A CLOSE LOOK AT THE NEW BMW 5 SERIES 520I LUXURY LINE AND HOW IT STANDS OUT ON THE ROADS OF
A close look at the new BMW 5 Series 520i Luxury Line and how the car stands out as it plies the roads of Jakarta
Since its debut all the way back in 1972, the BMW 5 Series has evolved into a versatile and dynamic business sedan. Now, the seventh-generation model from the line features further technical and technological advancements, while combining sporty and elegant design elements to create what is arguably the ideal business sedan.
As the saying goes, first impressions are very important because you never get a second chance to make one. On that note, the BMW 520i Luxury Line sure knows how to make an entrance. With its distinctive Active Air Stream Kidney Grille, air breathers, two rounded tailpipes and—last but not least—the “Luxury Line” badged fender, the car presents a decisively exclusive and elegant aura.
On a more technical note, using a lightweight design concept—the BMW Efficient Lightweight—with increased use of aluminum and high-strength steels, this new iteration of the BMW 5 Series sedan manages to reduce its weight by up to a full 100 kilograms compared to its predecessor. It certainly seems that BMW is aiming for higher performance and efficiency.
The interior, however, might feel a bit underwhelming. It doesn’t really grab you at first and doesn’t instantly come off as luxe. That being said, it’s still comfy and feature-heavy. There’s greater legroom for the rear-seat passengers, the front seats can be electronically adjusted and the air conditioning adopts a four-zone ionization system. Furthermore, the acoustic glazing for the windscreen and the acoustic headliner bring about noticeable reduction in noise levels inside the car.
Meanwhile, in the front, the car is equipped with the latest-generation 6.0 iDrive system. It displays navigation, telephone and