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BMW 5-Series 2021

An elevated feeling of outward power, an inside overflowing with detail refinements, the effectiveness improving impact of charge and front line advancements in the territories of driver help, control/activity and availability help the new BMW 5-Series to solidify its driving situation at the excellent finish of the official class.
More than 600,000 units of the BMW 5-Series Sedan and BMW 5-Series Touring have been sold worldwide since the market dispatch of the present model age. Their eye-getting plan tasteful, trademark BMW driving delight, trailblazing semi-mechanized driving innovations and unrivaled computerized administrations pervade the two models with champion intrigue. Also, presently, with another influx of deliberately made a decision about advancements completed in these key regions, all the fundamental pieces are set up to broaden the celebrated history of the lively business vehicle and similarly unique Touring all-rounder.

The market dispatch of the new BMW 5-Series range will get in progress in July 2020.
An example of overcoming adversity going back to 1972
The BMW 5-Series has the most extravagant custom of any model delivered by the Munich-based premium carmaker. Introduced without precedent for 1972, the BMW 5-Series Sedan is presently in its seventh model age and appreciates worldwide ubiquity as an official model for perceiving clients. In the interim, the BMW 5-Series Touring - which has been around since 1991 and is presently in its fifth era - mixes an ideal equalization of dynamic sharpness and solace with a bigger inside equipped for turning its hand to an assortment of use scenarios.A not insignificant rundown of honors, including Car of the Year, class victor in the Best Cars Award, Executive Car of the Year and champ of the Connected Car Awards, mirrors the remarkable characteristics of the present model age.

From BMW Plant Dingolfing to the world
The new BMW 5-Series, similar to all of its forerunners since 1973, has been delivered essentially at BMW Plant Dingolfing in Bavaria - the Group's focal point of greatness for the creation of enormous BMW models. Among different vehicles made here are the BMW 7-Series and BMW 8-Series extravagance sports vehicle. The new BMW 5-Series Sedan will likewise be worked by creation accomplice Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. The long-wheelbase variant of the Sedan is made only for the Chinese market at joint endeavor BMW Brilliance Automotive's Dadong plant in Shenyang.
Venturing up the street nearness: the new outside
The outside structure of the BMW 5-Series is featured by donning beauty and clean surfaces. Exact adjustments feature the Sedan and Touring's essence and choice donning style considerably more clearly. Enormous, tightly drawn surfaces at the front and back, the intense BMW kidney grille and new headlights and back lights guarantee the 5-Series radiates extensive visual effect.
Slight increment in vehicle length, yet extents in any case unaltered
With their long cap, set-back traveler compartment, short shades, a long wheelbase and wide tracks, the natural BMW extents of the new BMW 5-Series Sedan and new BMW 5-Series Touring make no mystery of the vehicles' dynamic character. Their width, tallness and wheelbase are unaltered, however the additional 27 millimeters (BMW 5-Series Sedan)/21 millimeters (BMW 5-Series Touring) of outside length - the two models currently measure 4,963 millimeters - underscore the general tastefulness in plain view.

Driving the way by and by for streamlined drag
With a drag coefficient as low as Cd = 0.23 on account of the Sedan and Cd = 0. 26 for the Touring, the new BMW 5-Series models keep on setting the standard for streamlined features in their individual portions. Among the key benefactors here are the modern plan of the vehicles' trim moldings and the dynamic air fold control framework for the radiator.
Recently structured front end: tight surfaces, striking kidney grille, centered look
The most unmistakable highlights of the changed front end incorporate the strong BMW kidney grille with adjusted shaping and the headlights with new light realistic. Liberally estimated, firmly etched surfaces in body shading and vertical air admissions on either side of the front cover underscore the outside's exquisite exchange of lines and give the vehicle a significantly increasingly expressive appearance.
Current advancement of the notorious BMW kidney grille
The conspicuous kidney grille promptly grabs the attention with another, octagonal structure. This cutting edge understanding of the BMW symbol includes additional width and stature, drops down further into the front cover and is confined by a solitary piece encompass. Additionally having their influence in the grille's capturing appearance are the vertical bars, the top segments of which stick farther. The bigger elements of the BMW kidney grille give an appealing complexity against the now slimmer headlights.
New headlights with L-formed daytime driving lights make an engaged look
Driven headlights with programmed fog light range control are again fitted as standard on the new 5-Series. The two daytime driving light sources - masterminded close to one other - are U-molded, the turn markers are situated in exceptional light modules at the external edge of the headlights.
The two new discretionary LED headlights make an absolutely new appearance. The two L-formed light cylinders organized close to each other in each light unit have an exact and present day realistic. The new molding of the headlights and the structure of the light sources at their heart carry an advanced bend to the engaged look natural from BMW's over a significant time span. With these units, the external daytime driving lights additionally play out the job of turn pointers.
The entirety of the light capacities use LED innovation as standard.
Versatile LED Headlights, presently with framework work
New full-LED headlights including versatile cornering capacity, BMW Selective Beam non-astonishing high pillar with network innovation, and the High-bar Assistant are offered as a choice.

The lattice capacity of the BMW Selective Beam high pillar framework permits range to be expanded while keeping other street clients from being stunned. Here, high pillar is partitioned into four LED sections, which can be actuated and deactivated autonomously of each other as the circumstance out and about requests. The moment the front-mounted camera identifies an approaching vehicle or a vehicle in front, low bar just will be utilized to light up the region around the vehicle, while the staying high-pillar portions keep on improving street perceivability.
The cornering light and high bar are proactively balanced utilizing GPS. The dynamic light dispersion (city, motorway and nation street light) work creates various kinds of brightening, streamlined to the driving circumstance within reach.
BMW Laserlight now accessible as a possibility for all BMW 5-Series models
In 2019, BMW Laserlight was brought into some first class 5-Series models. Furthermore, presently all variations of the new BMW 5-Series Sedan and new BMW 5-Series Touring can be requested with BMW Laserlight as a choice.
This framework adds a dynamic Laserlight module to the Adaptive LED Headlights with network work. At speeds more than 60 km/h (37 mph), this fortifies the non-astonishing high pillar and follows the course of the street. At up to 650 meters, extend is practically twofold that of the customary headlights accessible for the new 5-Series. Added to which, the amazingly brilliant and solid BMW Laserlight accomplishes an essentially more elevated level of light force. As a major aspect of the dynamic light conveyance and BMW Selective Beam non-amazing high shaft frameworks, it likewise helps the adequacy of low pillar on nation streets and motorways.
Blue decorates at the upper edges of the headlights and "BMW Laser" lettering in the fog light glass are the visual distinguishing marks of this cutting edge innovation.
An eye-getting plan alternative for vehicles requested with the Adaptive LED Headlights and BMW Laserlight is BMW Individual Shadowline headlights with obscured decorates at the upper edges of the headlights.
The discretionary BMW Individual High-sparkle Shadowline contains highlights such the window encompasses, Air Breathers and components of the outside mirrors in High-gleam Black.
The new BMW Individual High-gleam Shadowline with expanded highlights includes a High-shine Black encompass and bars for the kidney grille and fumes tailpipe finishers in Black Chrome (just on vehicles with the M Sport bundle) to the choices list.
New backside complements vehicle's width to exquisite impact
The smoothly wearing, present day appearance of the new BMW 5-Series is improved at the back of both the Sedan and Touring models by clear surfacing with moderate lines.
Trapezoidal tailpipe finishers now standard on all BMW 5-Series models. Despite the gear line and motor indicated, all models of the new BMW 5-Series accompany trapezoidal tailpipe finishers, which are presently coordinated to one side and right in the back cover trim. The highest point of the dim hued decorate has dark trim edging as standard (trim edging is electroplated on Luxury Line vehicles).
Three-dimensional etched back lights with new realistic
Another L-formed light realistic gives the BMW 5-Series its own reasonable personality. Dark edging loans the back lights a slimmer appearance. The back lights and brake lights are incorporated into a solitary light apparatus. A shade in the external edge of the realistic's upper area brings a new understanding of the natural BMW L shape. The noticeably three-dimensional outer focal point currently houses the light apparatus legitimately, making an iconographic grandstand for the principle light capacities.

