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5 Series Sedan and Touring Facelift - E60/E61 (2007 - 2010 )

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5 Series Sedan and Touring Facelift - E60/E61 (2007 - 2010 )
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Thrillingly Innovative: The new BMW 5 Series
Source: BMW Group


More convincingly than any other car in its class, the BMW 5 Series combines supreme style and presence, on the one hand, with sporting power and performance, on the other. And now the looks, driving experience and superior comfort offered by the 5 Series reach a new standard of perfection, highly attractive modifications on the exterior and significant, visible and tangible enhancement of style and sophistication in the interior accentuating the sporting, elegant and classy character of both the BMW 5 Series Saloon and the BMW 5 Series Touring.

The premium ambience within the car’s interior is borne out by particularly sophisticated materials, attractive colours and re-designed interior elements and controls.
Power units even more muscular than before and with exceptional all-round efficiency raise the line-up of engines in the BMW 5 Series to an even higher standard never experienced before, BMW’s petrol and diesel engines already widely lauded for their superior power and supreme refinement now also taking the lead in terms of economy in all performance classes.

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Benefiting from this kind of power, the BMW 5 Series is entering a new dimension of Efficient Dynamics attributable to a wide range of enhancements on and around the engine for maximum fuel economy and minimum emissions. A particular highlight is BMW’s innovative High Precision Injection direct fuel injection technology featured on the straight-six power units.
Other new developments on the drivetrain are the particularly quick and precise six-speed automatic transmission as well as BMW’s unique Automatic Sports Transmission.

Being directly connected to the engine and featuring precise gear management and selection, the automatic transmission versions of the three most powerful petrol-engined models in the new BMW 5 Series boast even greater fuel economy than their respective manual gearbox counterparts. And as a further highlight three engine variants on the new BMW 5 Series are available with BMW xDrive permanent and variable all-wheel-drive technology. On this intelligent all-wheel-drive system, optimised control and management electronics ensure an even more spontaneous and precise response to changes in driving conditions.

The new BMW 5 Series also offers a wide range of innovations in driver assistance and comfort features. As an example, it is the only car in its segment available with Active Steering, a High-Beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision, a Head-Up Display and, from now on, also with Active Cruise Control featuring a Stop & Go function as well as Lane Change Warning.
Featured as standard, iDrive control with no less than eight freely programmable favourite buttons as well as an optionally available navigation system with voice control and full-word entry enhance the long-distance touring comfort of the BMW 5 Series to a new, unprecedented standard.

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Exterior design: sporting character with new elegance.
New highlights in design and ongoing refinement ensure even greater harmony of sporting character and sophisticated elegance in both the BMW 5 Series Saloon and the BMW 5 Series Touring. The headlights in their characteristic look, for example, now come with new clear glass technology, transparent glass panels covering the direction indicators, chrome surrounds highlighting the technically sophisticated character of the round headlights.
The surrounds on the BMW double kidney grille, in turn, are now flush with the surfaces on the front air dam, and the air intake sweeping up at the side along the same dynamic line as the headlight contours also contributes to the smooth, harmonious and friendly look of the front end. And last but not least, the horizontal trim bar in the middle highlights the wide track of the car and its muscular stance on the road.
An additional light contour along the side-sills gives the body of both the Saloon and the Touring an even sleeker, more stretched look from the side. The rear end, in turn, is dominated by horizontal lines highlighting the look of superior power. Like the headlights at the front, the rear lights also come in a new, sophisticated clear-glass look and now feature LED direction indicators. And last but certainly not least, the trim bar around the rear numberplate is now defined even more smoothly and precisely on the new BMW 5 Series Saloon.

