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  1. 1. BMW of Macon111 Riverside ParkwayMacon, GA 31210(866) 258-1151http://www.bmwofmacon.com THE  SERIES SEDAN. JOY IS AN EXPLORATION OF BEAUTY. BMW EfficientDynamics Less emissions. More driving pleasure.
  2. 2. POWERED BY CREATIVITY. INSPIRED BY JOY. The 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,F USASUT/ 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 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 LATEST REVELATIONS ONE OF A KIND, BMW SERIES SEDAN The Series Sedan – a winning combination of elegance, sportinessATHLETIC. ON REVOLUTIONS. ONE AT A TIME. OVERVIEW. and luxury – captures this principle beautifully. With its timeless pro le with contours that impress, the gracefully chiseled body of the Series Exterior Performance Combination examples Equipment charts Sedan expresses the essence of BMW design. But it is not simply a The shape of perfection. The BMW Series Sedan on the move. super cial attraction. You’ll nd equal attention to detail has been paid BMW M Sport Package Technical data to the entire vehicle. The cabin serves as a master class in functional Driving experience BMW Ef cientDynamics comfort, from the Black Panel Display technology that awakens to Highlights of the BMW Series Sedan. Technology that increases driving joy while Exterior colors BMW Services glowing life at the press of the Start button, to the Parking Assistant reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Exclusive offers for BMW customers. feature that selects and then helps pilot you into parking spaces. Dynamics and design Upholstery materials and colors Under the hood, BMW’s TwinPower Turbo engines have become Interview with chief designer Engines more fuel ef cient, giving you even more reasons to keep driving Adrian van Hooydonk. A pair of TwinPower Turbo engines and Interior trims longer. Each of these aspects is compelling on its own. Incorporated one naturally aspirated powerplant. into a single, symphonic whole, the result is no less than class-leading. Interior Recommended color combinations The Series Sedan resets the standards. It’s a difference that rewards Cockpit and rear-cabin highlights. Chassis and safety features drivers, passengers and onlookers alike. Innovations that bring joy. Standard/Optional equipment Experience Five minutes in the BMW Series Sedan. Technology/BMW Assist™ Original BMW Accessories Systems that add convenience and World-class, yet personalizing. peace of mind while you’re on the road. bmwusa.com/ series Six technical questions Explaining six interesting technologies bmwusa.com/byo in the 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 ) -inch 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/series06 07 Exterior
  5. 5. THE PURSUIT OFHAPPINESS ISNEVER-ENDING.Elegance and ef�ciency, sophistication and swagger:the BMW  Series Sedan gives drivers and passengersa sense of purpose on the road – and a reason tokeep 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 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, i xDrive, i and i xDrive, a -speed manual and two -speed automatic transmissions harness this power perfectly. Additionally, the -speed transmissions provide enhanced 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 Warningand Lane 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. Active Blind Spot Detection contin-uously monitors for vehicles in your blindspot or approaching at a higher speedin the passing lane. If the directional signalis activated when another vehicle is pres-ent, a mild vibration is sent through thesteering wheel and a visible image is dis-played in the side-view mirror to alert you. 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. At BMW, bold artistic statements are 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). 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 when 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 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 BMW 5 Series interior. Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design, describes the 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 special Were these the two primary characteristics you were after model apart from its predecessor? This time around, we haveabout the BMW 5 Series Sedan? This BMW 5 Series reveals at 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 givinga glance exactly what you can expect to experience inside. It’s the 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 rootedperfect t, like a suit that’s made to order – and the BMW 5 Series side view has a stretched and timeless look to it. we are in our own design history. On the other hand, it underpins thesuits any occasion. No matter if you’re on business, on vacation or sporty character of this model. Overall, the latest BMW 5 Series Sedandriving around town, you’re always dressed right, with a sure sense The way we see it, you’ve implemented three design concepts looks a touch lower and wider than its predecessor – which means itof 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 current BMW5 Series Sedan has the longest pedigree in the range and, for that has its own distinctive looks, based on the three primary characteris- 5 Series the design of the kidney grille has one primary purpose.reason alone, it holds a special place in our corporate history. As tics that you referred to: the charismatic appeal of the front end, the It says, “This 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 BMW Series Sedan. pleasure talking to you.
