19 de maio de 2013

Official: Take a look at the new BMW 5-Series and the also new M5

I knew it was only a matter of time until the reveal of the facelift of the BMW 5-Series, and like i said before the changes are very small. But to compensate for the lack of big news, the German brand has added a few new things that make this car a bit more interesting.

And what was changed in the look of the car? According to BMW, there are now additional contour lines for the surround of the traditional "kidney grille", newly structured lower air intake, an extra crease in the apron, slimmer tail lights. Inside, the German car maker fitted the car with larger storage compartments and cup holders. The Gran Turismo also gets an increased boot capacity by 60 liters to 500 liters.

All engines now meet the Euro 6 standard, and have a reduced fuel consumption thanks to system like Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start-Stop function (also fitted in conjunction with the eight-speed automatic gearbox), Optimum Shift Indicator and ECO PRO mode.

A new 518d model was added to the 5-Series lineup. It uses a four cylinder diesel with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology that produces 143PS (105kW or 141hp). The car average's a fuel consumption of 4.5l/100km (62.77 UK mpg or 52.27 USA mpg) and emits 119 grams per kilometer of CO2.

Along with the 5 Series Sedan, Touring and Gran Turismo, BMW also launched the new M5. It had less changes than the other models, but still suffered a few changes in the kidney grille and the tail lights. The engine is a 4.4 liter V8 petrol engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that has a power output of 560PS (412kW or 553hp) and is connected to the seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission.

If this is not enough power for you, BMW now offers, in the M5 (and also in the M6), the Competition Package that raises power to 575PS (423kW or 567hp), and several other tweaks to the suspension. Also new are the Pure Metal Silver, Pyrite Brown metallic and Frozen Blue metallic exterior colors.

Source: BMW