M Sport bundle with incredible new plan
The recently evolved M Sport bundle stands apart with its new, progressively proportioned streamlined highlights. These incorporate an all-new front cover, whose surfaces are separated by a U-shape structure pointing towards the street. The gratings of the essentially extended air admissions presently have a cutting edge work structure. The BMW kidney grille bars have Aluminum matt countenances. In the event that BMW Individual High-sparkle Shadow Line with broadened highlights is indicated, the bars are painted all-dark and the fumes tailpipe finishers come in Black Chrome. Furthermore, another diffuser component in the back cover utilizes progressively articulated forms to advance wind current.
New BMW M550i xDrive Sedan with model-explicit plan highlights
The new BMW M550i xDrive Sedan has the bespoke hopes to coordinate its champion donning character. Its model-explicit plan signals have been facilitated accurately into an amicable arrangement and improve the vehicle's taking care of elements, flexibly of cooling air and streamlined properties. Supplementing the efficiently upgraded body components remembered for the M Sport bundle, the new BMW M550i xDrive Sedan likewise includes a back spoiler on the boot top. The outside mirror tops, BMW kidney grille encompass, trims in the front air admissions and Air Breathers, and the model lettering in Cerium Gray metallic include selective visual twists. BMW Individual High-shine Shadowline brings embellishments including High-gleam Black for components, for example, the window encompasses, Air Breathers and outside mirror edging. The M vehicle likewise comes as standard with 19-inch M light-compound wheels in Y-talked structure. The BMW M550i xDrive Sedan has double trapezoidal tailpipe finishers in Black Chrome and a four-branch look.

New paint completes for the BMW 5-Series run
The outside paintwork of the new BMW 5-Series Sedan and new BMW 5-Series Touring is accessible in two non-metallic and eight metallic shading conceals. New increments incorporate the Phytonic Blue metallic and Bernina Gray Amber impact variations. The BMW Individual range for the new BMW 5-Series includes new Aventurine Red metallic and Tanzanite Blue metallic, close by the natural Alvit Gray metallic.
Broad choice of wheel variations accessible; clients can now likewise determine Air Performance Wheels
In standard BMW 5-Series design, the new model is additionally accessible with an enormous choice of light-compound wheels in 17-to 20-inch organizes, some with new styles and hues.
The novel, efficiently and weight-improved 20-inch BMW Individual Air Performance Wheels are showing up. The imaginative light-amalgam wheels realize a decrease in drag coefficient of around 5 percent contrasted with a similar vehicle with regular light-composite wheels. Because of this additional effectiveness and the lower weight, ignition engined variations of the new BMW 5-Series accomplish a cut in CO2 discharges of up to 3 g/km in the WLTP test cycle. Module cross breed models lower CO2 yield by up to 2 g/km, with electric range expanding by a normal of one kilometer (0.62 miles). Top notch accuracy fit trims are fitted to the aluminum Y-talked base wheel to upgrade streamlined effectiveness by wisely overseeing wind current administration and cutting disturbance. The BMW Group is the world's first carmaker to join cast aluminum with efficiently improved decorates.
M Sport stopping mechanism with blue or now additionally red painted calipers
Indicating the discretionary M Sport slowing mechanism brings extra elaborate contacts. Clients would now be able to decide to have the brake calipers with M logo painted in blue or red.
Inside and gear
Trademark highlights of the BMW 5-Series incorporate an inside which mixes contemporary class with driver-centered cockpit plan - and along these lines gives the perfect condition to driving delight and agreeable advancement over significant distances. Top notch materials and exact workmanship bring a cutting edge, premium climate to the new 5-Series' lodge. The iDrive control and activity framework includes an unsupported Control Display, which currently has a 10.25-inch screen corner to corner as standard. In the event that the discretionary BMW Live Cockpit Professional is indicated, the screen's breadth increments to 12.3 inches.
Two different factors in the standard significant distance driving characteristics of the BMW 5-Series are the liberal inclination of room in each of the five seats and the eminently designed acoustics. Just as compelling body fixing and the sound protection incorporated into the main event, acoustics-related measures additionally incorporate soundproofing for the heap compartment of Touring models.
New augmentations to standard hardware
Standard particular for every one of the 5-Series models currently additionally envelops programmed atmosphere control with expanded capacities, separate controls for the driver and front traveler, and the SYNC work.
Furthermore, the catches on the middle comfort presently have surfacing in High-sparkle Black.
Refined premium feel, upgraded comfort.
Notwithstanding the natural electrically movable standard seats and discretionary games seats and solace seats, clients requesting the M Sport bundle will likewise have the option to indicate new M multifunction seats - recently held for the BMW M5 - with essential head limitations and enhanced side and shoulder support. Their scope of capacities incorporates electric modification of the seat position, backrest point and width, thigh backing and head limitation tallness.
The surfaces of the standard seats are cut in material - or in fabric/Alcantara if the M Sport bundle box is ticked.
On the other hand, the new BMW 5-Series Sedan and new BMW 5-Series Touring are presently accessible just because with engineered Sensatec punctured trim. This great material can be requested in three hues, and its complexity sewing and sewing make an incredibly sleek feel. Sensatec can be indicated for both the standard seats and discretionary games seats.
A wide determination of Dakota calfskin and Nappa cowhide upholstery variations are as yet accessible. Furthermore, clients can likewise stout for BMW Individual Merino full calfskin trim in a decision of three hues.
The recognizable dynamic seat ventilation highlight, which is offered related to a few of the calfskin trim variations for the solace seat choice, has accomplished a considerably more elevated level of viability.
The degree of seating solace gave by the solace seats and M multifunction seats has been upgraded essentially by a large group of changes. What's more, both seat variations can in any case be requested with the back rub capacities giving assembly, unwinding and essentialness.
The dark surfaces of the instrument board cut in discretionary Sensatec are presently enhanced by differentiate sewing in a tasteful shade of earthy colored.
The determination of accessible inside trim strips is in like manner more broad than previously. The Aluminum Rhombicle Smoke Gray variation with emphasize trim strip in Pearl-impact Chrome is new to the M Sport bundle for the BMW 5-Series. Also, the variety of variations remembered for the choices list has expanded further with the expansion of debris open-pore fine-wood inside trim with complement trim strips in Pearl-impact Chrome.

