BMW 5 SERIES – An Executive Saloon



In 1972 BMW launched the first-ever BMW 5 Series, an executive car manufactured as a successor to the New Class Sedans, a line of BMW sedans and coupes produced between 1962 and 1977. The model comes in a number of body styles including the 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon, and the 5-door fastback in either FR or F4 layout (xDrive models). BMW 5 Series comes in 7 generations since its first launch to present. The first generation E12 between 1972 and 1981, the second generation E28 between 1981 and 1988, the third generation E34 between 1988 and 1996, the fourth-generation E39 between 1995 and 2003, the fifth-generation E60/61 between 2003 and 2010, the sixth generation F10/F11/F07/F18 between 2010 and 2016 and the seventh generation G30/G31/G38 between 2016 and now. With the increase in the number of models, the BMW 5 Series engines advanced from the aspirated four- and six-cylinder petrol engines in its first generation followed by the addition of the V8 and V10 engines that came in either naturally aspirated or turbocharged.



BMW 5 Series comes with a number of models and body styles but this article focuses on the new BMW 5 Series saloon. The vehicle comes in six different 6- and 4cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The BMW 5 Series Saloon TwinPower Turbo petrol engines come in the 6-cylinder BMW 540i/540I xDrive with 250 kW(340 hp), 450 Nm torque and a top speed of 250 km/h, the 4-cylinder BMW 530i / 530i xDrive with 185 kW (252 hp), 350 Nm torque and a top speed of 250 km/h / 250 km/h xDrive, the 4-cylinder BMW 520i coming with a 135kW (184hp), 290 Nm torque and a top speed if 235 km/h and finally, the 6-cylinder BMW 530e engine with iPerformance equipped by 250 kW (340 hp), a 450 Nm torque and a top speed of 250 km/h.

On the other end, the BMW 5 Series comes in four diesel TwinPower Turbo engine options starting with the 6-cylinder BMW 530d / 530 d xDrive powered by a 195 kW (265 hp), a 620 Nm torque and a top speed of 250 km/h, followed by the 4-cylinder BMW 520d / 520 xDrive with 140 kW (190 hp), 400 Nm torque and a top speed of 238 km/h / 235 km/h xDrive, the 6-cylinder BMW M550d xDrive with 294kW (400 hp), 760 Nm torque and a top speed 250 km/h and finally the 4-cylinder BMW 518d coming with 110kW (150) hp, a 350 Nm torque and a top speed of 220 km/h.  


Safety systems

The BMW 5 Series is equipped with essential safety features including the BMW ConnectedDrive Active Protection, a preventive passenger protection system, powerful LED headlights with Adaptive headlights, an active assist system person warning with light city braking function, a Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), an automatic vehicle stabilizer, Lane Departure Warning system and to top it all is the stiff but light body construction of the vehicle that gives you a sporty driving feel with full-time flexibility.


Interior and exterior features

The executive BMW 5 Series comes with comforting leather seats with front passengers electric adjustment, ambient lights to keep the driver in a relaxing driving atmosphere, an Automatic 4-zone control air conditioning, a gesture control system under the BMW Gesture Control that limits human contact while operating some features, and active seat ventilation to always keep you cool in warm weather.


The BMW 5 Series is built with appealing body styles but the saloon gives you a mid-size executive car feel. The exterior is sophisticated with the Adaptive LED headlights, an automatic tailgate and the Comfort access system that limits human contact with the vehicle while opening and closing, an electric sliding interior roof, the BMW key with a display showing various vehicle information and a site mirror with radar-based Lane Change Warning system to keep the driver alert on the distance between the vehicle and others.

For the sake of comfortability and preferences, the BMW 5 Series Saloon comes in different line options including the Basic Line, Luxury Line, Sport Line, M Sport Package, BMW M, and the BMW iPerformance. BMW also offers a range of custom features that can help your car fit more perfectly with your style and maximum comfort. BMW 5 Series is not only a luxurious car but also affordable as it comes with a new injection system under the BMW EfficientDynamics engine. It is equipped with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission that complements your driving style with a flexible sporty gear change, an adaptive suspension that adjusts to your driving style under any road type, adaptive drive, the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system, and the Integral Active Steering. To enjoy this outstanding vehicle, do not miss out! Visit BE FORWARD and place your order today.






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