All-new BMW 5 Series Sedan makes its debut in Lebanon

February 22, 2017 – Continually catering for the discerning customers in Lebanon, Bassoul Heneine Sal, the official BMW Group importer in Lebanon, has welcomed the eagerly anticipated BMW 5 Series to its showroom.

The seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan cuts a sporty, elegant and stylish figure with further enhanced dynamics and an unbeatable line-up of assistance systems. It also offers an unmatched degree of connectivity and a new innovative operating system to give drivers in Lebanon a redefined experience behind the wheel of the much-loved luxury sedan.

Superior driving pleasure and unsurpassed aerodynamics.

The design and aerodynamics of the seventh-generation BMW 5 Series have been heavily upgraded to add higher levels in efficiency, comfort and performance.Rigorous application of the BMW EfficientLightweight design concept, with increased use of aluminium and high-strength steels, reduces the weight of the 5 Series Sedan by up to 100 kilograms from that of its predecessor. The newly designed chassis, a low centre of gravity, BMW’s hallmark even weight distribution and a lightweight body offering exceptional torsional stiffness combine a wonderfully dynamic driving experience with the long-distance comfort for which the BMW 5 Series is renowned. Various chassis options such as Integral Active Steering, which can now be teamed with xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive, add further talents to a dynamics-focused overall package designed to ensure the BMW 5 Series once again stands at the top of its class.

The next step to automated driving.

The car is fitted as standard with a stereo camera, which teams up with optional radar and ultrasound sensors to monitor the area around the car. New features in the BMW 5 Series alongside the evasion aid and Crossing traffic warning are the Lane Change and Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection. The latter keeps an eye on the lane markings and the area around the car, and actively helps the driver to avoid looming collisions by applying corrective steering inputs.

The BMW 5 Series also takes another step towards automated driving with extended functions for the optional Active Cruise Control (ACC) system and Steering and Lane Control Assistant.These include adoption of speed restrictions; which drivers can select as part of the Speed Limit Assist option. Drivers can confirm adoption of a speed restriction and make an adjustment of +/– 15 km/h/9 mph in the system settings. From rest to 210 km/h the car assists the driver with distance-keeping, accelerating, braking and lane control. This increases comfort significantly – in particular at low speeds and in slow-moving traffic on clogged up motorway sections. The intelligent Auto Start Stop function now adjusts its responses to the route and traffic conditions and therefore offers even greater driving comfort.

Intuitive usability and extensive comfort.

With a stronger focus on user-friendliness, the new BMW 5 Series is fitted with the latest-generation iDrive system. In top specification, it displays navigation, telephone and entertainment features, plus vehicle functions, on a high-resolution 10.25-inch screen. The system can be operated using the iDrive Controller, by voice command or gestures, or by touching the display controls directly, as the driver wishes. The latest-generation full-colour BMW Head-Up Display has a projection surface that is 70 per cent larger than before and displays traffic signs, telephone listings, radio stations, music tracks, navigation instructions and warnings from the assistance systems.

BMW 530i and BMW 540i: the new petrol engines.

In the BMW 5 Series Sedan, all the engines line-up belongs to the newly developed modular BMW EfficientDynamics family of power units. BMW TwinPower Turbo technology instills all the members of the family with outstanding performance combined with exceptional efficiency. Two petrol variants will be available from launch, working in tandem with either rear-wheel drive or BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive.

The new two-litre four-cylinder in-line engine in the BMW 530i develops peak torque of 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) and maximum output of 252 hp. The BMW 530i accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 250 km/h.

The flagship engine at launch will be the 340 hp unit under the bonnet of the new BMW 540i. This three-litre straight-six produces torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft). In xDrive guise, the BMW 540i powers from 0 – 100 km/h in a mere 4.8 seconds.

The BMW 5 Series will be available at Bassoul Heneine Sal showrooms on Monday, February 27.

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