BMW announced the facelift version of the 5-Series. Even though, the 5-Series is at the right time for a facelift but it doesn’t look that old! With the facelift, BMW 5-Series resembles more to present 3-Series. Especially from the front-end! You will not notice a radical change in exterior and interior design. Even though, the interior of BMW 5-Series does not receive any serious touch, the quality of the materials is improved for premium quality feel.
BMW 5-Series now offers 518d entry model with 143 HP, 350 Nm from 2-lt turbo diesel engine. Unfortunately, 518d does not offer any tax advantage to emerging markets due to 2-lt engine displacement. The rest of engines options are; 520d and 525d are both based on 2-lt turbo diesel with 184 HP (380 Nm) / 218 HP (450 Nm). 530d and 535d are both based on 6-cylinder turbo diesel with 258 HP (540 Nm) / 313 (630 Nm). Petrol engines are; 520i and 528i are based on 2-lt with 184 HP (270 Nm) / 245 HP (350 Nm). 535i is a 6-cylinder with 306 HP (400 Nm) and 550i a V8 with 450 HP (650 Nm). All engines are TwinPower turbo powered! No natural aspire for BMW anymore.
One of the ground-breaking technology for facelift 5-series is the Traffic Jam Assistant. BMW 5-Series is now capable of driving by itself in rush hour traffic by controlling the speeding and the steering wheel. As usual, 8-speed automatic and xDrive all wheel drive technologies are available. And now full LED headlight option is available!
My personal opinion, facelift BMW 5-Series is really good!