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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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BMW 5-Series Touring is the perfect symbiosis of driving pleasure, efficiency, flexibility and sporting elegance. Generation to the Business 4 Touring assured through a strong design aesthetic, the level of functionality and modern premium brand-distinctive driving dynamics combined with exemplary efficiency. Size of comfort and safety features, which include a number of exclusive BMW driver assistance systems, show exceptional qualities of the BMW 5 Series Touring as the midrange of touring car.

Design: Individual Styling, Sporting Aesthetics

Body design BMW 5 Series Touring signalises sophisticated elegance combined with the active sportiness. Silhouette of a dynamic stretching, the surface of the rear side windows extending to the end and coupe-like roof line to produce a unique interpretation of the concept of tourism in accordance with the appealingly balanced character of the BMW 5-Series Touring. Sporty handling characteristics and modern functionality in a high-class atmosphere and varied utilisable interior space offers the possibility for a variety of authentic activities is expressed through a strong aesthetic, the sophisticatedly designed and executed elaborate details. In addition, as the BMW 5-Series sedan, the vehicle an elegant appearance reflects both the status of representation and enhanced comfort touring automotive latest model in this upper middle class segment.

BMW 5-Series Touring
The communalities in the design Touring BMW 5 Series and BMW 5-Series Sedan is limited to the front end and extends to the B-pillar body. As a result, the model also has an expressive tour and arranged carefully front end, including the typical BMW, which has been reinterpreted for this series. In addition, all the design principles is important, which also characterizes performance sedan, has been implemented on the BMW 5 Series Touring in the appropriate form-specific model concept car body. Thanks to sculpture styling, body BMW 5-Series Touring seems to be made from a cast. Perfectly balanced weight distribution reflects the proportion of the harmony between the front axle and rear. Long cap, short overhangs and dynamic, wedge-shaped silhouette with a sporty vehicle provide active, looks to move forward. Like the sedan, BMW 5 Series Touring has the longest wheelbase in its segment, measuring 2968 millimeters.

Through the vehicle's surface precisely contoured to make the car even-tempered and superior overall impression at first sight. Only from a shorter distance and from different perspectives do the subtle effects of light and shadow became visible, revealing the three-dimensional character of the surface of the convex and concave. Intricate details like chrome design elements integrated side indicators, door opener embedded into the side of the contour lines and harmonious roof line extending to the trailing edge of the character underlines the premium BMW 5-Series Touring. Counter-swing - also known as "Hofmeisterknick" - to the rear side window surrounds at the base of the integral D-pillar are both characteristics and sophisticated elements.

Charismatic performances: concentrated look and move forward-character.

Expressive front end of BMW 5 Series Touring convince sports highlights and the representative character of the model through brand-specific but reinterpreted design features. The upright BMW kidney grille, which even seems to lean forward when viewed from a certain perspective, represents forward-moving vehicles and characters, along with a strong light wheel arches, giving the car a charismatic presence. Four contour lines sweep down to the kidney grille cut into the individual cap. Two lines meet in the middle of the kidney grille, round the BMW logo. Large air intake with fog lights positioned round sports far beyond the particular to provide a note with the division into three parts, with two horizontal bars divide the air scoop on both sides. Extend this further bar on the inside at the level of kidney lattice, rendering the central part of a complete air intake, harmonious unit. Together with the contour up to the outside air intake, they emphasize the wide front end, directing the audience's eyes to the wheel arch.

Headlamp unit extends far into the side panels also serve to emphasize the wide cars. Light source is actually two cylindrical lamps, with dual round headlights cut off at the top by a trim panel to create concentrated look so typical of BMW and reminiscent of an athlete at the starting line. In conjunction with the optional Xenon headlights, car lights during the day quite clearly include LED light ring, while the indicator is moving in the direction away out of ten LED units respectively. As a final highlight, the focus of LED lights mark the end of each lamp unit.

Side view: dynamic stretching a flat contour and silhouette.

