Published on March 29th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
BMW’s All-New 5 Series officially in Malaysian showrooms NOW
BMW Group Malaysia today introduced the All-New BMW 5 Series. Now in its seventh generation, the Most Progressive Sports-Business Sedan promises Sheer Driving Pleasure and will set a new benchmark in the automotive premium segment in the country.
The All-New BMW 5 Series is also currently a finalist for the famed World Luxury Car of the Year Award 2017.
With enhanced driving dynamics, an unbeatable line-up of assistance systems, an unmatched degree of connectivity and a new and innovative operating system, the All-New BMW 5 Series is the most innovative premium executive sedan to date and points the way to the future of mobility in the segment.
Design: athletic, sleek and prestigious.
Even when standing still, the All-New BMW 530i M Sport creates a powerful impression. In the seventh generation of the sportiest business sedan, the kidney grille and headlights are directly linked for the first time ever. Here, the BMW Adaptive full-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights have been enhanced with roundabout light and high beam with a range of 500 meters.
The low roof line sloping to the rear of the sedan lends the muscular body an elegant coupé-like silhouette while the broad rear emphasises the high performance capacity of the All-New BMW 5 Series. Also for the first time, the crease below the side windows curves upwards into the Hofmeister kink for a more dynamic appearance.
Alongside its superior driving pleasure is its unsurpassed aerodynamics. Rigorous application of the BMW EfficientLightweight design concept, with increased use of aluminium and high-strength steels, reduces the weight of the All-New BMW 5 Series by up to 100 kilograms from that of its predecessor. The newly designed chassis, a low centre of gravity, BMW’s hallmark even weight distribution and a lightweight body offering exceptional torsional stiffness combine a wonderfully dynamic driving experience with the long-distance comfort for which the BMW 5 Series is renowned.
These many aerodynamic refinements and airflow-optimizing elements, including the visible air vent control in the kidney grille, air inlets and Air Curtains in the front apron, as well as Air Breathers in the front wings, all contribute to the best drag coefficient of any sedan (up to cd=0.22).
With the M Sport package, the All-New BMW 530i M Sport puts passion for dynamism at the forefront. 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in double spoke style with mixed tyres, M Sport brake with blue painted callipers with ‘M’ designation, as well as M Aerodynamics components in the body colour, front and rear aprons and sill covers at the side make for the athletic appearance of the All-New BMW 5 Series. Internally, the All-New BMW 5 Series is fitted with sports seats for the driver and front passenger, illuminated M door sill finishers, new M specific pedals, and M leather steering wheel.
The interior refinement of the new premium executive sedan from BMW also sets a new benchmark for comfort and workmanship. The All-New BMW 5 Series has the best-in-class dimensions of 4,936 mm (+29mm) in length, 1,868 mm (+8mm) in width, and 1,479 mm (+2mm) in height – dimensions that promise increased space and comfort inside the car with more room for all occupants and a larger luggage compartment of 530 litres in the boot space.
Powertrain: driving dynamics and efficient driving pleasure.
With improved athleticism, the All-New BMW 530i M Sport is a car not to be trifled with. Its engine is based off the newly developed, modular BMW EfficientDynamics family of power units. BMW Twin Power Turbo Technology which comes with a Twin Scroll turbocharger, High Precision Direct Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control and a Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing works in tandem to deliver outstanding performance combined with exceptional efficiency.
With the latest-generation inline 4-cylinder 2-litre petrol engine mated with an equally optimised eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, the All-New BMW 530i M Sport generates a maximum output of 252 hp, torque of 350 Nm and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds at a top speed of 250 km/h. The average fuel consumption of the All-New BMW 530i M Sport stands at 5.8 litres per 100 km with C02 emissions of 132 grams per kilometre.
Meanwhile, the Driving Experience Control system now provides access to a fourth mode – ADAPTIVE – in addition to the COMFORT, SPORT and ECO PRO driving modes. The ADAPTIVE mode works alongside Dynamic Damper Control and Navigation System Professional wherein the steering, DDC and Steptronic systems automatically adapts to the current driving style and route ahead.
A new breed of success through technology.
Triumphing in every situation calls for one thing above all: first class equipment. The All-New BMW 5 Series guarantees seamless connectivity with the outer world while its intuitive operation ensures maximum comfort and safety with maximum productivity.
