BMW will launch a new generation of the 5-Series in 2017. The car was revealed overnight and looks to be a handsome replacement for the previous, sixth-generation model. It’s also lighter, more dynamic and much more advanced. We’re sure a lot of buyers will dig the fully autonomous parking function.

We’re working on naming the winner of the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2017 award. There were a lot of worthy contenders this year, such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Porsche 911 Turbo and Lincoln Continental. You can now view a list of the cars that didn’t make the final cut.

Airbnb is hugely popular with travelers. There are similar services cropping up for the world of cars and Mercedes-Benz is hoping to be at the forefront of this revolution. The automaker is about to start trials of Airbnb-like services for cars in the coming months.

You'll find all these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority.

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An inside look at production of the 2017 BMW 5-Series

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