Report: Next gen BMW 5-Series to get three cyl. engine, M5 gets optional AWD

Germany’s AutoBild reports that BMW is planning a new three-cylinder engine for the next generation 5-Series for the seriously frugal fuel misers. The engine will be turbocharged and capable for 150hp and a fuel economy rating of 60 mpg.

Due in July 2016, the new 5-series will be sold as a 2017 model and will be based off of the new platform underpinning the next generation 7-Series and 6-Series as well.

In other news, the next generation M5 has been rumored to be gaining all-wheel drive after Mercedes-Benz’s latest success with the technology on their AMG models. The rumors hold to be true, but the point where the M5 will receive as an option, not standard. A power rating of 600hp is estimated for the new model.

Source: AutoBild.de via WCF

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