More refined, athletic and exclusive, the 2017 BMW 5 Series offers you sheer driving pleasure. If you are looking for a premium business sedan, look no further than the BMW 5 Series. At the heart of the new 5 series is its cutting-edge technology. While the previous BMW 5 Series for sale has set high expectations, the latest model has risen to the challenge effortlessly.
What’s new with the new BMW 5 Series?
You can expect the new BMW 5 Series to reach South African shores in March 2017. The 520d, 530d, 530i and 540i variations will be available to South African motorists. While the latest model has many similarities to its predecessor, upgrades have improved its exterior design.
The BMW 5 Series 2017 features an extended kidney grill and elongated headlamps. Also new to this model is the directly connected kidney grill and headlamps. The LED headlamps offer improved visibility while contributing to the aesthetic appeal of the car. The sleek tail lights complement the accentuated athletic design of the latest 5 series.
The length of the 5 series BMW has been extended by 36 mm and its width is increased by 6 mm. The latest model is 2 mm taller than previous versions. The low roof line adds elegance to the muscular frame of this model. Its wide rear highlights the powerful performance that has come to be synonymous with the 5 Series.
Another advantage of the 5 Series is its lighter structure. Increased amounts of aluminium and magnesium have resulted in a frame that weighs 100 kg less. While the body of the new 5 series weighs less, it doesn’t compromise in strength. The body construction of this model offers better torsional stiffness.
The lighter suspension and lowered centre of gravity increase the ride quality of this model. Integrated Active Steering is optional for this model. This feature improves the vehicle’s cornering stability at faster speeds.
What to expect in the interior of the latest BMW 5 Series
The attention to detail is evident in the new BMW 5 Series and the interior offers the same premium design as its predecessor. While its interior maintains its exclusivity, it has more modern styling elements.
Quality materials and sophisticated finishes contribute to the elegant design of this model. Not only does the interior look good, it is comfortable too. Its convenient layout and features contribute to an enjoyable ride. Its styling elements result in an interior that has a welcoming and relaxing ambiance.
A highlight of the 2017 BMW 5 Series is its touchscreen infotainment monitor which is located on the top of the dashboard. The settings can be controlled by voice commands. You can also control the navigation and telephone with air swipes.
If you are looking for a more traditional option, the settings can also be changed using the iDrive Controller. With the latest 5 Series, you are spoilt for choice. Dynamic Damper Control adjusts the suspension stiffness as required by the road conditions.
Like its predecessor the latest model has a Driving Experience Control which enables the driver to change between three different modes. Options include sport, comfort and fuel economy.
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Performance and Safety Features of the newest 5 Series BMW
The 2017 BMW 5 Series features a class-leading drag coefficient of 0.22. A wide range of assistance systems are designed to support the driver. Owners can expect stereo cameras with radar and ultrasound sensors also available for the model.
Active safety features include Lane Change Assistant as well as Lane Keeping Assistant. The latest 5 series makes bold progress towards automated driving with the available Active Cruise Control. Speed Assist is also available for this model. Between 0 to 210 kph the car can take over acceleration, braking and steering. Intelligent Auto Start Stop alters its responses according to routes as well as traffic.
The 530d 5 Series BMW offers drivers power and economy. Its 3-litre turbo diesel engine delivers 195 kW of power and 620Nm of torque. It can accelerate from 0-100 kph in an impressive 5.7 seconds. This model has a top speed of 250 kph and a fuel consumption of 4.5 l/100 km.
If power is your priority then go for the 540i which is equipped with a 3-litre turbo engine. This model offers you 250 kW of power with 450 Nm of torque. It can accelerate from 0-100 kph in 5.1 seconds and it has a maximum speed of 250 kph. It has a claimed fuel consumption of 6.5 l/100 km.
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