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5 Series Touring - E61 (2004 - 2007) - Safety and Technology

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Safety
With an exceptionally rigid safety cell, six airbags as standard and seatbelt pre-tensioners, the occupants of a BMW benefit from superb levels of protection available.
What's more, all BMW 5 Series Tourings come with Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Dynamic Brake Control and Tyre Puncture Warning System.
Brake Force Display - BMW's variable brake light intensity system that increases illumination in the event of an emergency stop or if the ABS is activated - also now features to warn drivers behind of a possible incident ahead.

Technology
BMW's history of developing innovative but usable driver focussed technology continues with the latest Touring.
From autumn 2004 Head-up Display (HUD) offers a system that projects speed, navigation instructions and check control messages onto the windscreen in the driver's line of sight. Research has proven HUD cuts reaction times and the onset of driver fatigue.
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The 5 Series Touring can also come with a Panoramic Sunroof, Active Cruise Control, (a system that uses a radar operated cruise control to maintain a safe distance from the car in front), and Adaptive Headlights.
Using speed and direction signals the headlight beams swivel by up to 15 per cent in corners, increasing illumination at night by up to 90 per cent.
Park Distance Control and improved levels of satellite navigation systems also feature.

Summary
Larger, lighter, more versatile than before and with more performance, better economy and EU4 emission-beating diesels, the 5 Series Touring carries on where the successful E39 Touring left off.
As the driver's choice for an executive car that offers additional space it is the perfect complement with BMW?s range of load carrying cars.
With the arrival of the 5 Series Touring and with the X3 in the same month, BMW now offers dynamic, practical cars that cater to virtually all requirements.



Last Updated on Monday, 12 April 2010 14:40  
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