The individualisation alternatives for the inside likewise remember the BMW Individual main event for anthracite-hued Alcantara.
Select inside for the new BMW M550i xDrive Sedan
Inside the new BMW M550i xDrive Sedan, select gear includes far beyond those in the M Sport bundle remember model identifications for the front/back entryway ledge plates and in the instrument bunch show. As in the ancestor model, the M calfskin controlling wheel comes as standard with move paddles, so drivers can flip through the apparatuses of the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission physically.
Usefulness at the typical elevated level, keen stockpiling idea
With its enormous stockpiling compartments and entryway pockets, two savors holders both the front and back compartments, in addition to 40 : 20 : 40 split/collapsing back seat backrests, the new 5-Series carries current usefulness to regular driving and longer excursions in standard style. The discretionary Comfort Access collaborates with programmed rear end initiation (standard on the BMW 5-Series Touring) to give sans hands opening and shutting of the boot top/back end. The improved adaptability of the BMW 5-Series Touring is likewise clear in the back seat backrest segments, which can be discharged from their bolted position utilizing catches inside the boot and afterward crease down consequently. The gear compartment spread and parcel net are currently contained in isolated cartridges that can be stowed away in coordinating breaks underneath the baggage compartment floor. The independently opening back window in the rear end of the 5-Series Touring is a BMW brand signature - and not offered by any opponent in the commercial center.
The heap limit of the BMW 5-Series Sedan stays 530 liters (module half breed models: 410 liters), while the BMW 5-Series Touring permits proprietors of petroleum and diesel models to build boot space from 560 to 1,700 liters. The size of the heap compartment in the new module crossover Touring models is moreover just marginally confined by the space-sparing situating of the high-voltage battery underneath the back seat. Collapsing down the 40 : 20 : 40 back seat backrests builds limit from 430 to a most extreme 1,560 liters.
BMW 5-Series M Sport Edition
The new BMW 5-Series utilizes finely passed judgment on outside plan changes to exhibit its solid nearness and irresistible brandishing claim more clearly than any other time in recent memory. What's more, the M Sport Edition - accessible from the market dispatch of the new BMW 5-Series Sedan and new BMW 5-Series Touring - emanates much more noteworthy powerful intensity.
Elite plan highlights and a particular outfitted soundly to conveying energetic driving joy instill the extraordinary release model with its unmistakable character. The M Sport Edition is accessible related to every one of the four-and six-chamber variations of the new BMW 5-Series. The extraordinary version models will be delivered in a constrained run of 1,000 units available to be purchased to clients around the world.
Selective paint completions and 20-inch BMW Individual Air Performance Wheels
Eye-getting body paint completes accentuate the selective character of the new BMW 5-Series M Sport Edition. This extraordinary version model is likewise accessible in Donington Gray metallic. Beforehand, the main 5-Series model offered with this paint choice was the BMW M5 elite vehicle. On the other hand, clients can likewise select the BMW Individual shade Tanzanite Blue metallic, which is accessible just because for the BMW 5-Series.
The selective 20-inch BMW Individual Air Performance Wheels in bi-shading configuration additionally feature the dynamic looks of the extraordinary release model. In a model-explicit component, the decorates situated near the gaseous tension valve bear "M Sport Edition" lettering.
The features of the restricted run M Sport Edition:
Restricted to 1,000 units.
BMW M5 Donington Gray metallic paint finish.
BMW Individual Tanzanite Blue metallic paint finish.
20-inch BMW Individual Air Performance Wheels in bi-shading plan, Edition decorate with "M Sport Edition" lettering.
M Sport bundle.


M Sport suspension incl. lower ride stature.
M Sport stopping mechanism incl. red-painted calipers with M logo.
BMW Individual headlights Shadowline.
BMW Individual High-gleam Shadowline with broadened capacities.
M multifunction seats for driver and front traveler (Sedan).
Sports seats incl. electric backrest width change (Touring).
Dakota Black calfskin upholstery with blue difference sewing.
M safety belts with stripes in BMW M GmbH hues.
BMW Individual main event in Anthracite.
M calfskin directing wheel.
M hassock.
M-explicit pedals.
M entryway ledge plates.
Inside trim strips in aluminum Rhombicle Smoke Gray with complement trim strip in Pearl-impact Chrome.
M identification for front side board, on left and right in chrome.
Drive frameworks, transmissions and BMW xDrive
The BMW Group is pressing ahead with its electrification strategy for the new BMW 5-Series range, as elsewhere in its portfolio, by expanding the number of plug-in hybrid models significantly. The new BMW 530e Sedan and BMW 530e xDrive Sedan both combine latest-generation eDrive technology with a four-cylinder petrol engine, XtraBoost as standard and model-specific sound tuning. From autumn 2020, the range will welcome the arrival of the first plug-in hybrid options for the 5-Series Touring, starting with the BMW 530e Touring and BMW 530e xDrive Touring. Also joining the plug-in hybrid line-up in autumn 2020 will be a new range-topper in the form of the BMW 545e xDrive Sedan with six-cylinder petrol engine.
In the BMW 530e Sedan and BMW 530e xDrive Sedan, the newly improved 135 kW/184 hp four-cylinder petrol engine is partnered by an electric drive unit - producing maximum output of 80 kW/109 hp - that is integrated into the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. For an added dose of sporting flair under particularly keen acceleration, the joint output of the two power sources can be increased by an additional 30 kW/40 hp to a maximum 215 kW/292 hp for up to 10 seconds. This XtraBoost feature, included as standard, is available when the Driving Experience Control switch is set to SPORT, when the selector lever is moved into the M/S position and in response to kickdown. The plug-in hybrid powertrain can deliver maximum combined torque of 420 Nm (310 lb-ft). The new BMW 530e Sedan and BMW 530e xDrive Sedan plug-in hybrid models have an electric range of 62 - 67 kilometres (39 - 42 miles) and 56 - 58 kilometres (35 - 36 miles) respectively. Active Sound Design brings an authentic drive track to the car's interior via its audio system and hits a particularly exhilarating note when the Driving Experience Control switch is in SPORT mode. The acoustic protection for pedestrians generates an artificially generated driving sound to protect other road users when the car is travelling on electric power at up to 30 km/h (19 mph).


