New 2017 BMW M5 Photos and Info

There are two things that were confirmed with the announcement of the latest 2017 BMW M5 models. First of all, the Bavarian automaker has finally announced a all-wheel drive variant of their sports sedan model which is a part of their next-generation revamp but we are also going to get a xDrive model which is currently in its prototype stage and will arise in the future but it is still there. With this new release BMW is trying to reinvent themselves and have set their marks to an all-wheel drive even though a rear-wheel variant was somewhat of a trademark for them for over years now. Changes are sometimes good but in this case we think of it as very good.

2017 BMW M5 front view

Till the mid 2000s, this change was perhaps unthinkable to happen, but as it pans out the emergence of the  turbochargers on every single engine demand that all  the automakers make a certain change which is going to keep them competitive in a  longer run. The M5 is making a great choice by including this as the M brand vehicles from BMW have been moving a bit slower in development compared to some other ones on the market. The first change that they made was to switch from a naturally aspired powertrain to a twin-turbocharged V-8. This has led to the old-school BMW models to almost disappear but they are reinventing themselves in the best possible way and the choice to add an AWD for the 2017 M5 is a bull’s-eye move.

2017 BMW M5 rear view

The xDrive drivetrain is actually not going to be ready any time soon and we might expect to see till the end of next year as we have only seen some prototype models and BMW also says that they are in their testing phase still. The most impressive are the photos which show the car doing runs at the Arctic Circle as these were the first spy photos to emerge in the market. Nevertheless, we have a great looking car in front of us in the making which are review will also confirm. Here are some specs and latest news about the potential release date and the pricing for the car.

Exterior

The new version of the 2017 BMW M5 is going to feature a change which is going to see the majority of the car revamped. The entire 5 Series lineup is going to features a revamp which is going to introduce a new design language for the carmaker. This is something that has been in the making for a long time and they were saving the new design language specially for the release of these vehicles. It is going to feature some changes which introduce and completely new front end of the car. As we were able to see, the car is going to add new headlights which are going to start at the very tips of the famed double kidney grille which is still a standard part of the design for any BMW car. The front bumper is also going to go through a change and it is going to be similar as the ones seen in the M3 and the current M4 models.

2017 BMW M5 exterior

There are also some returning features, for instance the classic M side gills and there is going to be a lightweight wheel design with the wheels amounting to at least 20 inches. which are actually going to accommodate a larger and beefier breaking system. The rear end has a  four-exit exhaust system which flans the  aerodynamic diffuser and the already known  L-shaped taillights are also expected to make a return. Finally, a small lip spoiler is going to be fitted to the back and is what completes the newest BME M5 2017 design.

Interior

There have not been many pictures features of the interior of the 2017 BMW M5 model. But there are a lot of rumors and assumptions on what the end product is acutely going to look. In fact, if they are continuing the same type of a design that was seen in the latest M-badged vehicles, you will see numerous additions which M variants model have as standard. These are going to be the same for the AWD and RWD models equally and an impressive inside is something to be expected.

2017 BMW M5 interior

Already expected features are the  Merino leather upholstery, which comes as standard, while the Individual semi-aniline leather  is offered as optional for this BMW. It was also announced that the wheelbase is going to be slightly longer compared to before which also amounts to more interior spacing. Making things much more comfortable is the overall larger interior volume which the 5 Series models have never lagged with but now will feature a bit more added spacing.

Engine specs

An impressive offer is already set under the hood of the 2017 BMW M5 model. The expected engine choice comes down to the twin-turbocharged V-8 engine which delivers more than 600 horsepower. The model is also going to feature much better acceleration specs which are thanks to better traction ability. The six-speed manual will remain optional is going to still be an optional offer for the US buyers, but it may not be offered along the AWD system. That is why the the seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission is a much better choice camped to the current  ZF-sourced, eight-speed automatic and it is going to be replaced by it.