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Refined and sophisticated style within the interior.
Enhanced control comfort, new design and particularly sophisticated materials on the surfaces give the interior of the new BMW 5 Series a new standard of quality both the driver and his passengers will see and feel at first sight, ensuring a wonderful experience of driving pleasure at all times. High-class Pearl Gloss Chrome, the very pleasant rubber finish on the controls for smooth and easy handling, comfortable padding on the door armrests and panels as well as on the centre console all contribute to the particular style and class of the interior. At the same time additional storage options give the new BMW 5 Series an even higher standard of practical function.
The most striking feature clearly bearing out the new refinement of the car’s interior design is the twin-tone finish on the door panels: Black door trim bars at the top and the lower panel section in the respective interior colour, together with elegantly sweeping decal bars, take up and continue the look and the materials used on the dashboard. The buttons for the window lifts and mirror adjustment have been integrated in the armrest, just as the handles for closing the doors have been optimised in their ergonomic design. The door pockets now integrated even more effectively than before in the door panels provide greater storage capacity for enhanced convenience on the road.
In its appealing look and ideal ergonomics, the new, electrical gear selector lever for the automatic transmission merges perfectly into the stylish interior. Control of the iDrive vehicle management system has also been optimised to an even higher standard, the Controller positioned on the centre console and the central Control Display in the dashboard serving to mastermind the Climate Control, Navigation, Entertainment and Communication functions.
Apart from enhanced menu guidance and refined graphics, particularly the new favourite buttons ensure even more intuitive control and operation of the car. The eight freely available buttons with their favourite functions allow the driver and front passenger to access important functions very quickly, smoothly and easily: All they do is press one single button to activate, say, a specific destination, a telephone number dialled frequently, or a preferred radio station saved in advance.

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Power units: opening up a new dimension of Efficient Dynamics.
The new BMW 5 Series is entering the market with a choice of no less than nine power units either brand-new or thoroughly updated over the former versions. All engines offer a significant improvement in fuel economy, all engines rank right at the top in terms of all-round economy and efficiency within their respective category.
Depending on the specific engine involved, the various models in the new BMW 5 Series come with a range of technologies and features serving to minimise fuel consumption and emissions. Just some of these new technologies are Brake Energy Regeneration concentrating the generation of electricity for the on-board network on the car’s overrun and brake phases, a gearshift indicator helping the driver of a new BMW 5 Series with manual gearbox to shift gears even more economically, as well as active management of the brake and cooling air flaps serving to improve the car’s aerodynamics.
Operating on-demand, the electrical coolant pump in the new BMW 5 Series consumes much less power than a conventional pump and helps the engine reach its normal operating temperature at an earlier point. The Varioserv steering assistance pump, varying the curve ring as a function of pressure and volume flow, avoids the usual increase in drive losses as a function of higher engine speeds. And when the driver and passengers do not require the air conditioning, the a/c compressor is disconnected to reduce drag forces to a minimum.
Right at the top of the engine range, the two eight-cylinders, benefiting from optimised engine management and numerous innovations for enhanced fuel economy, offer a standard of efficiency quite unheard of in this performance class. Powered by a 4.8-litre, 270 kW/367 hp V8, the BMW 550i accelerates to 100 km/h in just 5.2 (Saloon) and, respectively, 5.3 (Touring) seconds.
Top speed is limited electronically to 250 km/h or 155 mph. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle, finally, is just 10.9 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 25.9 mpg Imp) in the Saloon and 11.2 litres/100 kilometres (25.2 mpg Imp) in the Touring, while the automatic transmission models are even more economical and fuel-efficient in each case, reducing fuel consumption to just 10.3 litres (27.4 mpg Imp) for the Saloon and 10.7 litres (26.4 mpg Imp) for the Touring.
Developing maximum output of 225 kW/306 hp from engine capacity of 4.0 litres, the eight-cylinder in the BMW 540i also offers sporting performance of the highest calibre. Acceleration to 100 km/h comes in 6.1 seconds and top speed is again limited electronically to 250 km/h or 155 mph.
The dynamic driving experience provided by this model is also enhanced by truly remarkable all-round economy, with average fuel consumption in the manual gearbox model of 10.5 litres/100 kilometres (26.9 mpg Imp) on the Saloon and 9.7 litres (29.1 mpg Imp) in the BMW 540i with automatic transmission.