A pair of Touring models delivering the hybrid-specific blend of sportiness and efficiency are scheduled to join the new BMW 5-Series line-up from autumn 2020. For the first time, the BMW 530e Touring and BMW 530e xDrive Touring will combine the versatile functionality and impressive passenger comfort characteristic of their genre with advanced hybrid powertrain technology and the ability to drive with zero local emissions. The five seats in the new plug-in hybrid Touring models afford their occupants exactly the same levels of space as in the conventionally powered variants, while the space-saving installation of the high-voltage battery under the rear seat unit means there is only a slight reduction in boot capacity. With an electric range of 58 - 62 kilometres (36 - 39 miles) for the new BMW 530e Touring and 53 - 56 kilometres (33 - 35 miles) for the new BMW 530e xDrive Touring, a substantial proportion of everyday driving can be done with zero local emissions.
Another plug-in hybrid representative is also set to be added to the range in autumn 2020, further broadening the array of electrified model variants. The BMW 545e xDrive Sedan features a 210 kW/286 hp straight-six petrol engine and an 80 kW/109 hp electric motor, and their combined power is directed to all four wheels, as required, by BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. In the process, the powertrain's overall output of up to 290 kW/394 hp is converted into high-end dynamic performance. The torque generated by the plug-in hybrid system peaks at 600 Nm (442 lb-ft), and the new BMW 545e xDrive Sedan achieves an electric range of 54 - 57 kilometres (34 - 35 miles).
The new BMW 545e xDrive Sedan likewise comes equipped with the very latest BMW eDrive technology available for plug-in-hybrid models. The electric motor stands out with its instantaneous power delivery, most notably when pulling away, but also as it progresses unabated into the upper echelons of rotational and road speed. Intelligent energy management ensures the engine and electric motor work together to optimum effect, in terms of both dynamic performance and efficiency.
48V mild hybrid technology for all four- and six-cylinder engines
The mild hybrid technology with 48V starter-generator, first introduced in the BMW 520d and BMW 520d xDrive models in autumn 2019, will now offer enhanced performance combined with lower fuel consumption and improved driving comfort in all four- and six-cylinder variants of the new BMW 5-Series.
The mild hybrid system helps to both lighten the combustion engine's workload and boost its power, bringing a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions while sharpening performance.
Fitting an extremely powerful 48V starter-generator and a second battery greatly increases the ways in which Brake Energy Regeneration can be utilised. When the driver releases the accelerator, the generator transforms the kinetic energy into electricity to be stored in the 48V battery. Energy recuperation on the overrun is particularly intense when the Driving Experience Control switch is set to SPORT mode. The additional deceleration generated over and above the engine braking effect is also harnessed when the brakes are applied. A specially designed braking system previously only fitted in plug-in-hybrid models enables the combination of electrical and mechanical deceleration to be deployed as required and with maximum efficiency at all times.
The recuperated energy accumulating in the 48V battery is also supplied to the 12V electrical system and used for powering the associated vehicle functions, from the lights, steering and power windows to the ventilation, audio system and seat heating. In addition, the stored energy can be used for generating additional drive power when it is fed back to the 48V starter-generator.
The starter-generator then acts likes an electric drive unit that assists the engine, allowing it to operate within an efficiency-optimised load range as frequently as possible and ensuring there are fewer peaks in fuel consumption. When the car is accelerating, the 48V starter-generator is also able to offer the driver an electric boost effect that can instantly put an extra 8 kW/11 hp on tap for more dynamic power delivery. The result is even sharper response off the line and even quicker bursts of speed when already on the move.
One special feature of the mild hybrid system in the new BMW 5-Series range is the ability to charge the 48V battery from the generator while driving at a constant speed. This method of generating electricity by raising the engine's load point is only employed when the battery charge is low and during phases when it does not have a detrimental effect on engine efficiency.
The powerful 48V starter-generator has the additional benefit of allowing the engine to be switched off and started again very swiftly with remarkably little vibration. The result is improved comfort when the Auto Start Stop and coasting functions are in use. When the driver brakes as they approach a junction or the end of a queue of traffic, for example, the engine can be switched off as soon as the car's speed drops below 15 km/h (9 mph). And if the coasting function is activated, the engine is also completely shut off rather than just being decoupled from the drivetrain. This function is now operational at speeds between 25 and 160 km/h (16 - 99 mph) and, on the new BMW 5-Series, it is available not just in ECO Pro mode but also COMFORT mode.


Engines with optimised BMW TwinPower Turbo technology
Heading the portfolio of conventional power units for the new BMW 5-Series is a V8 engine featuring latest-generation BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The line-up is completed by three more petrol and three diesel engines with either four or six cylinders.
The choice of engines for the new BMW 5-Series is spearheaded by a V8 unit boasting the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. Fitted in the BMW M550i xDrive Sedan, the engine's array of high-tech features includes two twin-scroll turbochargers with charge air cooling nestling in the V between the cylinder banks, High Precision Injection operating at a maximum pressure of 350 bar, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. The V8 generates maximum output of 390 kW/530 hp and peak torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft). It delivers its prodigious power to the stirring acoustic accompaniment of the flap-controlled M Sport exhaust system fitted as standard.
The range of power units for the new BMW 5-Series Sedan and new BMW 5-Series Touring comprises three other latest-generation petrol engines (two four-cylinder units and a straight-six), which incorporate a twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing.
The High Precision Injection system's injectors are positioned centrally between the valves and operate at a maximum pressure increased from 200 to 350 bar. This allows the fuel to be metered with even greater precision, thereby raising efficiency and also ensuring remarkably clean combustion.
The exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head - with a water-cooled design that serves to aid thermal management - features on both the 135 kW/184 hp four-cylinder engine fitted in the BMW 520i, BMW 530e and BMW 530e xDrive models and the six-cylinder in-line units producing outputs of 245 kW/333 hp in the BMW 540i and BMW 540i xDrive and 210 kW/286 hp in the new BMW 545e xDrive. The second four-cylinder engine can be found under the bonnet of the BMW 530i and BMW 530i xDrive, where it has a maximum output of 185 kW/252 hp.
Two-stage turbocharging and the latest generation of common-rail direct injection provide the technological underpinnings for the three diesel engines (one four-cylinder and two six-cylinder units) in the new BMW 5-Series range. This is the first time that a two-stage system of turbocharging has been used for all the diesel variants in the BMW 5-Series, the quick response of the smaller turbocharger enabling instantaneous power delivery.


