New BMW 5 Series set for Australian arrival in October 2020
- Extensively updated BMW 5 Series includes styling, equipment and specification enhancements
- Interior upgrade headlined by integration of a 12.3-inch control display, BMW Operating System 7.0, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and Android Auto capability
- New technology and driver aid systems include Driving Assistant Professional
- Celebrated powertrains upgraded with High Precision Injection on petrol engines and two-stage turbocharging on diesels
- New line-up to arrive in Australia in October with pricing and specification details to be announced in the lead up to launch
The new BMW 5 Series revealed today will arrive in Australia later this year carrying a raft of upgrades.
The updated 5 Series builds on the previous model’s superior driving dynamics and elevated refinement with contemporary styling touches, enhanced powertrains and new integrated technology elements including the renowned BMW Operating System 7.0 and a high definition 12.3-inch centre control display.
Exterior design: increased presence and exquisite sporting style
The new BMW 5 Series is characterised by sporting grace and clean surfaces with new precise modifications even more vividly showcasing its presence and style.
The BMW kidney grille adds extra width and height, two L-shaped daytime driving light sources arranged next to each other create a precise and modern light graphic, and new full-LED headlights include adaptive cornering function, non-dazzling high beam, with BMW Laserlight an optional extra to provide an even more powerful level of illumination of the road ahead.
An extended palette of metallic paints including distinctive hues from the BMW Individual range also allows customers to personalise the 5 Series to their specific tastes.
M Sport package raises exclusivity another notch
The new BMW M Sport package brings a significantly more muscular design to both the front and rear of the vehicle thanks to new, dynamically proportioned aerodynamic features.
New exterior colours and the BMW Individual Air Performance Wheels – which make their debut on the model – provide additional enhancements.
Interior design: 12.3-inch control display takes centre stage
The now standard 12.3-inch control display, newly designed centre console controls and standard sports leather steering wheel with newly arranged multifunction buttons headline an interior brimming with detail refinements.
New additions to the options list include M Multifunctional seats derived from the BMW M5 Competition with a wide range of adjustments and two new interior trim strips.
Further developed powertrain and chassis technology
Alongside the 390kW V8 under the bonnet of the range-topping BMW M550i xDrive sedan, the new BMW 5 Series comes with a choice of two other petrol engines, one diesel engine and one plug-in hybrid generating between 135kW and 215kW.
The 530e plug-in hybrid model also now includes the new XtraBoost function as standard equipment. The feature delivers an additional dose of power under vigorous acceleration with the joint output of the two power sources increased by 30kW up to a maximum of 215kW for up to 10 seconds.
All engines link up with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard, while BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive is offered on the M550i xDrive and M550i xDrive Pure.
Sophisticated chassis systems are designed to effectively enhance either agility and dynamism or driving comfort.
Red brake calipers are now available as an alternative to the blue units as a visual differentiator for the M Sport brakes.
Driver assistance systems offer additional functions
The driver assistance systems available for the new BMW 5 Series 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 Parking Assistant’s range of functions has been extended with the addition of the reversing assistant, which takes control of the steering while reversing for distances of up to 50 metres.
The new Drive Recorder lets drivers capture and store videos of the scene around the vehicle, while the new 3D visualisation of the surrounding area in the instrument cluster provides an enhanced overview of the current traffic situation, the status of the driver assistance systems and the possible courses of action they offer.
Digital services go to the next level
BMW Live Cockpit Professional brings the new BMW Operating System 7.0 to the BMW
5 Series, together with a host of additional digital services.
In addition to calculating routes and arrival times with remarkable speed and precision and updating real-time traffic data at short intervals, the new cloud-based navigation system BMW Maps also allows drivers enter any word when selecting a destination.
The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant with extended functionality is also now available in the new BMW 5 Series as a standard feature.
The smartphone integration function is now compatible with both wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while Remote Software Upgrade enables improved vehicle functions and additional digital services to be imported over the air.
The new BMW 5 Series will arrive in Australia this October with pricing and specification details to be announced in the lead up to launch.