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Straight-six with High Precision Injection.
The range of straight-six power units available for the BMW 5 Series comprises no less than three different power and performance versions.
Two of these engines displace 3.0 litres, the third is a 2.5-litre.
The most important highlight in technology featured by all of these power units is BMW’s second-generation direct fuel injection allowing fuel-efficient lean burn operation throughout a broad range of engine loads and running speeds and therefore providing a significant improvement of all-round efficiency also in everyday motoring.
This superiority is ensured by innovative piezo-injectors arranged between the valves and injecting fuel into the combustion chambers in the immediate vicinity of the spark plug. This particular position of the spark plug achieved by BMW’s engine development specialists despite the limited space within the combustion chambers is the prerequisite for the new jet-guided combustion process. The result is particularly precise fuel injection without the usual losses of fuel on the walls of the combustion chamber.
In the BMW 530i the 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine develops a dynamic 200 kW/272 hp. Acceleration to 100 km/h comes in 6.3 seconds in the Saloon and takes 6.5 seconds in the BMW 530i Touring. Top speed of both models, in turn, is limited electronically to 250 km/h or 155 mph.
At 7.7 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 36.7 mpg Imp) (Saloon) and 7.9 litres/ 100 kilometres (35.8 mpg Imp) (Touring), average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is approximately 12 per cent better than with the former models. And the improvement of fuel efficiency is even greater on the BMW 530i with automatic transmission, being reduced to 7.5 litres (Saloon) and, respectively, 7.7 litres (Touring) (37.7 and, respectively, 36.7 mpg Imp).
The BMW 525i also boasts a 3.0-litre straight-six within its engine bay, in this case developing maximum output of 160 kW/218 hp. This accelerates the Saloon to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds and provides a top speed of 248 km/h or 154 mph. The BMW 525i Touring, in turn, accelerates to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds and has a top speed of 243 km/h or 151 mph. Average fuel consumption under the EU standard is 7.4 litres/100 kilometres (38.2 mpg Imp) (Saloon) and, respectively, 7.7 litres/100 kilometres (36.7 mpg Imp) (Touring).
The third six-cylinder with High Precision Injection is the 2.5-litre power unit developing 140 kW/190 hp in the BMW 523i – which again makes this engine 10 kW/14 hp and, respectively, 5 Newton-metres/3.7 lb-ft more powerful than its predecessor. On the road, this kind of power enables the BMW 523i Saloon to accelerate to 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 237 km/h or 147 mph. The BMW 523i Touring, in turn, accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds and has a top speed of 230 km/h or 143 mph. Average fuel consumption of 7.3 litres/100 km (equal to 38.7 mpg Imp) (Saloon) and, respectively, 7.7 litres/100 km (36.7 mpg Imp) (Touring) is approximately 12 per cent lower than on the former models.

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Diesel engines full of muscle and all-round economy.
The diesel-powered BMW 535d, BMW 530d and BMW 525d successfully combine impressive thrust with supreme all-round efficiency. Apart from displacing a substantial 3.0 litres, the straight-six power units featured in these outstanding models also share turbocharging and third-generation common-rail fuel injection. So over and above their superior economy, BMW’s six-cylinder diesels stand out in particular through their impressive power and muscle interacting with exemplary smoothness and refinement at all times.
Each of the new diesel engines comes with an all-aluminium crankcase ensuring a significant reduction of weight. This not only ensures an even higher standard of fuel economy, but also means a significant improvement of agility thanks to the reduced load on the front axle. Emission management has also been improved, with a particulates filter of the latest generation and an oxidation catalyst integrated in one joint housing.
The new version of BMW’s 3.0-litre six-cylinder with Variable Twin Turbo (VTT) technology featured in the BMW 535d is a truly fascinating example of Efficient Dynamics. The special feature of VTT turbocharging is that a small turbocharger is initially activated at lower engine speeds and serves to boost power spontaneously and without the slightest delay thanks to its low level of inertia reduced to an absolute minimum. Then, with the engine picking up speed, the second, larger turbocharger also cuts in, helping to develop maximum torque of 580 Newton-metres or 427 lb-ft at just 1,750 rpm.
Standing out as the most sporting and dynamic diesel engine in its class the world over, the power unit in the BMW 535d develops 10 kW/14 hp more than before, with maximum output now reaching 210 kW/286 hp. This accelerates the BMW 535d to 100 km/h in just 6.4 seconds (Touring: 6.5 seconds), with the top speed limited electronically on both the Saloon and Touring to 250 km/h or 155 mph.
Fuel economy has also been enhanced to a new level of perfection never seen before: Average fuel consumption of the new BMW 535d in the EU test cycle is now just 6.8 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 41.5 mpg Imp) (Saloon) or, respectively, 7.0 litres/100 kilometres (40.3 mpg Imp) (Touring), a reduction by approximately 15 per cent versus the former model.

