So the wraps are finally completely off of the new generation BMW 5-series known internally as the F10 which is due next year as a 2011 model. It is a production of post Bangle era and as expected there is no dramatic features in its design. It’s become more simple and civilized, may be almost too simple! Anyhow, we like it much more than the outgoing model. The new 5er is a scaled down version of the 7-series luxury saloon and is based on a newly developed vehicle architecture also featured in the 7er.
2010 5er has one of the longest wheelbase in the segment at 116.9-inch which is relevant because the car itself is longer than the previous model by 2.3 inches. But as much as BMW cares about your comfort, they also pay attention to the car’s dynamics. Therefore the 5-series comes with the most advanced drivetrain and suspension technologies ensure supreme sportiness and an even higher standard of motoring comfort all in one.
High-tech stuff like the Dynamic Driving Control, Adaptive Drive encompassing Dynamic Damper Control and Dynamic Drive stability control, as well as BMW’s Integral Active Steering are only a few of the on board systems ensuring that the car drives like a BMW should while providing its passengers peace of mind.
At launch the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will be available with one eight-cylinder and three six-cylinder petrol engines as well as two six-cylinder diesels, and a four-cylinder turbodiesel. The V8 model is the top-of-the-range BMW 550i equipped with the firm’s new twin-turbo 8-cylinder engine which produces 300 kW/407 hp in this car.
As for the rest of the rang, there’s the BMW 535i delivering maximum output of 225 kW/306 hp, BMW 528i with 190 kW/258 hp, BMW 523i with 150 kW/204 hp, BMW 530d with 180 kW/245 hp, BMW 525d with 150 kW/204 hp and the BMW 520d with its 135 kW/184 hp.
All versions of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan are available as an option with BMW’s new eight-speed automatic transmission. The BMW 550i comes as standard with BMW’s automatic transmission optimised for efficiency, just like EPS Electric Power Steering featured on all models.
2010 5-series also gets the driver assistance systems with BMW ConnectedDrive package which includes a Parking Assistant, Surround View, collision warning with application of the brakes in conjunction with Active Cruise Control plus Stop & Go, and a new Speed Limit Device. Further features also available are Lane Change Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info, a Head-Up Display, BMW Night Vision with detection of individual persons, and a back-up camera.
In American market, the most basic model offered will be is the 535i six-cylinder, as pricing is expected to start form around $50,000.