BMW 5-Series F10/F11 - Best-Seller in Its Segment of Business Automobiles
The BMW 5-Series F10/F11 remains the best-selling car in its segment of business automobiles. Totally 359,016 customers worldwide opted for a BMW 5 Series model in previous year. This includes all Sedans, Tourings, Gran Turismos and the high-performance M5 models.
The 2012 5-Series offers everything that driver's needs – comfort, stability, safety, performance and great fuel economy. The modern four, six and eight cylinder engines offer high output and great efficiency.
Speaking for efficiency, the 520d EfficientDynamics Edition offers unsurpassed fuel consumption of just 4.5 litres of diesel per 100 km. The powerful 535d has 313HP (230 kW) and 630Nm (467 lb-ft), while returning 100 km for only 5.4 liters of fuel. The new 5-Series also offers world's most powerful 3.0 liter diesel – the M550d xDrive boasts 381HP (280 kW) and 740Nm of torque. All that performance comes with average fuel consumption 6.3 litres per 100 km.
The petrol engines also offers great performance and low fuel consumption. The 520i and 528i feature turbocharging system based on the twin-scroll principle, variable valve control VALVETRONIC and variable camshaft control double VANOS.
The top-of-range M5 has a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with 560HP (412 kW) at 5750RPM and 680Nm(502 lb-ft) at just 1500RPM. The engine features M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold. 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 13 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) - limited.
The BMW 5 Series offers the perfect compromise between sporty flair and suspension comfort. Over and above the excellent standard suspension, numerous technologies are optionally available to further enhance Sheer Driving Pleasure.
BMW ConnectedDrive offers interconnection between driver, vehicle and the outside world is becoming increasingly important. The BMW 5 Series offers numerous innovations in this essential and fast-developing area.
RTTI (Real Time Traffic Information) provides traffic information in real time, suggesting appropriate alternative routes in the event of a traffic jam.
BMW Night Vision uses a thermal image camera to detect people and animals from a distance of up to 300 metres, warning the driver of potential collisions.
The full-colour Head-Up Display projects relevant information into the driver's field of vision such as current speed, speed limits, navigation directions and warnings.
It is difficult to resist to everything that a new 5-Series offers and 359 thousand customers proved it.