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2011 5 Series

  1. 1. The all-new BMW Series Sedan i i The Ultimate i Driving Machine®THE ALL-NEW SERIES SEDAN.JOY IS AN EXPLORATION OF BEAUTY.BMW EfficientDynamicsLess emissions. More driving pleasure.
  2. 2. POWERED BY CREATIVITY.INSPIRED BY JOY. The all-new BMW Series Sedan: the perfect symbiosis of modern design and driving pleasure. It’s our tribute to the beauty of ideas – the lifeblood of our company. Whether in the grand sweep of an eye-catching contour, or in the rigid, lightweight construction of the suspension, innovative ideas keep every inch of the BMW Series Sedan moving forward. And with over years of creating vehicles designed to stay at the forefront of the industry, we know a thing or two about the beauty and joy of driving.
  3. 3. Editorial A MASTER CLASS IN MOTION. The art of design. BMW believes in the potency of ideas. From high-performance engines to advanced handling technologies, many of our greatest concepts begin at desks, on printouts or in blueprints. But an idea doesn’t have to start on paper to be powerful – or inspiring. At the BMW Museum in Munich, there is a kinetic sculpture that immediately catches the eye with its complexity and beauty. No less than metal balls continually align and then realign themselves in ever-shifting patterns – some abstract, some in the familiar contours of a BMW vehicle. The sculpture serves as a perfect representation of our approach to design: it is this same uid concept of beauty that we apply to our vehicles, even from the earliest stages. And like the sculpture, each component of our design concept must be in placeThe all-new BMW Technology Equipment Summaries in order to create a cohesive, uni ed whole. Like a team of artists, our designers work together to shape their vision using models, sketches Series Sedan and even discussions. It’s a complex process that yields a truly unique product: a new BMW design.AESTHETIC MEETS NEW REVELATIONS ONE OF A KIND, BMW SERIES SEDAN The all-new Series Sedan – a winning combination of elegance,ATHLETIC. ON REVOLUTIONS. ONE AT A TIME. OVERVIEW. sportiness and luxury – captures this principle beautifully. With its timeless pro le with contours that impress, the gracefully chiseled Exterior Performance Combination examples Equipment charts body of the Series Sedan expresses the essence of BMW design. The shape of perfection. The BMW Series Sedan on the move. But it is not simply a super cial attraction. You’ll nd equal attention to Exterior colors Technical data detail has been paid to the entire vehicle. The cabin serves as a master Driving experience BMW Ef cientDynamics class in functional comfort, from the Black Panel Display technology Highlights of the all-new BMW Technology that increases driving joy while Upholstery materials and colors BMW Services that awakens to glowing life at the press of the Start button, to the new Series Sedan. reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Exclusive offers for BMW customers. Parking Assistant feature that selects and then helps pilot you into Interior trims parking spaces. Under the hood, BMW’s TwinPower Turbo engines Dynamics and design Engines have become more fuel ef cient, giving you even more reasons to Interview with chief designer A pair of TwinPower Turbo engines and Recommended color combinations keep driving longer. Each of these aspects is compelling on its own. Adrian van Hooydonk. one naturally aspirated powerplant. Incorporated into a single, symphonic whole, the result is no less Standard/Optional equipment than class-leading. The Series Sedan resets the standards. It’s a Interior Chassis and safety features difference that rewards drivers, passengers and onlookers alike. Cockpit and rear-cabin highlights. Innovations that bring joy. Original BMW Accessories World-class, yet personalizing. Experience Technology/BMW Assist™ Five minutes in the all-new BMW Systems that add convenience and Series Sedan. peace of mind while you’re on the road. bmwusa.com/byo Six technical questions Explaining six interesting technologies bmwusa.com/allnew in the all-new BMW Series Sedan. Equipment of model shown: BMW i Sedan Engine: -valve BMW TwinPower Turbo . -liter inline six-cylinder engine Nominal output: hp @ rpm bmwusa.com/technology Wheels: V Spoke (Style ) " light alloy Exterior color: Space Gray Metallic Upholstery: Venetian Beige Dakota Leather Interior trim: Anthracite Wood Optional equipment: Sport Package, Premium Package, -speed Sport Automatic transmission, -zone climate control For information on speci cations please see pages - .04 05 Content
  4. 4. The design and style of the Series Sedan answers anyquestions about how we seethe world of automotivebeauty. From the powerfulfront end, to the expressivecontours, to the signatureHofmeister kink, each eye-catching section is also avital component in thedynamic, elegant symphonyof the vehicle’s exterior. Andif your question is, does itdrive the way it looks? Theanswer is a resounding yes. bmwusa.com/allnew06 07 Exterior
  5. 5. THE PURSUIT OFHAPPINESS ISNEVER-ENDING.Elegance and ef ciency, sophistication and swagger:the all-new BMW Series Sedan gives drivers andpassengers a sense of purpose on the road – and areason to keep moving. JOY.
