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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    Display on the Control Display
    Switching on the backup camera via iDrive With PDC activated: "Rear view camera" The backup camera image is displayed. The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use ...

    Run-flat tires
    Label RSC label on the tire sidewall. The wheels are composed of special rims and tires that are self-supporting, to a limited degree. The support of the sidewall allows the tire to remain ...

    Note
    Children in the vehicle Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle; otherwise, they could endanger themselves and other persons, e.g., by opening the doors. ...