Bmw unveiled this weekend the facelifted 5-Series and as seen before in the leaked photos, the biggest-selling 5-Series ever comes with redesigned front bumpers, new headlights, redesigned tail lights and a new range of alloy wheels.
Also new in the 2014 5-Series are the BMW Luxury Line and BMW Modern Line packages containing exclusive design and equipment features. And an M Sport package tailored to each model variant can also be specified.The most important addition is the arrival of the 518d, a model powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine used also on the 520d. On the 518d, the turbodiesel engine was detuned to deliver 143 hp. The new engine is available on both the new 5-Series sedan and touring.
According to Bmw, the new engine is capable to deliver a fuel consumption of just 4.5 litres per 100 km (62.8 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of just 119 grams per kilometer. Moreover, the 5-Series model range includes the 520d xDrive in both Sedan and Touring guises. The top-of-the-line engine available on the 2014 5-Series is the new V8 with Bmw TwinPower Turbo technology developing 450 hp. Customers who are opting for the new 5-Series Gran Turismo can choose from two petrol power plants and three diesels.
The ActiveHybrid 5 was also improved and the full-hybrid sedan now comes with a tweaked version of the Proactive Driving Assistant, whose talents include adapting the interplay between the combustion engine and electric motor to the route. The new Bmw 5-Series Touring and Gran Turismo now come as standard with air suspension, while Driving Experience Control switch on the centre console is standard on all models.
Dynamic Damper Control, M Sport suspension and the Adaptive Drive and Integral Active Steering systems unmatched by any rivals can be specified as options. The host of innovations included on the options list and in the range of BMW ConnectedDrive technology allow the new BMW 5 Series model family to underline its standout position in the areas of connectivity, infotainment, convenience and safety.
BMW’s new 5 Series model family emphasizes its standout position when it comes to connectivity, convenience, safety, and infotainment, thanks to a host of innovations that have been included on its options list, as well as to a range of ConnectedDrive technology. For instance, the optional Comfort Access system, which enables you to open the tailgate without using your hand, has an extended function that now includes a closing mechanism. This means that a foot movement under the rear apron now prompts the tailgate to open and also to close. Moreover, the new 5 Series offers a new entertainment system for rear-seat passengers, complete with tablet-style displays, a new ambient light option that allows you to alternate the tone of interior lighting between white and orange, and Harman Kardon Surround Sound audio system.
The range of driver assistance systems and ConnectedDrive business solutions is broader and more advanced than ever. The new 5 Series allows for a unique scope of intelligent connectivity, which sets a benchmark in in-car office applications.
ConnectedDrive also offers an extensive host of office functions, alongside Concierge Service (for hotel and accommodations reservations) and a variety of other services. These office functions range from ConnectedDrive include internet-based services, too, such as the dictation function, which is a convenient way to enter SMS text messages and e-mails even while driving. What’s more, you can access the assortment of office, search, social media, and travel services through your smartphone or the vehicle’s integrated SIM card. Plus, Online Entertainment sees the carmaker directly bringing flat-rate and internet-based music-related services into the 5 Series.
There’s also the optional professional navigation system, which features an optimized menu display to give you access to real-time traffic data. The car also boasts a new controller that features a touch-sensitive surface and that allows you to use characters in order to program specific destinations or to access other iDrive operating system functions. BMW also offers to various markets the Intelligent Emergency Call as a standard feature.