Handling characteristics of the BMW 5-Series combine superior agility with outstanding ride comfort. A proper balance between sportiness and elegance is also reflected in the design of the BMW 5 Series Touring. Seeing the particular emphasis of this fact. With the contour stretched, the vehicle has a particularly flat silhouette. This is emphasized by a slightly wedge-shaped geometry of the window surface and extended a different contour in the door opener. This contour running parallel to the cavity door covers and extends to the rear lights. Along with the coupe like roof line that creates the overall impression of a dynamic stretch. Also, the narrow body trim on the window gives the BMW 5 Series Touring lightweight and elegant air.

At the bottom of the body, a concave surface of a living creating effects of light and shadow, emphasizing the character of sport BMW 5-Series Touring. Greater curvature around the rear wheel arches to the back of testimony-wheel drive. At this point, the maximum width of body pride, stood firmly on the rear wheels.

Vehicle dynamic contour is emphasized by the counter-swing - also known as "Hofmeisterknick" - at the bottom of the D-pillar. Furthermore, the new version of the optional roof luggage rails, a flat-mounted, solid one-piece element, contributing to the appearance of the silhouette. Luggage roof rails, available in satin finish aluminum, black and black individuals, is flush with the roof line at the back where they joined the contour of the roof edge spoiler.

Strong visible, large trunk hatch: the design of the rear signalises active sports and flexibility.

Design a unique sculpture BMW 5 Series is also responsible for the smooth transition between the side panels and the rear of the new touring model. Contour lines on the contour of the rear lights and join in on the license plate recess. In addition, viewed from the back, concave surface between the lines and contours of the wheel arches to give a clear body waist. Burning wheel arches and a horizontal resolution stresses the back of strong figures of the BMW 5-Series Touring, wide track and ends flush with the wheel arches, further enhance this impression.

Rear window which gives an indication of surface area generously dimensioned trunk hatch. The third brake light mounted on the rear window looking at the end of the roof spoiler is recognized even when not active. Which is divided vertically, L-shaped rear light clusters reflect the unique brand of performance and provide clear "night design". Two rows of LED lights well hidden in the bed of the truck is typical BMW homogeneously bright light elements. In addition, the direction indicators and brake lights also feature LED technology.

Interior: enough, Luxurious Space Through Intelligent Function

Modern functionality and unmatched comfort in the vehicle suffered only premium reflects the character of the BMW 5 Series Touring. Unique position in the upper middle class segment is the result of the ability to meet the requirements of the target group manifold edge in a way that firm and convincing. This applies to good driving characteristics and interior concepts presented by the BMW 5 Series Touring. Compared with its predecessor, superior drivetrain and suspension technology further enhanced the same exercise with optimized characteristics of automotive comfort, which optionally available Dynamic Driving Control allows the driver to adjust the suspension to their own individual needs. Similarly, when using interior, drivers can depend on the BMW 5-Series Touring to adapt perfectly to each of their special needs. Variables likely to increase the luggage capacity, intelligent details for optimizing the function and easy operation ensure that the use of transport capacity of the BMW 5-Series Touring is a premium experience.

Because of the high level of variability, the BMW 5 Series Touring to support versatile, active lifestyle that is marked with requirements different. It's just as convincing to do such an elegant and Touring Business representative as he did in a comfortable role of the family touring car, or when large transport sports equipment and other goods needed for active leisure. BMW 5-Series Touring offers the driver the freedom to overcome any time with the challenges of mobile lifestyle, while enjoying at the same time an elegant style and uncompromising premium quality BMW 5-Series.

Increased variability through the three parts of the rear seat backrest angle adjustment.

When all five seats in the BMW 5 Series Touring is used, the storage capacity of 560 liters is available under the trunk of the slide. Also, the possibility to get a flexible and situation relating to the addition of transportation capacity has increased significantly. This high level of variability achieved above all by the function of the rear seat backrest, a unique feature in this vehicle segment. As an integral part of the optional trunk package and as an alternative to the standard adjustments, the rear seat backrest contained in the BMW 5-Series Touring also be adjusted in an upright position. In this way, good rear seat comfort or size of the storage compartments can be optimized as needed. Features wheel locking mechanism with a backrest tilt adjustment can be arranged in seven stages. This allows a reduction trends up to 11-degree angle. When the backrest is in the maximum erect position, the trunk volume increased again to 30 liters.

