The new BMW 5 series has many upgrades in equipment, the 1.6 engine is replaced by the 2.0 type for all three versions.
The new BMW 5 series has just been introduced in Vietnam with a design as close to “elder” 7 series. The biggest change on the exterior is the larger kidney-shaped grille, which is consistent with the new graphic design lighting. All three 5 series versions have the same size touchscreen, interior aroma and Dakota leather upholstery.
The three versions use a 2.0 engine, single-turbocharged technology, and Twin-scroll Turbo dual-intake for two different power levels. 520i Luxury and 520i M Sport capacity of 184 hp, torque of 290 Nm. 530i M Sport has a capacity of 252 hp, traction of 350 Nm. The 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, the rear paddles and the rear wheel drive feature characteristic.
Vehicle dimensions long, wide and high are 4,963 x 1,868 x 1,479 (mm) respectively. The wheelbase is 2,975 mm long. The 5 new series have the lowest wind resistance value in the segment, 0.23 Cd. Fuel consumption is announced by the company from 6.1 liters / 100 km.
BMW 520i Luxury, priced at VND 2,499 billion, is equipped with a Luxury Line interior and exterior package, aimed at a group of business travelers who prefer the elegance of a luxury sedan. On the exterior, this version is equipped with adaptive LED lighting, automatic anti-glare rearview mirror. The 18-inch multi-spoke rim. Chrome trim is equipped in some details. The rear tire opens and closes power.
The interior of the car has an electrically adjustable front row, and the driver’s seat has two positions. Fineline Cove wood-paneled door dashboard and dashboard with chrome trim. Rear seats with private sunshades on the sides and rear. Automatic 4-zone air conditioner with ion system to create interior aroma. LED interior luminaires are available in a variety of colors.
BMW Live Cockpit Professional infotainment system with a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, 12.3-inch central touchscreen with iDrive Touch control knob. BMW 7.0 operating system. 12-speaker HiFi sound system, capacity of 205 W. Other features include: optional operation mode, smart key, Parking Assistant parking assistant with rear view camera, automatic rain wiper …
More advanced is the 520i M Sport, priced at VND 2,969 billion, equipped with M Sport for the group of customers who like the sporty personality of BMW. This is a BMW Laser Light premium version with glossy black BMW Individual window trim. 19-inch sport wheels.
The interior of the car has a gray Rhombicle aluminum trim with chrome trim. The front seats are electrically adjustable, remembering the positions for both the driver’s and the front passenger seats, with additional ventilation and heating functions. BMW Individual ceiling in Anthracite black. M three-spoke sport steering wheel, integrated multi-function button. The entertainment system is upgraded with 16-speaker Harman Kardon speakers, with a capacity of 464 W. The parking assistance system has been upgraded to more than 520i Luxury with a 360-degree camera.
The most advanced is the BMW 530i M Sport, priced at 3,289 billion VND with the highlight being equipped with a larger capacity engine. The exterior of the car is not different from the 520i M Sport. The interior features a HUD screen, an M Sport seat belt and automatic inhalation doors. In terms of performance, the 530 M Sport features adaptive suspension for soft stiffness adjustment, the M Sport high-performance brake with blue brake calipers. The vehicle has an optional Adaptive mode in the Driving Experience Control operating system.
Thaco’s three new versions of the 5 series are expected to increase the attractiveness of the mid-size luxury sedan of BMW in Vietnam.
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