BMW 5 Series facelift revealed

BMW 5 Series facelift revealed

While the plug-in hybrid 530e is getting a pretty healthy dose of additional power, the 530i, 540i and M550i models are carrying on essentially unchanged, with 248, 335 and 523 horsepower, respectively. All engines now come with a 48V mild-hybrid system. They are motivated by a 181-hp 2.0-liter turbo-4 paired with a 107-hp electric motor for a total of 288 hp, an increase of 40 hp. At the front it gets new LED headlights with L-shaped LED daytime running lights and a twin-kidney grille that is slightly larger than before.

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The UK was expected to be one of the biggest markets for the model, which replaced the 5 Series GT in 2017, but BMW has confirmed it won't offer the facelifted version that has been unveiled for sale in other countries. The mill is said to make 374 PS (369 hp) and 500 Nm, with electrical assistance from a 48-volt mild hybrid system - something the company has been aggressively pushing lately. The new coefficient of drag is a slippery 0.27. In the rendering, the design line extends from the front bumper, down the side, and into the rear taillights, which is where it ended before, too. To go along with the announcement, a teaser image was also provided, giving us a rough look at the new coupe's styling that is heavily inspired by the Concept 4 revealed several months ago. The synthetic upholstery and contrast stitching trim the dash of the M550i, and can be ordered for the other models. The BMW Live Cockpit Plus and the optional BMW Live Cockpit Professional are underpinned by the brand's latest Operating System 7 which now includes Intelligent Personal Assistant, together with a host of extra digital services, including a cloud-based navigation system that updates real-time traffic data at regular intervals. This latest offering includes automatic climate control with extended features as standard throughout the range as is the touch-sensitive 10.25-inch Control Display (upgradable to a 12.3-inch unit). An option package adds adaptive cruise control, front cross-traffic alerts, blind-spot crash prevention, and a system that handles the steering, brakes, and acceleration at speeds slower than 40 miles per hour. BMW has already released prices, which start at $55,195 for the 530i. There's the new BMW signature L-shaped DRLs, while the Laser lighting option is available optionally.

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