2017 BMW M5 engine

Release date and price

The starting price of the 2017 BMW M5 is going to go beyond $100,000, being that the latest version had a base MSRP of $93,600. Packed with all new additions and equipment, the newest 2017 version is certainly going to go beyond this price and we see it as money well spent in fact as this new model brings us so many new things. The release date is something that all the people are expecting but according to the latest reports, the 2017 M5 is going to come out next year but more accurately in the later part of the year, tipping it a little bit too close for the end part, but who knows we may still be in for a surprise and get a mid-year release.

 

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2017 BMW 440i

With the revision of BMW’s 4 series the 2017 BMW 440i is getting its release. This has been a long anticipated model and with the arrival and changes made to the 4 Series model for the upcoming 2017, the 440i is finally going to be included. For now this announcement is official for the European market, as the US one is going to wait a little bit more. Confirmation for the 430i version is also close and it too is going to be available in Europe, while the people from the US are going to need to be satisfied with the 420i and 320i version which are going to be released there.

The latest BMW 4 Series is going to be packed with a new collection of petrol engines and is also going to include some last-gen diesel models, which is the best news that we have managed to find out about this line. Not only will BMW update the powertrains here, they also plan to add something more for the Gran Coupe series which is being updated as well.

2017 BMW 440i rear view

The current announced models that are going to sport the 440i engine option include the  BMW 4 Series Coupe, BMW 4 Series and Convertible 4 Series Gran Coupe. The announcements were made and the only thing that we are expecting is the release date which is going to be confirmed soon. But luckily we are managing some current and new information which we are releasing in our review that you can read fully and inform yourself.

Exterior designs

As they are mainly focusing on the engines now the 2017 BMW 440i exterior changes are not going to be grand. For now the lineup is being kept to be as similar as possible with the current one with only a few minor additions here and there that are going to keep the design afloat. The engine is what is important here and is what the fans want.

The front and is going to retain its popular kidney grille design which features three lower intakes and joins together with a long and muscular hoodline very nicely. There is a produced shoulder line and  flared lower side skirts, which are going to be transferred for the model as well.

2017 BMW 440i exterior

Some additions include the presence of 18-inch wheel as standard which have a new design but also there is the new organic LED technology which is featured for the headlights. Thsi does not only allow for better visibility, but also give the model and new cutting edge appearance.

Interior look

The inside of the 2017 BMW 440i models is going to remain the same as well. BMW is keeping its organic and driver-centric design which is going to be the prime choice for the models here as it adds an M-branded multifunction steering, which is wrapped in prime leather, and a brushed-metal dead pedal. There are some optional sports additions that you can chose to have but the model looks great without them as well.

2017 BMW 440i interior

Comforts are enhanced with an updated leather bound inside which is going to change based on the trim as well. The infotainment screen is standard for all the models and bedsides being updated it also gives you more control of the car using it. The seats are bolstered and they feature new upholstery that are going to address the issues of comfort.

Engine specs and performance rates

The 2017 BMW 440i version is going to use some engine options which are going to be based on the type of model the car uses. Thus the flagship BMW 4 Series is going to adopt a 3.0-liter engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, allowing it to achieve 326 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque for its Coupe options. This is an increase of 20 hp in power compared to the older version of the engine. A eight-speed Steptronic transmitting is utilized which is also going to address some shifting capabilities of the car.

2017 BMW 440i engine

The specs of the care are very much expanded and the model is going to be much faster than before. The engine is going to allow a greater 0-60 mph performance making it a lot faster. The Gran Coupe is going to achieve an acieration rate of 5.2 seconds to reach 60 mph and 5.0 with the automatic.  The convertible version is not too shabby as well as it creates a boost of 5.4seocnds and 5.1 with the automatic shifter. Also it has been reported that the production of C02 is down by 12% with this version of the car.