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Optimised: 3.0-litre diesel with variable turbine geometry.
Engine output in the new BMW 530d is now 173 kW/235 hp. This version of the 3.0-litre power unit boasts a turbocharger system with variable turbine geometry (VTG) for muscular and, at the same time, harmonious development of power and performance under all conditions. And again, this power unit develops its maximum torque – in this case 500 Newton-metres or 369 lb-ft – at just 1,750 rpm. The result is powerful acceleration to 100 km/h in just 6.8 seconds (Saloon) or, respectively, 6.9 seconds (Touring). Top speed of the new BMW 530d, in turn, is 250 km/h (155 mph) in the Saloon and 245 km/h (152 mph) in the Touring. At 6.4 (6.6) litres/100 km (equal to 44.1 and, respectively, 42.8 mpg Imp), average fuel consumption under the EU standard is about 12 per cent lower than on the former models.
The third version of the 3.0-litre six-cylinder develops maximum output of 145 kW/197 hp and peak torque of 400 Newton-metres (295 lb-ft).
This kind of power accelerates the BMW 525d Saloon to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds, with the Touring completing the same sprint in 7.8 seconds.
Top speed of the Saloon is 237 km/h or 147 mph, while the Touring has a top speed of 232 km/h or 144 mph. Fuel consumption under the EU standard, finally, is 6.2 litres/100 km (equal to 45.6 mpg Imp) on the Saloon and 6.4 litres/100 km (44.1 mpg Imp) on the Touring, a reduction of up to 17 per cent versus the former models, depending on the car’s transmission.
The entry-level model into the new BMW 5 Series comes with BMW’s four-cylinder diesel displacing 2.0 litres already well known for its superior muscle and economy. Further features of this equally outstanding engine are common-rail fuel injection and a VTG turbocharger.
Developing maximum output of 120 kW/163 hp combined with peak torque of 340 Nm/251 lb-ft, the power unit featured in the BMW 520d also ensures sporting performance and dynamism on the road: The Saloon accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.6, the Touring in 8.9 seconds, and the top speed of the two models is 223 km/h (138 mph) and, respectively, 218 km/h (135 mph). Average fuel consumption, finally, is 5.9 (6.1) litres/100 kilometres, equal to 47.9 and, respectively, 46.3 mpg Imp.

Optional: six-speed automatic transmission and automatic sports mode.
As an option and, indeed, as a highly interesting alternative to the six-speed manual gearbox featured as standard, all model variants in the BMW 5 Series are available with a six-speed automatic transmission (which is standard on the BMW 535d).
Apart from the direct connection to the engine, this transmission stands out in particular through its upgraded hydraulics, innovative torque converter and even more powerful management software, ensuring an even more spontaneous response to even the slightest movement of the gas pedal and an extremely fast and efficient gearshift. On the road, this means reaction times now some 40 per cent faster than on former automatic transmission models, with the actual gearshift time being almost halved. Shifting back a gear is now just as fast, too, thanks to the direct gear path finder.
The automatic transmission is controlled by an electronic gear selector lever following the usual gearshift pattern.
The new gear selector lever moves back to its initial position once the gear selected is in mesh, with the transmission itself masterminded not in a mechanical process, but rather via electrical signals.
As an additional alternative to the manual gearbox, the six-speed Automatic Sports Transmission is now making its debut in the BMW 550i, BMW 530i, BMW 535d, and BMW 530d. This new Automatic Sports Transmission offers the high standard of motoring comfort so typical of the latest generation of automatic transmissions and at the same time allows the driver to shift gears in even more sporting style in the manual mode, the driver choosing gears sequentially either by means of the gear selector lever introduced exclusively for this special transmission or by means of gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.
Pressing the Sports Button, the driver is able to make the entire shift process even more dynamic, the gearshift commands provided by the paddles being implemented even more spontaneously than before. Even the progressive rate of the gas pedal is modified in this case in order to provide optimum conditions for dynamic acceleration at all times.

