BMW 5 Series
Published by Autobahn Buzz (BMW 5 Series)
Over one thousand examples of the BMW 5 Series Sedan, BMW 5 Series Touring and BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo– whose luxurious character has earned it a special status in the category– have been sold globally since the launch of the new generation 5 Series. Specific adjustments to the vehicles’ layout, brand-new engine variants and innovative additions to the variety of readily available product features and options, as well as BMW ConnectedDrive technology all raise the bar for the highly regarded BMW 5 Series another notch upward.
Style: exacting design element modifications highlight its luxurious and sporting nature.
Added contour lines for the surround of the BMW kidney grille and recently structured lower air intakes strengthen the sporting appearance of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and new BMW 5 Series Touring. On both variants, the accentuated width of the back end is highlighted by an extra crease in the apron, in addition to slim, dramatically contoured and consequently much more striking rear lights.
The new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo includes a tweaked front apron exuding presence and solidity. Its redesigned back side develops a much longer and lower-to-the-ground impression. A three-dimensional surface design for the area around the licence plate holder and a chrome strip in the rear apron provide added depth to its dynamic character.
Xenon headlights come as standard equipment on all designs, while Adaptive LED Headlights take their location on the available options list for the very first time together with LED fog lamps. Elsewhere, the side indicator lights are integrated into the exterior mirrors. Also new in the BMW 5 Series are the BMW Luxury Line and BMW Modern Line bundles containing exclusive style and specific components. An M Sport package deal customized per vehicle version can also be selected.
Performance and premium glamor taken to a brand-new degree.
New details provide additional improvement to the premium impression of the brand-new BMW 5 Series’ interior and also one more layer to its performance. The Control Display of the standard-fitted iDrive os is now bordered in the Sedan and Touring by chrome trim. Contributed to which, the storage space areas and cup keepers in the center console of these models increase in capacity.
A modified rear section increases the trunk capability of the new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo by 60 litesr to 500 liters. New outside paint colors, light-alloy wheels, upholstery colors and interior trim elements for all the BMW 5 Series systems boost their appeal and improve the scope for personalization.
Engines: setting the standard for steering satisfaction, presenting fresh new routes to efficiency.
Faster, more cost-effective, cleaner: all the versions of the BMW 5 Series come with a raft of standard features. To this end, the diesel engines come with nitrogen oxide-reducing BMW BluePerformance technology as standard.
Aside from Brake Energy Regeneration, the Auto Start-Stop function (likewise available in conjunction with the eight-speed automatic gearbox), Optimum Shift Indicator and ECO PRO mode, the suite of standard-fitted BMW EfficientDynamics technology now also consists of a coasting mode (which disengages the powertrain), Proactive Driving Assistant to adjust the vehicle’s speed ahead of a change in the speed limit, and the ECO PRO Route feature, which can be chosen using the optional Professional Navigation system. Extensive optimization of the vehicles’ aerodynamics– the drag coefficient (Cd variable) of the BMW 520d Sedan, for example, has been reduced to 0.25– is one of the crucial factors in the up-to-date breakthroughs made by the engineers in the area of efficiency.
The marketplace launch of the brand-new BMW 5 Series design family members also advertises a development of its engine array. The BMW 518d has actually been included to the line-up as a brand-new entry-level diesel variation. Its four-cylinder diesel with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and 105 kW/143 hp is available for both the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and the brand-new BMW 5 Series Touring. Like the BMW 520d Sedan, the BMW 518d Sedan records excellent standard fuel economy in the EU test cycle of 4.5 litrers per 100 kilometers (62.8 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of 119 grams every kilometer. And the system now features the BMW 520d xDrive in both Sedan and Touring guises. Four engine variants of the brand-new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo can furthermore be blended with xDrive.
The top-of-the-line engine readily available for all members of the brand-new BMW 5 Series design household is a brand-new V8 powerplant with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology creating 330 kW/450 hp. The array of engines available for the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and brand-new BMW 5 Series Touring now consists of four petroleum and six diesel engines, and likewise incorporates two BMW M Performance Automobiles– the BMW M550d xDrive Sedan and BMW M550d xDrive Touring. Customers deciding on the new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo could pick from two petrol powerplants and three diesels.
Additional enhancements have also been made to the intelligent energy management of the BMW ActiveHybrid 5. The full-hybrid Sedan now includes a specially tweaked version of the Proactive Driving Assistant, whose abilities feature conforming the interplay in between the combustion engine and electric motor to the route ahead.
The BMW 5 Series Touring and BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo come as conventional with air suspension, such as automatic self-levelling at the rear axle. The Driving Experience Control switch on the center console is common on all models.
Much more impressive than ever: optional devices and BMW ConnectedDrive.
The host of breakthroughs such as on the choices listed in the variety of BMW ConnectedDrive technology permit the new BMW 5 Series system family to underscore its standout position in the areas of connectivity, safety, convenience and infotainment. The function of the optional Comfort Access system, which allows the tailgate to be opened up hands-free, has been prolonged to consist of a closing mechanism, which implies that a motion of the foot under the rear apron can now be utilized to propel the tailgate to shut as well as open. In addition, the brand-new BMW 5 Series provides customers a new rear-seat entertainment system with tablet-style displays, a Harman Kardon Surround Sound system and a new variation of the ambient light option with amenities which enables the interior lighting to be alternated in tone between orange and white.
The variety of BMW ConnectedDrive business solutions and driver assistance systems is advanced and richer in assortment than ever. The BMW 5 Series enables a scope of smart connectivity distinct in the industry, permitting it to set the standard for in-car usage of workplace applications.
Alongside the around the world unrivaled Concierge Service for hotel bookings and a variety of other plans, BMW ConnectedDrive also offers an abnormally extensive suite of office functions, such as internet-based services. The dictation function, for instance, provides a hassle-free method of entering into content for SMS messages and e-mails during a journey. The selection of search, trip, professional and social media schemes can be accessed via the vehicle’s incorporated SIM card or the customer’s mobile devices. And Online Entertainment sees BMW delivering internet-based flat rate music plans straight into the car.
The optional Navigation system Professional takes advantage of an optimized food selection display and enables accessibility to Real Time Traffic Information. A new controller with a touch-sensitive ground now enables the usage of personalities to program in a location or access various other functions of the iDrive operating system. BMW provides Intelligent Emergency Call as criterion in a huge variety of markets.
The BMW 5 Series creates on its leading placement in the field of driver assistance systems with the intro of the glare-free High Beam Assistant and the BMW Night Vision system, that includes animal and human discovery and the Dynamic Light Spot feature. From November 2013, the optional Traffic Jam Assistant will additionally perform to make life less complicated for the driver, substantially improving the range for relaxation in monotonous motorway backups. This system immediately keeps the vehicle in the same lane, even when the road bends around a corner. It belongs to the Driving Assistant Plus choice, which additionally consists of Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go feature and Collision Warning with stopping feature. The cruise control function, underpinned by radar sensors and a camera, reacts with better preciseness to the driving situation available and also to fixed things. One more component offered for the Sedan and Touring from November 2013 is the fully automatic Parking Assistant.