The 140 kW/190 hp four-cylinder engine fitted in the BMW 520d and BMW 520d xDrive additionally comes with an updated version of the common-rail direct injection system. Solenoid injectors deliver fuel to the combustion chambers at up to 2,500 bar, resulting in incredibly fine atomisation and a remarkably clean combustion process.
The six-cylinder in-line engine powering the BMW 530d and BMW 530d xDrive employs two-stage turbocharging for the first time and combines it with a direct injection system whose piezo injectors produce maximum pressure of 2,700 bar. The variable turbine geometry used in the turbocharging system's low-pressure stage lends itself to a continuous build-up of power. There is now 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of peak torque on tap between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm, an increase of 30 Nm (22 lb-ft) on the previous engine. The maximum output of the new diesel unit stands at 210 kW/286 hp, 15 kW/21 hp more than before.
The second straight-six diesel engine for the new BMW 5-Series generates formidable power delivery with an even greater sense of urgency in this latest incarnation. The power unit in the new BMW 540d xDrive boasts maximum output of 250 kW/340 hp - an increase of 15 kW/20 hp - and peak torque of 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) between 1,750 and 2,250 rpm, an improvement of 20 Nm (15 lb-ft). To ensure exceptionally sharp turbocharger response, the system's high-pressure and low-pressure stages both feature variable turbine geometry. Engine response and efficiency also profit from an intake system with optimised air routing, whose redesign enhances acoustic performance too.
All four- and six-cylinder variants comply with the Euro 6d emissions standard
Improvements have been made to the car's emission control systems with the addition of petrol particulate filters for the petrol engines and BMW BluePerformance technology - including an SCR catalyst with AdBlue injection for reducing nitrogen oxide emissions - for the diesel units.
Eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard for all model variants
The proven formula of fitting an eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard has been employed once again for all model variants of the new BMW 5-Series. The latest version of the automatic transmission features a weight-reduced design, a newly developed control system and an increased gear ratio spread. As a result, it is possible to achieve significant efficiency gains with reduced engine speeds, particularly when driving in higher gears. At the same time, the eight-speed Steptronic transmission now switches gears even more crisply - credit here to the optimised hydraulics control. A new generation of torsion dampers that reduce rotational irregularities within the powertrain helps to enhance both driving comfort and shift smoothness. Integral twin-damper systems for isolating vibrations reduce the degree of slip at the torque converter lock-up clutch.
The optional eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission (standard on the new BMW M550i xDrive Sedan) lives up to its name, as usual, by offering even sportier shift characteristics and faster gear changes than the standard transmission. Shift paddles on the steering wheel allow remarkably rapid manual interventions in the gear selection process. The eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission also includes a Launch Control function for powering off the line with optimal traction and imperious dynamic flair.
BMW xDrive delivers superior driving pleasure - in plug-in hybrids as well
Intelligent all-wheel drive is available as an alternative to classical rear-wheel drive for the new BMW 5-Series Sedan and new BMW 5-Series Touring. The latest, remarkably efficient version of the BMW xDrive system can be fitted in conjunction with all engine variants with the exception of the BMW 520i.
The most powerful diesel models - the BMW 540d xDrive Sedan and BMW 540d xDrive Touring - are only available in all-wheel-drive format, meanwhile, as are the BMW M550i xDrive Sedan and BMW 540i xDrive Touring.
The exceptionally efficient BMW eDrive technology can also be combined with the BMW xDrive system, paving the way for the arrival of the new BMW 530e xDrive Sedan and, in autumn 2020, the new BMW 530e xDrive Touring. The even more powerful variant of the plug-in hybrid system comes in all-wheel-drive guise only in the new BMW 545e xDrive Sedan.
With its fast, precise and fully variable distribution of drive torque between the front and rear wheels, the BMW xDrive system maximises traction and handling stability not only when driving in adverse road conditions, but in highly dynamic driving situations, too. Power is split as required using an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch interlinked with the powertrain and chassis systems. This results in extremely quick and exact response to any changes in the driving situation. In this way, any tendency to oversteer or understeer is nipped in the bud. The xDrive system's rear-biased set-up, which is also notable in challenging driving situations, guarantees the type of driving experience for which BMW is renowned. When taking corners at speed, for example, just the right amount of extra drive force is transferred to the rear wheels to help the car turn into the bend with supreme accuracy.
To increase the system's efficiency, all of the engine's torque is directed to the rear wheels in situations where all-wheel drive is not needed, while an optimised system of oil supply also serves to increase internal efficiency.
As on the outgoing model, the rear-biased intelligent all-wheel-drive system teams up with the M Sport differential in the new BMW M550i xDrive Sedan. The electronically controlled rear differential lock improves traction and power transmission when driving on road surfaces, offering differing levels of grip for the left and right rear wheels, by preventing a wheel from spinning when it is struggling for purchase. The locking effect produced by an electric motor in the M Sport differential is also helpful for powering out of bends in dynamically committed style.
E classification for plug-in-hybrid models
The high energy capacity of the high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack and the electric motor's exceptional efficiency have a particularly beneficial effect on the plug-in hybrid models' electric range. Together with their low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, this allows the plug-in hybrid models in the new BMW 5-Series range to meet the criteria (depending on the equipment fitted) laid down in Germany's Electric Mobility Act for classification as an electric vehicle. This makes them eligible for special rights on public roads and also means they qualify for reduced company car tax in Germany, where only half the gross list price is taken as a basis in determining the benefit of kind for private use.
BMW eDrive Zone
The new BMW eDrive Zone function included in the standard specification of all new plug-in hybrid BMW 5-Series models makes it possible to automatically detect urban "green zones" with the help of geofencing technology. This allows the car to automatically switch to all-electric mode when entering these areas. The addition of the eDrive Zone function ensures that even better use is made of the capabilities of plug-in hybrid vehicles. As well as helping to optimise efficiency and reduce emissions, increasing the proportion of electric driving ultimately results in lower running costs for the customer. This is particularly true in urban areas, where electric drive systems consistently prove more efficient than petrol or diesel engines.
Chassis technology
The new BMW 5-Series models, like their predecessors, come with all the right qualities for offering supremely assured, sporty handling: a long wheelbase and wide tracks, minimised weight rooted in intelligent lightweight design, and perfect 50 : 50 weight distribution. The strong body structure and sophisticated, finely balanced chassis technology also contribute to the precise blend of agility and ride comfort that distinguishes the new BMW 5-Series Sedan and new BMW 5-Series Touring. The chassis has likewise been tuned with the specific aim of blending well-resolved everyday driving characteristics, long-distance comfort and driving pleasure of high dynamic intensity.
Sophisticated chassis technology featuring a double-wishbone front axle and five-link rear axle
The proven design principle of the double-wishbone front axle makes it possible to separate the wheel guidance and damper functions. As a result, the steering remains largely unaffected by disruptive forces caused by irregularities in the road surface. At the same time, supreme levels of comfort and poise are maintained even when the car is being pushed hard.
Like the front axle, the five-link rear axle stands out with its high structural rigidity and reduced weight. Meanwhile, the dual elastic bearings and the rear axle subframe's high supporting base ensure effective decoupling of powertrain and suspension.
Integral Active Steering now offers greater assistance during low-speed manoeuvring and is also available for plug-in hybrid models
The retuned electromechanical steering system in the new BMW 5-Series is a paragon of precision and comfort. It makes the car feel even more enjoyable to pilot, thanks in no small part to the standard Servotronic speed-sensitive power assistance. As an alternative, all variants of the new BMW 5-Series, including the plug-in hybrids, can be specified with the likewise electric Integral Active Steering. This system can also be combined with BMW xDrive and makes it possible to corner with greater agility, change lanes more effortlessly and dart through city traffic more nimbly by turning the rear wheels by up to three degrees, as required. Steering effort is further reduced by the use of a variable steering rack ratio at the front axle.
With Integral Active Steering, the rear wheels are turned in the opposite direction to the front wheels when travelling at extremely low speeds - i.e. under 3 km/h (2 mph). As a result, the new BMW 5-Series Sedan and BMW 5-Series Touring can also be manoeuvred with even greater ease when entering and exiting parking spaces or slowly weaving through narrow channels.
Rear air suspension as standard for the BMW 5-Series Touring
The new BMW 5-Series Touring continues to offer self-levelling air suspension at the rear axle as standard. This system makes allowance for the Touring model's increased load-carrying potential compared with the Sedan and keeps the car at a constant ride height under all driving and load conditions while at the same time controlling vibrations.
Wide choice of optional chassis systems - from the sporty to the super-comfortable
The new BMW 5-Series models can once again be specified with a broad selection of proven chassis systems as an option, offering customers a variety of ways to bring either the car's sporty nature or its more comfort-oriented qualities to the fore.
M Sport suspension is available for all engine variants apart from the plug-in hybrid models and can link up with both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. It forms part of the M Sport package and includes specially tuned spring and damper settings plus a 10-millimetre drop in ride height.
Available for all models, Adaptive suspension features electronically controlled dampers. By using continuously adjustable valves to meter the damping force at each wheel individually, it improves both the car's sporting abilities and its ride comfort. The Adaptive Drive chassis system available for all straight-six models with a conventional powertrain adds an active roll stabilisation feature to supplement the electronically controlled dampers. The system's electric swivel motors enable it to act swiftly and precisely, both to compensate for body roll and to absorb the disruptive forces triggered by bumps in the road surface on one side of the car.
The new BMW M550i xDrive Sedan is equipped with bespoke chassis technology to ensure the immense power of its V8 engine is translated into intoxicating performance on the road. One of the standard elements of its toolkit is Adaptive M suspension, whose specially configured spring and damping systems endow the car with superb poise, even when the driver is exploring the upper end of the car's dynamic repertoire
There is also the option of Adaptive M suspension Professional, which adds active roll stabilisation and Integral Active Steering to the electronically controlled dampers.
M Sport brakes - now also with red-painted callipers. The optional M Sport brakes (standard on the BMW M550i xDrive Sedan) are available with brake callipers painted in either blue, as before, or a new red finish.
Driver assistance systems
The new BMW 5-Series continues to set the benchmark for cutting-edge standard and optional driver assistance systems in the business car segment. Driver assistance systems ease the driver's workload in monotonous situations - such as traffic jams or slow-moving traffic - and provide a helping hand when the driver does not have a clear view. They process images recorded by cameras and data collected by ultrasound and radar sensors.
And now new systems and an extended range of functions have arrived to further enhance comfort, safety and - through an anticipatory driving approach - efficiency as well.
The addition of new driver assistance system functions is accompanied by a new arrangement of the controls on the steering wheel.
The new BMW 5-Series is fitted as standard with features including cruise control with brake function and the Attentiveness Assistant.
As in the outgoing 5-Series, Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function is available as an option. This camera- and radar-based driver assistance system consists of:
Cruise control with adaptive distance control. When the system is activated, the car automatically maintains a safety distance from vehicles travelling ahead. There is a choice of four proximity settings and the distance is now adjusted according to the situation and environmental conditions at hand. The system is operational at speeds of 30 - 210 km/h (19 - 130 mph) and can brake the vehicle to a standstill, if necessary. After short periods (1 - 3 seconds) at rest - e.g. in a traffic tailback - the vehicle will then set off again automatically.
Speed Limit Info including no-overtaking indicator and display of upcoming speed restrictions (now also factors in temporary speed restrictions and those only in force on certain days of the week; on other days, the speed limit determined from the navigation data is shown).
Front collision warning with brake intervention, including collision warning with braking function, person warning with city braking function and adaptive brake assist (enables a reaction to vehicles ahead at speeds of 5 - 250 km/h [3 - 155 mph], to stationary objects at up to 85 km/h [53 mph], and to cyclists and pedestrians at 10 - 65 km/h [6 - 40 mph]); at speeds over 85 km/h [53 mph] warning only).
The upgraded Driving Assistant
The functions of the likewise optional Driving Assistant have been adapted and extended for the new BMW 5-Series. The camera- and radar-based driver assistance system comprises:
Lane Departure Warning, now including lane return by means of steering assistance. This system detects lane markings at speeds of approx. 70 km/h (43 mph) upwards and uses steering wheel vibrations to warn the driver if they are leaving a lane unintentionally; when activating the relevant turn signal indicator for an intentional lane change, the driver overrides this function.
Lane Change Warning including blind spot detection: intervenes between 20 km/h [12 mph] and the car's top speed to help the driver guide the car back onto the correct lane - likewise by means of steering inputs - after an obstacle has been detected; intervenes from 20 km/h [12 mph] with intentional lane changes (when a turn signal/one-touch turn signal is activated) via a haptic warning through the steering wheel (vibrations) and with a flashing symbol in the exterior mirror.
Manual Speed Limit Assist including no-overtaking indicator and display of upcoming speed restrictions.
Front collision warning with brake intervention, consisting of collision warning with braking function, person warning with city braking function and adaptive brake assist. Enables a reaction to vehicles ahead at speeds of 5 - 250 km/h [3 - 155 mph], to stationary objects at up to 85 km/h [53 mph], and to cyclists and pedestrians at 10 - 65 km/h [6 - 40 mph]. At speeds over 85 km/h [53 mph] warning only).
Rear crossing traffic warning using the side-mounted radar sensors. Assists the driver e.g. when reversing out of a parking space and warns of possible collisions with crossing traffic in situations with poor visibility.
Rear collision warning: uses rear-mounted sensors to detect imminent rear-end collisions and warns vehicles approaching from the rear using the hazard warning lights (flashing at double the usual frequency). In addition, preventative protection measures are initiated when a crash is unavoidable - e.g. the seat belts are pulled tight, the windows are closed, etc.
An array of additional latest-generation driver assistance system come together in the new, optional Driving Assistant Professional for the BMW 5-Series. This camera- and radar-based system (only available in conjunction with BMW Live Cockpit Professional) comprises the features of Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function and the Driving Assistant already referred to and adds:


