BMW have announced the new sixth generation BMW 5 series saloon. This latest BMW 5 series is the first in its class to feature Auto Start-Stop, an eight speed automatic transmission and a double wishbone front suspension. It has been styled to reflect its almost perfect 50:50 weight distribution with beautifully balanced proportions, short overhangs and a coupe like flowing roofline and a long, contoured bonnet. Buyers of the BMW 5 Series Saloon will be able to choose between three diesel powerplants and four petrol engines from launch.
There is a greater feeling of space in the new BMW 5 series saloon and customers can specify the optional glass sunroof which allows light to flood in highlighting the generous rear cabin. The BMW 5 Series Saloon is as practical as it is elegant and has a 520-litre boot with the option to specify 40:20:40 split folding rear seats. The interior is at the usual high standard. The use of Black Panel technology on the instrument panel and centre console, as seen in the BMW 7 Series and the 5 Series Gran Turismo, adds an extra touch of luxury to the cabin. A signature piece of BMW design, Black Panel technology integrates the centre console into the trim of the car. High-resolution electronic displays are visible when needed, but when not in use discreetly blend in to form an elegant black band across the interior.
The BMW 5 Series Saloon will be offered with four optional equipment packages. BMW Business Advanced Media and BMW Professional Multimedia packages include BMW Navigation, BMW Connected Drive – Assist and Online and Voice control. Dynamic package includes 19-inch alloy wheels, Sport seats, Anthracite headlining, Sport leather steering wheel and High-gloss exterior trim. The Visibility package includes Adaptive headlights, Xenon headlights, High-beam Assist and headlight wash.
The new BMW 5 Series Saloon goes on sale 20 March, 2010.