Competes with: Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, Lexus GS
Looks like: A groovier version of the outgoing model (groovier meaning, like, deeper grooves, not, like, a tie-dyed Volkswagen microbus)
Drivetrains: A 248-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 335-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder; eight-speed automatic transmission; rear- or all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: 2017
CARS.COM — The updated-for-2017 BMW 5 Series boasts shapelier styling, advanced technology and additional convenience features as well as the promise of improved performance and driving dynamics. Apart from that, while you can see change it’s not a sea change.