2006 BMW 530i Sport--Video Test Drive with Chris Moran from Chicago Motor Cars
A BMW 530i Sport test drive with Chris Moran. The 525 and 530 models receive an all-new 3.0-liter inline-six engine this year, and BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system is now available to serve those who need a little more bad-weather bite. BMW is also offering a versatile 5 Series wagon to U.S. customers once more, though only in 530xi trim. The 545i has been replaced by the 550i, which features a 360-horsepower, 4.8-liter V8.
Originally introduced in 1972, the BMW 5 Series has spent the last three decades catering to those who desire a sedan that functions equally well as a prestigious luxury car and a thoroughbred performance sedan. The 5 Series has long been the benchmark by which other sport sedans are measured. This elevated position presents challenges when such a stellar car is due for an update.
BMW accomplished its mission with a redesign in 1997 that gave it a look and feel that remained popular right up until the latest redesign last year. Although the 2004 BMW 5 Series was considered a complete redesign, the changes to the car's basic character seemed more like subtle refinements. It was already a comfortable, capable and highly dynamic machine. The latest version is still all of these things, just a bit more so.
In terms of overall philosophy, the largest shift from the previous model came in the form of technology. Several items were pulled directly from the current-generation 7 Series, including iDrive, Active Roll Stabilization (ARS), Active Cruise Control (ACC) and a Harman Kardon Logic7 sound system. While much of the 7's technology has migrated down to the 5, several advanced technologies made their debut on BMW's midsize sport sedan. The most exciting of these is dubbed Active Front Steering (AFS), a system that is able to adjust both the steering ratio and the amount of power assist for optimum feel and control under varying driving conditions.
Along with all the technology came an aggressive new body that most people either love or hate. For 2006, BMW has fitted the 525 and 530 models with an all-new 3.0-liter inline six, and replaced the 4.4-liter V8 with a 4.8-liter unit. For 2006, BMW has fitted the 525 and 530 models with an all-new 3.0-liter inline six. The versatile wagon body style is also back in the lineup this year, as is an all-wheel-drive system dubbed xDrive. The system is electronically controlled and uses a multiplate clutch for infinite variation in the front/rear power ratio. It works with BMW's Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), using data taken from the yaw rate and steering angle sensors to adjust the distribution of power. Further, when DSC takes corrective braking action on a single wheel, xDrive automatically redirects torque to the wheel opposite it. This means the car can keep moving even if only one wheel has traction.
With excellent power and sharp handling, the 2006 BMW 5 Series further builds on its reputation as a luxury sedan of unequaled athleticism. An endless array of technology and polarizing sheet metal may distinguish the current generation in the minds of consumers, but in the end, it's the 5's continued status as a true driver's car that will make the sale.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The BMW 5 Series sedan comes in several flavors: 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi and 550i. The wagon is available in 530xi trim only. Standard equipment includes automatic climate control, a CD player, one-touch power windows, rain-sensing windshield wipers and heated mirrors. Ten-way power front seats are also standard, with 12-way power front sport seats and 20-way power multifunction comfort front seats available as options. The iDrive vehicle management system is integrated into all 5 Series models, while a DVD-based navigation system with voice command and adaptive cruise control are optional. On the audio side, buyers can get a glovebox-mounted CD/DVD changer, as well as a premium-grade Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound system. Other options to consider include adaptive bi-xenon headlights, and a sport package with various wheel/run-flat tire upgrades (up to 18 inches in diameter), firmer suspension tuning and Active Front Steering (AFS).
Powertrains and Performance
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2011 BMW 535i M-Sport Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 BMW 535i M-Sport. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Thanks again to Hendrick BMW for allowing me to film this vehicle! for more information on this one as well as others visit www.hendrickbmw.com
Тюнинг ателье AUTO-nomia. BMW E60.
Оклейка кузова белой глянцевой плёнкой, оклейка крыши черной глянцевой плёнкой, установка бамперов и порогов от BMW M5, замена лобового стекла.
2010 HAMANN BMW 5-Series F10
Exclusive HAMANN refining programme for the BMW 5 (F10)
For the new BMW 5 series F10, HAMANN Motorsport of Laupheim presents a sporty all-inclusive, no-worry package of aerodynamics components, alloy wheels, sports Exhaust system and decorative interior fittings in carbon fibre.
To create a sports car with four doors from an ordinary limousine with sporty aspirations, a number of cosmetic modifications are necessary. HAMANN begins with a comprehensive pedicure by issuing new alloy wheels in various designs and sizes for the BMW 5 (F10). The most striking of these is the DESIGN EDITION RACE "ANODIZED" rim in 21-inch format. With its spider in matt black and brilliantly polished rim, the DESIGN EDITION RACE "ANODIZED" is supplied as a complete wheel set with 255/30 ZR21 front and 295/25 ZR21 rear tyre sizes to interested customers at a price of 8390 euro. The special aluminium alloys make the rim super-light but also capable of bearing a high load. The titanium wheel bolts are particularly corrosion-resistant and also save several grams of unsprung mass.
The design idiom of the new BMW 5 (F10) is now already thoroughly sporty, but there remains room for further improvements, which HAMANN makes accordingly. For the standard front apron HAMANN offers an adaptable front spoiler and bumper covers with built-in daytime running LEDs. The low-slung side skirts and the roof and rear spoilers change the unexciting look of a family limousine into one of a dynamic sports car. With its in house-designed middle panel of the rear spoiler HAMANN has made room for the tailpipe of the stainless steel Exhaust.
To lower the centre of gravity of the BMW 5 (F10), HAMANN uses progressive suspension springs to obtain a drop of about 35 millimetres, which reinforces the powerful look of the complete package.
Especially for the 550i, HAMANN offers a muffler with 4 tailpipes. These have a diameter of 90 millimetres each and allow the V8 engine of the top 5 model to sound in accord with its status. A metal sports catalytic converter including middle silencer can be ordered on request.
So that the interior does not have to hide behind the sporty exterior looks, HAMANN can equip the dashboard, central console, door handle panels and steering wheel with a carbon interior set with sight carbon in dull titanium grey. Other colours for these carbon fibre parts are also available on request. The driver's feet can feel good on aluminium pedals and an aluminium footrest. In addition the footwells benefit from HAMANN floor mats.