BMW has launched the new 5 Series premium sedan in Munich just an hour ago. After looking at this new series, I realized that in the context of design, it�s a mixture of latest 3 and 7 Series. With front end more inspired by the 7 series.
The kidney grille looks larger now but luckily not as large as the 7 Series or the 5 Series Gran Turismo. The rear taillights look like a combination of the taillights found on both the 3 and 7 while the side profile still has the classic 5 look.
Not only that, even certain components like the seats have a common structure and what makes them different are the type of leather and stitching..
Aluminium is the main constituent of this new model. Light weight material is used on areas like doors. Other thing which draws attention is an electric power steering and rear active steering. The former is a standard fit and hopefully it does not disrupt the almost perfect steering feel that BMWs are normally associated with.
The system basically turns the wheels the opposite way from the front wheels at low speeds and otherwise at higher speeds. At low speeds, it helps make driving a huge car a much easier affair.