BMW is going big at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show with the presentation of the new-generation BMW 5 Series Touring, BMW 4 Series and the BMW i8 Plug-in Hybrid Sports in Protonic Frozen Black Edition.
The new version of the BMW 5 Series Touring, which has traditionally enjoyed particular success in European car markets, raises the model’s signature combination of driving pleasure, aesthetic appeal, innovation and intelligent functionality to an even higher level. With its attractively balanced proportions and distinctive vehicle geometry, the body design exudes both sporting performance and versatility.
Compared with the outgoing model, the new 5 Series Touring has slightly larger exterior dimensions and provides noticeably more space for passengers and luggage. The acoustic experience and levels of on-board comfort for rear-seat passengers have both been optimized.
Even with all seats occupied, the new 5 Series Touring’s load compartment can hold 570 liters of gear, ten liters more than its predecessor offered. Luggage space can be extended up to 1,700 liters, if required. The permissible payload is considerably higher than for the outgoing model. Variability is enhanced by a number of practical details. Bottles with a volume up to one liter now fit inside the doors and the cupholders in the center console likewise accommodate larger volumes.
The 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat backrest can be lowered at the touch of a button in the load compartment. Tilt angle adjustment for the backrest is available as an option. The load compartment cover and partition net are stowed in separate cartridges in recesses underneath the load compartment floor, and a separately-opening rear window and automatic tailgate operation also form part of standard specification. Comfort Access (optional) includes hands-free opening and closing of the tailgate.
In the engine department, the 5 Series Touring will be offered with four engine options. In addition, the car will be available with the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system, then conventional rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
Intelligent lightweight construction goes hand in hand with increased torsional rigidity in both the body and newly engineered chassis. As a result, the new BMW 5 Series Touring offers a more harmonious balance between agility and ride comfort than ever before. Standard equipment includes self-levelling air suspension at the rear, while Dynamic Damper Control, the Adaptive Drive system with active body roll stabilization, Integral Active Steering and M Sport suspension (optional).
The display and operating concept now encompasses a touchscreen monitor and BMW gesture control, and new assistance systems like the Steering and lane control assistant represent another step towards automated driving. Remote Control Parking is also available for the new 5 Series Touring, and other highlights in the field of intelligent connectivity include the innovative On-Street Parking Information service.
BMW 4 Series
Featuring sharper design and a reworked chassis, the new BMW 4 Series continues along its upward curve. Redesigned air intakes and rear aprons, and the now standard LED headlights and LED rear lights emphasize the exclusive and sporty look of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe, new BMW 4 Series Convertible and new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. New electroplated elements, chrome applications and a high-gloss black finish for the center console add extra touches of class to the interior.
Highlights of the 4 Series include redesigned full-LED rear lights, premium additions to the interior, the optional Navigation system Professional and optional Multifunctional Instrument Display.
Stiffer suspension makes the handling of the new BMW 4 Series Coupe and new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe even sportier, with no associated loss of comfort. High-performance tyres are offered as an option for the models at the top end of the power ratings.
BMW i8 Frozen Black Edition
The BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition will celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. BMW will make available an Individual Protonic Frozen Black paint finish with bespoke interior styling to wow the crowd at the Palexpo.
Meantime, the Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition further accentuate the i8’s avant-garde allure. Later in 2017, BMW i will launch the BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition, giving customers another way to experience electrically-powered driving pleasure laced with added exclusivity.