2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan
The new 5 Series Sedan was officially launched. The new 5 Series Sedan has been increased length and BMW describes as the largest wheelbase in the segment. Length grows by 1.7 inches to 192.9 inches and width by 2.5 inches to 73.2 inch. It aslo features a 4th generation iDrive control screen available in two versions. The 2011 5-Series is scheduled to go on sale in Europe in March 2010, and shortly after in North America and other international markets.
At launch, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will be available with one V-8 and one inline-6 gasoline engine. The top-of-the-range BMW 550i arrives with BMW’s “reverse-flow” V-8 engine featuring twin turbochargers and High Precision direct injection for maximum output of 400 hp. The new inline-6 of the BMW 535i features a single twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision direct injection, and, for the first time, VALVETRONIC throttle-less intake technology. It delivers a maximum output of 300 hp and 300 lb-ft. The 535i and 550i will be available with a choice of 6-speed manual transmission, BMW’s new 8-speed automatic transmission, or new “Sport Automatic” 8-speed.
Later, the BMW 528i will debut with a 240 hp inline-6 featuring lightweight magnesium-aluminum construction and VALVETRONIC throttle-less intake technology for efficiency and unparalleled responsiveness.