BMW PH launches 7th generation 5 Series luxury midsize sedan

July 5, 2017

German car brand BMW, through its official local importer and distributor Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), has pulled the wraps off its 7th generation 5 Series. This all-new model of the luxury midsize sedan boasts a more elegant styling, improved driving dynamics, and a suit of tech and convenience features for the ultimate business athlete.

Up front, it presents a longer hood which extends to the brand’s signature kidney grille. Accenting the grille is a pair of adaptive LED headlights and daytime running lights (DRL) that provide better road visibility for pedestrians and fellow motorists at all times.

Turning to the side, the car exudes an athletic presence, thanks to a sleek set of alloy wheels (available in 18- or 19-inch sizes). The look is further enhanced with character lines that highlight the brand’s Hofmeister Kink, a profile styling signature that defines all of BMW’s latest models.

Meanwhile, the back end now comes with a pair of redesigned exhaust tips that contour the corners of the lower bumper, giving the car a more rounded look.

Per ACC President Maricar Parco, “We are confident that all-new BMW 5 Series will further extend its emotional appeal by embodying the central values of a business athlete; strong character, relentless determination, and a dynamic outlook in life.”

In relation to Parco’s statement, the all-new BMW 5 Series beckons occupants with sophistication and upmarket comfort. For starters, the cabin is lined with generous amounts of Dakota or Nappa leather with wood or aluminum trims on the door panels. BMW adds that the rear passengers can now enjoy additional leg room, about 18mm more than its predecessor.

A 12.3-inch full digital instrument display then greets the driver, while a 10.25-inch touch screen LCD monitor serves as the vehicle’s centerpiece. What’s special about this head unit is the integration of BMW’s in-car connectivity system called iDrive. In detail, iDrive lets the driver control the car’s entertainment, navigation, internet, and communication gizmos, among others, via its rotary knob located just beside the gear selector on the center stack. Moreover, the iDrive onboard the all-new 5 Series now features gesture control which was first introduced in the latest 7 Series.

On the road, the all-new BMW 5 Series moves with a choice between a 2.0 L or a 3.0 L twin turbo diesel engine mated to an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. The former makes 190 hp and 400 Nm of toque, while the latter puts out 265 horses with a pulling power of 620 Nm.

Finally, BMW Philippines announced that the all-new 5 Series is now available and can be driven home in 3 variants; the entry-level 520d Luxury (P4,590,000), the mid-range 520d M Sport (P4,990,000), and the top-of-the-line 530d Luxury (P6,390,000). Do note that the said price points were announced at the time of the press event, meaning that they will likely change as months go by.

ACC President Maricar Parco and ACC Marketing and Planning Director Karl Magsuci strike a pose with the all-new 7th generation BMW 5 Series ACC President Maricar Parco and ACC Marketing and Planning Director Karl Magsuci strike a pose with the all-new 7th generation BMW 5 Series

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Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.