According to Inautonews via Autocar, the 2017 BMW 5-Series is reported to be unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the model coming as the direct competitive of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Just as the newly unveiled 2016 BMW 7-Series, the new 5-Series will boast with the latest technology in terms of driving dynamics, along with a more powerful powertrain lineup under the hood.
Speaking about the powertrain, the 5-Series is presently undergoing final tests, the carmaker testing out the reliability of its engines.
Amongst the three- and four-cylinder engine lineup, the carmaker is also planning the introduction of a plug-in hybrid petrol-electric hybrid, with an electric range of 20 miles.
The all-new 2017 BMW 5-Series will underpin the new 48-volt electrical architecture, coming with the most advanced safety features, like hands-free driving, anti-collision system, or fully autonomous braking.
More than that, BMW will also equip the upcoming 5-Series with the latest iDrive system, also seen on the new 7-Series.
The details list is rather scarce right now, but we should be able to find out more next year, prior to the car`s official unveiling at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.