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July 12, 2017


Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of the BMW in the Philippines, recently unleashed the all-new 7th generation BMW 5 Series. The lighter, more dynamic, and more efficient BMW 5 Series cuts a sporty, elegant, and stylish figure that meets the expectations on a vehicle of its class.

From notes provided by ACC-BMW, the all-new BMW 5 Series, with its most important new features—enhanced dynamics, an unbeatable line-up of assistance systems, an unmatched degree of connectivity, and a new and innovative operating system—will continue the remarkable success recorded by its predecessors with 7.9 million BMW 5 Series cars sold across its first six generations.

Maricar Parco (ACC President) and Karl Magsuci (ACC Marketing Director)

“Since 1972, BMW has been producing an award-winning vehicle that enjoys international recognition and success. As the world’s most successful business car, the seventh generation BMW 5 Series mirrors the goals of our NUMBER ONE >NEXT strategy,” said Asian Carmakers Corporation President Maricar Parco. “With the expansion of our model portfolio in the premium business segment, we are confident that the all-new BMW 5 Series will further extend its emotional appeal by embodying all the values of the business athlete—strong character, relentless determination and a dynamic outlook on life,” Parco added.

The all-new BMW 5 Series has striking new exterior features. The bonnet now extends to the Active Air Stream Kidney Grille with the Adaptive LED Headlights seamlessly merged to give a broader stance. To further highlight the Hofmeister Kink, which is a signature design element of every BMW vehicle, the character lines on the side turn up as they head rearwards. At the rear, the tail pipes are now symmetrically arranged on either side to ensure a bold, stylish, athletic demeanor at all times.

The BMW 5 Series’ interior is carefully designed and selected to amplify the sense of sight, smell, and touch with the finest materials used throughout the cabin. Leather Dakota upholstery comes as standard, and the range-topping 530d Luxury includes Leather Nappa. The trims of the door panels—which are laser cut at the factory to ensure the perfect fit-and-finish for every single 5 Series—come either in wood or aluminum, while the surface of the dashboards of select variants are covered in Sensatec material.

The rear passenger space has 18 mm longer knee room than its predecessor and the seat cushion length is one of the best in its class. The transmission tunnel is narrow with wider middle seat for three adults to sit comfortably in the back.

Its lighting package of eleven different designs that include numerous LED lights gives the interior an elegant ambience. It has an Ambient Air Package with eight fragrances divided into four categories: “Blue Suite” with fresh water fragrances, “Green Suite” with fresh plant fragrances, “Golden Suite” with warm and rich fragrances, and “Authentic Suite” with natural fragrances. Four scents come as standard in the all-new BMW 5 Series with fragrance dispersal and air ionization functions.

To complement its luxurious interior, the all-new BMW 5 Series has the most advanced technology in its class. Consider the BMW Display Key which aside from locking and unlocking the vehicle, can provide information on the fuel level and turn-on the air-conditioning before the driver enters the car. A 12.3” full digital instrument display is now standard across all variants. Depending on the drive mode, the instrument will display different color themes and designs and highlight different information that are relevant to the drive mode (be it Sport, Comfort, or ECO PRO).

It is also equipped with the latest version of the BMW iDrive system, the Interface Design (ID) 6 which features a 10.25” LED touch display equipped with the Navigation Professional System that allows the driver to be in control of the many features and information on the vehicle without being distracted while on the road. The enhanced iDrive system of the vehicle includes the BMW Gesture Control, first introduced with the BMW 7 Series, and now comes standard in the all-new 5 Series. Adjusting the volume of the audio system as well as accepting and rejecting phone calls can be done via simple gestures, without having to press buttons.

To set the benchmark when it comes to performance and handling by using Efficient Lightweight technology, the all-new BMW 5 Series is up to 100kg lighter than its predecessor. By installing aluminium panels and high strength steel from the doors to the suspension setup, its lightweight body ensures that the car’s steering is sharp and incredibly agile.

The new BMW 5 Series runs on the award-winning BMW TwinPower Turbo engine that is mated to a highly-advanced 8-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic function that provides seamless shifting and ensures smooth power at all times.

530D tire

Three models of the all-new BMW 5 Series will be available in the Philippine market. The BMW 520d will be offered in Luxury trim and M Sport Package, both powered by a 2-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engine producing a 190 hp and 400 Nm. The difference lies in the exterior and interior trims. The BMW 520d Luxury is fitted with elegant chrome trimmings, 18-inch wheels, and rear passenger roller sun blinds, while the M Sport variant features a sportier body design, 19-inch alloy wheels, a BMW Head-Up display that projects the driver information on the windshield, and gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.

The top-of-the-line BMW 530d in Luxury trim is powered by a 3-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engine that produces 265 hp and 620 Nm. It comes with the top-grade Leather Nappa upholstery for the interior, 20-inch BMW Individual wheels, soft-close function for the doors, and the BMW Remote Control Parking which allows the driver to park while he is outside the vehicle by just using the display key.

The prices of the all-new BMW 5 Series are:
BMW 520d Luxury at Php4,590,000.00
BMW 520d M Sport at Php4,990,000.00
BMW 530d Luxury at Php6,390,000.00

Visit your nearest BMW dealer nationwide for more information.



Photos by Bess Zamora


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