The 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan represents the proverbial cream of the luxury sedan crop. Now in its seventh generation, the 5 Series only continues to improve upon its legacy with more power and luxury refinement. Where it also stands poised to continue its upward trajectory is by reaching a new generation of luxury driver with cutting-edge technologies, which make it both the most advanced 5 Series ever built and one of the most advanced vehicles on the road today.
BMW iDrive 6.0
The latest generation BMW 5 Series serves as the launching pad for the next wave of BMW’s iDrive technology. 5 Series drivers can access entertainment, communication and navigation seamlessly via an intuitive display screen located on the center of the dashboard. The system can be controlled via a toggle controller found next to the shifter that enables you to access iDrive functions without having to look down to see what you’re doing.
To better ensure that you pay full attention to the task at hand, iDrive 6.0 is offered in the 5 Series with cutting-edge voice control with natural language understanding. Without having to look away from the road, you can simply say what you want iDrive 6.0 to do, and it will take care of it for you. iDrive can also be controlled with Gesture Control, which makes adjusting the volume of your music or taking a phone call as simple as waving your hand in front of the screen.
Creature comforts and peace of mind
The clean arrangement of the 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan’s center console makes room for an innovative optional Wireless Charging mat.* Compatible smartphones need only be laid on the pad, which rest just above the cup holders, and can be hidden out of sight beneath the center console’s pull-over cover. If you have passengers in your 5 Series with smart devices, an onboard Wi-Fi Hotspot enables you to connect to high-speed internet on the go.
Technological innovation has led to a world where you can check on your pets and see who’s coming to the door while you’re away from home. For the 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan’s optional Surround View with 3D View feature, BMW took the logical leap in applying that concept to your other most cherished possession. Through the BMW Connected App, Surround View with Remote 3D View lets you peek in on your BMW 5 Series Sedan to ensure that it’s where it’s supposed to be and in the exact condition you left it in.
There’s a lot that makes the 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan the best yet in seven generations — its strong and artistic aesthetic, its exceptionally balanced performance and its high-quality interior comforts, just to name a few. It is because of these technological advances and many others, however, that the 2018 5 Series is simply put the most intelligent of its kind ever built.
*Qi wireless charging not compatible with all smartphones. Some devices may require a charging accessory.
This article is presented by BMW of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.