Exterior: Dynamic proportions in perfect balance.

The proportions of the new BMW 5-Series Sedan are defined in archetypal BMW style by the long wheelbase and hood, short overhangs, aft-set greenhouse, and the coupe-like flowing roofline. The slightly wedge-like shape of the body creates a sporty, forward-moving character. The fresh interpretation of BMW's signature Hofmeister kink at the bottom of the C-pillar further emphasizes the dynamic looks of the car in profile.

The entire silhouette is superbly balanced, providing a clear indication of the near-perfect front-to-rear weight distribution for all engine variants. Measuring 2.97 meters or 116.9", the wheelbase of the new BMW 5-Series is the longest in the car's segment, while the sculptural design again distinctive of BMW provides a smooth flow of lines from the front along the side to the rear, creating a body where everything fits together as if out of one mould.

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    Capturing the image
    The image is captured by two cameras integrated in the exterior mirrors and by the backup camera. The range equals: ▷ Approx. 7 ft/2 m to the side. ▷ approx. 7 ft/2 m to the rear. ...

    Date
    The date is displayed in the instrument cluster. Set the date on the Control Display, refer to page 83. ...

    Opening/closing the glass sunroof and sliding visor together
    Briefly press the switch twice in succession in the desired direction past the resistance point. The glass sunroof and sliding visor move together. Pressing the switch again stops the moti ...