The 6th Generation BMW 5-Series was introduced in 2010. The car featured a drastic change in the design language which later set the trend for other models in BMW range. The 6th Generation is offered in 5 variants 528i, 535i, 525d, 550i and Active Hybrid 5.
The 2010 BMW 5-Series featured a brand new design language while still keeping the same familiar shape of the previous 5th Generation 5-Series. The front features sleek angular sideswept headlights with daytime running lights, the iconic BMW kidney grille, a large front bumper with a trapezium styled air intake and standard circular fog lights. Options include adaptive full LED headlights and the M-Sport package. The rear end features large aggressively styled LED taillights with a standard case rear bumper. The overall exterior of 6th Generation BMW 5-Series features restrained styling with elegant styling cues.
The interior of the 2012 BMW 5-Series compromises of a choice between dark wood, aluminum and anthracite wood trim pieces. The front and rear seats are covered in cinnamon brown, Mocha Nappa, black Dakota, Beige and ivory white leather. Standard features include power windows, 4-zone climate control, electric front seats, satellite navigation, a 10-speaker 180 watts stereo speaker system with AUX, CD, USB and Bluetooth input, 12V rear and 12V cargo area power outlet, cruise control, multifunction steering wheel, rear view camera, automatic headlights and widescreen wipers and the iDrive system. Options include a choice between piano black or dark red sycamore wood trim, a choice between amaro brown, silk gray, champagne, nutmeg, individual platinum and cashmere beige premium leather upholstery, heated front seats and rear seats, heated steering wheel, active driving assistant, side and top view cameras, heads up display, soft-close automatic doors, front ventilated seats, Bang and Olufsen sound system, rear seat entertainment system, night vision with pedestrian detection, power rear sunshade and rear side window shades and ceramic controls. The overall interior of the 6th Generation BMW 5-Series is very spacious, luxurious and practical while still featuring BMWs familiar interior design language.
(528i) 2.0 Liter DOHC 16-Valve Inline-4
(535i) 3.0 Liter DOHC 24-Valve Inline-6
(525d) 3.0 Liter DOHC 24-Vale Inline-6 Diesel
(550i) 4.4 Liter DOHC 32-Valve V8
(Active Hybrid 5) 3.0 Liter 24-Valve Inline-6
12 KM/L-35 KM/L depending on engine choice.
Fuel tank: 61 liters.
Mercedes E-Class, Audi A6, Porsche Panamera, Tesla Model S
(528i) 2.0 Liter DOHC 16-Valve Inline-4 241bhp @5000RPM, 350 NM@1450RPM
(535i) 3.0 Liter DOHC 24-Valve Inline-6 302bhp @5800RPM, 400 NM@1300RPM
(525d) 3.0 Liter DOHC 24-Vale Inline-6 Diesel 255bhp @4000RPM, 560 NM@1500RPM
(550i) 4.4 Liter DOHC 32-Valve V8 443BHP @5500rpm, 650 NM@2000RPM
(Active Hybrid 5) 3.0 Liter 24-Valve Inline-6 335bhp @5800RPM, 447 NM@1300RPM
Great handling and drive
Good range of standard equipment
Lack of spare parts
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