(from BMW Press
Release) The New BMW 5 Series Sedan: Perfect Symbiosis of
Aesthetic Design and Dynamic Performance.
Munich. The world debut of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan once again
marks the epitome of aesthetic design and supreme driving pleasure
in the upper midrange segment. Through its sporting and elegant
looks, driving dynamics typical of the brand, outstanding efficiency
as well as innovative comfort and safety features, the sixth
generation of BMW’s executive express convincingly reflects the
supreme standard of the world’s most successful manufacturer of
premium cars throughout the entire process of development.
Design: charismatic, elegant,
With the longest
wheelbase in the segment, a long and sleek engine compartment lid,
short overhangs front and rear and a coupé-like, graceful roofline,
the new BMW 5 Series Sedan stands out clearly from the competition.
Overall, the aesthetic
looks of the car are clearly determined by perfectly balanced
proportions. Design features typical of the brand are to be found
both at the front with its BMW kidney grille inclined slightly
forward and on the strikingly chiselled engine compartment lid, in
the stylish and elegant side view of the car, and on the muscular
Within the interior
modern function and a superior ambience come together in perfect
harmony, unmistakable style and clear orientation to the driver in
the cockpit guaranteeing a truly unique driving and travelling
Driving experience: supreme
dynamics and outstanding comfort.
The most advanced
drivetrain and suspension technologies ensure supreme sportiness and
an even higher standard of motoring comfort all in one. At the same
time optional Dynamic Driving Control enables the driver to set the
suspension individually to his personal requirements. The new BMW 5
Series Sedan is available with Adaptive Drive encompassing Dynamic
Damper Control and Dynamic Drive stability control, as well as BMW’s
Integral Active Steering.
The new BMW 5 Series
Sedan is making its debut with one eight-cylinder and three
six-cylinder petrol engines as well as two six-cylinder diesels.
The range is rounded off
by a four-cylinder turbodiesel with an aluminium crankcase and
common-rail direct injection. Maximum output in this case of 135
kW/184 hp makes the BMW 520d fitted as standard with Auto Start Stop
the new efficiency benchmark in its segment. Average fuel
consumption in the EU5 test cycle is just 5.0 litres/100 kilometres
(equal to 56.5 mpg imp), the CO2 emission rating is 132 g/km
The top-of-the-range BMW
550i comes with an eight-cylinder boasting BMW TwinPower Turbo
Technology and High Precision Injection for maximum output of 300
kW/407 hp. The straight-six with BMW TwinPower Turbo, High
Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC in the BMW 535i delivers maximum
output of 225 kW/306 hp, while the two straight-six power units
featuring High Precision Injection and lean-burn operation develop
190 kW/258 hp in the BMW 528i and, respectively, 150 kW/204 hp in
the BMW 523i.
with the most advanced technology give the BMW 530d maximum output
of 180 kW/245 hp and the BMW 525d an equally impressive 150 kW/204
hp. Fitted with optional BMW BluePerformance technology, the BMW
530d fulfils the EU6 emission standard. And it almost goes without
saying that all versions of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan comply in
full with the EU5 standard in Europe.
BMW EfficientDynamics: BMW 5
Series increasing the lead.
All versions of the new
BMW 5 Series Sedan are available as an option with BMW’s new
eight-speed automatic transmission. The BMW 550i comes as standard
with BMW’s automatic transmission optimised for efficiency, just
like EPS Electric Power Steering featured on all models.
technologies are naturally featured as standard in appropriate
combinations on each model, with features such as Brake Energy
Regeneration, a gearshift point indicator, active air flap control,
and on-demand operation of ancillary units including a detachable
a/c compressor. Intelligent lightweight construction, finally, is
ensured by features such as the doors, engine compartment lid, front
side panels and suspension components made of aluminium.
Innovative driver assistance
systems with BMW ConnectedDrive.
The driver assistance
systems offered for the first time in the context of BMW
ConnectedDrive include a Parking Assistant, Surround View, collision
warning with application of the brakes in conjunction with Active
Cruise Control plus Stop & Go, and a new Speed Limit Device. Further
features also available are Lane Change Warning, Lane Departure
Warning, Speed Limit Info, a Head-Up Display, BMW Night Vision with
detection of individual persons, and a back-up camera.
Joint development and production
together with the BMW 7 Series.
The world debut of the
new BMW 5 Series Sedan opens up the latest chapter in a truly
impressive story of success. In the course of five model
generations, overall sales of the BMW 5 Series already amount to
more than 5.5 million units. Now the new model is based on a newly
developed vehicle architecture also featured in the BMW 7 Series
Joint production of the
BMW 5 Series Sedan and the BMW 7 Series at BMW Plant Dingolfing,
together with the extensive use of shared components, ensures highly
efficient production with a supreme standard of quality following
the most demanding benchmarks in the market.