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Active Steering for unique driving comfort.
Featured as standard in the BMW 5 Series, Servotronic serves to vary the degree of steering assistance as a function of road speed. At the same time the BMW 5 Series is the only car in its segment optionally also available with Active Steering varying the steering angle in accordance with the speed at which the car is currently travelling: With the same movement of the steering wheel, the front wheels will move further to the left and right at low speeds than at high speeds. This allows the driver to manoeuvre the car with less effort and force on the steering when parking, while at high speeds it is easier to remain precisely on track.
The power and effectiveness of the high-performance swing-calliper brakes with inner-vented brake discs is now controlled electrohydraulically on the BMW 5 Series, brake pressure being modified individually as required on all four wheels. So should the electronic control unit masterminding the electrohydraulic brake system notice that the driver is applying the brakes all-out, the system will build up brake pressure very quickly indeed, making the entire process of applying the brakes more comfortable and enhancing driving safety thanks to the shorter stopping distances.  Yet a further point is that the BMW 5 Series is equipped with an ongoing, continuous brake wear indicator providing information at all times on the condition of the brake pads.

DSC Dynamic Stability Control with new functions.
DSC Dynamic Stability Control now featuring new, innovative functions helps to make the brake system even more effective. The first and foremost DSC function is to apply the brakes on individual wheels or intervene in engine management in order to counteract any over- or under-steer in bends. Additional features incorporated within DSC are ABS brake control, ASC Automatic Stability Control, a Brake Assistant and CBC Cornering Brake Control. Then there is also Fading Compensation and a new Start-Off Assistant likewise incorporated in the DSC system on the new BMW 5 Series. Regular Dry Braking helps to ensure optimum stopping power in wet weather, and pre-loading of the brake pads enhances the brake standby function when the driver requires a particularly short stopping distance.

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Even more precise: BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system for the BMW 5 Series.
BMW’s intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive system available as an alternative to standard rear-wheel drive offers a particular experience in superior traction. Permanent and variable distribution of power provided by xDrive gives the BMW 530xd, the BMW 530xi and the BMW 525xi supreme driving characteristics not only on difficult terrain. Distributing the power of the engine via an electronically controlled multiple-plate clutch variably to all four wheels, xDrive significantly enhances the dynamic driving qualities of the Saloon and Touring. And to ensure even more precise control of the drivetrain, the DSC and xDrive computer units are now networked with one another in a new, innovative concept.

Cruise control with brake function.
As an option the BMW 5 Series is available with cruise control complete with a special brake function. The system is activated in order to maintain the speed set by the driver in advance – at least 30 km/h or 20 mph – regard­less of the route the driver is taking or its specific profile. So depending on current requirements, the system either increases engine power or slows down the car. Contrary to conventional cruise control, this intelligent new system is able to control the road speed of the car not just via the drag force generated by the engine and by shifting down on models with automatic transmission, but also by activating the brakes, thus keeping the car at a consistent speed when, say, driving downhill for a longer distance or towing a trailer.
And using the Curve Speed Limiter, the system is also able to re­duce road speed in bends whenever required for reasons of driving dynam­ics.

Active Cruise Control complete with Stop & Go.
Even more sophisticated and refined, Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go offers the driver even greater support and ease of motoring. This innovative system available for the first time as an option on automatic transmission versions of the new BMW 5 Series comes complete with automatic distance control enabling the driver to cruise along smoothly and conveniently on the motorway or country roads, with the system applying the brakes where ne­cessary until the car reaches a standstill and keeping a consistent distance from the vehicle ahead even in stop-and-go traffic at very low speeds.
To provide this superior convenience, the system uses radar sensors of the latest generation with an enlarged area of vision, offering the driver a choice of four distance settings. Once the distance the driver has chosen to the vehicle ahead is no longer maintained, the system will intervene in engine management, building up brake pressure to control the car accordingly.
Then, once the road ahead is free again, Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go will re-accelerate the car to the desired speed.
This sophisticated control system is also able to reduce speed auto­matically to a standstill as a function of traffic conditions. In this case Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go slows down the car to a stand­still and holds it in position.
The maximum brake force applied by Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go is 4 metres/sec2. So should the driver be required to intervene be­cause the vehicle ahead is being decelerated very hard under ex­treme conditions, the driver is urged to intervene by visual and acous­tic signals.
In stop-and-go traffic the system helps the driver by automatically maintaining the appropriate distance from the vehicle ahead, reliev­ing the driver of the usual chore of constantly having to apply the brakes in slow and unsmooth traffic. However, the driver still retains his responsibility, since after, say, a short stop of more than three seconds he is required to briefly press down the accelerator pedal or press the Resume button in order to re-accelerate the car. And even when Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go is activated, the driver is able to control the speed of his car at any time simply by giving gas or applying the brakes. Pressing down the brake pedal while driving, finally, the driver is able to deactivate the system altogether.