  11. 11. BMW translated the luxurious comfort of the  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 permeated 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 trans- mitted to the iDrive screen. Intuitive, comfortable, and luxurious: the interior of the  Series Sedan is a truly stun- ning complement to the vehicle’s sharp lines and good looks. 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 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 discover just how inviting and inspiring elegant design truly can be. The Series Sedan delivers a reward- ing rear-seat experience, even for tall passengers. Designed with ample headroom and greater knee-room than its predecessor, back-seat trav- elers 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 entertainment 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 dis- posal, for creating an atmosphere 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 BMW What do the rst ve minutes in the BMW the cockpit, including the center console and Series Sedan feel like? BMW researched gear selector lever, is focused toward you – the issue and documented the results. the driver. Buttons can be reached with the SERIES (The most important result was that the test tips of your ngers; just stretch out your hand. subjects didn’t really want to get out again.)SEDAN. : Press the Start button, and the vehicle’s functions come to life. The 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 5 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 seam- lessly designed and integrated for maximum operating effi 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 devel- oping innovations that ensure advanced and efficient driving. This is why every new BMW comes with comprehen- sive, multi-award-winning BMW EfficientDynamics technology. All of BMW’s EfficientDynamics featuresImagine fuel-ef cient vehicles are perfectly matched tothat accelerate from - mphin a mere . seconds. reduce fuel consumptionFuel-ef cient vehicles that are and CO emissions whileextremely aerodynamic. maximizing engine outputFuel-ef cient vehicles that causeexcitement even when parked. and dynamic performance. Less fuel, more drivingSports cars that use only one pleasure: a contradictiongallon of diesel fuel per miles.Sports cars that are fueled from that BMW has resolveda wall socket. once and for all. It makesFuel-ef cient vehicles and for joyful drivers whilesports cars like the BMW Vision benefiting the environment.Ef cientDynamics conceptcar 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 in this -speed automatic trans- and re nement, while also helping Steering draws power only during erates electricity only when the are positioned very close to the the energy contained in exhaust mission makes maximum use of to reduce fuel consumption. The actual steering movements. When driver takes his or her foot off the spark plugs. They inject fuel at high gases, using two turbochargers 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, ( i, i xDrive) or a twin-scroll 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. charger ( i, i xDrive). 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 BMW i and i xDrive with TwinPower Turbo technology.Engines that power innovation. Year after year, BMW engines have garnered BMW i and i xDrive. BMW i and i xDrive. mum output of hp at BMW i. BMW’s . -liter TwinPower Turbo This unique engine combines rpm, redlining at rpm. Peak 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, torque of lb-ft kicks in almost in . seconds, you’ve reachedhoods of the Series Sedans are three of the world’s most sophisticated engines. in a velvet glove. Calling on two High Precision direct fuel injection, immediately at rpm. It con- mph, thanks to its potent -hpAll are designed to deliver on BMW’s EfficientDynamics philosophy: increased power parallel turbochargers, its robust and – in a rst for turbocharged tinues to push you back in your engine. The lightweight composite hp accelerates the i engines – BMW’s Valvetronic seat all the way to rpm. In just magnesium/aluminum engine blockwith decreased fuel consumption and emissions. Whichever engine you select, you’ll smoothly from to mph in variable intake technology that . seconds you’re easily passing adds to the spirited accelerationenjoy the thrill of BMW performance while helping to protect the environment every day. . seconds, while the boost helps the engine “breathe” better. mph in the i– and just as and nimble handling. And with from lb-ft of peak torque is The result: turbo lag is virtually easily surpassing all expectations. 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 throughout the powerband. Precision injection, this V- is its class. The i and i xDrive also extremely fuel ef cient. TwinPower Turbo develops maxi- BMW AG test results. BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.32 33 Engines
  17. 17. The Series Sedan offers a host of innovative performance-enhancing technologiesas well as active and passive safety features that help you get the most pleasure out xDRIVE INTELLIGENT ALL-WHEEL DRIVE:of every drive. THE POWER TO MASTER ANYTHING THAT CROSSES YOUR PATH.Integral Active Steering. Adaptive Drive. Driving Dynamics Control. xDrive intelligent -speed Sport Automatic Dynamic Stability Control Passive safety.With Integral Active Steering, at Included in the Dynamic Handling When equipped with the -speed all-wheel-drive system. transmission. (DSC). In the event of a collision, thespeeds up to mph, a small Package, Adaptive Drive combines Sport Automatic transmission, you Enjoy maximum traction, even in Enjoy quick, comfortable gearshifts, DSC helps to stabilize the Series Sedan’s safety system determinesturn of the steering wheel yields performance-elevating Active can adjust the Series Sedan’s the most slippery road conditions. using the gear selector lever or Sedan in just milliseconds when which of six airbags to deploy fora greater turn of the front wheels Roll Stabilization (ARS) and