BMW GLOBAL PRESS | 27.05.2020
The new BMW 5 Series reaffirms its leading position in the premium executive class thanks to a new look, an interior brimming with refinements, cutting-edge innovations and even greater efficiencies, as most models now feature mild-hybrid technology.

Refreshed exterior design.
Class-leading model, with increased refinement, connectivity, efficiency and style.
Touring available with a plug-in hybrid drive system from November 2020.
All four- and six-cylinder models to feature mild-hybrid technology, except PHEV and M550i xDrive models.
M Performance M550i xDrive Saloon available for the first time.
New infotainment includes a 12.3″ Central Information Display powered by BMW Operating System 7.0 including BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
New and enhanced driver assistance systems.
New range to be launched in July 2020.

Like the new BMW 5 Series Saloon, the new BMW 5 Series Touring will also be available with a plug-in hybrid drive system from November 2020. The use of mild hybrid technology with a 48V starter-generator will be rolled out to all models with a four- or six-cylinder engine, except PHEV and M550i xDrive models.

The new BMW 530e xDrive Sedan, Phytonic blue metallic, M Sports package, and the new BMW 530i Touring, Sophisto grey metallic (05/2020)

The new BMW M550i xDrive Sedan, Verde Ermes (05/2020)

Inside, new interior features include a larger 12.3″ Central Information Display powered by the latest Operating System 7.0, including BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant and Smartphone Integration. The new 5 Series also benefits from the latest camera- and radar-based driving assistant systems, including features like steering and lane-control assistant and active cruise control to name just a few.

More than 600,000 units of the BMW 5 Series Saloon and Touring have been sold worldwide since the current generation was launched. The market introduction of the new BMW 5 Series is in July 2020 and both models will be produced at BMW Plant Dingolfing in Bavaria. The new BMW 5 Series Saloon will also be built by our production partner Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.


Exterior design

The exterior design of the BMW 5 Series features precise modifications to heighten the car’s distinctive presence and sporting style.

The BMW kidney grille has extra width and height, dropping down further into the front apron and framed by a single-piece surround. The slimmer contouring of the headlights brings a modern twist to the focused look so familiar from BMWs past and present. The standard full LED headlights include two U-shaped daytime driving lights to create a precise and modern light graphic. With the Visibility pack, customers can upgrade to either Adaptive LED headlights with matrix technology or BMW Laserlights including High-beam Assistant – these headlight upgrades are characterised by two L-shaped daytime driving lights. The latest generation of BMW’s Laserlight technology increases the lighting range up to 600 metres and includes a blue laser effect within the eye-brow.

On both Adaptive LED and Laserlight upgrades, customers can select the optional ‘BMW Individual Lights Shadow Line’ for an even sportier front profile aesthetic. The front apron of both SE and M Sport trim levels have also been redesigned with larger and more pronounced air inlets.

The new BMW 530i Touring, Sophisto grey metallic (05/2020)

The LED taillights are now presented with an additional top overhang that transforms the L-motif into a C-shape. Blackened lenses frame the taillights for a more slender, high-tech look, with bold, stepped contours providing a modernised appearance. The rear apron has also been redesigned with trapezoidal tailpipe finishers and a sportier mounted diffuser on Saloon models.

M Sport package features new 19″ and 20″ Wheels whilst the new limited M Sport Edition comes with exclusive Individual metallic paint and unique 20″ Air Performance wheels.

The M Sport package delivers a sportier look from both the front and rear profiles of the car. Typical of our most popular trim level, these models include the M aerodynamics package, M Sport steering wheel and all new 19″ and 20″ M Sport alloy wheels. A new M Sport Edition version will be available from launch in a limited worldwide production run of 1,000 units. Its exclusive specification includes the M Sport package, modelspecific 20″ Air Performance Wheels and a choice of two exclusive exterior paints including Donington Grey and Tanzanite Blue.

Interior: 12.3-inch Central Information Display

The Central Information Display has increased in size from 10.25″ to 12.3″ and is powered by BMW’s latest Operating System 7.0.

Trim levels

The new BMW 5 Series comes in a choice of three trim levels: SE, M Sport and M Sport Edition. For the very first time in the UK, we’ll also be introducing a range-topping M Performance M550i xDrive on Saloon models.

Standard features of the SE include a choice of 17″, 18″ and 19″ alloy wheels and Steptronic or Steptronic Sport transmission depending on the engine variant. The interior benefits from Dakota leather upholstery, Oxide Silver dark matt trim, Sport leather steering wheel and heated front seats. The SE Touring specification includes split folding rear seats and matt silver roof rails, with all body styles also having an electronic tailgate.

New for the SE are folding mirrors, front electric lumbar support and Parking Assistant. Comfort, convenience and connectivity are heightened with automatic air conditioning, DAB radio, Connected Package Professional and BMW Live Cockpit Professional. The M Sport trim level adds new alloy wheel designs in 18″, 19″ and 20″sizes, the M aerodynamics package and high gloss shadowline exterior trim, which now extends to the roof rails on the Touring. Inside, there is the M leather steering wheel, front sports seats, a distinctive instrument panel finished in Sensatec, anthracite headliner and Aluminium Rhombicle Grey trim details. M Sport suspension is standard except on 530e and 530e xDrive models.

Building on the M Sport, the M Sport Edition boasts exterior and interior enhancements. Finished in either Tanzanite Blue or exclusive Donington Grey, the M Sport Edition features 20-inch alloy wheels fitted with runflat tyres, shadowline adaptive LED headlights, all-new red M brake callipers, extended high-gloss shadowline exterior trim and sun protection glass. The M Sport Edition specification also includes an M rear spoiler and M multifunction seats on the Saloon model.

The range-topping M550i XDrive Saloon is distinguished from the core 5 Series models with a 4.4 litre V8 TwinPower turbocharged powertrain, exclusive 20″ wheels, cerium grey exterior detailing, Harman/Kardon Surround Sound System, an M Sport differential and adaptive M suspension.



A choice of plug-in hybrid models with the latest fourth-generation battery technology including an all new six-cylinder 545e xDrive Saloon and fourcylinder 530e sDrive/xDrive Touring from November 2020.
From November 2020, the latest-generation BMW eDrive technology will be combined with a four-cylinder petrol engine on the new BMW 530e Saloon and – for the very first time – the BMW 530e Touring.

48V mild-hybrid technology for all four- and six-cylinder models Mild-hybrid technology, first introduced in the BMW 520d and BMW 520d xDrive models in autumn 2019, will now offer enhanced performance combined with lower fuel consumption and improved driving comfort in all four- and six-cylinder variants of the new BMW 5 Series. Fitting a powerful 48V starter-generator and a second battery enables a significant increase in the amount of brake energy that can be regenerated and stored. This energy is used not just to supply the electrical system, but also to lighten the combustion engine’s workload and boost its power.
The starter-generator produces an electric boost that instantly makes an additional 8 kW/11 hp available, enhancing overtaking and off-the-line acceleration. The startergenerator also increases efficiency by assisting the engine when driving at constant speeds and improves comfort when the Auto Start-Stop and coasting functions are in use.

BMW 48 V Mild Hybrid Technology Components (01/2020). BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder diesel engine (B57D30T2)(04/2020).



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