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Published Date: 15/03/2008

Thirty-eight years after the launch of the first BMW 5 Series, the new, sixth-generation 5 Series Saloon makes its UK debut on 20 March 2010.

With strong contour lines sweeping the length of the car, deep bumpers, a long bonnet and defined wheel arches, the new 5 delivers a muscular yet elegant presence. It also has the longest wheelbase in its class so it offers more knee room for rear passengers and a greater feeling of space.

Class-leading performance

Driving dynamics, performance and handling were clearly at the top of the engineers’ priorities. The engine line-up consists of seven fuel-efficient powerplants, including, for the first time, the powerful six-cylinder 535i. While capable of zero to 62mph in 6.0 seconds, the 535i achieves 33.2mpg with emissions of just 199g/km.

Higher standard specification

The new 5 features a standard specification notably enhanced over its predecessor. All models come with soft-grain Dakota leather upholstery, BMW Professional Radio and Bluetooth telephone preparation. Six- and eight-cylinder engine derivatives also benefit from USB audio interface and Ambient lighting, while the 550i features eight-speed automatic transmission for virtually imperceptible, yet swift, gear changes. The new 5 also offers a wealth of optional equipment to further enhance safety, comfort and enjoyment. This includes Park Assist, the remarkable self-park system, and Night Vision with pedestrian recognition.

BMW EfficientDynamics technologies

Equally impressive is the extensive portfolio of BMW EfficientDynamics technologies featured as standard; these lower emissions and improve performance across the range. For example, the standard Brake Energy Regeneration recharges the battery during braking or coasting, using energy that would otherwise be wasted.

If you’d like to know more about the new BMW 5 Series Saloon, please contact your closest Cooper BMW Dealership today.

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