The new F10 BMW 5 Series will go on sale in Australia this June. At initial launch there will be a four-pronged model line up, consisting of six cylinder 528i and 535i models, as well as a V8 powered 550i. A four cylinder turbo diesel 520d will join the range in September. Those wanting more space from their 5 Series will have to hold on a bit longer for the October release of the Touring version.
Manufacturer’s list pricing starts at $83,300 for the 520d; $99,900 for the 528i; $128,900 for the 535i and tops out at $178,900 for the 550i. More detail is available below in BMW Australia’s press release, and they have also included this handy spec comparison PDF (60kb) which highlights the increase in spec of the new 5er over the outgoing E60 version.
BMW Announces Pricing for New 5 Series Sedan
- Vast increase in luxury features and advanced technology delivers value
- Cutting edge suspension technology continues tradition of superb dynamics
- Elegant and sporting design offers contemporary stylish aesthetic
- Class-leading fuel efficient diesel and six cylinder and V8 petrol engines
- Eight-speed automatic transmission standard across the range
- Innovative technologies include first in class Parking Assistant and Surround View
- Four models including BMW 550i, 535i and 528i on sale in June 2010 and the BMW 520d on sale from September 2010.
New BMW 5 Series Sedan: sporting design, dynamic drive, superb value
BMW Group Australia will introduce the new generation 5 Series Sedan at prices that offer significantly more value than the outgoing model with a vast increase in standard luxury features and advanced technology.
With Manufacturer Recommended List Prices* starting at just $83,300 for the ultra-efficient turbo diesel, eight-speed automatic 520d, the BMW 5 Series Sedan sets a new benchmark for value in its class.
“The new BMW 5 Series Sedan represents a dramatic advancement in the evolution of the world’s best luxury executive sedan,” said BMW Group Australia Managing Director, Stavros Yallouridis.
“With its stunning contemporary design, trademark BMW driving dynamics, powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines an extensive array of luxury features and advanced technologies, the new 5 Series Sedan has moved forward in every way.
“In keeping with our objective to consistently increase value for our customers, BMW Group Australia has been able to maintain the price of the new model at levels that are comparable to the previous generation on a specification adjusted comparison and more than competitive with our major rivals,” he said.
The sixth generation BMW 5 Series Sedan goes on sale through Australian dealerships on 3 June 2010 launching with a three-model range featuring the 550i, 535i and 528i, with the 520d due to arrive in September 2010.
A stylish and sporting executive sedan, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan combines the trademark BMW design characteristics of wide kidney grille, chiselled bonnet and muscular rear end with sleek elegant lines and a coupe-like roofline in perfect proportion to provide an athletic and agile aesthetic.
Inside the larger and more spacious and luxurious cabin, the contemporary driver-oriented design provides the perfect environment in which to enjoy the car’s ultimate driving pleasure while the high quality materials, precise fit and finish and superior level of comfort and convenience features provides a premium ambience for all occupants.
Standard specification is suitably generous and includes multi-zone climate control, fine Dakota leather upholstery, wood trim, keyless start, cruise control with brake function, front and rear Park Distance Control, Head-Up Display, anti-dazzle interior mirror, four-way electric adjustment for the driver and front passenger seats, automatic lights and windscreen wipers, satellite navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and a premium CD audio system with USB interface and through-loading across the range.
Six airbags, Antilock Braking System incorporating Cornering Brake Control, Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control active front headrests and active bonnet pedestrian protection provide the ultimate in active and passive safety performance.
Petrol models also gain Bi-Xenon headlights, 18 inch alloy wheels (19 inch alloy wheels 550i), ambient lighting with the BMW 535i and BMW 550i featuring adaptive headlights to improve night vision in corners, high beam assist, a rear view camera, full electric front seat adjustment with lumbar support, sports leather steering wheel, comfort access system, extended air-conditioning, premium HiFi audio system with 12 speakers and metallic paint. Furthermore the range topping BMW 550i also receives comfort seats with ventilation and heating, alarm, electric glass sunroof, electric sunblind for the rear window, exterior mirrors with antidazzle function, 4 zone automatic air-conditioning, professional navigation, voice recognition and DVD Changer all as standard.
