In addition to the sedan and Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series Touring will of course also benefit from the 2013 facelift. From July, the practical luxury-class station wagon will also be available in a revised form and, as part of the facelift, will have a slightly modified design, new assistance systems and ConnectedDrive features as well as smaller ones Powertrain updates.
The entry-level diesel BMW 518d Touring with 143 hp is new to the engine program, while the BMW 520d xDrive Touring complements the program as an inexpensive all-wheel drive variant. At the other end of the engine range, the BMW 550i Touring receives an increase in output to 450 hp. The trunk volume remains unchanged in all models between 5 liters.
The BMW 5 Series Facelift 2013 is expected to be an even more pleasant everyday companion thanks to a number of new or expanded assistance systems and ConnectedDrive functions. As in the 7 Series, the eight-speed automatic will control sailing in the future and will switch to sailing mode between km / h as soon as the driver takes his foot off the accelerator. Thanks to the decoupled drive train, the 5 Series can cover such long distances with minimal consumption.
Also known from the 7 Series is the forecast assistant, which informs the driver in good time about reasons to slow down on his planned route. For example, if you approach a roundabout, an intersection or a speed limit on the motorway, you will receive a corresponding display when you can take your foot off the accelerator without becoming an obstacle. Even in an unfamiliar environment, you can drive with as much foresight as you would on familiar roads.
The headlight technology (xenon as standard on all models, full LED optionally available), the night vision system BMW Night Vision (from July with Dynamic Light Spot), the parking assistant (from November, the system will take over) have been further improved — or will be from November 2013 also accelerator and brake), the Head-Up Display (list display of telephone and entertainment information), the Driving Assistant Plus (from November with Traffic Jam Assistant, which steers, brakes and accelerates up to 40 km / h) and Active Protection ( with attention assistant / drowsiness detection).