  6. 6. BMW EfficientDynamics Less emissions. More driving pleasure.BMW EFFICIENT DYNAMICS:THE LANGUAGE OF BMW ENGINEERING.BMW Ef cientDynamics has kept us moving toward one constant goal: our unwavering commitment to achievingmaximum power and ef ciency with minimum emissions. This compels us to create the most ef cient modelspossible – from powerful, lightweight engines to aerodynamic tail ends, and every part in between. For example,our Brake Energy Regeneration technology harnesses the kinetic energy normally wasted when coasting andstopping. This energy is stored in the vehicle’s battery, where it is available for running electrical components.As a result, the engine does less work, saving fuel and reducing emissions. It’s just one more way BMW is movingforward to make driving as enjoyable and ef cient as possible. bmwusa.com/efficientdynamics12 13 Driving experience
  7. 7. In crafting a perfectly balanced model of power, the engine is at the heart of the issue. With no fewer than three engine choices, the all- new Series Sedan offers classic pulse-raising BMW performance – including, in the i, a stunning . -liter, -hp TwinPower Turbo V- engine with High Precision Direct Injection. In the i and i, a -speed manual and two new -speed automatic transmissions not only harness this power perfectly, they also enhance fuel ef ciency. It’s the most thrilling way to take ight in our latest masterpiece.OUR DREAMS MOVE US.THEY’LL MOVE YOU, TOO.For details on the availability of standard and optional features,please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.14 15 Driving experience
  8. 8. BMW Driving Assistance technologiesgive important feedback on your vehicle’soperating status and surrounding traf c.However, what you’ll discover is theirability to reduce stress, making any timespent behind the wheel more enjoyable.Head-up Display.Key information is projected directly intoyour eld of vision so you can focus on theroad ahead while staying informed of yourspeed and operating data. If so equipped,view Navigation directions and ActiveCruise Control data; and see BMW NightVision with Pedestrian Detection andLane Departure Warning System alerts.Active Cruise Control withStop & Go function.This feature uses radar measurements toautomatically maintain a preset speed anddistance between your vehicle and theone ahead in heavy traf c and highwaydriving. It can even bring your BMW to astop, if needed. Once traf c allows, yourBMW automatically returns to its presetspeed. At all times, the Forward CollisionWarning feature sounds an alert if you areapproaching the vehicle ahead too quickly.Lane Departure Warning andActive Blind Spot Detection.If your vehicle crosses the lane markingswithout rst using the directional signal,the Lane Departure Warning Systemgently vibrates the steering wheel, alertingyou. When the turn signal is activated,Active Blind Spot Detection monitors forvehicles in your blind spot or approachingat a higher speed in the passing lane.Should this be the case, the system alertsyou by sending a mild vibration throughthe steering wheel and displaying a visiblesignal in the side-view mirror. TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR SERVICE: ADVANCED DRIVING ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS. Cruise Control is not a substitute for the driver’s own responsibility in adjusting speed and otherwise controlling the vehicle. After evaluating the road, traf c and visibility conditions, the driver must decide whether and how the system is used. Requires clearly de nable lane markings that are not obscured by rain, snow, etc. Lane Departure Warning feature is not a substitute for the driver’s own responsibility in maintaining safe control of the vehicle.16 17 Driving experience
  9. 9. Bold artistic statements must be reinforced in even the smallest details. In this case, numerous supporting technologies help you make the most out of every ounce of this masterpiece’s power and grace. Take, for example, BMW’s Electric Power Steering (EPS), making its debut in the all-new Series Sedan. Enhancing both precision and comfort, the EPS system relies on an electric motor, as opposed to conventional mechanical systems, to provide assistance during steering maneuvers on an as-needed basis only. Once steering wheel movement ceases, such as cruising, energy consumption from this innovative system is reduced to zero. So you can drive exactly as you intended – with poise and precision.18 19 Driving experience
