XDrive plug-in 5, strong M550i and more

Munich, 19 December 2016

BMW shows the new 5 series at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan from 8 to 22 January 2017. These iPerformance include also the plug-in hybrid version 530e and the M550i xDrive. In addition, there are 2 as a study to see the X we know it already from the Paris Motor Show and new tools for the 6.

From March 2017: The plug-in 5

A few weeks after the launch of the standard model in the February 2017 the 5 series is expanded in March 2017 iPerformance a plug-in hybrid variant called 530e. The operator corresponds to the of 330e basically iPerformance, but the electrical branch is stronger. Here is the 184 HP strong 2.0 liter turbo gasoline engine combined with a 95 HP (70 kW) electric motor. System performance is located at 252 Horsepower, the system torque at 420 nm. The force is transferred to the rear wheels via a standard eight-speed automatic. The car accelerates in 6.2 seconds to 100 and the plug 5 thus creating a bit of 235 km/h the car around on the level of the new 530i. electric drives clean is up to 50 kilometers, the electrical maximum speed is 140 km/h. Two values of the plug-in 5 towards the small brother 330e (40 km and 120 km/h) saddle on it something. This is possible through a bigger battery (9.2 instead of 7.6 kilowatt-hours) and the more powerful electric motor (95 instead of 88 PS).

XDrive from March 2017: The new M550i

We must wait anything up to the presentation of the new M5. In the meantime, the M550i fans can console themselves xDrive. The interim top model has a 4.4-liter Twin-Turbo V8 with 462 HP and 650 Newton metres of torque. To be a rear-wheel drive and a lying around ten millimeters lower Sport suspension. The intersection of business sedan and Sport model accelerates with the standard eight-speed automatic transmission in 4.0 seconds on country road pace and therefore lies between the Mercedes-AMG E 43 (4.6 seconds) and also in the starting March 2017 E 63 (3.5 seconds). An adequate response to the latter has probably only with the new M5 BMW again ready.

From February 2017: The new 5 series

The normal versions of the seventh generation of the 5 series launch worldwide in the February 2017. An improved driving dynamics, new assistance systems and an innovative control system are the most important innovations. New features from BMW are connected, which will be introduced in the 5 important Munich: include BMW connected onboard (a personalized icon for each rider) and one has remote 3D view so that the environment of the car at any time on your smartphone at a glance. BMW ConnectedDrive finally extends the real-time traffic info (real time traffic information, RTTI) to a risk perspective. While, other BMWs used sensor data to warn drivers of accidents and severe weather events.

Improved from spring 2017: 6

The 6 series offers new tools to the spring of 2017. Coupé, convertible and Gran Coupé can be so indoor as outdoor sporting fashion. The selection of the skins is complemented with a new blue metallic tone. In conjunction with the M-sport package can be equipped the 6 series also in the future with new bicolor 20-inch, and inside with carbon bars. (sl)