BMW Showcases the Latest 530d Luxury
|   Monday, July 15, 2013
BMW has given the 5 Series sedans a much needed face lift and the first vehicle to roll out after the new cosmetic upgrade is the 530d saloon. The head lamps and grille have been redesigned while the side mirrors and the rear lamps have been given a new touch as well. The nose feels sculpted while the hooded look of the 3 Series is prominent on this machine.

While the exterior feels completely new, prominent with a bold paint scheme etc, the interior retains some of the features although most of it is new.
A new touch screen has been installed in the center console which is mated to the infotainment measures of the car. The trim, upholstery and general décor has been uplifted which gives a very refined look to the vehicle. Business Navigation, USB Connectivity and Bluetooth have also been added on all Trims as standard.

Experts are happy that BMW finally had the sense to install Business Navigation as standard. This was a demand made long back and looks like the company finally decided to incorporate owners' demands on the vehicle. BMW has also installed an I Drive controller on the vehicle which can be used as a mouse and helps in sending emails and text messages while on the move.

BMW is offering self parking as an optional feature on the 5 Series. BMW is also looking forward to adding optional traffic jam assistance on this vehicle. The 5 Series is easier to steer, drive and accelerate and the vehicle can control itself, without the help of a human driver, till a top speed of 19 MPH. This is the revolutionary traffic assistance.

Mechanical changes have been made to the vehicle although they are very slight. The engines have been designed to fulfill all the criteria required for the Euro 6 standards. Aerodynamics has gained a hefty amount due to the new body design while fuel efficiency and eco friendliness of the engine has also increased. A twin turbo charged 4.4 liter 550i B8 engine is used to power the 530d and this is one of the most efficient engines in the lineup.

The entry level 518d displaces 141 BHP while emitting just 119 g/km of CO2 which is same as the 520d. The chassis of the new 5 Series has been developed and this enhances the overall drive dynamics of the vehicles. The dampers and suspension settings have been changed and this enhances the comfort and handling of the vehicle. The power steering has also been tuned to enhance handling.

The Sport drive mode on the new 5 Series sedan is by far the best addition on the vehicle and changes the transmission and suspension settings accordingly. BMW is trying to do an Audi with the new 5 Series although its own characteristics kick in. Priced at £43,415, the 530d Luxury is set to be one of the most popular cars on the road. BMW is yet to make this vehicle available at showrooms.
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