Further personalisation options such as Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go and BMW Night Vision are available with two highlights being the introduction of BMW’s innovative Parking Assistant and Surround View. Both systems assist the driver when parking in tight spaces with the Parking Assistant choosing an appropriate parking space then automatically steering into the space. Surround View uses a number of digital cameras to display a bird’s eye view of the car on the large 7.0 inch (or10.2-inch 550i) screen on the dash.
Through the use of BMW EfficientDynamics technologies, the BMW 5 Series Sedan offers the most powerful and fuel efficient engines in its class.
Topping the list is the 4.4-litre TwinPower Turbo V8 featuring High Precision Injection that generates a peak power of 300kW and maximum torque of 600Nm across a broad rev range between 1750 rpm and 4500rpm. Combined with the ultra-efficient 8-speed Sports Automatic transmission with steering wheel paddles for manual shifting, this provides the BMW 550i the ability to cover the 0-100km/h sprint in just 5.0 seconds with a combined fuel consumption of 10.4 litres per 100km and.
BMW’s new 3.0-litre TwinPower Turbo straight six cylinder engine, that made its debut in the 535i Gran Turismo now combines the power unit for the BMW 535i Sedan with High Precision Injection and fully variable VALVETRONIC valve control. This results in an engine that produces a maximum output of 225kW of power and 400Nm of torque with an outstanding combined fuel consumption of just 8.4 litres per 100km and accelerates from 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds. Like its V8 TwinPower Turbo sibling the 535i drives through the 8-speed Sports Automatic transmission.
Ongoing development of the naturally aspirated 3.0-litre straight six cylinder engine in the BMW 528i including weight optimisation and application of EfficientDynamics technology has improved fuel consumption over its predecessor in the 530i by 14 per cent. Generating 190kW of power and 310Nm of torque and mated to the standard 8-speed Automatic transmission, the BMW 528i offers combined fuel consumption of 8.0 litres per 100km with impressive acceleration covering 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds.
For even more frugal luxury motoring, BMW offers the 520d with the latest generation common rail direct injection 2.0-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder engine. Continual improvement of this engine has resulted in an increase in power and torque to 135kW and 380Nm and a reduction in fuel consumption to just 5.2 litres per 100km compared to the previous generation 520d, making it easily the most fuel efficient model in its segment, as well as the fastest accelerating, a further testament to BMW EfficientDynamics.
Ever since the first generation BMW 5 Series Sedan made its debut in 1972, the car has had an enviable reputation for supreme driving dynamics and with the latest generation BMW has again delivered ultimate driving pleasure with an unparalleled degree of chassis control and technology.
Building on the sophisticated all-aluminium double wishbone front suspension and Integral V rear axle, the BMW 535i and 550i are fitted standard with Dynamic Driving Control that offers three modes of operation to enable the driver to adjust steering, throttle, transmission and DSC response for the optimum balance of ride comfort and handling according to individual preferences. In terms of the BMW 520d and 528i, Dynamic Driving Control becomes standard when either the 8-speed Sports Automatic transmission, Integral Active Steering or Dynamic Damper Control is specified.
The 520d and 528i are also both available with the optional Dynamic Damper Control that adds a fourth COMFORT mode of adjustment through the continuously variable damping as well as Dynamic Driving Control and Adaptive Drive.
The two turbocharged petrol variants 535i and 550i are able to take this level of control even further with the optional Adaptive Drive that combines Dynamic Damper Control with a Dynamic Drive stability management that acts on both front and rear anti-roll bars to quickly and precisely build up appropriate counter forces during cornering.
To further aid the high-speed agility and comfort and low speed manoeuvrability of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan, all models can be fitted with the innovative Integral Active Steering that not only controls the front wheels but also offers active rear wheel steering to an angle up to 3.0 degrees.
Built at BMW Plant Dingolfing in Germany alongside the BMW 7 Series with which it shares its basic architecture, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan is a stylish sporting luxury sedan that uses cutting edge, innovative technology to deliver class leading performance and efficiency and BMW’s hallmark ultimate driving pleasure.
BMW 5 Series Sedan Australian Pricing:
BMW 520d – $83,300*
BMW 528i – $99,900*
BMW 535i – $128,900*
BMW 550i – $178,900*
*Manufacturer’s Recommended List Price is shown and includes GST and Luxury Car Tax (LCT) but excludes dealer charges, stamp duty, statutory charges and on-road charges which are additional and vary between dealers and States/Territories. Customers are advised to contact their nearest BMW dealer for all pricing inquiries.