ride- driving characteristics by pressing a BMW’s intelligent all-wheel-drive steering wheel-mounted gearshift it senses an impending skid. optimal protection. An extremelyfor more direct response. It also enhancing Dynamic Damping button. Choose from three settings: system in the i xDrive and paddles. The close spacing of the Whenever the system senses rigid steel “safety cage” surroundssteers the rear wheels up to . Control (DDC). The vehicle’s body NORMAL, SPORT and SPORT+, to i xDrive monitors data such eight gears optimizes acceleration over- or understeer, it modulates the cabin, with deformable crushdegrees in the opposite direction, tends to roll in corners, affecting adjust engine-throttle response, as engine speed, steering angle, while improving ef ciency and shift engine power and can apply brakes tubes front and rear. In a severegiving the effect of a shortened handling. ARS twists special two- transmission shift characteristics wheel speeds and acceleration. comfort. individually to each wheel to help crash, impact energy is routedwheelbase for enhanced maneu- piece anti-roll bars to generate and power-steering assist. In addi- On smooth, dry roads, more power keep the vehicle under control and around the cabin and absorbedverability. When changing lanes at stronger resistance to body roll, tion, the traction control feature can is normally sent to the rear axle, going in the intended direction. For by the safety cage. In a severe sidespeeds over mph, both front keeping the vehicle more level and be disengaged when driving on giving vehicles with xDrive the feel sportier driving or in deep snow, impact, a reinforcing bar hooksand rear wheels turn in the same providing maximum stability and sand, gravel, or deep or packed of their rear-wheel-drive counter- Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) the door to the body, locking themdirection, giving the feel of an agility. DDC, on the other hand, snow. parts. But hit a wet uphill curve, allows increased wheelslip. together to make a more rigid pas-extended wheelbase. While you instantly adjusts shock absorbers for instance, and even before senger cell. When the pressure isexperience greater responsiveness from the softest to the rmest wheelspin can occur, the system released, the system is designedand directional stability, your pas- settings. The result is exceptional immediately recognizes any need to snap back so that the doorssengers enjoy greater ride comfort ride comfort and uid handling for a change in power distribution. can open.from reduced body roll. at all times – during changes in Using a controlled clutch, it sends vehicle speed, load or road and more torque to the front axle to driving conditions. enhance stability and achieve greater traction. 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. “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 . -inch high-resolution screen. Enhancements include -D daytime and nighttime maps, zoom, travel planner, and an Assistance Window. The system also offers Voice command for convenient, hands-free operation, and GB of storage for your favorite media les. Online Information Services include MyInfo, which allows Google Maps™ destinations to be sent to your vehicle, as well as BMW Search when your vehicle is also equipped with BMW Assist Convenience Services. 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 helps you avoidgreater connectivity and interactivity between vehicles, favorite music. TeleService, part of BMW Assist,™ dangerous situations by recognizing them sooner. With this feature, an infrared camera in the front bumper scans up to feet ahead,consumer electronics, the internet and the driver. checks your BMW’s operating uids and wear items – detecting people and animals – and the direction of their movement, and when they need replacing, it automatically noti es up to feet away. The camera images are shown in the ControlAt BMW, electronic systems will never replace the joy your authorized BMW center. Not to mention a staff of Display and, if so equipped, on the Head-up Display. Pedestrian Detection 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. STAY TOTALLY IN TOUCH Whether you’re far from home or just in the next town, BMW Assist™ offers convenience and peace of mind. “Whenever I’m far from home, I haveWHEREVER YOU GO – WITH There are new ConnectedDrive features that extend peace of mind knowing that BMW Assist is right there, ready to help meBMW CONNECTED DRIVE. BMW’s leadership in wireless communications. Marvel at an extensive array of new Mobile Office functions. should I need it.” Get a visual image of your callers. With BMW Assist, you enjoy all this – and more. With BMW Assist Safety Plan, a response specialist is there to help you 24/7 at the touch of a button. Enjoy these services for four years at no additional charge: Automatic Collision Noti cation, Emergency Request (SOS), TeleService, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Door Unlock, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, MyInfo and Customer Relations. The Convenience Plan adds personalized Directions, Traf c and Weather reports, BMW MyInfo allows you to send business locations and street addresses to Search, and Concierge services for restaurant and hotel recommenda- your BMW from Google Maps.