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The Magnificent Five – All New BMW 5 Series 2017

The G30 is based on the same modular platform as the 7 Series (G11). BMW plans to release a saloon- and estate-style plug-in hybrid, the 530e iPerformance, which would have the advanced driver-assistance systems systems found in the 7 Series.
Model years:



Mid-size luxury, Executive car (E)

Body style:

4-door saloon / 5-door estate


Front-engine, rear-wheel drive / Front-engine, four-wheel drive (xdrive)


BMW OKL platform


Petrol engines: 2.0 L B48 turbocharged I4, 3.0 L B58 turbocharged I6, 4.4 L N63TU2 turbocharged V8
Diesel engines: 2.0 L B47 turbocharged I4, 3.0 L B57 turbocharged I6, 3.0 L quad-turbo I6


6-speed manual, 8-speed Steptronic automatic


2,974 mm (117.1 in) (G30)


4,943 mm (194.6 in) (G30)


1,867 mm (73.5 in) (G30)


1,478 mm (58.2 in) (G30)

Kerb weight:

1,615–1,885 kg (3,560–4,156 lb) (claimed)

The BMW G30/G31 is the seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series. It was officially announced in October 2016, and sales began in February 2017.

The body styles of the range are:

  • 4-door sedan/saloon (G30)
  • 5-door wagon/estate (G31)
  • 4-door long-wheelbase saloon (G38)

The fastback 5 Series GT model from the previous generation is no longer part of the model range, because it has been moved to the 6 Series model range.

The G30 is based on the same modular platform as the 7 Series (G11). BMW plans to release a saloon- and estate-style plug-in hybrid, the 530e iPerformance, which would have the advanced driver-assistance systems systems found in the 7 Series.


Compared with its F10 predecessor, the G30 includes an updated BMW iDrive system with a higher resolution 10.25-inch display, a new head-up display that covers 70% more area as well as selective anti-dazzle high beam headlights with a range of up to 500 metres.

The seventh-gen 5 Series has 7-Series like gesture control, iDrive 6.0 infotainment unit, voice control, and head-up display, and new multi-contour massage seats. BMW claims that the cabin is quieter, due to extensive use of sound-deadening materials.


The G30’s body is made of a mixture of deep-drawing, multi-phase and ultra-high-strength steels, and aluminium. BMW stated the G30’s body had a reduction of 46 kg (101 lb) compared to the F10’s. The G30’s bonnet, boot lid, roof and doors are constructed from aluminium. As a result of these and other weight-saving measures, the G30 weighs up to 100 kg (220 lb) less than its predecessor.

The G30 uses a double-wishbone front axle and a five-link rear axle. Steel springs are used front and rear in the saloon, while the Touring model uses automatic self-levelling rear air suspension.Vehicle damping is performed either by conventional shock absorbers or BMW’s Electronic Damper Control (EDC).

The G30 5 Series has optional electromechanical four-wheel steering, called Integral Active Steering by BMW. For the first time in a 5 Series, this system is available in conjunction with xDrive.

The front grille has shutters that close and open, which according to BMW allows for optimal engine cooling and better aerodynamic flow.

The 5 Series has with BMW’s sixth-generation iDrive vehicle control system, which has four manual input options, including gesture-recognizing controls. This generation electronic architecture has a 48V system in order to allow for the use of a number of autonomous driver assistance systems.


530e iPerformance

The 530e iPerformance is a plug-in hybrid variant of the G30. It has a turbocharged 2.0 l (120 cu in) four-cylinder petrol engine which BMW said produces 135 kW (181 hp) and 320 N·m (240 lbf·ft) torque, in conjunction with an electric motor with manufacturer rated outputs of 83 kW (111 hp) and 250 N·m (180 lbf·ft). BMW said the total usable system output is 185 kW (248 hp) and 420 N·m (310 lbf·ft). The electric motor is powered by a 9.2 kWh lithium-ion battery beneath the rear seats.

BMW says the all-electric range is 50 km (31 mi), under the New European Driving Cycle. The US EPA estimated range all-electric range is 30 km (19 mi).


The G30 Alpina B5 made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in saloon and Touring variants. The G30 B5 will be available exclusively with xDrive all-wheel drive. It is fitted with an Alpina-modified version of BMW’s N63 that outputs 608 PS (447 kW) and 800 N·m (590 lbf·ft).

The Escape

A G30 540i M Sport was used in The Escape short film released on October 23, 2016.

