Since 1972, it is the fifth series of the BMW 5, by design a significant step away from its predecessor. Well, however, that the 7 series that has already gone, so can be learned from the protests. E.g. the cover of the boot does not look so fitted. Evolution, not revolution.
Compared to the original form the dashboard has also changed significantly. Instead oriented toward the driver's seat, it appears now completely open. In the center is added a second cover, almost greater than that of the instruments.
There are only two large round meters and just such a monitor. Who for example will query the coolant temperature, must do this by the board computer. Fortunately one have learned here, too and given the so-called i-drive controller additional buttons and only four main menus. All in all the electrical control of the car seems easier and therefore more transparent.
You can not always see it, but the particular 5 is traditionally somewhat larger than the E-class, in this case even to his forerunner grown about 3 - 7 cm depending on degree, mostly at the wheelbase. Therefore is now well enough space despite thick cushioned seats, which indeed give lateral support.
The rank of the most popular model can run the three- at most the two-liter diesel with at least still 160 kW (218 hp). When ordering best with automatic and leather,then you are exactly right for resale. However, the next buyer will take you somewhat for a ride. To drive BMW drive is not cheap. Untroubled enjoyment has the one, whose car partly is paid by the company or the tax.
As we mention just costs. There is almost nothing that is as long as the options list, a seducer one by one. E.g. active steering, the through-loading from the baggage room, the park distance control, Xenon lights and side airbags. Even for the cup holder is still required an extra bonus.
No, this BMW is inexpensive at the most at a maximum of consumption. This is surprising with six-cylinders and 1600 kg empty weight. Even 75 kg have been saved compared to the predecessors by the use of many light alloy inter alia on the cardan shaft. About consumption can be difficult complained in the face of the given comfort. On the highway surely will help the good cW -value.
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