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The new BMW 5 Series arrives in Singapore

Enhanced Design, Functionality & Technology

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Singapore: BMW Asia today unveiled the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, which now come with precise modifications to accentuate their sporting design, enhanced functionality, as well as additional features powered by BMW ConnectedDrive technology.

“With all the signature ingredients ranging from dynamic ability, to comfort and efficiency, to aesthetic allure and a profusion of innovations designed to enhanced driving pleasure, the BMW 5 Series definitely has what it takes to be the best-selling model at the premium end of the executive segment,” said Mr Neil Fiorentinos, Managing Director of BMW Group Asia.

“In fact, the sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series has been the most successful model generation since the introduction of the BMW 5 Series in 1972, and looks set to continue its global success story with the new modifications introduced.”

To date, over 6.6 million BMW 5 Series cars have been delivered to customers and the current BMW 5 Series is in excellent shape to surpass the record set by the highly successful last two generations, each of which sold in excess of 1.4 million units.

“Since its introduction, the BMW 5 Series has been recognised globally for its top quality in numerous aspects, from its drivetrain, to its good looks as well as its overall safety. So we’re confident that the new improvements made will enhance the driving pleasure of the BMW 5 Series even further,” added Mr Fiorentinos.

Some of the international accolades that the BMW 5 Series has since collected include; “The Best Cars” award by German motoring magazine “auto, motor und sport”; International design awards like the red dot award, iF Product Design Award and Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany; and a top five-star safety rating for both the Euro NCAP and US NCAP crash tests.

Design: precise modifications bring out its sporting character.

Additional contour lines surround the BMW kidney grille and newly structured lower air intakes reinforce the sporting appearance of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. On both variants, the accentuated width of the rear end is underlined by an extra crease in the apron, as well as slimmer, more striking rear lights.

The new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo boasts a modified front apron exuding presence and solidity. Its redesigned rear end creates a longer and lower-to-the-ground impression. A three-dimensional surface design for the area around the licence plate holder and a chrome strip in the rear apron add further depth to its dynamic character.

Adaptive LED Headlights are fitted as standard on all models, along with LED fog lamps. Elsewhere, the side indicator lights are integrated into the exterior mirrors. Also new in the BMW 5 Series is the BMW Luxury Line package containing exclusive exterior design elements, upholstery and trim. Further, an M Sport package tailored to each model variant can also be specified.

Functionality: taken to a new level along with its premium allure.

New details lend further refinement to the premium impression of the new BMW 5 Series’ interior as well as another layer to its functionality. The Control Display of the standard-fitted iDrive operating system is now bordered in the Sedan by chrome trim. Added to which, the storage compartments and cup holders in the centre console of these models have increased in capacity.

Meanwhile, a revised rear section increases the boot capacity of the new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo by 60 litres to 500 litres. New exterior paint colours (Glacier Silver metallic, Jatoba metallic, Kalisto Grey, Mineral white metallic), light-alloy wheels, upholstery colours and interior trim elements for all the BMW 5 Series models enhance their appeal and increase the scope for individualisation.

Technology: More innovative than ever.

The host of innovations included on the options list and in the range of BMW ConnectedDrive technology allows the new BMW 5 Series model family to underline its standout position in the areas of connectivity, infotainment, convenience and safety.

For example, the contactless bootlid opening function of the Comfort Access system, which allows the tailgate to be opened hands-free, has been extended to include a closing mechanism, which means that a movement of the foot under the rear apron can now be used to prompt the tailgate to close as well.

In addition, the new BMW 5 Series offers customers a new rear-seat entertainment system with tablet-style displays, a Harman Kardon Surround Sound system (standard on BMW 535i models and ActiveHybrid 5) and a new version of the ambient light option with a facility which allows the interior lighting to be alternated in tone between orange and white.

The range of BMW ConnectedDrive business solutions and driver assistance systems is more advanced and richer in variety than ever.

The BMW 5 Series enables a scope of intelligent connectivity unique in the marketplace, allowing it to set the benchmark for in-car use of office applications.

The new iDrive Touch Controller features a touch-sensitive surface, which allows the use of hand-written characters to programme a destination or access other functions of the iDrive operating system. The new iDrive Touch Controller is also able to display Asian languages like Chinese when the user’s smartphone device is connected to the car via Bluetooth.

The BMW 5 Series builds on its leading position in the field of driver assistance systems with the introduction of the glare-free High Beam Assistant and the BMW Night Vision system, which includes human and animal detection and the highly advanced Dynamic Light Spot function.

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