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BMW introduces refreshed 5 Series models

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Text: / Photos: BMW Press | posted May 21, 2013 14:19

Precise modifications to the design

BMW has just made ‘precise modifications to the design’ of the refreshed version of its 5 Series family consisting of the Sedan, Touring, Gran TUrismo, and the ActiveHybrid 5. This equates to the contour lines that can be seen on the BMW kidney grille and air intakes for a sportier appearance. The Xenon adaptive headlights now come as standard with an option to go full LED headlights while slimmer and sharper taillights helps make the car appear wider. Side indicator lights are also now integrated into the exterior side view mirrors.

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For the interior, the iDrive central display is now bordered with chrome trim. Aside from this, storage compartments, including the rear luggage section and cup holders around the cabin now have increased capacity.

The engine range was also expanded for the 5 Series family with the addition of a 255 hp inline-6 diesel engine as an option for the 535d Sedan variant. The top of the line 5 Series Sedan’s V8 engine was also updated with BMW’s TwinPower Turbo to increase its output to 445 hp.

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“We haven’t completely redesigned the BMW 5 Series, we’ve just given its character a slightly sharper sporty edge,” says exterior designer Won Kyu Kang, describing the modifications made to the BMW 5 Series Sedan.