Standard features BMW 5 Series Touring also includes a new operational concept for the partial or complete folding down the rear seat. Rear seat is 40: 20: 40 split folding - a unique feature in this segment. Third backrests can be either individually or jointly folded down for increased luggage capacity of up to 1670 liters. The result is a completely even extend to the loading of the front seat backrests. An optionally available ski and snowboard bag holds up to four pairs of skis can be pushed right through the middle rear seat backrest and firmly fastened. Similarly, the area across the middle of the backrest offers plenty of space to store surfboards or sports equipment of similar size between the outer rear seats.

Enhanced ease of use while increasing the volume of storage, the folding mechanism can be activated from the trunk.

Remove and fold into the bottom of the backrest can be done either from the rear passenger compartment, or by pulling one of the two control levers located on the side of the trunk. This allows quick and simple folding down the backrest, in part (40: 60) or fully, while loading. Furthermore, the trunk lid fastening mechanism has been further improved. When closing the cases, only need to press the release button to open the fasteners on both sides. Similarly, installation and unhooking clean separation between the rear passenger compartment and the trunk is now optimized.

Wide, gas spring assisted open the trunk floor offers a space to store safely smaller than a suitcase. In addition, the trunk floor panel can be completely removed, creating a recess in the trunk in which - by using the Fix-kit from a range of BMW accessories - two bicycles with front wheels separately and installed on their forks can be transported in the baggage compartment of the BMW 5-Series Touring.

Closing the trunk is raised and lowered automatically, rear window can be opened by remote control.

Maximum permissible charge for the BMW 5-Series Touring is 650 kg. Thanks to the now even more generously dimensioned trunk hatch, is now much easier to load large items for transport. Not only high but also wide hatch has increased significantly since the new tailgate hinge mechanism, which is fully integrated into the roof surface. Apart from a coupe-like roofline of the BMW 5-Series Touring, high utilisable trunk has increased compared to the predecessor model. Four fastening points installed in the boot floor as standard permit safe storing pieces smaller trunk with straps. Stainless steel loading sill inlay is a high-quality, long lasting features.

Actuators integrated into the D-pillar, and that comes as standard, moving the slide BMW 5-Series Touring luggage. When one of the truck or separately opening rear window is opened, the cover automatically slides up. Once the tailgate or rear window closed, the cover, in turn, automatically lowers. Bak optional electric operation is available for the BMW 5 Series Touring. The truck can then be opened by pressing a button on the remote control for central locking functions are integrated into the car keys. The tailgate automatically locks with the push of a button located on the edge of the lid.

More button on the remote control function to open a separate rear window, which then, assisted by two gas springs, are automatically moved to the top. Separate opening rear window to facilitate the loading of small baggage when there is limited space available in the back of the vehicle.

Innovative and complex designed smart highlighting details that make use of the functionality of variable transport capacity of the BMW 5-Series Touring pleasant experience. An optional trunk package available, which consists of the bag other than a hook, fixing ropes, nets and repairing four fastening points fitted as standard, two points further adjustment flexibly mounted on rails and backrest adjustment functions tendency for the rear seat.

In addition, the BMW 5 Series Touring may be equipped with a tow coupling shows a power operated pivot-mounted ball head. Maximum permissible towed weight 2000 kg.

Driving Experience: unsurpassed Dynamics, without compromise Supremacy

BMW 5-Series offers Sheer Driving Pleasure in a unique style, remained faithful to the philosophy of the brand while still highlighting the new arrangements at the same time. Just like 5-Series Sedan, 5-Series Touring is a further increase its main position as the most sporting car in its segment, but also offers more comfort than its predecessor. Double progress in these two regions is ensured by the most advanced drivetrain and suspension technology.

Range of machines included in the BMW 5 Series Touring boasts a strong and fast-revving petrol and diesel engines. In particular, the range starts with two straight gasoline engine 225 sending six kW/306 bhp and 150 bhp respectively kW/204, kW/245 bhp with 180 straight-six diesel and four-cylinder with 135 bhp diesel engine kW/184 rounding portfolio. Suspension consists of double track control arm front axle and an integral V rear axle in a combination that promotes both the agility and driving comfort, giving the car a very harmonious anti-roll and transition behavior. In addition, the BMW 5 Series Touring standard features as rear-axle air suspension with self-leveling.