M5 F90

On August 21, 2017 the new F90 M5 was announced. The biggest news about the new BMW M5 is definitely its all-wheel drive system with three driving modes – 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. When it goes on sale in Spring 2018, the M5 will initially be offered in a “First Edition” trim that adds a numbered plaque, 20-inch wheels, red paint and white leather.



The 2017 5 Series earned five stars overall in its Euro NCAP test)


The 2017 5 Series is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2017 “Top Safety Pick+”. The Top Safety Pick+ is for ‘good’ IIHS ratings in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests, and ‘acceptable’ or ‘good’ headlights, and for having an option for a front crash prevention system with an ‘advanced’ or ‘superior’ rating.


2017 What Car?’s ‘Car of the Year’ and ‘Best Luxury Car’.

2017 iF product design ‘Automobiles/Product Gold Award’

Engines and Characteristics


Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Top Speed Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
520i B48B20 4-cyl 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) 135 kW (184 PS; 181 hp) @ 5,000–6,500 rpm 290 N·m (210 lbf·ft) @ 1,350–4,250 rpm 235 km/h (146 mph) 7.8
530i/530i xDrive B48B20 4-cyl 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) 185 kW (252 PS; 248 hp) @ 5,200–6,500 rpm 350 N·m (260 lbf·ft) @ 1,450–4,800 rpm 250 km/h (155 mph) 6.2 [6.0]
540i/540i xDrive B58B30 6-cyl 2,998 cc (182.9 cu in) 250 kW (340 PS; 335 hp) @ 5,500–6,500 rpm 450 N·m (330 lbf·ft) @ 1,380–5,200 rpm 250 km/h (155 mph) 5.1 [4.8]
M550i xDrive N63B44O2 8-cyl 4,395 cc (268.2 cu in) 340 kW (462 PS; 456 hp) @ 5,500–6,500 rpm 650 N·m (480 lbf·ft) @ 1,800-4,750 rpm 250 km/h (155 mph) 4.0
M5 S63B44T4 8-cyl 4,395 cc (268.2 cu in) 441 kW (600 PS; 591 hp) @ 5,600–6,700 rpm 750 N·m (550 lbf·ft) @ 1,800-5,600 rpm 305 km/h (190 mph) 3.4

Figures specified are for European sedans


530e iPerformance / 530e xDrive iPerformance
In production March 2017
Fuel Petrol, 9.2 kWh (33 MJ) lithium-ion battery
Engine Turbocharged Valvetronic inline-4,direct injection, Synchronous AC motor
Engine code B48B20
Capacity 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)
Power 185 kW (252 PS; 248 hp) @ 4,460–6,500 rpm (combined electric and engine)
Torque 420 N·m (310 lbf·ft) @ 1,450–4,000 rpm (combined electric and engine)
Gearbox 8 speed automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive with optional all wheel drive (xDrive)
0–100 km/h (0–62 mph)
time (seconds) (s)
Top speed 235 km/h (146 mph) (140 in EV mode)
Range in EV mode 45 km (28 mi)
CO2 emissions (g/km) 46
Emission class Euro 6


Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Top Speed Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
520d EfficientDynamics Edition BMW B47 4-cyl 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) 140 kW (190 PS; 188 hp) @ 4,000 rpm 400 N·m (300 lbf·ft) @ 1,750–2,500 rpm 237 km/h (147 mph) 7.5
520d/520d xDrive BMW B47 4-cyl 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) 140 kW (190 PS; 188 hp) @ 4,000 rpm 400 N·m (300 lbf·ft) @ 1,750–2,500 rpm 238 km/h (148 mph) 7.7 [7.5]
525d/525d xDrive BMW B47 4-cyl 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) 170 kW (231 PS; 228 hp) @ 4,400 rpm 500 N·m (370 lbf·ft) @ 2,000 rpm 250 km/h (155 mph) 6.2 [6.0]
530d/530d xDrive B57D30M0 6-cyl 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) 195 kW (265 PS; 261 hp) @ 4,000 rpm 620 N·m (460 lbf·ft) @ 1,750–2,500 rpm 250 km/h (155 mph) 5.7 [5.4]
540d xDrive B57D30 6-cyl 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) 235 kW (320 PS; 315 hp) @ 4,400 rpm 680 N·m (500 lbf·ft) @ 1,750–2,250 rpm 250 km/h (155 mph) 4.7
M550d xDrive B57D30C 6-cyl 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) 294 kW (400 PS; 394 hp) @ 4,400 rpm 760 N·m (560 lbf·ft) @ 2,000–3,000 rpm 250 km/h (155 mph) 4.4

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