Steering and Lane Control Assistant: uses corrective steering inputs to help the driver stay in the centre of their lane at speeds of 0 - 210 km/h [130 mph], including when the lane narrows; with Active Navigation, the car now detects necessary lane changes ahead and helps the driver to keep to the route calculated by the navigation system on multi-lane roads. When approaching a motorway intersection or exit, a display in the instrument cluster indicates the need to change lane. The Lane Change Assistant then helps the driver to carry out this manoeuvre with ease. In preparation, the system adjusts the car's speed to make it easier to steer into a suitable gap in the adjacent lane; comfortable/automatic lane changes on motorways and roads with structurally separated carriageways can be initiated at speeds of 90 - 180 km/h [56 - 112 mph] by tapping the turn signal indicator lever; lane changes can be overridden at any time.
Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection: helps the driver at speeds of 70 - 210 km/h (43 - 130 mph) with corrective steering inputs to keep the car in its lane and actively avoid potential side-on collisions; includes Lane Change Warning, Lane Departure Warning and side collision warning.
Emergency Stop Assistant: can guide the car for a short time and bring it to a halt in the event of a medical emergency.
Automatic Speed Limit Assist: enables automated adoption of speed restrictions detected in advance and adjusts the car's speed to the route at hand when cruise control is activated.
Front crossing traffic warning: warns of crossing traffic when exiting and entering parking spaces, and when joining crossing traffic in situations with poor visibility; active up to 7 km/h [4 mph].
Evasion Assistant: helps the driver in situations with a critical danger of rear-end collision, but where it is still possible to evade an obstacle: now also reacts to pedestrians and cyclists; can intervene at 30 - 160 km/h [19 - 99 mph].
Junction warning, now with city braking function: brake assistance with visible/audible warning incl. active brake input when a collision with crossing traffic is imminent; active at 10 - 85 km/h [6 - 53 mph].
Wrong-way driving warning: detects no-entry signs when about to drive onto motorways, roundabouts and one-way streets.
Automatic formation of emergency lane: new function that helps the driver in tailbacks on the motorway; the system automatically recognises the need to form a lane for emergency services approaching from the rear and guides the car to the most appropriate side of its lane.
The 3D visualisation of the surrounding area (only available in conjunction with BMW Live Cockpit Professional) depicts all of the cars, trucks and motorcycles registered by the cameras and sensors in the driver's current lane as well as those in any adjacent lanes. They are shown in the central section of the instrument display. Vehicles within a critical distance are highlighted. Graphics indicate manoeuvres which can be carried out with the help of the assistance systems. This ensures the driver has an overview of the situation and relevant courses of action at all times. If route guidance is activated, the screen also shows a panel with navigation instructions above the 3D view.
Parking Assistant now with reversing assistant
Further refinements have also been made to systems which make parking and manoeuvring easier in the new BMW 5-Series Sedan and new BMW 5-Series Touring. The optional Parking Assistant helps the driver to select and make use of parallel and perpendicular parking spaces and takes over control of the accelerator, brakes, steering and gearshifts (if required). The system can also be used to pull out from spaces parallel to the road and now includes the reversing assistant as well as a rear view camera and Park Distance Control with front and rear sensors. It offers the extremely convenient option of automated reversing in confined spaces or situations where the driver does not have a clear view, such as multi-storey car parks or entrances to courtyards. To do this, it stores the steering movements for any section the car has just driven forward along at no more than 36 km/h (22 mph). The system is then able to reverse the vehicle for distances of up to 50 metres by steering it along the same line it took when moving forward. All the driver has to do is operate the accelerator and brake pedals and monitor the vehicle's surroundings. The reversing assistant can back the car up automatically at a maximum 9 km/h (5.5 mph).
Optional Parking Assistant Plus offers even greater comfort and precision when manoeuvring
This feature includes the functions of the Parking Assistant described above - and adds Park View, Panorama View and 3D Top View to create a 360° image of the vehicle and its surroundings from different perspectives in the Control Display. Meanwhile, the Remote 3D View function also gives drivers the ability to call up a three-dimensional live image of their vehicle and its immediate vicinity on their smartphone.
The Drive Recorder, a new addition to the BMW 5-Series, uses the cameras of the various driver assistance systems to record video footage from different points around the vehicle, before storing the recordings so they can be either watched later on the Control Display when the car is stationary or exported via the USB port.
Also on the options list is Remote Control Parking. This function enables the driver to trigger the process of entering and exiting parking spaces from outside the car using the BMW Display Key. In this way, the new BMW 5-Series can be manoeuvred forwards into tight parking spaces or garages and reversed out of them again. During these manoeuvres, the car's acceleration and braking are monitored by the sensors of the driver assistance systems and overseen by the driver.
Display and operating system, BMW Connected and ConnectedDrive
BMW Operating System 7 will be added to standard specification for the BMW 5-Series in July 2020, paving the way for a multitude of potential new applications and connectivity options. These will cement the reputation of both the new BMW 5-Series Sedan and BMW 5-Series Touring as an ideal choice that drivers can rely on in any situation. To strengthen the bond between driver and car, there is now a greater range of personalisation options, too. The driver is greeted by name, for instance, and is able to use their personal account to access a wide range of stored settings, such as the seat and exterior mirror positions or favourite navigating destinations.
Control of the vehicle, infotainment, communication and navigation functions is based on the proven approach of allowing customers to choose between the Control Display's touchscreen, the iDrive Touch Controller, the controls on the steering wheel, voice control using the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant or optional BMW gesture control, depending on the situation. Intuitive, multimodal and fully customisable interaction between the driver and vehicle has been extended and enhanced once again for the new BMW 5-Series.
Premiere in the new BMW 5-Series: BMW Maps - the new-generation navigation system
When it comes to digital services, one of the standout new features in the BMW 5-Series is BMW Maps. This cloud-based system has significantly enhanced performance and boasts intuitive destination entry and excellent accuracy. The new-generation navigation system also offers extremely fast route calculation carried out dynamically and at short intervals, based on precise real-time traffic data. The route is worked out using an anticipatory approach, meaning upcoming traffic along the entire route is factored into the calculation of the expected arrival time. Complete traffic data is now available for more minor roads, too. Hazard warnings transmitted online from the BMW fleet now reach the car even faster thanks to connected navigation. These improvements help to produce a very accurate estimate of arrival time and improved route guidance.
As well as system performance, the destination input function has also been enhanced and now lets the driver enter any word. The search results are sorted by relevance with a high level of precision. Alternatively, the journey's destination can be entered at any time simply by voice control. Plus, points of interest (POIs) along the route are described in greater detail, with reviews, opening times and photos all included.
Hazard warnings transmitted online from the BMW fleet now reach the car even faster thanks to connected navigation.
BMW Maps is also able to provide even more effective assistance when drivers are searching for a parking space close to their destination with Connected Parking. When drivers set their destination in the navigation system, they receive an indication of the parking situation at the destination for their estimated time of arrival. Shortly before arriving, the driver is given information on the nearest multi-storey car park as well as proposed routes offering a particularly good chance of finding a parking spot close to the destination. The familiar On-Street Parking Information and ParkNow services have been intelligently incorporated into the functionality of BMW Maps.
Upgraded standard equipment: BMW Live Cockpit Plus
BMW Live Cockpit Plus remains part of standard specification for the new BMW 5-Series Sedan and BMW 5-Series Touring. However, it now combines a black panel instrument cluster with digital readouts, a 5.1-inch colour display between them and a 10.25-inch Control Display with touchscreen functionality.
Other Live Cockpit Plus features include the iDrive Controller with touchpad, a navigation system, a multimedia system, two USB ports, Bluetooth/WiFi interfaces, a hands-free facility with USB interface, a built-in SIM card with 4G LTE connectivity, plus a wide range of connected services such as over-the-air navigation map updates and Intelligent Emergency Call. The Connected Package included as part of BMW Live Cockpit Plus comes with a wider range of functions thanks to the addition of Smartphone Integration, Remote Software Upgrade, Connected Music and BMW Maps with Connected Navigation services including Real Time Traffic Information RTTI with hazard warning, Connected Charging and Connected Parking.
Owners will continue to enjoy the benefit of the popular Concierge Service, which offers swift, personalised assistance when searching for an address, for example, or making a restaurant or hotel booking. Another option ready to go is Remote Services, which enables drivers to control various vehicle functions - such as locking and unlocking the doors - or monitor the vehicle's immediate vicinity remotely using the BMW Connected App. In the plug-in-hybrid models, it will also be possible to pre-condition the interior temperature remotely by activating the auxiliary heating or auxiliary climate control systems.
Optional BMW Live Cockpit Professional with new 12.3-inch touchscreen Control Display and extended functionality
The optional BMW Live Cockpit Professional (fitted as standard on the BMW M550i xDrive) comes with all the features of BMW Live Cockpit Plus. However, information is shown on a fully digital instrument display with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches and a high-resolution Control Display with touchscreen functionality, now enlarged to 12.3 inches also.
With its 12.3-inch diagonal, the cockpit's instrument display provides enough room to accommodate an excerpt from the navigation map, status indicators for the driver assistance systems or 3D visualisation of the surrounding area. The display style for the remaining readouts varies according to either the mode selected with the Driving Experience Control switch or the plug-in hybrid system's operating mode. Drivers are also able to call up additional content, such as the sport displays for example, in the instrument cluster's right-hand section.
The Control Display above the centre console also has a 12.3-inch screen and its main menu lets the driver configure up to ten pages, each showing two to four pads (tiles) with live content. Both the content and the graphics are now personalised to an even greater degree, as illustrated by the vehicle mock-up that matches the actual model colour and equipment line.


Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and now also with Android Auto
One of the most notable advances as far as connectivity is concerned is the enhanced Smartphone Integration feature that comes as standard. In addition to Apple CarPlay, which has been available since 2017, the operating system for the new BMW 5-Series range will also host Android Auto from July 2020.
This opens up the benefits already enjoyed by Apple iPhone owners to Android users, too, making it easier to access a large number of digital services from the car in the same way as on a smartphone. These include Google Assistant, Google Maps, music streaming services like Spotify and Amazon Music, and the WhatsApp messaging service.
The wireless WiFi connection between the smartphone and vehicle enables the operating system in question to be integrated directly into the fully digital screen grouping in the new BMW 5-Series Sedan and BMW 5-Series Touring. All the key information from the apps made available there can be viewed both in the Control Display and - in a cleverly presented way - in the instrument cluster or optional Head-Up Display. And the new BMW 5-Series leads the way in showing the turn instructions from smartphone navigation apps in its instrument cluster and Head-Up Display.
BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant: even more natural voice commands plus additional functions
The new BMW 5-Series comes as standard with the innovative voice-controlled BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, the latest generation of which takes the connection between driver and car to a new level - with immediate effect. Activated by a spoken prompt (for example "Hey BMW") or at the touch of a button, this digital companion acquires new capabilities all the time.
Naturally formulated spoken instructions can now also be used to open and close the car's windows (partially or fully) or adjust the air conditioning.
In addition, the driver can set rules by which the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant learns routines that increase both convenience and driving pleasure in specific situations. For instance, the driver's window could be opened automatically when the vehicle reaches a chosen location entered using GPS coordinates, such as the entrance to a garage or multi-storey car park.
The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is a bona fide expert, who is always on hand to answer the occupants' questions about the car, its functions or even about how to improve driving style.
When the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is in use, new graphics appear in the Control Display to underline the system's interactive character. The graphic now "turns" towards the speaker, visualising how the assistant is listening attentively to what is being said. The system recognises whether the driver or front passenger is speaking to it, and reacts accordingly by altering the climate control settings on one side of the interior, for example.
Always up to the minute: new Remote Software Upgrade function for over-the-air updates
BMW Operating System 7 also brings the Remote Software Upgrade function to the BMW 5-Series, which will keep the new BMW 5-Series up to date with the latest software. The content of the upgrades ranges from new services to improved vehicle functions. All updates can be imported over the air, either on a smartphone via BMW Connected or directly into the car using its built-in SIM card.
The intelligent connectivity technology on board the new BMW 5-Series now also makes it possible to incorporate additional vehicle functions at a later date. The optional features that can be retrofitted via this digital channel include the High Beam Assistant, which ensures the road ahead is illuminated as effectively as possible by automatically switching between low and high beam as the situation demands.
The Drive Recorder, which utilises the standard stereo camera fitted next to the rear-view mirror, can likewise be added to the car later. The Drive Recorder allows drivers to shoot videos while travelling through spectacular scenery or performing impressive manoeuvres on a race track, for example. These can then be exported using a USB stick. Recordings can be up to 40 seconds in length. In the event of a collision, a period of up to 20 seconds either side of the moment of impact is automatically recorded and saved.
The IconicSounds Sport option is available for over-the-air installation in the Active Sound Design category. Sure to appeal to drivers with a sporty streak, it generates an authentic drive sound in the car's cabin via the audio system and hits a particularly exhilarating note when the Driving Experience Control switch is set to SPORT mode. (Available for BMW 540i Limousine, BMW 540i xDrive Limousine, BMW 540i xDrive Touring, BMW 540d xDrive Limousine, BMW 540d xDrive Touring.)
Electric mobility meets connectivity: digital services for plug-in hybrid models
The latest innovations in the fast-moving areas of electric mobility and digitalisation serve to enhance the pleasure of driving with zero local emissions served up by the plug-in-hybrid models in the new BMW 5-Series range. Various new digital services are available, designed to make charging the high-voltage battery as easy as possible or to maximise the proportion of electric driving - providing further evidence of the BMW Group's pioneering role in the field of sustainable mobility.
The new digital service BMW eDrive Zone is the only one of its kind worldwide and opens up new ways of using the plug-in hybrid models' potential for locally emission-free driving to optimum effect. This function automatically switches to the all-electric operating mode as soon as the car enters selected urban areas, such as "green zones". The BMW eDrive Zone service employs GPS-based geofencing technology to detect designated areas of this kind. So far, BMW eDrive Zones have been earmarked for 58 cities and regions in Germany, as well as around 20 other cities elsewhere in Europe.