Optional Dynamic Driving Control allows the driver to adjust the set-up cars to personal preferences and desires. As a further option, the BMW 5 Series Touring may be equipped with Dynamic Damper Control or Adaptive Drive, a system that offers additional electronically controlled anti-roll stability management, and, as yet further innovation in this class, BMW Integral Active Steering.

Six-cylinder petrol engines: a standard set for fast-revving response, smoothness, efficiency and innovation.

Modern straight-six gasoline engine guarantees up-to-date driving pleasure also in the BMW 5-Series. The power unit in the BMW 535i Touring BMW 523i Touring and spontaneous all the power and performance combined with unique high revving, exceptional efficiency, and smooth top.

Delivering 225 kW/306 hp and offers a unique technological concept, the most powerful in the six-cylinder BMW 5-Series with both characters clearly justify sports tours and innovative strength BMW engine development specialists. Indeed, 3.0-liter six-cylinder in the BMW 535i Touring is the first machine to combine TwinPower BMW Turbo Technology, High Precision Injection, and variable Valvetronic valve management. Turbocharger system to apply the principle of separate channels TwinScroll three cylinders at the moment both in the intake manifold and the turbocharger itself, and Valvetronic valve control developed to a higher standard, ensuring a very interesting response over time.

Engine develops maximum torque of 400 lb-ft Nm/295 way from 1200 to 5000 rpm, with maximum output at 5800 rpm. In conjunction with High Precision Injection also optimized for higher standards, this ensures a balance of performance and fuel economy of this power is unmatched in the classroom. BMW 535i Touring accelerates from rest to 100 km / h in just 6.0 seconds, with top speed electronically limited to 250 km / h or 155 mph. Fuel consumption in the EU test cycle, on the other hand, is 8.6 litres/100 km (32.8 mpg imp), CO2 rating is 201 grams per kilometer.

Six-cylinder power unit located in the BMW 523i Touring is equipped with a more sophisticated version of the High Precision Injection with a greater focus on efficiency. Replacing the 3.0-liter, naturally aspirated engine is receiving fuel supplies in direct injection lean burn mode, is very efficient maintenance injection process by reducing the cost of fuel in the fuel / air mixture across a broad range and also loads more high-speed machines. This combines the fast-revving driving characteristics and dynamic build-up of power so typical of BMW six-cylinder with fuel consumption is very low and emissions.

In the BMW 523i Touring, this technology provides a maximum output of 150 hp at 6100 engine speed kW/204 rpm and peak torque of 270 Newton lb-metres/199 feet all the way from 1500 to 4250 rpm. Acceleration from rest to 100 km / h comes in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of the BMW 523i Touring electronically limited to 231 km / h or 143 mph. Performance of this exercise go together with fuel consumption average of 7.9 in the EU test cycle litres/100 km (35.7 mpg imp) and CO2 rating of 185 grams per kilometer.

Six-cylinder diesel engines: the highest torque and optional BluePerformance technology ready to meet emissions standards EU6.

Representing a new generation straight-six turbodiesels, a 3.0-liter power unit in the BMW 530d Touring offer more torque and attractive styles, improve smoothness and the highest economy. These qualities typical of BMW diesel engine are ensured by the all-aluminum crankcase, turbocharger system is enhanced with variable turbine geometry and the latest generation of fuel injection common rail. Fuel provided by PIEZO injectors upgrade now operating at a maximum pressure of 1800 bar. Injector positioned right in the middle and the valves in a vertical arrangement to ensure smooth and consistent combustion process, which serves to reduce emissions from the engine right from the beginning.