Release date and price

As we mentioned the BMW 4 Series is making their new additions offered fist in Europe. so the 440i version is going to be featured in the homefromt first. The 2017 BMW 440i makes its debut by the end of the year and the release date is going to be known soon, but as for the US market , they may still have to wait by the end of next year to get their model. The currently announced price rate states the care as available for a price between 49,300 – $58,20.

2017 BMW 440i trunk

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2017 BMW X5 Redesign

The trend of making a redesigned model every five or six years is going to spawn the new 2017 BMW X5 model. This release has been much anticipated as BMW is following its full-proof formula of redesigning and updating their cars. They are going release its next X5 model which was already spotted covered in camo and doing test runs. The confirmation is all but there and the only thing that is missing is the final release date, but will appear soon.

The BMW X5 was released for the first time in 2000 and marked BMW’s inclusion to the SUV segment for the first time. Since then the car managed to make some crossover versions, with three models coming below it and three above it in the lineup. The first addition was the E70 X5 model which appeared in 2006, and after that there was the F15 generation X5 which came to us in 2013. As they are following the same formula which is more than noticeable, the next car comes next year.

2017 BMW X5 rear view

The 2017 BMW X5 is currently in its earlier stages of development and there is still a whole lot that needs to be determined and decided, but luckily there is a whole lot that we already know about, thus the review. The model is going to develop pretty fast judging by the look that it has now and will be a great new model in the X5 lineup.

Exterior

Even though the 2017 BMW X5 exterior design still needs some work, it is basically what we will get when the car actually hits the pavement. The model is going to be updated compared to the previous version but will not bear a heavy update that will drastically change the composure and the features of the car. The new model removes the side skirts and has a minimalistic looking front fascia, which is further enhanced by the return of the headlights from the original 2000 model. The front end of the car is perhaps the skeleton of the car and we can see this happening. The hood on the other hand is a far cry from the current one as the features have been significantly toned down.

2017 BMW X5 front view

The side of the 2017 BMW X5 has a significantly similar look to the current model than anything else. It keeps the familiar side line which runs along the doors and fenders of the car. There are additional lower body lines added for more flair. The rear end may need some more work, and as there is still more time it will assembly receive more new updates. They are planning to make it more distinct and go with the flow of the entire concept of the new 2017 model.

Interior

The interior of the 2017 BMW X5 is the least discussed part currently. There are less information about the inside but updates are coming out soon. The model is going to sport enhancements, that is for sure, and they are mainly going to concentrate on the comfort settings and also updating the technological side of the car. As they are making the comfort levels high, it was only normal that they get the technical side updated as well so the car features all new and contemporary equipment. There is going to be a different instrument cluster involved and generally speaking the cabin will be pleasing. Also confirmed is the new  TFT display which isg going to substitute the traditional needle gauges.

2017 BMW X5 interior

The infotainment screen will be both thinner and larger and small changes to the dash and center console are also expected to happen. Also there are some indications that the newest X5 model might come with gesture control  which have already been added to the BMW 7 Series. This is entirely possible and we see this option as toping the list of amentias that the model will come with. Also, models built in USA have been approved with remote parking which is going to be included for the 2017 BMW X5 model.

Engine

It appears that the 2017 BMW X5 will continue using the same powertrian as it has been till now. For the time being this is an acceptable solution as the engine options still bring a solid addition to the performance of the car. The base version is going to be the 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder which makes t 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, while you can also choose a diesel version as there is a  3.0-liter I-6 that comes with 255 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque.  The X5 xDrive50i version uses the  4.4-liter V-8 with 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. If the models remain the same, it also might suggest improving the power and adjusting the fuel efficiency which is also a possible option here.

2017 BMW X5 engine

Release date and price

The 2017 BMW X5 is going to be the newest crossover vehicle coming form the German automaker. It is nearing its production and we can expect to have it in due time. Judging by the look it has now it will most likely be finished by next year and the release date will be by the end of 2017. The estimated price is going to be  $57,700.

2017 BMW X5 trunk

 

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