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Keeping reliably on course: Lane Change Warning.
To enhance driver awareness, the new BMW 5 Series is available with a newly developed and quite unique assistance system helping to keep the car exactly on course, that is in the lane chosen by the driver. Referred to as “Lane Change Warning”, this highly innovative system identifies any deviations from the correct course of the car and gives the driver a discreet but tangible signal where he really feels the steering – on the steering wheel itself.
The Lane Change Warning system consists of a camera fitted near the interior mirror on the windscreen, a control unit serving to compare data, and a signalling device.

Head-Up Display and driver support in poor weather with bad visibility.
The BMW 5 Series is the only car in its segment available as an option with a Head-Up Display. Activating this function, the driver has the benefit of receiving information and data particularly relevant for motoring directly in front of his eyes on the windscreen. So as an example, he is able to check out the current speed of the car or navigation data in his direct line of vision with maximum convenience at all times.
In combination with the optional xenon headlights, the new BMW 5 Series comes with a daytime lights function using the corona rings in the dual round headlights. Another feature also available as an option on the new BMW 5 Series is Adaptive Headlight technology illuminating the road ahead in exactly the right way and in the right direction following the curves taken by the driver. In this case the headlights swivel in accordance with the position of the steering wheel, the yaw rate of the car, and its road speed.
The Bending Lights function, in turn, adjusts the direction of the headlights when taking bends at a speed of less than 40 km/h or 25 mph.
Yet another option available in the new BMW 5 Series as the only car in its segment is the High-Beam Assistant. This sophisticated lights system automatically switches off the high-beam headlights as soon as oncoming traffic is approaching, the distance to a vehicle ahead drops below a certain level, or the road ahead is sufficiently illuminated, for example in a built-up area or on a brightly lit road.
BMW Night Vision also available as an option ensures an even higher standard of all-round safety when driving at night. Unique to the BMW 5 Series in this segment, BMW Night Vision is based on a thermal imaging camera able to detect people, animals and objects on and next to the road up to a distance of 300 metres or almost 1,000 feet, transmitting a clear, high-contrast image to the Control Display also used by the navigation system.

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Audio and navigation systems of the highest calibre.
Top-end audio systems and telematics functions serve to enhance motoring comfort and driving pleasure in the new BMW 5 Series to an even higher level of enjoyment. Particularly the newly developed BMW Individual High End Audio System offers exceptional sound quality at all times. The heart of the system is BMW’s trendsetting DIRAC (Dual Input Room Acoustics Calculator) signal processing technology. The digital nine-channel amplifier with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) used in this case develops maximum output of 825 watts. The AUX-In connector, in turn, offers additional options for connecting external audio sources, and a USB interface is also available as an option. This means that in practice the driver or passengers are able to integrate all versions of the Apple iPod fully and conveniently into the audio system of the BMW 5 Series.
A particular highlight in motoring comfort in the BMW 5 Series Saloon and Touring is the new generation of navigation systems available as an option. New menu guidance and optimised graphic presentation in the Control Display enhance both the appeal and function of these systems controlled and masterminded via BMW iDrive.
As yet a further option, the Professional navigation system also available in the BMW 5 Series can be enhanced and upgraded by new, particularly reliable full-word voice entry available exclusively in BMW cars and comprising the names of some 80,000 towns and cities throughout Germany.

Comfortable, generous, practical: the interior.
Comfortable seats and ample roominess inside the car make both the Saloon and Touring version of the BMW 5 Series ideal vehicles for grand touring and long distances. A further feature adding to the joy of driving the car is the electrical glass sliding roof available as an option on the Saloon and – with even larger dimensions – the Panorama glass roof on the BMW 5 Series Touring. Made up of two panels of sundim glass, the latter covers a total area of no less than 0.68 square metres or 7.32 square feet.
Offering luggage compartment capacity of 520 litres (18.2 cubic feet) (and even 540 litres/18.9 cubic feet on models without an emergency spare wheel), the Saloon gives the driver and his passengers superior space for taking along lots of luggage. The BMW 5 Series Touring, in turn, thanks to its luggage compartment offering up to 1,650 litres or 57.8 cubic feet of storage space when folding down the rear-seat backrest, is a particularly attractive vehicle for all kinds of transport requirements.
A further important feature is the electrically retractable trailer hook available as an option on both variants of the BMW 5 Series – and again making both models quite unique as an amenity not available on any other models. Since this new trailer hook no longer has to be fastened manually after moving out, operation and use of the trailer hook is significantly easier than before.

