Presented in 2017, the seventh-generation 5 Series stands out in the designation for the codenames G30 in the Sedan version, G31 in the Touring version and G32 in the five-door “GT” version. Compared to the previous generation, the G30, G31 and G32 are safer (they obtained the maximum score of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests) thanks to the use of the innovative “OKL” structure, made by the different light and resistant materials including carbon fiber, magnesium and aluminum. The OKL platform derives from the 6th gen. 7 Series. The dimensions are 4,93 x 1,86 meters, while the dry weight varies from 1600 to 1800 kilos depending on the version and equipment chosen. As per tradition, the interior finishes are of the highest quality and the infotainment is advanced, although not as scenic as that of a contemporary Mercedes E-Class. There are many engines available, and their power ranges from 190HP of the 520d to 530HP of the M550i; there is no shortage of hybrid options. In 2020, the 5 Series was the subject of a restyling in which the aesthetic lines have hardened to the point of resembling those of an American muscle car; all the motorizations except the M550i became hybrid. From this 5 Series, the super sports car BMW M5 F90 also derives.
🏎️ BMW 5 Series VII Sedan G30 facelift 2020
🛠️ 520d Hybrid MHEV 400NM 190HP
💨 6,8 seconds
💶 53.000€ in Europe
💵 54.200$ for the 530i (it’s the cheapest version available there) in the United States
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