  10. 10. A BMW SHOULD Interior designer Oliver Heilmer checking the lines and dimensions of the body on the clay model.ALWAYS RADIATE You put great emphasis on the dynamism of this model. ButDYNAMISM. how sporty can a BMW 5 Series Sedan be? A BMW must always be an expression of dynamics and motion! The 5 Series in particular appeals to customers who love driving, including long distances, and really appreciate the typical driving dynamics of a BMW. The propor- tions are clearly de ned by the heritage of BMW sedans: short over-Adrian van Hooydonk, , Head of BMW Group Design, invited hangs, long wheelbase, a long hood and the cockpit set well back.us to join him on an exclusive test drive. An interview with theexpert about the design of the all-new BMW Series Sedan. It seems you like working with lines. The door handles, for example, meld into the seam lines. The primary measures ofInterview: Jan-Kirsten Biener BMW’s design language are proportion and volume. It’s only atCaptions: Brian Finally second glance that the lines that delineate the spaces become visible. Inside, you’ve opted, in general, for clearly de ned spaces, with clean lines and no unnecessary frills. What’s the reason- ing behind that? The interior, too, has to speak of dynamics and elegance. Our idea was to express this through smoothly owing lines across the instrument panel and doors. How do you manage to create an interior with such a modern atmosphere? First and foremost, by ensuring that the exterior and interior form a harmonious whole – and just like on the outside, the closer you look inside the BMW 5 Series, the more innovations you discover. For example, there’s the momentum of the two lines on the instrument panel that’s carried over onto the passenger side – something that only strikes you at second glance. Or the way the trim panel transitions from the instrument panel to the door, with a chrome-color highlight. It’s the sum of these detailed re nements that explains the appeal of the all-new BMW 5 Series interior. Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design, introduces the all-new BMW Series Sedan. The headlights are capped with a strip of frosted glass that looks like an eyebrow, while the taillights have a pronounced L-shape. Why did you go for these visuals? Our “night design,” as we call it, ensures that the BMW 5 Series can be clearly identi ed as a BMW even in the dark. That’s why, at the front, we chose toExterior designer Jacek Fröhlich have the “eyebrows” lend a slightly angular look to the round twingets to work on his design model. headlights. The L-shape of the taillights builds a bridge between tradition and progress. The Corona headlight-rings are also available with state-of-the-art LED technology. Were there any areas where you deliberately wanted to set thisAdrian van Hooydonk, what do you personally nd so Were these the two primary characteristics you were after model apart from its predecessor? This time around, we havespecial about the all-new BMW 5 Series Sedan? This new in your design? Let’s say that’s why the design of the new BMW designed a very upright kidney grille. In fact, we’ve gone back to givingBMW 5 Series reveals at a glance exactly what you can expect to 5 Series features very dynamic lines at the front and rear, while the it a slight forward angle. This shows, on the one hand, how rmly rootedexperience inside. It’s the perfect t, like a suit that’s made to order side view has a stretched and timeless look to it. we are in our own design history. On the other hand, it underpins the– and the BMW 5 Series suits any occasion. No matter if you’re on sporty character of this model. Overall, the new BMW 5 Series Sedanbusiness, on vacation or driving around town, you’re always dressed The way we see it, you’ve implemented three design concepts looks a touch lower and wider than its predecessor – which means itright, with a sure sense of style. in a single car. Would you agree? The observer always sees a car looks even more dynamic. as a whole. Every BMW expresses a high degree of sportiness andAt BMW, the 5 Series invariably has a special part to play. elegance, with the mixture varying from one series to the next. For The kidney grille is particularly wide and striking in this model.How do you see the role of this series in the current BMW me, the BMW 5 Series is the epitome of the sporty business sedan. Why is that? Well, of course the kidney grille is not just a designportfolio? The 5 Series is the brand’s core product. The BMW While it clearly belongs to the large sedan class, at the same time it element, it’s also an important air inlet. But in the new BMW 5 Series5 Series Sedan has the longest pedigree in the range and, for that has its own distinctive looks, based on the three primary characteris- the design of the kidney grille has one primary purpose. It says, “Thisreason alone, it holds a special place in our corporate history. As tics that you referred to: the charismatic appeal of the front end, the is one sporty sedan!”always, this BMW 5 Series demonstrates the perfect combination stylish elegance of the side view, and the natural, authentic sportinessof sportiness and elegance. of the rear. Those were indeed the speci cations for this model, and Emotional sketch of the exterior Thank you very much for this exclusive interview! It was a I’d say they’re all readily identi able in the nished product. of the new BMW Series Sedan. pleasure talking to you.
