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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    Tilt alarm sensor
    The tilt of the vehicle is monitored. The alarm system responds in situations such as attempts to steal a wheel or when the car is towed. ...

    Notes
    Shatter-proof containers and no hot drinks Use light and shatter-proof containers and do not transport hot drinks. Otherwise, there is the increased danger of injury in an accident. Unsuit ...

    Electrically adjustable seats
    At a glance 1 Seat and mirror memory 2 Backrest width 3 Lumbar support 4 Backrest tilt 5 Forward/backward, height, seat tilt Note The seat setting for the driver's seat is stored for the re ...