshots confirm the same. The G30 will be extremely light, made possible by aluminum and magnesium, in association with CFRP, which will contribute to the luxury quotient, drivability and the mileage rendered by the vehicle. Sources confirm that it will be at least 130 kilograms lesser than the 7 series. It will also adopt the headlight and taillight designs from its bigger brother to achieve that luxurious outlook.
The 2017 BMW G30 5 series is expected to be powered by quad turbocharged engines, which may vary from 2-liter and 4-liter models to 3-liter inline 6S. There could be some plug-in hybrid models as well. Of late, many manufacturers have been producing cars that run on both electricity and gasoline, to usher in the e-car era.
BMW will not miss such an opportunity, but will ensure that only a limited number of vehicles are hybrids. Every other 5 Series model will follow the traditional path and should offer 218 horsepower on gasoline. The diesel version will use quad turbocharged engines, with at least one electric engine and deliver 400 horsepower.
The interior of the new series is expected to get a makeover, but a majority of the board members at BMW are against the idea. A conventional design with some new features is what they want. The leaked prototype images show little about the car and we may have to wait for an official reveal to know more about its specifications.