BMW Australia confirms key details on new 5 Series…
The all-new BMW 5 Series is about to go on sale and BMW Australia has just confirmed to us full final pricing and specification details for the new model.
We have attended the Australian launch of the new 7th generation BMW 5 Series and had a drive, we will bring you a full review on Friday (after an embargo on drive impressions is lifted).
So, here’s the key details on the 2017 BMW 5 Series:
- BMW 520d - Powered by 140kW/400Nm 2.0 litre turbo-diesel engine, combined fuel consumption is 4.3L/100km and prices start from $93,900
- BMW 530i - Powered by 185kW/350Nm 2.0 litre turbo-petrol engine, combined fuel consumption is 5.8L/100km and prices start from $108,900
- BMW 530d - Powered by 195kW/620Nm 3.0 litre turbo-diesel engine, combined fuel consumption is 4.7L/100km and prices start from $119,900
- BMW 540i - Powered by 250kW/450Nm 3.0 litre turbo-petrol engine, combined fuel consumption is 6.7L/100km and prices start from $136,900
Across the range, standard features include an eight-speed auto transmission, alloy wheels, digital radio, head-up display, leather upholstery, sat-nav and a reverse camera.
BMW telling us all four models all welcome features that are worth far in excess of the price rises over the superseded model.
For example, the 540i now starts $19,000 more than the old model, but carries standard specifications worth an extra $34,000.
BMW also introduces a new speed sign recognition system with the new 5 Series.
The system, coming to the entire BMW range, displays the speed limit info for the area you are driving in, on the head up display.
If you exceed the speed limit the system changes the font colour on the speedometer from white to red.
Some of the other new tech featuring in the new model includes the new iDrive 6 infotainment system, an adaptive drive mode that senses the way you are driving and alters suspension/transmission settings to match, and a driver assistance system that helps keep the big BMW in your lane.
While we can look forward to the expansion of the BMW 5 Series range later in the year with the arrival of the Touring (wagon) and hybrid versions, though the M5 version is still around a year away.
Expected to be a big seller for BMW, we will bring you more details, including our first drive review, on Friday.