BMW 5 Series Sedan 2017 Launched

Qaf Auto Sdn Bhd recently lauched its seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan last April 2017. The BMW 5 Series is a sporty, elegant and stylish figure which embodies a modern business saloon. QAF Auto have successfully delivered about 25 units of the new BMW 5 Series since its launch thanks to its dynamic and simultaneously elegant appearance, it convincingly meets the expectations that are placed today on a vehicle of its class - aesthetic athleticism and driving pleasure with state-of-the-art technology.

Further enhanced dynamics, an unbeatable line-up of assistance systems, an unmatched degree of connectivity and a new innovative operating system are the most important new features in the new BMW 5 Series. The new BMW 5 Series Sedan therefore has all the tools it needs to continue the remarkable success recorded by its predecessors; more than 7.6 million BMW 5 Series cars were sold across its first six generations.

Mantuka.com as well as local newspaper reporters were given the opportunity to testdrive the new BMW 5 Series Sedan which was held at Starbucks, Beribi. We drove the BMW 530i Luxury Line and the BMW 520d Luxury Line from Starbucks to the new Katok Highway.

The car is equipped 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 large, tile-style panels can be arranged as desired and show the content of the underlying menus in constantly updated form. The latest-generation full colour BMW Head-Up Display has a projection surface that is 70% larger than before and displays traffic signs, telephone listings, radio stations, music tracks, navigation instructions and warnings from the assistance systems.

Maximising the levels on-board comfort are extended storage options, greater legroom for rear seat passengers and comfort seats with massage function, not to mention innovative seat operation using touch sensors and four-zone climate control complete with ionisation and discreet air fragrancing.

Special Synergy Thermoacoustic Capsule (SYNTAK) engine encapsulation technology, the acoustic glazing for the windscreen and the acoustc headliner bring about another noticeable reduction in noice levels inside the car.

All headlight variants specified for the BMW 5 Series Sedan come as standard with LED technology. Available as an option are Adaptive LED Headlights with variable light distribution including adaptive roundabout lights and BMW Selective Beam anti-dazzle high beam with a range of up to 500 meters.

The interior of the BMW 5 Series Sedan comes with selected materials, a high level of comfort and intuitive concepts that ensures a relaxed travel.

The BMW530i runs on petrol engine and it belongs to the newly developed, modular BMW EfficientDynamics family of power units. BMW TwinPower Turbo technology imbues all the members of the family with outstanding performance combined with exceptional efficiency. The new two-litre four-cylinder in-line engine in the BMW 530i develops peak torque of 350Nm and maximum output of 185 kW/252 hp. Its fuel consumption in the combined cycle comes in at 5.5 litres/100 km, which means CO2 emissions of 126 g/km, which is a reduction of 11% on its predecessor's figures. The BMW 530i accelerates from 0-100 km/h (62mph) in 6.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 250 km/h (155mph).

The four-cyliner diesel engine powering the BMW520d develops 140kW/190 hp and peak torque of 400Nm. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are 4.2 l/100 km and 109 g.km with the manual gearbox specified or 4.1 l/100km and 108 g/km with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The sedan accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds. Top speed is 238km/h.

All the BMW 5 Series models purchased comes standard with free 5 years of 100,000 km - whichever comes first - BMW Service Inclusive Plus package.

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