Driving dynamics & efficiency of the BMW 5 Series Sedan.

Where driving dynamics are concerned, the BMW 5 Series shifts the boundaries. The range of powerful engines impressively transmit its sporty exterior to the road. In addition to power, the BMW 5 Series offers intelligence. The incorporation of progressive technologies enable it to exploit its dynamics to the full, making it a true hero.


The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is available with xDrive, BMW's intelligent all-wheel drive system. Using a host of advanced technologies, it ensures that every bend is to be enjoyed, and when the weather turns bad, every wheel gets maximum grip.

Drive Performance Control with Adaptive Mode.

The Drive Performance Control offers the driver the choice between the standard COMFORT Mode, ECO PRO Mode, geared towards efficiency, and SPORT Mode, which enables even more dynamic driving. The new interactive function ADAPTIVE Mode continuously adjusts the Dynamic Damper Control*, the steering and the Steptronic transmission to suit the current driving situation.
*Subject to optional equipment.
BMW 520d EfficientDynamics.
The BMW 520d EfficientDynamics with BMW TwinPower Turbo 2.0 litre 4-cylinder diesel engine delivers impressively on maximum fuel efficiency and excellent driving performance. With a power output of 140 kW (190 hp), and accelerates to 62mph in 7.5 seconds.*
* These values are provisional figures and have not yet been confirmed. Figures for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are not available yet.


The BMW 5 Series is not satisfied with mediocrity. It is therefore only logical that it should be the absolute champion in its class in terms of acceleration and CO2 emissions. The Intelligent Auto Start Stop function, included for the first time, only switches the engine off when the stop is expected to last.



Thanks to more lightweight materials such as aluminium and ultra modern aluminium alloys, the seventh generation BMW 5 Series  weighs in at up to 100 kilograms less than its predecessor. The intelligent lightweight construction also ensures a balanced weight distribution between front and rear axle as well as a lower centre of gravity. The result is highly dynamic driving characteristics.



In the BMW 5 Series, the BMW EfficientDynamics package of technologies is visible on a distinctive design icon: the kidney grille. When demand for cooling air is low, an air valve inside the Active Air Stream kidney grille remains closed, leading to ideal cd values as low as 0.22, which are unique in this class.



Less fuel consumption, more driving pleasure: BMW EfficientDynamics is the name of the strategy to minimise fuel consumption and CO2 emissions while at the same time increasing dynamics and driving pleasure. The package of functions covers the drive system, energy management and vehicle concept.