This excellent six-cylinder diesel engine developing maximum output of 180 kW/245 hp at 4000 rpm engine speed, with peak torque of 540 lb-ft Nm/398 from 1750 to 3000 rpm. This kind of power the BMW 530d Touring accelerate to 100 km / h in 6.4 seconds and gives the car a top speed of 243 km / h or 150 mph. The average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle, in turn, is 6.4 litres/100 kilometers (equal to 44.1 mpg imp), with CO2 emissions of 169 grams per kilometer.

Standard trim BMW 530d Touring - just like all other versions of the BMW 5-Series - EU5 emissions standards. Equipped with the optional BMW BluePerformance technology is available also on this model with automatic transmission, diesel engine BMW 530d Touring offers a better emissions. In this case diesel particulate filters and oxidation catalysts are stored in the same unit interacts with NOx storage catalyst for further reduction of nitric oxide in the exhaust gases. This high-tech exhaust gas management ensures that the BMW 530d Touring has EU6 standards compliant, that does not come in force until 2014. And as diesel particulate filters, NOx storage catalyst that does not require additional maintenance or operating media throughout the service life of the car.

Four-cylinder diesel: increased power, leadership in greater efficiency than before.

Range of machines included in the BMW 5-Series Touring is rounded off by setting a new record turbodiesel upgrade in terms of efficiency in this market segment. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel in the BMW 520d Touring combines aluminum composite crankcase, the latest generation common rail direct fuel injection and a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry. Increased power and efficiency of the former model in this way guarantee the result of consistent optimization of the combustion chamber, the system load and the cylinder head, as well as new arrangements of additional units to help reduce the loss of friction lower than the previous level.

Thermodynamically optimized, the system loads in the four-cylinder diesel engine ensures optimum flow of power at all speeds and under all loads. Turbine electric adjuster set of knives in a turbocharger for the current status of the engine load in a split second, thus the following machines direct the gas pedal at low speeds and under full load when the driver requires maximum power and performance. Fuel injection system with a magnetic injection valve which operates at 1800 bar pressure to ensure proper dosage and consistent fuel, low emission combustion process.

Maximum four-cylinder power is up to 5 kW to 135 at kW/184 bhp engine speed 4000 rpm. Up to 30-380 Newton-meters or 280 pounds-feet, the maximum torque come all the way from 1750 to 2750 rpm. This accelerates the BMW 520d Touring to 100 km / h in just 8.3 seconds and gives the car a top speed of 222 km / h or 137 mph. Average fuel consumption of 5.2 EU test cycle litres/100 kilometers (equal to 54.3 mpg imp) and CO2 rating of 137 grams per kilometer to the BMW 520d Touring greater leadership than ever before as the most efficient car in the segment upper middle class.

Optimized six-speed manual gearbox with a dry lubricant that appears as a standard.

Innovative technology ensures improved driving comfort and efficiency is also optimized in the transmission of power from the engine to the rear wheels BMW 5 Series Touring. Benefit from even a dry lubricant, a six-speed manual gearbox in the BMW 535i and BMW 520d Touring Touring has dragged loss was significantly lower and avoid losses entirely to the interests of oil splashes greater efficiency.

Similarly, the BMW 530d Touring and the BMW 523i Touring comes with a new version of the six-speed manual gearbox is optimized for efficiency with the conventional oil supply. Gearshift lever is redesigned on all models and a shift in the bar again upgraded their standards allow a smooth gearshift with optimum precision and steady shift of the troops, emphasizing the quality of the manual gearshift exercise is very typical of BMW to a greater extent than before.

Important innovation with a unique efficiency: eight-speed automatic transmission.

New eight-speed automatic transmission for the first time showing in the BMW 760i Performance twelve-cylinder luxury sedan is available as an option for all variants of BMW 5 Series Touring is available in the market launch. When installed, it makes the BMW 520d Touring the world's first car that combines the four-cylinder power unit with eight-speed automatic transmission. This innovative transmission offers a unique combination of gearshift comfort, sportiness and efficiency standards ever seen, far superior in every way for the automatic transmission offered by competitors. Until now more options BMW 5-Series Touring variants are also available with eight-speed Sport automatic transmission allows manual gear selection by shift paddles on the steering wheel. Control logic applied in this case was performed following the principles in the BMW M car, the driver shifts to the right and down on the left oar. Further features of the Sport Auto is a special design of electronic gearshift lever in the center console.