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Specifications for BMW 5 series e60 sedan from 2007

TypeBuiltPerformanceFuel consEnginePower/Torque
BMW 520d M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
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2010
Topspd: 223km/h
0-100km/h: 8.6s
80-120km/h*: 7s
City: 8 l/100km
Hway: 4.7 l/100km
Avg: 5.9 l/100km
Code: M47TU2 D20
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
diesel
120kW / 163HP at 4000rpm
340Nm at 2000rpm
BMW 520i M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 224km/h
0-100km/h: 8.7s
80-120km/h*: 9.1s
City: 9.2 l/100km
Hway: 5.4 l/100km
Avg: 6.7 l/100km
Code: N43 B20 O0
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
petrol
125kW / 170HP at 6700rpm
210Nm at 4250rpm
BMW 523i M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 237km/h
0-100km/h: 8.2s
80-120km/h*: 9s
City: 10.1 l/100km
Hway: 5.7 l/100km
Avg: 7.3 l/100km
Code: N53 B25 U0
2497cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
140kW / 190HP at 6300rpm
235Nm at 3500rpm
BMW 525d M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 237km/h
0-100km/h: 7.6s
80-120km/h*: 6.5s
City: 8.2 l/100km
Hway: 5 l/100km
Avg: 6.2 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 U2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
145kW / 197HP at 3750rpm
400Nm at 1300rpm
BMW 525i M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 248km/h
0-100km/h: 7.1s
80-120km/h*: 7.8s
City: 10.3 l/100km
Hway: 5.7 l/100km
Avg: 7.4 l/100km
Code: N53 B30 U0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
160kW / 218HP at 6100rpm
270Nm at 2400-4200rpm
BMW 525xd M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 232km/h
0-100km/h: 7.8s
80-120km/h*: 7s
City: 8.8 l/100km
Hway: 5.4 l/100km
Avg: 6.7 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 U2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
145kW / 197HP at 3750rpm
400Nm at 1300rpm
BMW 525xi M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 240km/h
0-100km/h: 7.9s
80-120km/h*: 8.7s
City: 11.3 l/100km
Hway: 6.2 l/100km
Avg: 8.1 l/100km
Code: N53 B30 U0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
160kW / 218HP at 6100rpm
270Nm at 2400-4200rpm
BMW 530d M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.8s
80-120km/h*: 5.1s
City: 8.6 l/100km
Hway: 5.1 l/100km
Avg: 6.4 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
173kW / 235HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 1750rpm
BMW 530i M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.3s
80-120km/h*: 6.6s
City: 10.9 l/100km
Hway: 5.8 l/100km
Avg: 7.7 l/100km
Code: N53 B30 O0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6700rpm
320Nm at 2750-3000rpm
BMW 530xd M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 242km/h
0-100km/h: 6.6s
80-120km/h*: 5.5s
City: 9.2 l/100km
Hway: 5.5 l/100km
Avg: 6.9 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
173kW / 235HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 1750rpm
BMW 530xi M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.6s
80-120km/h*: 7.1s
City: 11.5 l/100km
Hway: 6.2 l/100km
Avg: 8.2 l/100km
Code: N53 B30 O0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6700rpm
320Nm at 2750-3000rpm
BMW 535d M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.4s
City: 9.2 l/100km
Hway: 5.4 l/100km
Avg: 6.8 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 T2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
210kW / 286HP at 4400rpm
580Nm at 1750-2250rpm
BMW 540i M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 5.9s
80-120km/h*: 6.2s
City: 15.8 l/100km
Hway: 7.4 l/100km
Avg: 10.5 l/100km
Code: N62 B40 O1
4000cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
225kW / 306HP at 6300rpm
390Nm at 3500rpm
BMW 550i M LCI
5 Series (E60)
Sedan
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 5.2s
80-120km/h*: 5.1s
City: 16.6 l/100km
Hway: 7.6 l/100km
Avg: 10.9 l/100km
Code: N62 B48 O1
4799cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
270kW / 367HP at 6300rpm
490Nm at 3400rpm
* elasticity 80-120km/h in 4th gear
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Specifications for BMW 5 series e61 touring from 2007