The intuitive controls in the All-New BMW 5 Series too have received much praise. Equipped with the latest-generation iDrive system, it displays navigation and entertainment features, including vehicle functions on a high-resolution 10.25-inch touch screen. The system can be operated using the iDrive controller, by voice command or gestures, or by touching the display controls directly, as the driver wishes. The large, tile-style panels can be arranged as desired to show the content of the underlying menus in constantly updated form.
User experience is further improved with the BMW Gesture Control. This simple and intuitive operation works through distinguishable gestures for accurate recognition. Not only does it add a modern operating mode to the car, but it also acts as a safety feature by allowing the driver to keep his eyes on the road without any distractions.
Further maximising the levels of on-board comfort are the automatic air conditioning with 4-zone control and electrically adjustable sport seats with Memory function for the driver as well as heat and sun protection glazing.
The All-New BMW 5 Series also now widens its lead with the latest innovations in driver assistance systems. The Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function adjusts pre-set speed to the traffic situation based on radar and camera data. Operating at speeds of up to 210 km/h, it slows or even stops the vehicle when the car encounters congestion and automatically starts up again as soon as the radar sensors detect that the car in front is moving again. This system now also recognizes roundabouts and motorway exits and controls acceleration accordingly.
Another new driver assistance system in the All-New BMW 5 Series is the Speed Limit Info with Intelligent Speed Limit Assist which detects speed limits and feed them into the Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function. The driver can adapt the permitted maximum speed in the cruise control system from 15 to +15 km/h.
What’s more is the additional safety and comfort functions that provide highly intelligent support to the driver in everyday travel. In addition to the Lane Departure Warning and Lane Change Warning, the All-New BMW 5 Series also features the Approach Control Warning & Person Warning with City Brake function, a function which warns and brakes within a speed range from approximately 10 km/h to 60 km/h for persons and up to 80 km/h for vehicles. In case an accident is unavoidable, the city braking function helps reduce the impact speed and hence, the severity of the accident. Approach Control Warning also warns the potential collision with a vehicle ahead at higher speeds, with preconditioning of the brakes for faster brake response and shorter braking distances.
The Crossing-Traffic Warning Rear meanwhile, supports the driver when reversing out of parking spaces and warns of potential collisions with intersecting traffic in situations where it is difficult to see everything around them. In combination with the Rear View camera, the Crossing-Traffic Warning Rear is extended by and additional real-image display. The Prevention of Rear Collision function also detects threat of rear collisions via rear sensors and warns the traffic behind via the hazard warning lights.
In addition to the advanced driver assistance systems with innovative digital services, the All-New BMW 5 Series also offers the best in class connectivity. A key feature is the self-learning BMW Connected mobility assistant which supports individual mobility planning inside and outside the vehicle, especially on busy working days with endless meetings and appointments. This enables users to manage their time more efficiently, for stress-free journeys. Along with time-to-leave recommendations and remote access to vehicle functions, it now also offers additional services which the driver can access upon downloading the BMW Connected app.
Additionally, the on-board computer in the All-New BMW 5 Series has a standard LCD display and a high-resolution wide-screen colour display which also shows Check Control warnings and information from the Driver Assistant. For example, Speed Limit Info allows the on-board computer to keep the driver informed about current speed limits as well as the status of the Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go functionalities and Lane Departure Warning. It also displays messages and status updates from the Entertainment and Communication functions as well as Navigation and Service information directly in the instrument panel.
The BMW Display Key with LCD colour display and touch control panel for example, shows various information about the vehicle’s status and allows selected functions to be controlled via the integrated touch display. Other pioneering BMW ConnectedDrive features in the All-New BMW 5 Series include Intelligent Emergency Call, BMW Teleservices, Concierge Services and Remote Services.
The all-new BMW 5 Series is available in Black Sapphire, Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect, Alpine White and Mediterranean Blue. This is matched with interior upholstery in Leather Dakota Black with contrast Blue stitching or Leather Dakota Cognac with contrast stitching (only for the Alpine White, Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect, and Black Sapphire). The new BMW 530i M Sport will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships across the country from this weekend onwards and will also be displayed at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Main Entrance from 31st March 2017 to 2nd April 2017 where visitors can participate in interactive activities and stand a chance to win an exclusive experience with BMW.