  11. 11. BMW translated the luxurious comfort of the all-new Series Sedan’s interior to match the elegant joy of the exterior. Upon entering the cabin, it’s clear that the vehicle’s sweeping contours and clean lines have per- meated the interior, as well. Choose from a wealth of sleek modern trims – like Dark Wood and Aluminum – as well as supple leather upholsteries, including BMW’s optional plush Nappa Leather. Extensive Black Panel technology – both on the dash and in the center console – gives you easy- to-read information on everything from vital driving information, including speed and rpms, to climate control and Navigation system details; when not in use, the surface is simple, clean and dark. Speaking of controls, the driver-centric dashboard gives those behind the wheel quick and easy access to every knob, dial, wheel and button. Grasp the fourth- generation iDrive Controller and plot your course on a large, integrated . -inch screen. And the new Top- and Side-view Cameras provide visual assistance for parking and maneuvering in tight spaces, with images clearly transmitted to the iDrive screen. Intuitive, comfortable, and luxurious: the interior of the Series Sedan is a truly stunning complement to the vehicle’s sharp lines and good looks. 1 Delayed availability. For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.PERFECTION. WHERE FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION MEETS PURE EXHILARATION.22 23 Interior
  12. 12. DISCOVER A PLACE WHEREEVEN SITTING DOWN INSPIRES AWE. In typical BMW fashion, every surface and corner of the all-new Series Sedan cabin is nished in premium materials. Sit back in seats upholstered in plush optional Nappa Leather. Run your eyes over the dash, accented with rich wood trims. You’ll soon dis- cover just how inviting and inspiring elegant design truly can be. The all-new Series Sedan delivers a rewarding rear-seat experience, even for tall passengers. Designed with ample headroom and greater knee-room than its predecessor, back-seat travelers are treated to more comfortable accommodations than ever before. Once they are settled in, four-zone automatic air conditioning provides individually adjustable air settings for the two outer seats. Passengers of all ages will appreciate the rear-seat enter- tainment system that offers two -inch monitors, plus a separate DVD drive and easy-to-use controls. And a premium hi- system puts the power of high-end speakers at your disposal, for creating an atmos- phere of acoustic bliss on any trip. Who says the driver’s seat is the only great place in the Series Sedan? For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.24 25 Interior
  13. 13. MINUTES Falling in love only takes seconds. : It’s so quiet, it’s as if the world had Forming a deep, lasting friendship been swaddled in a cotton blanket. Your takes minutes and seconds longer. senses become more acute. Everything inIN THE ALL- What do the rst ve minutes in the all- the cockpit, including the center console and new BMW Series Sedan feel like? BMW gear selector lever, is focused toward you – researched the issue and documented the driver. Buttons can be reached with theNEW BMW the results. (The most important result tips of your ngers; just stretch out your hand. was that the test subjects didn’t really want to get out of the BMW Series Sedan again.) SERIESSEDAN. : Press the Start button, and the vehicle’s functions come to life. The all-new BMW Series Sedan talks to you in a wordless language. You twist, tilt and press the iDrive Controller, which functions with awless precision. Everything is quick and easy to set up – like pairing your BMW-approved Bluetooth® mobile phone with the car. : Operating the door handle is the rst : The clear cockpit layout seems : It’s fun, getting to know the Series indication of things to come. The door opens pleasantly familiar, with high-quality Sedan interior. Exciting, too – like the rst day with a satisfying sound that signals precise materials that make for a superb look at a job that you have been eagerly looking workmanship and rst-class materials. You and feel. You run your ngertips over the forward to. And then, the rst press of the take your seat behind the steering wheel different types of surfaces. The leather- accelerator pedal. Still in neutral, you hear and look over the cockpit. Closing the door, wrapped steering wheel feels sporty and the power of the engine, feel its dynamic you notice that it moves by itself the last compact. How good it is to the touch! potential, can’t wait to get going. And once couple of inches, then pulls itself shut, you slide into gear, you know that you won’t making barely a sound. ever want to stop again. For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
  14. 14. AUTHENTICITY. PUT YOUR HANDS ON THE WHEEL AND YOUR MIND AT EASE. Driven to innovate, BMW imbued the all-new Series Sedan with a range of cutting-edge technologies that elevate the entire driving experience. But this is not technology for its own sake. Each groundbreaking feature is seamlessly designed and integrated for maximum operating ef ciency and user- friendliness. Only in this way can we increase the thrill of The Ultimate Driving Machine® without losing its signature driving feel.
