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The brand new BMW 5 Series is changing the ways people shop around for cars

Inside the new BMW 5 Series

While its rivals left no stones unturned in order to catch up on the BMW 5 Series in terms of performance and luxurious driving experience it offers, be that as it may, BMW has turned over a new leaf and taken a more promising approach with its mid-size car and the result is, the brand new BMW 5 series and this luxury-oriented approach is something which keeps BMW ahead of the pack.

Every BMW 5 Series has a comfy and amiable driver’s seat, coupled with electric seat height and backrest angle adjustment as standard. Thanks to the bigger side bolsters which can hold you tight more securely when cornering swiftly. With that, there’s also a great deal of steering wheel adjustment, due to which the driver’s seat drops lower than it does in the opponent Mercedes E-Class. Thanks to this adjustment, you’d feel as though you’re sitting inside the car, rather than on top of, the car. Whoa!

Fully electric seats with a memory for dissimilar driving positions are, expectedly, an optional extra, but what is upsetting on a car like this is that you also have to pay an additional amount for lumbar adjustment. This important attribute really should be standard on a rich car at this price point, but the saving grace is you don’t have to pay through the nose to add this.

Performance on the road

Even, sturdy, and proficient, both the four-cylinder 530i engine and the six-cylinder engine in the 540i provide this big car with enormous ability and perfect performance by 4.0-litre petrol engine. Each is coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission that shifts spontaneously and swiftly, giving it exceptional power. The 540i’s six-cylinder engine is smooth and capable, and it makes a lovely noise to boot. The 530e plug-in uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine and an electric motor to make 248 horsepower. An all-wheel-drive 530e manages a nippy 6.1-second run from rest to 60 mph and delivers the superb fuel efficiency.

Having a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V-8 under its roof, the M550i is the champion of the 5-series line-up. This monster can make the M550i sprint through at a faster than the Audi S6 and the award-winning Mercedes-AMG E43. That’s exciting, isn’t it? Each model in the 5-series line up are capable gamers and they offer a kind of driving verve we expect from any BMW. That’s where BMW leads from the front always. Steering feedback is light, and the ride, even in the big boy M550i, feels fine-tuned more for comfort than for pure driving experience.

Sat nav and infotainment

Every 5 Series comprises the BMW’s sizzling Professional Multimedia system, which includes a thumping 10.25in big screen, a DAB radio, sat-nav, and a bunch of online services plus a built-in 20GB hard drive to store the music on. It’s one of the best systems available in the market.

The screen is responsive to touch, so drivers can control it by pressing it in much the same way you would an iPad. Be that as it may, a rotary dial between the front seats is also there that is enclosed in shortcut buttons. It’s so much safer and easier to use than the touchscreen when you’re on the road because you just get to twist the dial to scroll through the on-screen menus and push it down to make a choice. With a touchscreen, you must focus to press the icons while your finger is being jiggled this way and that by bumps. The interesting thing is that the menus are logical and easy to get the hang of, and the system responds instantaneously to the inputs.

If you spend a moment just talking about the options list, buyers will spot an array of highly powerful sound systems (the 16-speaker Harman Kardon system will be adored by the music lovers- no ifs, ands, or buts about it), a digital TV and Apple CarPlay (although not Android Auto) and a Wi-Fi hotspot. CarPlay allows you to sync up your iPhone and make use of some of its functions straight from the screen, but like some of the BMW’s services, it is option-based. There’s even a gesture control hallmark that allows you to control certain functions using mid-air hand signals; it’s more of eye-catching appeal than a handy gadget, though.

Safety and security

All models get at least six airbags and a host of electronic driver aids, comprising stability control. Automatic emergency braking fuelled by pedestrian detection is also standard, to minimize the chances of an accident.

Optional safety kit comprises automatic high-beam assist for the headlights, lane departure warning, speed limit recognition and a driver fatigue detector. We’d beat drums for the Driving Assistant option, which includes together all of the key active safety aids for a very affordable price. The 5 Series got the full five-star Euro NCAP rating for safety with a very exceptional 91% score for adult protection. All of its main rivals scored full five stars too.

An alarm, deadlocks (which stop the door being opened, even if the window is broken), engine immobiliser and locking wheel nuts are fitted to every 5 Series to keep safe against the thieves.

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