Designed to be exclusive, the 2017 BMW 5 Series recently launched online ahead its official debut in Feburary, next year, sets the highest benchmarks in terms of technology and performance. And all these exquisite attributes are part of the carmaker`s effort of making the 5 Series the perfect sedan presently existing on the market.
We have seen so far how the all-new G30 5 Series looks on the outside as well as on the inside, the cabin also revealing the most advanced technologies found on a BMW model, while in the performance area, the luxurious sedan has proved its efficiency thanks to BMW`s new TwinPower Turbo technology that characterize both the petrol burners as well as the diesels.
But all these attributes wouldn’t have been possible without the car`s sustainable chassis, which comes with the most advanced lightweight characteristics. BMW engineers are also famous for turning every single BMW product into a state-of-the-art car, the 5 Series also coming with the best driver assistance systems which also set the benchmark in the business sedan segment. And what best to portrait the car`s advanced architecture and plethora of systems then listening to what Klaus Frohlich, Member of the Board of Management at BMW AG Development, has to say:
“The BMW 5 Series is the most successful business sedan on the planet. It brings together sporting agility, presence and comfort like no other vehicle. With the new generation of the car we are once again setting the benchmark in all areas; it combines dynamic excellence and comfort to the best possible effect. Plus, the new 5 Series Sedan is at the leading edge of technology when it comes to driver assistance and connectivity. So it promises to remain the most successful business sedan in the market.”
The car`s platform is extremely advanced, with the main highlights on the double-wishbone front suspension system and five-link rear suspension. As we already know from previous articles, the G30 BMW 5 Series comes with a wheelbase of 2,975 mm, with the front and rear track standing at 1,605 mm, which is a 5mm and 3 mm front and rear increase as opposed to the previous model. The sedan is perfectly balanced and configured with the new double-wishbone front suspension, which makes it extremely high-efficient, thanks to the extensive use of light-metal components, providing thus the best comfort and dynamics. And the suspension system can be best observed while reacting and responding to bumps in the road, meaning that the kinematic lever arms minimize the effect of the bumps. Also, the rear suspension and the double-wishbone front suspension work together to provide stability and the best driving comfort while tackling tight corners at high speeds.
All chassis` components are made of lightweight materials, providing thus great tracking stability in all road conditions. There are also a lot of mechanics that make the chassis extremely high-performance – the calibrated elastokinematics, wide axle sub-frame mounting and supporting system, thrust arms connecting the suspension and body, as well as the high structural stiffness strongly connected with the low unsprung masses to create the perfect balance between comfort and agility.
The acoustics between suspension and powertrain are also improved thanks to the large mounting and supporting system, while the rear axle adds the best acoustic comfort for the all-new 5 Series. You can find more about the car`s advanced chassis and mechanics by taking a closer look at the media gallery below.