10 October 2016

Next 5 Series for reveal this week

BMW will be revealing its next generation 5 Series next Thursday, writes Brian Byrne.

The car will offer high-tech safety and semi-autonomous driving facilities, including lane-keeping, potential emergency sensing that includes warning of crossroads possible crashes.

A shorter version of the platform with carbon-fibre elements which carries the current 7 Series is used on the new car, slated to go on sale next spring.

A plug-in hybrid version is expected to be available as part of the powertrain options.