  15. 15. BMW EFFICIENT DYNAMICS: GREEN – EVEN AT GREEN LIGHTS. BMW EfficientDynamics Less emissions. More driving pleasure. BMW is passionate about researching and develop- ing innovations that ensure advanced and efficient driving. This is why every new BMW – like the new Series Sedan – comes with comprehensive, multi-award-winning BMW EfficientDynamics technology. All of BMW’sImagine fuel-ef cient vehicles EfficientDynamics featuresthat accelerate from - mphin a mere . seconds. are perfectly matched toFuel-ef cient vehicles that are reduce fuel consumptionextremely aerodynamic. and CO emissions whileFuel-ef cient vehicles that causeexcitement even when parked. maximizing engine output and dynamic performance.Sports cars that use only one Less fuel, more drivinggallon of diesel fuel per miles.Sports cars that are fueled from pleasure: a contradictiona wall socket. that BMW has resolvedFuel-ef cient vehicles and once and for all. It makessports cars like the BMW Vision for joyful drivers whileEf cientDynamics concept benefiting the environment.car make the impossiblepossible. And demonstrate thata combination of highly ef cienttransportation and pure emotioncan soon become a reality. High Precision BMW TwinPower -speed STEPTRONIC automatic Valvetronic. Electric Power Steering. Brake Energy Regeneration. direct fuel injection. Turbo technology. transmission. BMW’s Valvetronic valve control Unlike conventional, hydraulic In vehicles with Brake Energy In this latest-generation direct fuel This innovative turbocharging The close spacing of gear ratios system improves engine response steering systems, Electric Power Regeneration, the alternator gen- injection system, the piezo injectors technology ef ciently reclaims the in this new -speed automatic and re nement, while also helping Steering draws power only during erates electricity only when the are positioned very close to the energy contained in exhaust gases, transmission makes maximum use to reduce fuel consumption. The actual steering movements. When driver takes his or her foot off the spark plugs. They inject fuel at high using two turbochargers ( i) or a of the optimum rev range, reducing system helps the engine “breathe” the steering wheel position is con- accelerator. Kinetic energy that was pressure, with extreme precision, twin-scroll charger ( i). fuel consumption and allowing better by providing fully variable lift stant, the electric motor is inactive. previously unharnessed is trans- for very ef cient combustion. smoother shifts. adjustment of the inlet valves formed into electrical energy, then fed into the battery. In this way, electricity is generated without consuming fuel. Not all BMW Ef cientDynamics features are available on all models.30 31 BMW EfficientDynamics bmwusa.com/efficientdynamics Please see your authorized BMW center for details.
  16. 16. IT ALL REVOLVES AROUND JOY. SEVERAL THOUSAND TIMES PER MINUTE. Torque (lb-ft) Power output (horsepower) Power output (horsepower) Torque (lb-ft) Engine speed (rpm) Powerful and ef cient – the new BMW i with TwinPower Turbo technology.Engines that power innovation. Year after year, BMW engines have garnered BMW i. BMW i TwinPower Turbo. BMW i. BMW’s . -liter TwinPower Turbo This unique engine combines It continues to push you back in Hit the accelerator of the i, andaccolades for their output, refinement and high-revving ability. Beneath the long V- is the essence of an iron st a twin-scroll TwinPower Turbo, your seat all the way to rpm. in . seconds, you’ve reachedhoods of the all-new Series Sedans are three of the world’s most sophisticated in a velvet glove. Calling on two High Precision direct fuel injection, In just . seconds you’re easily mph, thanks to its potent -hpengines. All are designed to deliver on BMW’s EfficientDynamics philosophy: parallel turbochargers, its robust and – in a rst for turbocharged passing mph – and just as easily engine. The lightweight composite hp accelerates the i engines – BMW’s Valvetronic surpassing all expectations. magnesium/aluminum engine blockincreased power with decreased fuel consumption and emissions. Whichever smoothly from to mph in variable intake technology that adds to the spirited accelerationengine you select, you’ll enjoy the thrill of BMW performance while helping to . seconds, while the boost helps the engine “breathe” better. and nimble handling. And withprotect the environment every day. from lb-ft of peak torque is The result: turbo lag is virtually lb-ft of torque, the power pours on sustained from all the way eliminated, while posting one of early and strong, and continues to rpm. Thanks to High the most fuel-ef cient ratings in its throughout the powerband. Precision injection, this V- is class. The i TwinPower Turbo also extremely fuel ef cient. develops maximum output of hp at rpm, redlining at rpm. Peak torque of lb-ft kicks in almost immediately at rpm. All to claims: BMW AG test results. BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.32 33 Engines
