The New BMW 5 Series - Leading You With More Firsts For A New Business Class

Oneshift Editorial Team
16 Oct 2020

What are the qualities that would make an Executive Sedan a successful one? The use of premium materials, a luxurious driving experience, and road presence? They all are. 

BMW states that the 5 Series is ‘The world’s most successful business sedan’. A bold statement indeed, but one that they can say with confidence. Aligning themselves with this claim might be a tall order, but generation after generation, BMW has been synonymous with delivering a dynamic driving experience. Always elegant, with a luxuriously-appointed interior, the BMW 5 Series is truly a driver’s car, clad in a business suit.

The 5 Series is back, and BMW has again raised the bar with even more enhancements to its handsome looks, technology features and connectivity capabilities. BMW has also added electrification across the range, improving performance and efficiency.

Redesigned with purpose, the facelifted 5 Series sports a reshaped kidney grille, with added width and height, and new recontoured full-LED headlights with adaptive cornering lamps for a stronger presence.

Going beyond its strong presence, you can also see better with the BMW Selective Beam non-dazzling high beam with matrix technology, which is offered as standard. Those who enjoy life at a quicker pace will benefit from the optional BMW Laserlight technology, which is able to throw light beams further, for improved distance clarity.

The new 5’s restyled rear, with the new L-shaped graphic adds even more visual impact to its tail lamps. Their three-dimensional external lenses now house both the brake and rear lights, for a neat and unified appearance.

The letter M is the most powerful letter in the world, immediately recognisable as the pinnacle of BMW’s performance engineering prowess. For over forty years, the M badge has not only been just visible on racing circuits around the world, but it also is a letter synonymous with sought-after everyday performance in a luxury road car.

The BMW 5 Series is always designed with the iconic M5 in-mind, and with the new 530i M Sport Edition, you can enjoy visual and performance enhancements tastefully brought to you by the letter ‘M’. From its M Aerodynamics package, Individual high-gloss Shadow Line trim, to its M Sport brakes with calipers in red high-gloss finish and BMW Individual Air Performance Wheels; and an interior, which features M multifunction front seats, with matching M seat belts, the very same ones found in the supercar-rivalling M5.

BMW’s design DNA is evident even in a modern 5 Series, with the dashboard’s centre console which faces the driver. Little things to remind you that you are in an ultimate driving machine.

Enjoy the best in modern connectivity, with the new 5’s infotainment system, which runs on BMW’s new Operating System 7.0. The system is fronted by a touch-sensitive 12.3” Control Display (10.25” for the BMW 520i and BMW 530e models). The new operating system includes the new voice-activated BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, adds greater user flexibility and safety to your drive; since you need not take your eyes off the road to answer calls, find locations on the satellite navigation, adjust the climate control, and even switch up drive modes. All of this is easily done with the activation phrase ‘Hey BMW’.

If you are someone constantly on the move from one appointment to another, you will appreciate the smartphone integration offered through wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the wireless mobile charging pad to keep your phone functioning throughout your work day.

Beyond the tech that keeps you going, the 5 Series boasts a wide range interior leather themes to choose from, the leg space to keep your passengers comfortable, and the right amount of insulation to help focus on important conversations.

In addition to the experience of all-round comfort, the new 5 Series is truly a car, built for the driver in-mind. The new 5 is now equipped with 48V mild hybrid technology across its model range, resulting in more responsive acceleration off the line, and with improved overall efficiency… Or should I say that the 5 Series now easily gets you ahead of the pack and to your target quicker, using less resources...

Driving is safe and even easier, since the new 5 Series is equipped with a host of driver assistance systems, like the standard Driving Assistant, which not only warns you if you are departing your lane, but also helps to correct and steer you back into your intended lane. Parking can also be done autonomously, and BMW even has a Reversing Assistant, which takes over the steering, and backs the car out of any tight places you may have driven into, as far back as 50 metres. Helping you to be more aware of your surroundings. and especially useful in tight confines, the new 5 Series also provides a 3D visualisation of the surrounding area, with the help of five cameras.

If you plan to allow those at home, or even friends access to your vehicle, your BMW 5 Series can be shared with up to five drivers, through the use of the new BMW Digital Key for the iPhone. All it takes after pairing your device, is to simply tap it against the door handle to unlock the car, and then placing it on the smartphone charging tray to start the car.

A sporty driving experience, cutting-edge innovations and authoritative road presence are just some of the reasons why the 5 Series is a leader in its class.

Find the right BMW 5 Series for yourself here, or head on down to the Performance Motors showroom to experience how you can Change The Way You Lead.