Eight-speed automatic transmission offers a very innovative gearset configuration, four and five one-unit shift gearsets interact to provide eight forward gears and one reverse gear. Composition of these components can be seen here in the world for the first time in the eight-speed automatic transmission ensures that only two of the five grip that moves along the open on every tooth, significantly reducing drag losses compared to automatic transmissions currently on the market.

With the number of teeth increased to eight, the gear when shifting gradually smaller than before, although larger ranges between the lowest and highest transmission ratio. While accelerating, shifting harmonic transmission ratio ensures a very smooth and steady increase in speed, reaction and short gearshift times compared with six-speed automatic transmission, providing greater comfort and driving dynamics. A further advantage is that only one clutch that must be opened when the shift up or down, while the direct detection gear right track allows the driver to move the transmission by more than two wheels at a time, again with a very short reaction and gearshift times. The process of shifting down from eighth to second gear when accelerating spontaneously (kick-down) again comes with direct gearshift opened only one clutch.

Sophisticated suspension technology to improve the agility and comfort.

Technically sophisticated suspension on the BMW 5 Series Touring combines driving quality with very sports a higher level of driving comfort. Double-track control arm front axle made of aluminum allows a clear separation of the wheel guidance and damping functions more in the interests of driving comfort. Almost not affected at all by the lateral force, the silencer may respond particularly sensitive unsmoothness lump or on the road. At the same time, kinematic configuration of the front axle, with the right in accordance with the wheel camber, tire remains smooth and consistent on the road for optimum grip, ensuring effective delivery of high lateral forces even without the company especially set-up is potentially harmful for automotive comfort. However, further advantage is that the negative forces in the wheel is reduced to a minimum, handling even the most dynamic car driving situation with a high lateral acceleration smoothly and with comfort.

Newly developed Integral V rear axle is also made of aluminum also offers all the features to enhance driving dynamics and driving comfort. Through the support wheels, the rear axle subframe, swing arm and three songs arms, taking the rear axle drive and dynamic forces acting on the suspension with maximum efficiency. Elastokinematic innovative suspension swing arm, in turn, serves to set off direct longitudinal force, the spring action directly to the rear. Force acting on the radial and axial directions on the swing arm rubber mount thus clearly separated from one another. And last but not least, make sure the rear axle class acoustic comfort and vibration effectively separates the suspension from the road and drivetrain. In addition, the BMW 5 Series, Touring standard features as a self-leveling air suspension at the rear, which provides for a constant vehicle height under all driving and load conditions. Any change in the load immediately taken account of and compensation required by the individual wheels.

In the BMW 5 Series Touring double track control arm front axle and rear axle integral to form a roll axis running almost parallel to the road itself. This gives the car a very harmonious and stable behavior in the corner, with the front axle and rear is always interact efficiently in the roll and transient behavior.

Adaptive Drive: even more dynamic and unique comfort.

As an option the BMW 535i and BMW 530d Touring Touring comes with BMW Adaptive Drive which consists of Dynamic Damper Control and Dynamic Drive active anti-roll stability management. Electronically controlled, the dampers adjust well to the surface of the road and force drivers of motor vehicles to prevent unwanted movement of the car may be caused by a bump or a high lateral acceleration. BMW is the world's first car maker to use the first damping system is shown in the BMW 7-Series with continuous and independent adjustment of inbound and rebound stroke. This offers a unique combination of a firm suspension set-up and a comfortable response to bumps in the road. The driver can adjust the damper control maps themselves by Dynamic Drive Control, choose from a comfortable, normal and sport modes. Dynamic Damper Control is available as an individual choice and the BMW 520d Touring BMW 523i Touring.

Dynamic Drive anti-roll stability, roll the car around the corner to reduce speed and suddenly changed direction. Depending on driving conditions, the sensor determines the flow of rollers and swivel motors on the anti-roll bars both front and back quickly and precisely develop appropriate counter-force. It also shifts the distribution of power between the front axle and rear wheel to adjust behavior and weight change in accordance with the specific requirements of each situation and as a function of the suspension mode is selected.