  17. 17. The all-new Series Sedan offers a host of innovative performance-enhancingtechnologies as well as active and passive safety features that help you get IF THE ALL-NEW SERIES SEDANthe most pleasure out of every drive. IS BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT, WHAT’S INSIDE IS POSITIVELY STUNNING.Integral Active Steering. Adaptive Drive. Driving Dynamics Control. -speed Sport Automatic Double-wishbone front Dynamic Stability Control Passive safety.With Integral Active Steering, at Included in the Dynamic Handling By pressing a button, you can transmission. suspension. (DSC). In the event of a collision, thespeeds up to mph, a small Package, Adaptive Drive combines adjust the all-new Series Sedan’s Enjoy quick, comfortable gearshifts, BMW minimizes the effect of poor DSC helps to stabilize the all-new Sedan’s safety system determinesturn of the steering wheel yields performance-elevating Active driving characteristics. Choose from using the gear selector lever or road surfaces by using a double- Series Sedan in just milliseconds which of six airbags to deploy fora greater turn of the front wheels Roll Stabilization (ARS) and ride- four settings: COMFORT, NORMAL, steering wheel-mounted gearshift wishbone design. This removes when it senses an impending skid. optimal protection. An extremelyfor more direct response. It also enhancing Dynamic Damping SPORT and SPORT+, to adjust paddles. The close spacing of the lateral and longitudinal forces Whenever the system senses over- rigid steel “safety cage” surroundssteers the rear wheels up to . Control (DDC). The vehicle’s body shock-absorber rmness, engine- eight gears optimizes acceleration from acting on the dampers, or understeer, it modulates engine the cabin, with deformable crushdegrees in the opposite direction, tends to roll in corners, affecting throttle response, transmission while improving ef ciency and shift leaving them free to respond power and can apply brakes tubes front and rear. In a severegiving the effect of a shortened handling. ARS twists special two- shift characteristics and power- comfort. even more sensitively to the individually to each wheel to help crash, impact energy is routedwheelbase for enhanced maneu- piece anti-roll bars to generate steering assist. In addition, the road. Both front and rear axles keep the vehicle under control around the cabin and absorbedverability. When changing lanes at stronger resistance to body roll, traction control feature can be are made entirely of aluminum, and going in the intended direction. by the safety cage. In a severe sidespeeds over mph, both front keeping the vehicle more level and disengaged when driving on sand, which reduces unsprung weight For sportier driving or in deep snow, impact, a reinforcing bar hooksand rear wheels turn in the same providing maximum stability and gravel, or deep or packed snow. and further enhances comfort. Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) the door to the body, locking themdirection, giving the feel of an agility. DDC, on the other hand, allows increased wheelslip. together to make a more rigid pas-extended wheelbase. While you instantly adjusts shock absorbers senger cell. When the pressure isexperience greater responsiveness from the softest to the rmest released, the system is designedand directional stability, your pas- settings. The result is exceptional to snap back so that the doorssengers enjoy greater ride comfort ride comfort and uid handling can open.from reduced body roll. at all times – during changes in vehicle speed, load or road and driving conditions. For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.34 35 Chassis and safety features
  18. 18. STAY CONNECTED WITHBMW’S INTELLIGENT NETWORKOF DRIVER, CAR AND ENVIRONMENT. Safety technology. “In dark, unlit areas, Automatic high beams give me all the light I need without dazzling oncoming drivers.” Automatic high beams let you enjoy the convenience of switching between high and low beams automatically. When the Automatic high beams system is activated, an image sensor at the back of the rear-view mirror monitors oncoming traf c and lighting conditions. Based on this data, the system decides whether or not the high beams should be switched on. When it detects vehicles ahead, or the sensor indicates that ambient light is suf cient, the high beams are automatically switched off. BMW’s on-board Navigation system uses Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites and data stored on an internal hard drive to guide you to your destination, which is displayed on a : high-resolution screen. Enhancements include -D daytime and nighttime maps, zoom, travel planner, and an Assistance Window. The system also offers Voice com- mand for convenient, hands-free operation, and GB of storage for your favorite media les. Online Information Services include MyInfo and, when your vehicle is equipped with BMW Assist Convenience Services, BMW Search.