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With over 40 years of tech­ni­cal de­vel­op­ment be­hind it, the BMW 5 Se­ries just gets bet­ter and bet­ter.

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We take a closer look at the All-new BMW 5 Se­ries that's just get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter and has more than 40 years of tech­ni­cal de­vel­op­ment.

For more than 40 years, the BMW 5 Se­ries sedan has been the most suc­cess­ful car in the lu­cra­tive ex­ec­u­tive car class. Not only is the All-new 5 Se­ries faster, lighter, more fuel ef­fi­cient and with lower emis­sions than its pre­de­ces­sors, it's also fully loaded with tech and comes with the prom­ise of style, com­fort and qual­ity.

Known as the Busi­ness Ath­lete, the All-new BMW 5 Se­ries de­sign com­bines both a sporty ap­pear­ance and clas­sic el­e­gance. In In­done­sia, it is avail­able in two trim des­ig­na­tions: the BMW 530i Lux­ury Line and BMW 530i M Sport, both fea­ture an Ac­tive Air Stream Kid­ney Grille which au­to­mat­i­cally opens and closes the ra­di­a­tor grille to op­ti­mise aero­dy­nam­ics, cool­ing and fuel con­sump­tion, as well as Driv­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence Con­trol with COM­FORT, ECO PRO and SPORT modes to suit your style and mood. Sleek and el­e­gant, the Lux­ury Line also of­fers a Sport leather steer­ing wheel, Nappa leather trim, ven­ti­lated front seats with con­trast­ing leather Dakota ex­clu­sive stitch­ing and pip­ing and the Am­bi­ent Air Pack­age with a choice of eight scents in four cat­e­gories com­ple­mented by Har­mo­nious Am­bi­ent Light, dimmable in­te­rior light­ing with a choice of 11 har­mo­nious colours. Stan­dard gear in­cludes 18-inch al­loy wheels, adap­tive BI-LED head­lights with se­lec­tive beam, Park­ing As­sist in­clud­ing rear view cam­era, key­less en­try and ig­ni­tion, nav­i­ga­tion and a Har­man/kar­don sur­round sound sys­tem.

Safety equip­ment in­cludes full airbag pro­tec­tion, sta­bil­ity con­trol, and dy­namic cruise con­trol. In ad­di­tion, it in­cludes some of the more im­pres­sive fea­tures from the highly suc­cess­ful 7 Se­ries, like

Park­ing As­sis­tant Plus – where sur­round view cam­eras and park­ing sen­sors com­bine to cre­ate a 3D im­age of the car in its im­me­di­ate en­vi­ron­ment.

With its M light-al­loy wheels, stiffer M Sport sus­pen­sion and in­te­grated dou­ble rec­tan­gu­lar ex­haust sys­tem, the M Sport is more ag­gres­sive in both ap­pear­ance and drive. The in­te­rior fea­tures M Sport seats, M Sport steer­ing wheel and a more sporty brushed alu­minium in­te­rior trim.

LIV­ING WITH THE ALL-NEW 5 SE­RIES BMW

The new 530i is pow­ered a 2.0 litre four cylin­der tur­bocharged en­gine gen­er­at­ing 252HP and 350NM of torque, all de­liv­ered via a smooth eight-speed au­to­matic gear­box that pow­ers the 530i to 95kph in around 6 sec­onds.

The ex­ten­sive use of alu­minium for the struc­ture, body pan­els and sus­pen­sion means the new 5 Se­ries weighs about 100kg lighter than the pre­vi­ous model, de­spite be­ing slightly big­ger. The weight sav­ing com­bines with the dou­ble wish­bone front sus­pen­sion and new fivelink rear axle to make the 5 Se­ries more ag­ile and con­trib­utes to im­pres­sive fuel con­sump­tion fig­ures.

Nat­u­rally the M Sport is the more ag­gres­sive pack­age, but it's sure­footed and pre­dictable. The seats, like the over­all cabin, are com­fort­able and er­gonom­i­cally flawless. The rear cabin is spa­cious and of­fers ex­cel­lent head and legroom and ac­com­mo­dates three adults in com­fort, whilst the boot is a cav­ernous 530 litres, more than enough for golf clubs and your bags.

The in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem sees the new 5 Se­ries equipped with the lat­est in­tu­itive gen­er­a­tion 6.0 idrive sys­tem, which dis­plays nav­i­ga­tion, tele­phone, en­ter­tain­ment and other func­tions on the high-res­o­lu­tion 10.25-inch screen. The screen fea­tures BMW Ges­ture Con­trol, which de­tects ges­tures from the driver and front seat pas­sen­gers and im­ple­ments the com­mand ac­cord­ingly, as well as a New In­ter­face Con­cept, where driv­ers can use the touch­screen to ar­range six tiles rep­re­sent­ing nav­i­ga­tion, me­dia, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Con­nected­drive, My Ve­hi­cle and mes­sag­ing in any or­der. For added con­ve­nience, the BMW Dis­play

Key shows time, ser­vice no­ti­fi­ca­tions, re­main­ing fuel and cur­rent range, as well be­ing able to lock and un­lock the car and pre-set the cabin tem­per­a­ture be­fore en­ter­ing the car.

THE SUM­MARY

The All-new 2017 BMW 5 Se­ries is un­doubt­edly the em­bod­i­ment of the clas­sic mod­ern busi­ness sedan and con­vinc­ingly ex­ceeds the high ex­pec­ta­tions that are placed on any ve­hi­cle in this class. With over 40 years of tech­ni­cal de­vel­op­ment be­hind it, the BMW 5 Se­ries just seems to get bet­ter and bet­ter in terms of drive, aes­thet­ics and own­er­ship. The All-new 5 Se­ries is avail­able now through­out In­done­sia at BMW au­tho­rized deal­ers. bmw.co.id

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