Integral Active Steering: greater agility in the city, improve the comfort in the fast lane change.

Available as an option, Integral Active Steering another innovation exclusive to the BMW 5-Series models in the upper middle class segment. IAS combines Active Steering front wheels are available on the former model with rear axle steering, and steering wheel angle is controlled therefore aid for the first time, both front and rear electric motor.

On models equipped with the Integral Active Steering, the steering is controlled by the Servotronic power steering angle and masterminded by the addition of active steering transmission acting on the front axle, in each case as a function of road speed. At the same time varying system rear wheel steering angle through concentrically arranged spindle motor acting through a drive on the rear axle. Both front and rear, Integral Active Steering adjusts the steering angle through masterminded by an electric motor control unit receives data on the rotational speed of the wheel, steering wheel movement, yaw rate and lateral acceleration steering to ensure optimal behavior under all conditions.

Active Steering on the front wheel allows the driver to maneuver the car smoothly and easily at low speed with only a small movement without the wheel and crossed his arms. At higher speeds, in turn, the same movement with the steering wheel angle is smaller for optimum precision when steering into corners. Rear wheels up to 3 degrees, Integral Active Steering further improve the agility and maneuverability in car traffic in the city and mountain roads winding, by rotating the rear wheels opposite the front wheel steering angle at speeds of up to 60 km / h. This not only reduce the circle behind by about 0.5 meters, but also improve the comfort of motor vehicle driver's steering wheel to reduce the effort required.

At higher speeds, Integral Active Steering provides a very comfortable car and excellent response when changing channels and in the corner. With the rear wheels spinning in the same direction with the front wheels, the BMW 5-Series Touring the course set by the driver properly and smoothly in every situation. When changing direction under dynamic driving conditions, because it was the car able to master the high level lateral acceleration without yaw rate increases to the same level. This ensures a significant improvement in driving comfort.

Dynamic Drive Control: The ideal set-ups for every situation.

BMW 5 Series Touring sets a new standard in the upper middle class segment is not only in terms of driving dynamics, but also in ride comfort. From the beginning of the technology featured as standard suspension provides a good balance of dynamics and ride comfort. And depending on driving conditions and individual preferences, the driver can place the emphasis on both sports and / or character of the new touring comfort. All this is made possible by Dynamic Drive Control, in conjunction with the optional Sport Automatic, Integral Active Steering and Dynamic Damper Control or, respectively, Adaptive Drive, comes as standard on the BMW 5 Series Touring.

Dynamic Drive Control mastermind progressive action on the accelerator, engine response, steering assistance map, the thresholds of DSC Dynamic Stability Control and, where appropriate, also the dynamic gearshift of the automatic transmission and control maps Dynamic Damper Control, the anti-roll stabilization and Integral Active Steering. The driver can adjust the suspension setup he prefers simply by pressing a button on the center console, by using the toggle switch to choose between Normal, SPORT and SPORT + mode. In connection with Dynamic Damper Control and, respectively, Adaptive Drive, there is also COMFORT mode for a very smooth driving style. All this allows the driver to activate the pre-configured, fully set-up tune individually gathered through appropriate adjustments to the car drivetrain and suspension components.

On the road the difference between the individual modes out is very clear. SPORT mode, for example, provides much more direct steering behavior and a more spontaneous, direct response to the accelerator. In addition, Dynamic Drive Control allows the driver to select the individual configurations to SPORT mode to meet specific requirements. Through the iDrive control system, therefore, the driver can select either a normal or sport set-up for both drivetrain and suspension components. Therefore, he may, if he wants, use the sports set-up on drivetrain components even if the road conditions will not suggest a damper configuration is more difficult.

Another button allows the driver to select the appropriate settings DSC. For example, he can activate a special traction mode to start off and easier to drive off the sand or in snow. This is done by DTC Dynamic Traction Control, DSC particular mode, raising the limit responses from Driving Stability Control. Driving DTC functions Stability Control is also activated in SPORT mode +.

