Friday, May 31, 2013

2014 BMW 5 Series, With New Diesel, Arrive In August

The 2014 BMW 5 Series offers 13 different variants with standard Xenon Adaptive headlights, including x-drive power and Gran Turismo design. The 2014 BMW 5 Series receives redesigned lower air intakes, standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a new inline-6 diesel engine for the Sedan. The BMW 528i Sedan, with a TwinPower turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine, starts at $50,425 (including $925 Destination and Handling). Powered by a 300 horsepower 3.0-liter inline-6 engine, the 2014 BMW 535i Sedan starts at $56,025 and 535i Gran Turismo at $60,925. 

The 5 Series Gran Turismo receives a modified front apron exuding presence and solidity and comes with standard air suspension, including automatic self-leveling rear suspension. Its redesigned rear end makes it look longer and lower. The 535i sedan can be fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission as a no cost option while the 8-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment with a new coasting function and can also be ordered with Sport Automatic shift paddles on the steering wheel.

The BMW 535d, with a 255 horsepower TwinPower Turbo inline-6 BMW Advanced Diesel engine, starts at $57,525. Add $2,300 for the x-drive models and $4,000 for the Gran Turismo editions of the 535i and 550i. The new BMW 550i Sedan with an updated 445 horsepower BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 with Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology starts at $64,825. The Sport Automatic option is standard for the 2014 BMW 550i Sedan models and now includes Launch Control.

The iDrive controller comes standard with the Navigation system featuring a touchpad surface allowing character recognition. An optional Comfort Access system allows the tailgate or trunk to be opened hands-free, and has been extended to include a closing mechanism, which means that a movement of the foot under the rear apron can now be used to prompt the tailgate to close as well as open.

Brake Energy Regeneration, the Auto Start-Stop functionality, and ECO PRO mode, the suite of standard-fitted BMW EfficientDynamics technologies now also includes a coasting mode (which disengages the powertrain while coasting), and the ECO PRO Route function, which can be selected via the Navigation system. Additionally, updated aerodynamics is a key factor headlights are fitted as standard on all 5 Series models, while Adaptive LED Headlights are an option. The side indicator lights are now integrated into the exterior mirrors. Also new in the BMW 5 Series are the Luxury Line and Modern Line, in addition to the M Sport choice, each containing select design and equipment features. All variants of the new BMW 5 Series can also be ordered M Sport Package, which now features a new M steering wheel, LED fog lights, and no-charge Nappa Leather upholstery to further increasing the scope for individualization.

The updated 2014 BMW 5 Series Sedan and Gran Turismo will arrive in August.