The premium ambience within the car's interior is borne out by particularly sophisticated materials, attractive colours and re-designed interior elements and controls. Power units even more muscular than before and with exceptional all-round efficiency raise the line-up of engines in the BMW 5 Series to an even higher standard never experienced before, BMW's petrol and diesel engines already widely lauded for their superior power and supreme refinement now also taking the lead in terms of economy in all performance classes. Benefiting from this kind of power, the BMW 5 Series is entering a new dimension of Efficient Dynamics attributable to a wide range of enhancements on and around the engine for maximum fuel economy and minimum emissions. A particular highlight is BMW's innovative High Precision Injection direct fuel injection technology featured on the straight-six power units.
Other new developments on the drivetrain are the particularly quick and precise six-speed automatic transmission as well as BMW's unique Automatic Sports Transmission. Being directly connected to the engine and featuring precise gear management and selection, the automatic transmission versions of the three most powerful petrol-engined models in the new BMW 5 Series boast even greater fuel economy than their respective manual gearbox counterparts. On this intelligent all-wheel-drive system, optimised control and management electronics ensure an even more spontaneous and precise response to changes in driving conditions.
The new BMW 5 Series also offers a wide range of innovations in driver assistance and comfort features. As an example, it is the only car in its segment available with Active Steering, a High-Beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision, a Head-Up Display.