2020 5series BMW facelift
Of course, BMW has also given a lot of visual support to the reworking of the 5-series sedan and station wagon. But the decisive changes are inside. The list of innovations is long. The engine information service (mid) has taken a close look. The designers had an “increased presence” in mind for the exterior. This is ensured at first glance by the BMW kidney, which has grown in width and height, the headlights with flatter contours and the two adjacent U-shaped or optionally L-shaped daytime running lights.
2020 5series BMW with groundbreaking laser light
New full-LED headlights with Adaptive Headlights and Matrix Technology or laser light are available as extras for all 5-series variants. At the other end, the tail light and stop light form a strongly three-dimensional light unit for the first time. In addition, all new 5-series models have trapezoidal tailpipe covers. According to BMW, the interior has also been “refined in numerous details”. The standard 10.25 and optional 12.3 inch Control Display has been completely revised. The control buttons on the centre console and the standard sports leather steering wheel have been redesigned. An automatic climate control system is now a standard feature.
BMW 5 series 2020 with electric support
From summer, all four and six-cylinder models will be equipped with mild hybrid technology, i.e. with an 8 kW/11 hp 48-volt starter generator and an additional battery with increased capacity. The range of plug-in hybrids will be expanded, with the 530e and 530e xDrive now available as saloon and estate cars. The combustion engine delivers 135 kW/184 hp, the electric drive 80 kW/109 hp. The system output can be increased to 215 kW/292 hp at short notice using XtraBoost. Purely electrically, the Doppelherz-5 Series can travel 58 to 62 kilometres. In the 545e xDrive saloon, which will be added in autumn 2020, the electric drive is combined with a 210 kW/286 hp straight six-cylinder petrol engine. The result is a system output of lively 290 kW/394 hp and an electric range of between 54 and 57 kilometres.
New 5series 2020 technical specs
In addition to the 390 kW/530 hp V8 in the M550i xDrive saloon, BMW offers three petrol and three diesel engines for the revised 5 Series, which deliver between 135 kW/184 hp and 250 kW/340 hp. The petrol engines operate with higher pressure injection, while the diesel engines have two-stage turbocharging for more spontaneous power delivery. An 8-speed Steptronic is standard. Various innovations are also available for the electronic helpers in the 5-series. For example, the active navigation system recognises necessary lane changes based on navigation data. The new Rescue Lane Assistant automatically guides the vehicle to the right lane edge in traffic jams on motorways. The reversing assistant now manages steering movements for up to 50 metres.
New BMW 5series 2020 price
The Drive Recorder records and stores video images of what is happening around the vehicle. For this purpose, the 3D environment visualization in the instrument cluster is intended to provide a better overview of the traffic situation and the status and options for action of the driver assistance systems. Improved vehicle functions and additional digital services can in future be loaded into the vehicle “over the air”. And the prices? Starting at 49,100 euros for the sedan and 51,300 euros for the Touring.