Impressively dubbed the ultimate Business Athlete, the all-new BMW 5 Series was launched in Malaysia just this week. Into its seventh generation model, the 5 Series is revealed to have a host of upgrades including enhanced driving dynamics, a fantastic line-up of assistance systems, an unmatched degree of connectivity plus a new operating system. Technicalities aside, it’s also sexier than ever with its refined lines and sleek curves.
Zooming into its engine capabilities with one of its models, the BMW 530i M Sport, the car features an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with gearshift paddle, powered by a BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol engine. Its maximum torque is 350Nm/1,450 – 4,800 rpm and 1-100kph is achieved in just 6.2 seconds. With a top speed of 250kph, zipping around town or on a road trip will be a breeze. The driving experience is also improved thanks to features like Driving Experience Control with Adaptive mode (whether you prefer a more sporty or comfortable driving style), Active cruise control, Park Assistant and Driving Assistant with lane departure warning, lane change warning, approach control warning and person warning, crossing traffic warning rear and a collision warning rear.
Cosying into the sport seats in the front, you’ll appreciate the elegant Dakota leather-upholstered interior, impressive 12.3-inch wide colour display, illuminated M door sill finishers, M leather steering wheel and M specific pedals. Connect your mobile via Bluetooth or plug in a USB to play your favourite music through the Harman Kardon surround sound system with digital amplifiers. In case of emergency, count on the BMW ConnectedDrive services like Intelligent Emergency Call, Teleservices, Concierge Services and Remote services to get you out of a tight spot. As for the infotainment system, stay safe and touch-free via the BMW Gesture Control that uses simple hand gestures to interact with the system.
Having already been awarded the iF Gold Award 2017 and qualified as a finalist for the World Luxury Car of the Year Award 2017, it’s no wonder that the all-new BMW 5 Series is said to be the most innovative premium executive sedan to date. This excellent model is priced at RM398,000 without insurance. If you’re revving to find out more, head over to your nearest BMW showroom starting next week. Can’t wait that long? The new model will be on display at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur this weekend to satiate your excitement.