BMW 5 Series – Overview – CarGurus

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When the BMW 5 Series at the Frankfurt Auto Show in it marked both the culmination of designs and the wave of the future for the automaker. The midsize, four-door, 5 Series grew out of BMW’s New a line of four-door sport launched in the 1960s, which BMW’s bestselling vehicles up to point.

The New Class, including the 1500, the and the 2000, rode on a sport-oriented with a firm, performance-tuned and featured a roomy five-passenger with padded surfaces and an feel. BMW carried that as well as the luxury-oriented interior, to the new 5 Series.

However, the automaker a departure when naming the 5 Series trims, the 520 and the 520i. of using the previous naming which consisted of four BMW introduced a new three-digit nomenclature, in the first digit indicates the (in this case, the 5-Series), the last two numbers indicate displacement–2.0 liters in this plus injection for one trim, in the i designation. BMW continues to use that system for its vehicles today.

Outside, the new 5 Series displayed Italian/European design cues, dual headlights, a dual-kidney large windows, and an overall shape with a low-slung The rear pillar also a distinctive BMW design element the Hofmeister kink, a forward low in the pillar behind the rear

For the first time, the automaker computer modeling when some of the 5 Series’ safety such as the front and rear zones. BMW also used bars in the roof to help the body, resulting in tight, handling.

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While initially powered by a four-cylinder engine, the 5 Series the 525 trim, powered by a six-cylinder in 1973. The first U.S. 5 trim, the 530i, was equipped a fuel-injected 3.0-liter six-cylinder generating 176 horsepower. It appeared in 1975.

A few years later, BMW out the 528i, with a slightly powerful, 169-hp, 2.8-liter

The first-generation 5 Series, which on the E12 platform, lasted from its in 1972 until 1981. The generation, with its E28 platform, the 535i and the diesel-powered 524td turbodiesel). It was replaced in 1988 by the generation, which rode on the E34 and included two V8 trims, the 530i and

Both debuted in the mid-1990s.

The of the fourth-generation 5 Series, which in 1995, was stretched nearly 3 resulting in the E39 platform and a profile more closely resembles 5 Series cars. Highlights the V8-powered 540i trim. The 5 Series, which took to the starting in 2003, proved controversial, due to its exterior design, in the hindquarters.

It rode on the E60/61 platform, and such options as Active Control, Active Steering, and Assist. In addition, BMW offered the trims with optional four-wheel drive.

With the of the current sixth generation in the 5 Series took an evolutionary forward while also into the past. Gone are the design elements of the previous while some visual such as the lines along the were drawn from 5 Series designs.

Once again, BMW stretched the 5 wheelbase, this time to 117 inches, an improvement of more 3 inches over the previous and to nearly 193 inches overall. The now designated the F10, features an suspension, with a multilink in the rear. The new 5 Series remains a vehicle, although owners can add drive as an option.

Sixth-generation include the 240-hp 528i, the 535i, and the 400-hp 550i

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