Vehicle Overview

Redesigned for 2011, the sixth-generation 5 Series offers a longer wheelbase, better fuel efficiency and more conventional styling than its predecessor. Available in 528i, 535i and 550i trims, the 5 Series sports a new twin-turbo V-8 (550i) and single-turbo six-cylinder (535i), with eight-speed automatics available across the board. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and Infiniti M.

High-tech options include BMW's Adaptive Drive system, a self-parking feature and lane departure and blind spot warning systems. 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.

For 2010, BMW introduced the 5 Series Gran Turismo hatchback.

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    System limits
    Sudden tire damage Sudden serious tire damage caused by external influences cannot be indicated in advance. A natural, even pressure loss in all four tires cannot be detected. Therefore, check ...

    Automatic mode
    The automatic engine start/stop function is operational after each engine start. The function is activated above a certain speed. ▷ Manual transmission: above 3 mph, approx. 5 km/h. ▷ ...

    Changing the map section
    "Interactive map" ▷ To shift the map: move the controller in the required direction. ▷ To shift the map diagonally: move the controller in the required direction and turn ...