Here comes the new BMW 5 Series Sedan

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The market launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan is inOctober 2023. The new model generation will be available worldwide with all-electric drive.

And, depending on the markets, also with plug-in hybrid systems. As well as with highly efficient petrol and diesel engines including technology mild hybrid a 48 volt.

Like all previous generations of models. There new BMW 5 Series Sedan produced in the factory of BMW Group Of Dingolfing. Where the electric motors and high voltage batteries for the BMW i5.

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Sporty elegance and imposing presence with a renewed design

And clear and sober stylistic language underlines the elegance and sportiness of the new 5 Series Sedan. Compared to the previous model, the new edition has grown by 97 millimeters in length to 5,060 millimeters, in width by 32 millimeters to 1,900 millimeters and in height by 36 millimeters to 1,515 millimeters. The wheelbase has been lengthened by 20 millimeters to 2,995 millimetres.

Il front of the new one BMW series 5 berlina it features a modern interpretation of BMW’s twin headlights and kidney grille. The elements a LED arranged almost vertically, they act as direction indicators and daytime running lights. There BMW kidney grillewhich protrudes forward, is characterized by a wide frame and the optional BMW Iconic Glow contour lighting.

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Seen in profile, the high shoulder line, sharply designed surfaces and two precisely drawn lines shape the vehicle’s imposing bodywork. The black side skirts, the flush door openers and the number 5 embossed at the base of the C-pillar are further eye-catchers. The elongated proportions flow into an equally imposing rear. The flat taillights, divided by a chrome strip, reinterpret the characteristic “L” shape.

Il sporty character of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan it can be further enhanced with the optionally available M Sport package and M Sport Pro package. The paint scheme already includes three BMW Individual paint finishes at the time of market launch.

Driving pleasure and travel comfort combined with an innovative touch

The new BMW 5 Series Sedan has the ideal characteristics to enjoy typical BMW driving pleasure even in everyday traffic and a high level of comfort on long-distance journeys. Generous spaces, modern functionality, excellent acoustic comfort, high-quality materials processed with precision, fine workmanship and advanced digital services characterize the interior ambience.

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The interior of the new BMW series 5 presents a number of greatly reduced buttons and controls compared to the previous model. This result was achieved thanks to the constant digitization of the functions. The BMW Curved Display reinterprets the brand’s typical driver orientation. The fully digital display system consists of a 12.3-inch information display and a 14.9-inch Control Display. The steering wheel has also been redesigned with a flattened bottom section and haptic feedback on the control panels and gear lever on the center console. A another strong point is the BMW Interaction Bar. The backlit functional unit with a crystalline surface extends across the entire width of the instrument cluster to the door panels and includes touch-sensitive control panels.

An absolute first for BMW: a completely vegan interior

The newly developed sports seats are standard. The optional comfort seats offer a wide range of electrically operated adjustment options. There The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is the brand’s first model to feature a fully vegan interior as standard. This includes the surfaces of the seats, dashboard and door panels as well as, for the first time ever, the steering wheel. The seat surfaces in the Veganza version with leather-like properties are also optionally available with a decorative perforation. Further optional equipment includes BMW Individual Merino leather upholstery in various two-tone variants.

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The top model: the fully electric BMW i5 M60 xDrive

The all-electric BMW i5 features the vastly enhanced fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology and will be available in two variants. The BMW i5 M60 xDrive (combined energy consumption according to WLTP: 20.6 – 18.2 kWh/100 km), which combines an output of 442 kW/601 hp * with M-typical performance and specific design features. Two highly integrated drive units on the front and rear axle form an electric all-wheel drive. The torque generated by the system reaches 820 Nm (605 lb-ft)* when M Sport Boost or M Launch Control is activated. This enables the BMW i5 M60 to go from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds, while top speed is electrically limited to 230 km/h (143 mph).

Also available is the BMW i5 eDrive40 (combined consumption according to WLTP: 19.5 – 15.9 kWh/100 km). Its electric motor drives the rear wheels and generates a maximum power of 250 kW/340 hp and a maximum torque of 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) with Sport Boost or Launch Control function. The BMW i5 eDrive40 accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 193 km/h.

The space-saving high-voltage battery is located in the underbody and supplies a usable energy content of 81.2 kWh. In addition to the efficient electric motors, the latest version of adaptive recuperation and an intelligent combination of heat pump technology for heating and cooling the passenger compartment, transmission and high-voltage battery contribute to the long range. The respective WLTP values ​​are 455 – 516 kilometers (282 – 320 miles) for the BMW i5 M60 xDrive and 477 – 582 kilometers (296 – 361 miles) for the BMW i5 eDrive40. With the new MAX RANGE function, the range can be increased by up to 25% if necessary, by limiting power and speed and by deactivating the comfort functions.

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