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The new BMW 5 Series has been officially revealed today, set to be launched globally in early 2017. Although the new 5 Series is wider, longer and taller, it weighs in at almost 100KG lighter than the outgoing BMW 5 Series. New upgrades have been given to the car to keep it up-to-date with modern technology, enhancing the driving experience significantly.

BMW has introduced a new Active Cruise Control system, a parking spot reservation that is entirely digital, a full colour heads-up display, WiFi hotspot, touch-controlled seat operations, climate control and adaptive LED headlights to name a few. And for the first time ever, BMW has incorporated Apple CarPlay in a wide 10 inch display for the driver’s ease of use.

Variants include:
– 520d: 2.0-litre 4 cylinder turbo-diesel with 140kW and 400Nm
– 530d: 3.0-litre 4 cylinder turbo-diesel with 195kW and 620Nm
– 530e: 2.0-litre 4 cylinder hybrid-petrol engine with 185kW and 420Nm
– 530i: 2.0-litre 4 cylinder turbo-petrol with 185kW and 350Nm
– 540i: 3.0-litre 6 cylinder turbo-petrol with 250kW and 450Nm
– M550i xDrive: 4.4-litre V8 turbo-petrol engine with 340Kw and 650Nm

Expect the new 5 Series to arrive in Australia by the middle of next year, shortly after its global launch around February/March 2017.


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