In its place comes a new model, combining added luxury, a higher ride height and a unique if not a little strange trunk that opens both like a more traditional boot and like a hatchback. Simultaneously, with the debut of the first-generation iDrive system several model years ago, Munich offered to the world the single most counter-intuitive, infuriating cockpit management system ever brought to market. Then there are the high-tech touches like the blackscreen dash gauges and the massive 10. In addition, it also delivers fantastic mileage of 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Lane departure warning monitors lane markers; when a lane change begins and turn signals are not activated, the system warns the driver with vibration in the steering wheel. Output of the single-turbo six is identical to that of the twin-turbo unit: 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. Under the Hood The 528i has a 240-horsepower, 3.
Blind spot and lane departure warning systems are optional, as is adaptive cruise control with a collision warning system. Active head restraints, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are also standard. I-4 and V-6 refer to the configuration and number of cylinders. The bigger problem, however, is the lack of an xDrive 535i model. For the following generation, the Gran Turismo models were moved to the model range and renamed the. With its forward-lunging shapes, muscular flanks, and low, road-hugging front end, the 5's appearance accurately communicates its racerly velocity and apex-strafing agility. The suspension consists of an aluminum double wishbone unit in the front and an aluminum integral V multi link unit in the back, as well front and rear stabilizer bars.
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The M5 utilizes a specially tuned sport suspension and unique cross-drilled disc brakes. Power gets to the road via an 8-speed automated manual transmission, or by a more conventional 6-speed manual. Other items on the 5-Series' long options list include an Active Blind Spot Detection, a Lane Departure Warning system, Xenon Adaptive Headlights with automatic high beams, and a new second-generation night-vision system with pedestrian detection. It will fit in when you park it at the marina because this vehicle has more storage space than most ships. As a luxury midsize sedan, the 5 will hit the sweet spot for many families that include a driver or two with a strong taste for performance accompanied by all the latest safety provisions. Active cruise control adjusts speed to maintain safe interval to car ahead, with provision to stop the vehicle completely if required; collision warning indicates an imminent collision, primes the brakes for full stopping power, and will automatically apply the brakes. Data Unavailable Second Leg Room in.
Model value: The 5-Series lineup of models offers athletic and surefooted sedans that also offer a surprising level of comfort inside. The single turbo is just as lag-free and responsive as the twin-turbo arrangement. With no detectable lag and strong, torquey response even from 1,500 rpm or so, it could be very easily mistaken for a V-8. As has been the case from nearly the beginning, cloth interiors will not be imported to North America. A Sport Package adds larger wheels and summer performance tires. But its height of 61.
Also helping are redundant controls for everything else in the cabin, from the radio to the climate control. Toward those ends, the system also alters rear-suspension geometry to effectively steer the rear wheels a few degrees, depending on the situation. Traditional console-mounted cupholders replace the ones that flipped out of the dashboard. Twin Turbocharged Gas I6 3. When it hits dealerships, the 5 Series will come as a rear-wheel-drive sedan; expect all-wheel-drive variants and eventually a high-performance M5 to follow. Right size, great motor, amazing performance from a 6 cylinder engine.
That outgoing version had been criticized since its inception for having a more isolating driving experience. Automated headlights follow curves in winding roads, and automated high-beam controls switch high beams on and off as required when drawing close to another car or meeting oncoming cars up to 440 yards ahead. A Sport Package or M Sport Package provide a sport suspension, upgraded wheels and tires, and other extras. Without navigation, the display still sorts through various audio and setup menus, but it shrinks to a 7-inch display and 800-by-480 pixel resolution. A door is built into the hatch to accept smaller items without your having to open the large hatch. Model overview: All new for 2011, the 5-Series is offered with three different engines--designated by the models 528, 535 and 550.
The interior of the 5-Series is impressive, with good-quality, tactile switchgear. First, it was programmed with 2010 software instead of 2011, and I had to find hat out myself. In comparison with the previous 5 sedan, the 2011 version is two inches longer, with a three-inch longer wheelbase. Data Unavailable Third Shoulder Room in. Archived from on 27 May 2010.
Both have eight-speed automatic transmissions. The wheelbase spans a long 120. After all, the old-tech 5. The 5-series Grand Turismo Wagon is a very fashionable and fun-to-drive alternative to a sport-utility vehicle. This is due, in part, to its near perfect weight distribution 47. Fuel economy ratings are as high as 18 mpg city, 28 highway for the base 528i, but V-8 and GranTurismo models aren't nearly as impressive. Wikimedia Commons has media related to.
Adaptive xenon headlights are optional on the 528i and standard elsewhere. The brakes now have composite front rotors, and electronic aids such as Brake Fade Compensation, Brake Standby, and Brake Drying help performance in certain situations. The 550i comes standard with leather trim. With the Gran Turismo now in the U. Vehicle Overview Redesigned for 2011, the sixth-generation 5 Series offers a longer wheelbase, better fuel efficiency and more conventional styling than its predecessor. During our week with the car, AutoGuide staffers recorded an average of 18-mpg. The instrument panel looks much like the one offered in the 7-series, with updated black panel displays and new steering wheel mounted navigation controls.