TypeBuiltPerformanceFuel consEnginePower/Torque
BMW 520d M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 218km/h
0-100km/h: 8.9s
80-120km/h*: 7.5s
City: 8.3 l/100km
Hway: 4.8 l/100km
Avg: 6.1 l/100km
Code: M47TU2 D20
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
diesel
120kW / 163HP at 4000rpm
340Nm at 2000rpm
BMW 520i M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 220km/h
0-100km/h: 9s
80-120km/h*: 9.7s
City: 9.4 l/100km
Hway: 5.6 l/100km
Avg: 6.9 l/100km
Code: N43 B20 O0
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
petrol
125kW / 170HP at 6700rpm
210Nm at 4250rpm
BMW 523i M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 230km/h
0-100km/h: 8.5s
80-120km/h*: 9.2s
City: 10.6 l/100km
Hway: 6 l/100km
Avg: 7.7 l/100km
Code: N53 B25 U0
2497cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
140kW / 190HP at 6300rpm
235Nm at 3500rpm
BMW 525d M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 232km/h
0-100km/h: 7.8s
80-120km/h*: 6.8s
City: 8.4 l/100km
Hway: 5.2 l/100km
Avg: 6.4 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 U2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
145kW / 197HP at 3750rpm
400Nm at 1300rpm
BMW 525i M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 243km/h
0-100km/h: 7.4s
80-120km/h*: 8.1s
City: 10.8 l/100km
Hway: 5.9 l/100km
Avg: 7.7 l/100km
Code: N53 B30 U0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
160kW / 218HP at 6100rpm
270Nm at 2400-4200rpm
BMW 525xd M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 228km/h
0-100km/h: 8.1s
80-120km/h*: 7.1s
City: 9.1 l/100km
Hway: 5.6 l/100km
Avg: 6.9 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 U2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
145kW / 197HP at 3750rpm
400Nm at 1300rpm
BMW 525xi M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 233km/h
0-100km/h: 8.2s
80-120km/h*: 9.2s
City: 11.8 l/100km
Hway: 6.4 l/100km
Avg: 8.4 l/100km
Code: N53 B30 U0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
160kW / 218HP at 6100rpm
270Nm at 2400-4200rpm
BMW 530d M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 245km/h
0-100km/h: 6.9s
80-120km/h*: 5.2s
City: 8.8 l/100km
Hway: 5.3 l/100km
Avg: 6.6 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
173kW / 235HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 1750rpm
BMW 530i M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.5s
80-120km/h*: 7s
City: 11.1 l/100km
Hway: 6 l/100km
Avg: 7.9 l/100km
Code: N53 B30 O0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6700rpm
320Nm at 2750-3000rpm
BMW 530xd M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 235km/h
0-100km/h: 6.8s
80-120km/h*: 5.6s
City: 9.6 l/100km
Hway: 5.8 l/100km
Avg: 7.2 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
173kW / 235HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 1750rpm
BMW 530xi M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 246km/h
0-100km/h: 6.9s
80-120km/h*: 7.4s
City: 12 l/100km
Hway: 6.4 l/100km
Avg: 8.5 l/100km
Code: N53 B30 O0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6700rpm
320Nm at 2750-3000rpm
BMW 535d M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.5s
City: 9.4 l/100km
Hway: 5.5 l/100km
Avg: 7 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 T2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
210kW / 286HP at 4400rpm
580Nm at 1750-2250rpm
BMW 550i M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 5.3s
80-120km/h*: 5.3s
City: 17 l/100km
Hway: 7.8 l/100km
Avg: 11.2 l/100km
Code: N62 B48 O1
4799cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
270kW / 367HP at 6300rpm
490Nm at 3400rpm
BMW M5 SMG LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 4.8s
City: 22.4 l/100km
Hway: 10.6 l/100km
Avg: 15 l/100km
Code: S85 B50 Kat
4999cc - 10cyl / 40v
petrol
373kW / 507HP at 7750rpm
520Nm at 6100rpm
* elasticity 80-120km/h in 4th gear
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