BMW AG Chairman of the Board of Management, Harald Krüger, qualifies the BMW 5 Series as being “the epitome of the business sedan,” a statement that is difficult to dispute with nearly 8 million global sales across six generations. Now, the seventh-generation BMW 5 Series points the way forward with its most advanced, intelligent and elegant iteration yet.
Today’s luxury sedan must be able to do so much more in order to satisfy the needs of drivers; the 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan manages to achieve the bar set for intelligence and surpass it by a wide berth thanks to innovative technologies that enhance comfort and convenience.
The 2018 BMW 5 Series comes with iDrive 6.0, the newest version of BMW’s iDrive system. Navigable via an available 10.2-inch touch screen display, Intelligent Voice Assistant with Native Language Understanding, optional Gesture Control or the iDrive Controller, iDrive 6.0 allows you to set your navigation, make important phone calls, check messages and email and interact with your favorite apps all in the most intuitive manner possible.
Adding to the futuristic feel in the BMW 5 Series is the latest version of BMW’s available Head-Up Display. BMW’s available HUD is now 70 percent larger than the previous generation, allowing drivers to more easily read everything from directions to music information to road signs without having to take their eyes away from the road ahead.
The BMW 5 Series further enhances safety with new and improved driver assistance technologies. The 2018 BMW 5 Series includes optional technologies like Active Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision avoidance, Cross-traffic alert and Evasion Aid, plus the optional Active Cruise Control system that makes highway driving easier on your legs.
A feast for the eyes and a thrill to drive
The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is the essence of elegance with a refined exterior that turns heads and commands respect. It receives a standard Sport design that plays up its performance-minded personality with features like high-gloss trim elements and 18-inch Double Spoke light-alloy wheels on the outside and standard Sport Seats and Anthracite headliner on the inside.
For as pleasing as the 5 Series is from an aesthetic standpoint, it is a functional design that emphasizes dynamic driving experiences thanks to the application of the BMW EfficientLightweight design concept. The application of aluminum and high-strength steels makes the new 5 Series up to 137 pounds lighter than the previous generation. The 5 Series includes supplemental features like Air Curtains and an innovative active kidney grille for improved aerodynamics.
The 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan represents the apex of mid-size luxury intelligence and style, as well as the fullest expression of BMW’s Ultimate Driving Machine personality. At once prestigious and athletic, studious and dynamic, the BMW 5 Series is a master of many trades that presents an unmissable driving experience.
This article is presented by New Century BMW in Alhambra, California.