DSC-Off mode to enable this function is similar to an electronic locking rear axle differential for the benefit of a more sporting and ambitious style of driving. To optimize traction, a drive wheel spin when accelerating out of tight turns that slowed it right, with the attractive force that is maintained through the other, across the wheel on the axle.

Light braking system: free from fading, accurate and comfortable.

Reliable fade-free braking, offers comfortable and convenient controls, proper dosage and very helpful to further improve the quality of the dynamic driving the BMW 5 Series Touring. BMW 5-Series is equipped with a brake light in the swing-calliper technology and inner-vented disc brakes, in which the friction ring fixed on an aluminum cover. This principle patented by BMW and is now also used by other car makers, together with an aluminum frame design caliber at the front axle, works to reduce unsprung mass.

Depending on the engine, brake discs measuring up to 374 millimeters or 14.7 inches in diameter. Along with this great brakes, wheels fitted as standard is also greater than the previous model. All versions of the tour came at light-alloy wheels measuring 17 inches. Tire dimensions, in turn, 225/55 R 17. More light alloy wheels measuring 17, 18 and 19 inches of each available as an option.

Brake system is supported by the DSC Dynamic Stability Control with various functions. Over and above the stabilization effect, DSC combines more functionality for automotive safety and dynamic every time. These include ABS anti-lock braking system, ASC Automatic Stability Control, Trailer Stability Control, CBC Cornering Brake Control and DBC Dynamic Brake Control automatically maximizes brake pressure on the two axles as soon as the system detects that the driver wants to brake hard. Under extremely high brake temperatures, an appropriate increase in brake pressure to prevent any fading, while the regular Dry Braking optimize brake performance in wet conditions, and Brake Standby function is to build brake pressure when the driver takes his foot from the brake suddenly. And last but not least, the Start-Off Assistant supports the driver when leaving on a gradient.

Intelligent driving dynamics control: Integrated Chassis Management and FlexRay technology.

The system incorporated in the BMW 5 Series Touring in enhancing the excellent driving dynamics are linked by Integrated Chassis Management (ICM). This high-performance electronic control functions to analyze driving behavior by evaluating various sensor signals at a central point, coordinates the drivetrain and suspension functions within fractions of seconds to provide maximum stability under all driving conditions. And even when conditions change abruptly - for example on the surface changes spontaneously turn the wheel, accelerating or applying the brakes suddenly - ICM responds with precisely the intervention of the DSC actuators, and, when installed as an option, by acting on the Integral Active Steering and Adaptive Drive.

The interaction of the car suspension and drivetrain control system as unique and unparalleled, high-speed FlexRay data transmission system serves to coordinate all systems and sub-systems fast and reliable. Developed by a consortium of specialist companies under the guidance of the production BMW standard, FlexRay offers data transfer capacity never seen before, 20 times higher compared with conventional data transmission systems. BMW is the world's first car maker to introduce FlexRay technology in production models.

Body and Safety: Strong Character

Exterior design BMW 5-Series Touring offers the perfect balance between the aesthetic look and sports a unique dynamic interpretation of the concept of the tour. Structure set new standards in terms of violence and intelligent lightweight construction. Use of materials that best serve to meet the highest demands and passive safety at the same time optimize the car's weight to the interests of improving efficiency and driving dynamics. Various safety components actually interact with one another in the overall concept of coordinated carefully to ensure the safety of occupants good every time a collision is unavoidable. Security concept BMW 5 Series Touring also incorporates fundamental structural and innovative technologies to optimize the safety of pedestrians on the street, thus adding reliable protection in all circumstances to the accident thought the sheer driving pleasure typical of BMW. Therefore, the BMW 5-Series course meets all the requirements to achieve excellent results in all crash tests around the world.

Like the sedan, BMW 5 Series Touring comes with a very rigid passenger cell, the intelligent use of high-strength multi-phase steel and hot-formed ultra-high-strength steel passenger safety cell providing maximum rigidity at a relatively low weight. Compared with the former model, is the rigidity of the structure of the body to about 30 percent for interest and passive safety as the foundation for optimum driving dynamics are very good. Assessment of quality of light, the torsional stiffness as a function of the car overall footprint and weight, is also truly remarkable.

source: BMW Press


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