™ Real Time Traf c Information is a valuable feature, included with the Navigation system, that makes you aware of traf c congestion in most large cities before you encounter it. This feature displays and describes current local traf c information on your control display; in case of delays greater than ve minutes, it suggests alternate routes.Every minute, it seems, technological advances allow your route and avoid traf c jams, and stores your BMW Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection.greater connectivity and interactivity between vehicles, favorite music. TeleService, part of BMW Assist,™ BMW helps you avoid dangerous situations by recognizing them sooner. With this feature, an infrared camera in the front bumper scans up toconsumer electronics, the internet and the driver. checks your BMW’s operating uids and wear items – feet ahead, detecting people and animals – and the direction of their and when they need replacing, it automatically noti es movement, up to feet away. The camera images are shown in theAt BMW, electronic systems will never replace the joy your authorized BMW center. Not to mention a staff of Control Display and, if so equipped, on the Head-up Display. Pedestrian Recognition also gives a visual warning to indicate any people or animalsof driving – but they do enhance the driving experience. response specialists and Concierges, there at the touch that are moving close to the road.Take, for example, Automatic high beams that optimize of a button, dedicated to assisting you every momentnighttime visibility while making sure oncoming traf c you’re on the road. No matter where you go, in a BMW,isn’t dazzled. A Navigation system that helps you plan you’re connected with the world. Night Vision performance is limited by rain, fog, humidity and other weather conditions.36 37 Technology/BMW Assist
  19. 19. BMW Assist™ – Information. BMW Assist – Safety. “With BMW Search™ I get online directions and maps, I can check the weather, and even see how my stocks are doing.” “Whenever I’m far from home, I have peace of mind knowing that BMW Assist is right there, ready to help me should I need it.” TWO FOR THE ROAD: BMW ASSIST SAFETY PLAN AND BMW ASSIST CONVENIENCE PLAN. When you’re far from home – or just in the next town – it’s easy to nd your BMW Search allows online access to up-to-date fuel prices and gas way with con dence and peace of mind with the convenient features and station locations; the latest weather forecasts, advisories and warnings; services available on your BMW. Dow Jones, S&P and NASDAQ indices, all updated by Bloomberg; and the powerful reach of the Google Maps™ database – all delivered BMW Assist Safety Plan gives you peace of mind knowing that a on the control display inside your vehicle. friendly response specialist is there to help you / , at the touch of a button. Enjoy four years of a wide range of services at no additional charge. The Safety Plan includes Automatic Collision Noti cation, Emergency Request (SOS), TeleService, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Door Unlock, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Customer Relations and MyInfo. The BMW Assist Convenience Plan adds personalized Directions, MyInfo allows you to send business locations and street addresses Traf c and Weather reports, BMW Search and Concierge services that to your BMW from Google Maps. Destinations and phone numbers not only recommend restaurants and hotels, but then also send the can be accessed and exported to your Navigation system for immediate destination address and phone number right to your BMW. You can make route guidance, while you can call the destination with your Bluetooth® up to four operator-assisted calls per year with Critical Calling if your cell linked phone. phone is not available or its battery is discharged. Concierge Services can help you make reservations at that popular BMW TeleService monitors the status of many of your vehicle’s uids new restaurant, when you simply don’t have the time. Need to know the and parts that are subject to wear and tear, and automatically transmits location of a challenging golf course or the nearest post office? Talk to a the data to your BMW center. Should your vehicle require service, your friendly representative who can get the address and phone number of BMW center will contact you to schedule an appointment. Any needed any desired destination. If your BMW is equipped with the Navigation parts will be ready, so your BMW will be serviced and returned to you as system, the Concierge can also send this information to your vehicle. quickly as possible. Then, at the push of a button, you can start route guidance. For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.38 39 Technology/BMW Assist bmwassist.com
