The eighth generation of the BMW 5 Series saloon has become more dynamic through digital innovations and all-electric performance.
As part of its commitment to a more sustainable future, BMW has reduced its carbon footprint by 20% to 25% in the supply chain, and up to 58% across its entire lifecycle compared with the seventh generation.
The latest 5 Series model offers generous space, modern functionality and acoustic comfort. At the core of its interior redesign is the fully digital BMW curved display, which combines a 12.3in information display behind the steering wheel and a 14.9in control display.
The curved display is powered by the BMW Operating System 8.5 and introduces new functionalities, including video on demand via YouTube for passengers when the vehicle is stationary.
The vehicle offers an in-car gaming system in collaboration with the gaming platform AirConsole. Players simply use their smartphones as controllers, connecting via a QR code on the curved display. Passengers and drivers can enjoy playing a variety of games while the vehicle is stationary, perhaps as a way to pass the time while charging the BMW i5’s high-voltage battery.
The 5 Series also has an interaction bar, first introduced in the BMW 7 Series. The unit extends across the width of the instrument panel and door panels, offering touch-sensitive control panels for ventilation and air-conditioning. It also features dynamic lighting animation and integrates with the ambient light system, creating welcome and farewell scenarios.
The saloon boasts a newly designed three-spoke steering wheel with a flattened lower rim section, highlighted by contrast stitching in BMW M colors. The center console’s control panel has been revamped with an iDrive controller, a new gear selector switch, start/stop button, My Modes buttons, volume control and other essential functions. The Crafted Clarity option adds crystal glass applications for selected controls.
Featuring Veganza upholstery as standard, the 5 Series is the first BMW model in the UK to offer the leather-like finish on seat surfaces, dashboards and door panels. The new seats have been redesigned for increased comfort and optimized adjustment options. Sport seats with electric height and inclination adjustment come as standard, with the option for active seat ventilation as part of the Comfort Plus pack.
A panoramic glass roof covers almost the entire roof surface for an expansive and open feel. It offers a 90% larger viewing area than the previous sunroof, with an optional interior sunblind for shading.
The BMW i5 eDrive40 offers an impressive range of up to 573km, making it a practical and sustainable choice for drivers.
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