- Significantly enhanced standard specification across the new BMW 5 Series range
- Updated exterior with fresh design highlights
- Increased performance and efficiency for the BMW 550i
- BMW Luxury Line and Modern Line available for the first time
- Adaptive LED headlights available for the first time on the new BMW 5 Series
First released in 2010, the current BMW 5 Series sedan has been a game changer, the catalyst for a rebirth of the prestige large vehicle segment in both the international and local vehicle markets. Joined soon after by the versatile Touring and the unique Gran Turismo variants the BMW 5 Series range has sold well over one million vehicles worldwide and has brought new levels of driving pleasure, technology, style and refinement to consumers that rival brands have struggled to meet.
In 2013, the iconic BMW 5 Series range is about to break the rules again. Details of the significant mid-lifecycle update were announced by BMW Group Australia, and it is clear the company is determined to surprise and delight prestige vehicle customers and expand the appeal of the segment.
The overall vision of the new BMW 5 Series has been to deliver precise modifications to the design with enhanced engine performance and innovative BMW ConnectedDrive technologies to raise the appeal of the BMW 5 Series range even further.
And the best news for Australian consumers came with an announcement from BMW Group Australia confirming a significant increase in specifications, right across the entire new BMW 5 Series range.
According to Phil Horton, managing director of BMW Group Australia, the enhancements and revised pricing structure now represent the zenith of style, comfort and performance – as well as amazing value for the new BMW 5 Series range.
“The current BMW 5 Series sedan has been so successful here in Australia, easily leading its segment for the last couple of years.
“Now, with every model in the new BMW 5 Series range available with increased standard specifications, BMW has created a whole new value proposition for the prestige vehicle segment,” said Horton.
The mid-lifecycle update for the BMW 5 Series range brings with it refreshed exterior styling along with some interior refinements.
Additional contour lines create a slightly sharper sporting edge around the signature kidney grille and a restructured lower air intake in the front bumper apron highlights new standard LED fog lights. Redesigned rear lights, as well as an additional crease in the rear bumper strengthen the appeal at the rear of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and Touring models.
Updates to the interior include high-quality chrome strip borders on the control display as well as increased capacity for storage compartments and cup holders in the centre console.
The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo receives similar styling updates to the front, with a revised air intake in the front bumper apron which also features the now standard LED fog lights. However, the biggest updates have been reserved for the rear of this unique car, with a new and extended tailgate creating a longer and more dynamic silhouette. This effect is further enhanced by revised two-section tail lights and updated styling cues around the license plate holder an