  20. 20. BMW Parking Assistant. Every evening it’s always the same: searching for a parking space. I waste so much time and energy trying to squeeze into spots that are too short. My BMW client advisor told me that the all-new Series Sedan has a Parking Assistant feature that can not only nd parking spaces, it can even help me park. How does it do that? When you press the “Parking Assistant” button, drive under mph and keep within ve feet of the row of parked cars – on the left or the right – ultrasonic sensors integrated into the side indicators measure the size of all parking spaces. If you pass a space that’s at This slow, gentle process raises and lowers the least four feet longer than your vehicle, a green cushion’s left and right halves by about half an light will come on, and it will appear on your inch. Although the movement is imperceptible, Control Display. Put your vehicle in reverse it acts to move your muscles, increasing blood gear, take your hands off the steering wheel, ow. During long trips, this helps relieve fatigue. and press the accelerator or brake pedal. The With the Ventilation feature, multiple fans inside all-new BMW Series Sedan takes care of each front seat blow air upward through the everything else. Park Distance Control or the perforated leather, helping to keep you feeling Rear-view Camera will always let you know fresh and your clothes free of perspiration. how close you are to other parked vehicles. Active Cruise Control. My BMW center has an all-new Series SedanHead-up Display. eyes don’t have to keep refocusing. With no equipped with Active Cruise Control. How is this iPhone® and Bluetooth® connectivity.When I am in the middle of rush-hour traf c, I need to move the eyes back and forth between different from regular Cruise Control? After taking delivery of my new Series Sedan,don’t want to take my eyes off the road, even for the instrument cluster and the road, the driver I got in, pressed the Start button and my favoritea second. Luckily, I don’t have to. The Head-up stays less distracted and more relaxed. Let’s say you’re on a congested highway – song started playing through the speakers.Display projects Navigation instructions and slow-moving traf c that’s more stop than go. Was this luck – or BMW technological wizardry?other important information on the windshield, Integral Active Steering. It’s a situation no driver relishes. But with Activedirectly in my eld of vision. In fact, it looks as if it My new Series Sedan has Integral Active Cruise Control, it’s a whole different story. As Once they are connected, or “paired,” the all-is oating above the hood. How does Head-up Steering. I love driving up in the mountains. Yet soon as the vehicle ahead of you stops, your new Series Sedan communicates perfectlyDisplay work? even in the middle of tackling the tightest twists BMW also comes to a smooth, controlled halt. with your iPhone or any other BMW-approved, and turns, I nd I feel totally relaxed. Why is this? Once traf c starts moving again, so does your Bluetooth capable mobile phone. Your addressInside the dashboard support structure, there is BMW, as if it had eyes of its own. And it does: a book and the music library are also automaticallya monitor – similar to the display in a mobile While Active Steering varies just front-wheel radar sensor monitors the area in front of the car. available. It’s all thanks to Bluetooth wirelessphone. LEDs generate an image on this display. steering efforts based on vehicle speed, Integral Its visual range extends from just in front of the technology and the hands-free equipment inThen, like a slide projector, four mirrors project Active Steering controls the steering angle of bumper to feet ahead – more than one and your BMW. You can access phone numbersthe image onto the windshield, enlarging it six both the front and rear wheels. At lower speeds, one-half football elds – because Active Cruise stored in your mobile phone via the iDrivetimes. Due to a clever optical arrangement, it the rear wheels turn counter to the front wheels. Control is not just for slow traf c. It also works at Controller or the buttons on the steering wheel.appears to be about six feet away, so the driver’s This makes your vehicle feel as if it had a shorter higher speeds, up to mph. The system also To start a hands-free call, simply press a button. wheelbase, for greater precision on, say, twisting includes the Forward Collision Warning feature, And when you dock your iPod® in the BMW mountain roads. At higher speeds, the rear which uses two warning levels to alert you of a Adapter, your entire music library is also wheels turn in the same direction as the front potential collision. available, via iDrive. wheels. It responds as if it had a longer wheelbase, with enhanced control during quick highway lane changes. In other words, Integral Active Steering handles a lot of the work for you. Active Ventilated Seats.SIX I drive long distances on my job. My BMW client advisor said that getting Active Ventilated Seats in my new Series Sedan would make a hugeTECHNICAL difference in how I felt. What do they do? Active Ventilated Seats are constructed withQUESTIONS. two hollow cavities in the seat bottom. These are alternately lled and emptied with liquid. For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.40 41 Six technical questions