In addition, the BMW Points loyalty programme set to be rolled out over the remainder of 2020 will reward drivers of BMW plug-in hybrid models with attractive incentives. Drivers will collect points for every electric mile they clock up, with double points available in eDrive Zones.
BMW is offering drivers of plug-in hybrid versions of the new BMW 5-Series additional information and connectivity options through its BMW Connected Charging function, which allows the remaining range, charge level, charging timer and pre-conditioning status to be viewed and controlled with ease, either from the car or on a smartphone via BMW Connected.
The Connected Charging functionality of the navigation system in plug-in hybrid models also enables it to display not only filling stations, but also public charging stations. When the driver selects a particular charging station, they will be shown its predicted occupancy status together with recommendations for hotels, restaurants, caf├ęs, attractions or cultural venues in the area. The BMW i Wallbox still offers convenient at-home charging.
Connected Parking is yet another new function. Available for all engine variants, it combines a wealth of intelligent solutions designed to facilitate stress-free parking, including the established functions On-Street Parking Information (showing potential places to park on the road) and ParkNow (for easily finding and booking spaces and cashless payment). These have now been joined by information on how long it might take to find a parking space at the destination.
BMW M Performance Parts
The components and products from BMW M Performance Parts ensure the motor sport DNA of BMW makes its presence felt at all times off the track as well as on it. Exclusive materials and first-class quality guarantee not only visual highlights but perfect dynamics. BMW M Performance Parts can be ordered to enhance the aerodynamics, chassis or cockpit of a BMW, bringing a crucial extra touch of motor sport feeling to the customer's car.
BMW M Performance Parts for the BMW 5-Series:
M Performance Front attachment carbon fibre left/right
M Performance Front splitter in carbon fibre
M Performance Kidney grille in carbon fibre
M Performance Air Breather in carbon fibre left/right
M Performance Exterior mirror cap in carbon fibre left/right
M Performance Side skirt attachment in carbon fibre left/right
M Performance Accent stripes in black/silver
M Performance Side skirt films left/right
M Performance Rear bumper trim in black high-gloss
M Performance Rear diffuser in carbon fibre
M Performance Rear diffuser in black matt
M Performance Rear spoiler Pro in carbon fibre (only for Sedan)
M Performance Rear spoiler in carbon fibre (only for Sedan)
M Performance Rear spoiler in black matt (only for Sedan)
M Performance 19-inch brake system
M Performance Exhaust system diesel
M Performance Tailpipe finishers in carbon fibre
M Performance Fuel filler cap cover in carbon fibre
M Performance Steering wheel
M Performance Steering wheel cover in carbon fibre/Alcantara
M Performance Steering wheel cover in carbon fibre/leather
M Performance Shift paddles in carbon fibre
M Performance Floor mats
M Performance Logos for LED door projectors
M Performance Key case in Alcantara/carbon fibre
20-inch M Performance forged wheel Double-spoke 669 M Bicolour (Jet Black matt, gloss milled), summer complete wheel set
20-inch M Performance forged wheel Double-spoke 669 M Orbit Grey, summer complete wheel set
20-inch M Performance forged wheel Multi-spoke 732 M Bicolour (Jet Black, gloss milled), summer complete wheel set
19-inch M Performance forged wheel Double-spoke 786 M Jet Black matt, summer complete wheel set