Here's a look at BMW's shiny new 5 series. The car is a stark departure from the previous model and sports a much more aggressive stance. The car has the longest wheelbase in the segment, an edgy bonnet, short overhangs front and rear and a coupé-like, graceful roofline.
There are a more than a few goodies under the hood. Apart from advanced drivetrain and suspension technologies, drivers also have Dynamic Driving Control which enables them to set the suspension individually to his personal requirements.
Intelligent lightweight construction, finally, is ensured by features such as the doors, engine compartment lid, front side panels and suspension components made of aluminium.
Like other modern vehicles of its class, its driver assistance systems includes a Park Assist, Surround View, collision warning with application of the brakes in conjunction with Active Cruise Control plus Stop & Go.
Further features also available are, Lane Departure Warning, a Head-Up Display, BMW Night Vision with detection of individual persons and a back-up camera.
The BMW 5 Series is available in 5 models, the BMW 523i, BMW 523i Highlight and the BMW535i
Heres a look at the base model, the BMW 523i
Straight-six petrol engine
Capacity 2,497cc, max outpoot: 150 kW/204hp at 6,300rpm
Max Torque: 250 Nm from 2,750 - 3,000 rpm
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 8.5 seconds
Top Speed: 234kn/h