Frisch: 2020 BMW 5 Series

The BMW 5 Series

“Presented for the first time in 1972, the Dofling produced BMW 5 Series has been refreshed for 2020.”

Since it was presented in 1972 the BMW 5 Series, now in its eighth generation has been reintroduced with what the Munich based automaker calls a heightened sense of outward authority, an interior abundant in detail refinements, efficiency thanks to its hybrid motors, driver assistance functions and connectivity that helps The 5 cement its position in the premium sedan segment.

Upon launch, the new BMW 5 Series will be available in a range of hybrid, petrol and diesel engines. The overall design has been focused on sporting grace and clean surfaces which have been slightly increased in length with the long bonnet, short overhangs, a long wheelbase and wide tracks. Visible exterior changes can be seen with the new bold kidney grille, newly designed headlights and rear lights. 

Both lighting designs bring the old and new together. At the front, slim headlights with two U or optionally L-shaped daytime driving lights create a modern light graphic while rear lights and brake lights are integrated into a shared light fixture, which now forms a single unit with the prominently three-dimensional external lens. New full-LED headlights including adaptive cornering function, BMW Selective Beam non-dazzling high beam with matrix technology, and the High-beam Assistant are offered as an option. And BMW Laserlight is now likewise optionally available for all variants of the BMW 5 Series. In both optional headlight variants, the outer daytime driving lights also perform the role of turn indicators.

Regardless of the equipment line and engine specified, all models of the new BMW 5 Series come with trapezoidal tailpipe finishers which are now integrated to the left and right in the rear apron inlay. The top of the grey-coloured inlay has black trim edging as standard – trim edging is electroplated on Luxury Line cars. A large selection of 17-20-inch alloy wheels with new styles and colours will also be available. New colours in Phytonic Blue metallic, Bernina Grey Amber and BMW Individual Aventurine Red, Tanzanite Blue and Alvit Grey will envelop the new 5.

Adding more to a sporty look is the M Sport Package with dynamically proportioned aerodynamic designs. Making a debut on The 5 are BMW Individual Air Performance Wheels innovatively constructed in light alloy aiding in weight and drag coefficient reduction. a new M Sport Edition version of the new BMW 5 Series will be available from launch in a limited worldwide production run of 1,000 units. Its exclusive specification includes the M Sport package, model-specific Air Performance Wheels and a Donington Grey metallic paint finish.

Interior features are said to provide an ideal environment which blends contemporary elegance and a driver-focused cockpit. High-quality materials provide much needed sophisticated premium ambience. A wide selection of Dakota and Nappa leather are available with a BMW Individual trim in Merino full leather. Standard seats are trimmed in cloth or Alcantara for the M Sport Package. The new 5 is also gaining M multifunction seats which were previously reserved for the M5.

A 10.25-inch or optional 12.3-inch Control Display, newly designed controls on the centre console and the standard sports leather steering wheel with newly arranged multifunction buttons headline an interior brimming with detail refinements. Standard equipment for the new BMW 5 Series Sedan now also includes automatic climate control with extended features.

Standard Smartphone Integration function is now compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Remote Software Upgrade is another new feature that enables improved vehicle functions and additional digital services to be imported into the car over the air.

The driver assistance systems available for the new BMW 5 Series serve to both enhance driving comfort on long journeys and increase safety in situations where the driver does not have a clear view. The Lane Departure Warning system included with the optional Driving Assistant now also features lane return by means of steering assistance.

The BMW 5 Series

The updated Steering and Lane Control Assistant included as part of the new Driving Assistant Professional package also brings Active Navigation. This system uses navigation data to spot in advance when a lane change will be required, and this can then be performed with ease using the Lane Change Assistant. There is also a new function called – automatic formation of the emergency lane, which steps in to guide the car to the most appropriate side of its lane in tailbacks on the motorway.

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