™ Destinations and phone numbers can tions, with the destination address and phone number sent to your BMW. be accessed and exported to your Navigation system for immediate Make up to four operator-assisted calls per year with Critical Calling if route guidance, while you can call the destination with your Bluetooth your mobile phone is not available or if its battery is discharged. linked phone. BMW Search allows online access to up-to-date fuel prices and gas station locations; the latest weather forecasts, advisories and warnings; Dow Jones, S&P and NASDAQ indices; and the powerful reach of the Google Maps database – all delivered on the control display inside An automotive rst: BMW’s amazing new Mobile Of ce feature goes your vehicle. Access news headlines and have them read aloud via text- way beyond phone calls when it comes to staying in touch. When your to-speech technology. “Send to Mail” pinpoints your current location compatible Bluetooth® phone is paired with your BMW, text messages and planned destination, and allows you to send it to any smartphone and emails are transferred to your BMW’s iDrive display screen – and or email account. Then it’s just a quick hyperlink to Google Maps for then our system even reads them aloud to you. your friends and family to see where you are and where you’re going. What’s on today’s agenda? Bring up the Calendar and To-do List on your display screen while en route, to help you stay on schedule. Need to call your o’clock appointment? Use the iDrive Controller knob to click on the phone number in the Calendar – and it’s ringing. Meeting BMW TeleService monitors the status of many of your vehicle’s uids with several people? Conduct conference calls; the display screen keeps and parts that are subject to wear and tear, and automatically transmits you informed of the status of incoming calls. Who’s calling you? If you’ve the data to your BMW center before it requires service. Your BMW center uploaded photos to your on-board phonebook, you’ll see the caller’s will contact you to schedule a convenient appointment. Needed parts will picture. Even missed calls are listed on the display screen. It’s never be ordered, so your BMW will be serviced and returned to you as quickly been easier to stay in touch while in transit. as possible. Enhanced functions for the iPod® and USB adapter add to the ease and pleasure of using your iPod or iPhone.® Want to know which CD that song comes from? The album cover is shown on your display screen. Don’t purchase additional cables – your iPod or iPhone’s original USB cable connects to your BMW’s USB port. Another rare feature: with BMW Assist and Bluetooth audio streaming, you can wirelessly play music through the BMW audio system from any Bluetooth compatible Want to know the location of a challenging golf course or a ne French music player or mobile phone, from anywhere in your vehicle. In fact, restaurant? Talk to our Concierge and get the address and phone number the audio library appears on the display screen, where you can use the of your desired destination sent to your BMW Navigation system and then iDrive Controller knob to make your selection. start route guidance at the push of a button. 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
  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 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 BMW Series Sedan takes care of everything each front seat blow air upward through the else. Park Distance Control or the Rear-view perforated leather, helping to keep you feeling Camera will always let you know how close you fresh and your clothes free of perspiration. are to other parked vehicles. Active Cruise Control. My BMW center has a Series Sedan that isHead-up Display. eyes don’t have to keep refocusing. With no equipped with Active Cruise Control. How isWhen I am in the middle of rush-hour traf c, I need to move the eyes back and forth between this different from regular Cruise Control?don’t want to take my eyes off the road, even for the instrument cluster and the road, the drivera 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 – iPhone® and Bluetooth® connectivity.Display projects Navigation instructions and slow-moving traf c that’s more stop than go. After taking delivery of my Series Sedan, I gotother important information on the windshield, Integral Active Steering. It’s a situation no driver relishes. But with Active in, pressed the Start button and my favoritedirectly in my eld of vision. In fact, it looks as if it My Series Sedan has Integral Active Steering. Cruise Control, it’s a whole different story. As song started playing through the speakers.is oating above the hood. How does Head-up I love driving up in the mountains. Yet even in soon as the vehicle ahead of you stops, your Was this luck – or BMW technological wizardry?Display work? the middle of tackling the tightest twists and BMW also comes to a smooth, controlled halt. turns, I nd I feel totally relaxed. Why is this? Once traf c starts moving again, so does your Once they are connected, or “paired,” theInside the dashboard support structure, there is BMW, as if it had eyes of its own. And it does: a Series Sedan communicates perfectly witha 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. your iPhone or any other BMW-approved,phone. LEDs generate an image on this display. steering efforts based on vehicle speed, Integral Its visual range extends from just in front of the Bluetooth capable mobile phone. Your addressThen, like a slide projector, four mirrors project Active Steering controls the steering angle of bumper to feet ahead – more than one and book and the music library are also automaticallythe image onto the windshield, enlarging it six both the front and rear wheels. At lower speeds, one-half football elds – because Active Cruise available. It’s all thanks to Bluetooth wirelesstimes. 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 technology and the hands-free equipment inappears 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 your BMW. You can access phone numbers wheelbase, for greater precision on, say, twisting includes the Forward Collision Warning feature, stored in your mobile phone via the iDrive mountain roads. At higher speeds, the rear which uses two warning levels to alert you of a Controller or the buttons on the steering wheel. wheels turn in the same direction as the front potential collision. To start a hands-free call, simply press a button. wheels. It responds as if it had a longer wheel- base, 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 Series Sedan would make a huge differ-TECHNICAL ence 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