BMW 5 Series Facelift 2021 Release Date
BMW 5 Series Facelift 2021 Release Date– BMW is proud to announce the updated. With improvements in exterior and interior design, aerodynamics, and technology, plus the introduction of a new 48-volt lightweight hybrid system, this generation 5 series continues to deliver cutting-edge technology and performance into the sixth decade of production 5 series.
The BMW 2021 Series 5 lineup includes:
- 248 HP 530i and 530i xDrive sedan
- 288 HP 530e and 530e xDrive PHEV Sedans
- 335 HP 540i and 540i xDrive sedan
- 523 HP M550i xDrive Sedan
First introduced in 1972, the BMW 5 Series has continuously built its reputation as a sports executive sedan for smart shoppers by delivering the performance, modern design, comfort and technology expected of BMW.
MSRP price for 2021 the BMW 5 Series sedan is $54,200 for 530i sedan, $56,500 for 530i xDrive sedan, $57,200 for 530e sedan, $59,500 for 530e xDrive sedan, $59,450 for 540i sedan, $61,750 for 540i xDrive sedan and $76,800 for M550i xDrive sedan.
New exterior design
The exterior of the BMW 5 Series sports clean surface design. The most striking feature is the design of the new BMW kidney Grille with a resculpted headlight. The new Grille is taller and wider, reaching further into the front Bumper cover and surrounded by a single-piece lattice element. The vertical lattice bar is clearer and extends farther into the airflow.
The new standard adaptive LED light is slimmer in profile and features two L-shaped daytime driving light elements on each side. This element also performs a turn signal function.
The back of the 5 series is emphasized by the new standard trapezoid finishers integrated into the bottom bumper area. The new L-shaped backlight has black edges and three-dimensional lenses.
The M550i xDrive sedan includes a new aerodynamic kit from the M Sports package and adds a rear stem spoiler cap to improve function and appearance. A Grey Cerium finish is applied to side mirror caps, BMW kidney Grille surround, front air intake Inlays and water Breathers and Lettering models. The double trapezoid exhaust finishers is a black chrome while surrounding windows in high gloss black.
Interior Design and equipment
The Interior of the 2021 BMW 5 Series is highlighted by a professional Live Cockpit standard with iDrive 7, a 12.3 “digital display instrument, and 12.3 ” screen digital touchscreen control center (up from the previous 10.25 “). Standard navigation, Apple CarPlay compatibility, and Android automatic compatibility are included. The button on the middle console is now finished in high gloss black.
The standard on all four-cylinder and six-cylinder models is a new hollow seat Sensatec with contrast stitches, giving a more stylish look and feel to the interior. Dakota skins are standard on M550i xDrive and are optional on other models. Nappa skins are available as an option on all models. The Dashboard on four and six-cylinder 5 Series can be ordered in the optional Black SensaTec with brown stitches, which is the standard on M550i xDrive.
All models feature the standard Sport seats (M multi-Contour seats at M550i xDrive) and 40:20:40 Split Folding rear seats.
48-volt lightweight hybrid technology for six-cylinder engine models.
A new lightweight hybrid system with a 48V starter-Generator offers improved performance, better efficiency, and improved driving comfort across six cylinders of BMW 5 Series.
A strong 48V starter-Generator and a second battery greatly enhance the ways in which Brake Energy regeneration can be utilized. When the driver releases the accelerator, the Generator converts the kinetic energy into electricity to be stored in a 48V battery. The benefits of healing the energy are much more when the control switch driving experience is set to Sport mode. Additional retarding produced over and above the engine braking effect is also utilized when the brakes are applied. A specially designed braking system previously found in the BMW plug-in-hybrid model allows a combination of electrical and mechanical retarding that will be deployed as required and with maximum efficiency at all times.
Accumulated energy is re-accumulated in 48V batteries supplied to 12V electrical system and power lamp, steering, power window, ventilation, audio system, and seat heater. In addition, the stored energy can be used to provide additional drive power when fed back to the starter-Generator 48V.
Starter-Generators then act like electric drive units that assist the engine, allowing it to operate in a more efficient range as often as possible and ensure there are fewer peaks in fuel consumption. When the car is accelerated, the 48V starter-Generator is capable of offering a power boost effect driver that can instantly put an extra 11 HP on tap for more dynamic power delivery. The result is a sharper response from the line and a faster burst of speed when speeding up.
A special feature of a lightweight hybrid system is the ability to charge 48V batteries from generators while driving at a constant speed. This method generates electricity by raising the load point of the machine to be used only when the battery power is low and during the phase when it has no adverse effect on the efficiency of the machine.
The 48V starter-Generator has the added benefit of allowing the machine to be turned off and start again very quickly with less vibration. The result is a convenience improvement when the start automatically stops and the sliding function is being used. When the driver brakes stop, the machine can be turned off as soon as the car speed drops below 9 mph. And if the glide function is activated, the machine is also completely lethal than just separated from the drivetrain. This function now operates at speeds between 16 – 99 mph and, on the new BMW 5 Series, is available not only in ECO Pro mode but also COMFORT mode.
New stronger plug-in-Hybrid drivetrain
2021 BMW 530e and 530e xDrive Sedans receive improved performance from the latest generation of eDrive technology. A 181 HP 2.0-liter gasoline engine is equipped with a 107 HP electric drive unit, integrated into the 8-speed transmission of the Steptronic. When the Driving Control and transmission buttons are set to SPORT, the new XtraBoost feature offers 40 HP an additional up to 10 seconds when the throttle is pressed to the kick-down position. Combined strength and torque of the new 530e and 530e xDrive sedan are 288 HP and 310 ft-lbs of torque, an increase of 40 HP over previous 530e models.
A high voltage 34 AH/12 kWh gross (9.09 kWh net) Lithium-ion battery module provides storage capacity for only electrical and performance-oriented driving.
Sedan 530e also features acoustic protection for pedestrians, which uses an exterior speaker system to produce a sound that is undoubtedly made specifically for power BMWs that operate in a power-only mode at speeds up to 19 mph.
With the addition of XtraBoost functions, 530e and 530e xDrive sedan can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds and reach the highest speed of 130 mph when equipped with all-season tires and 146 mph (143 mph to 530e xDrive) when equipped with performance tires.
BMW TwinPower Turbocharged engine
All BMW four-, six-and eight-cylinder machines feature the latest BMW TwinPower technology turbocharging which combines a single, Twin-scroll turbocharged on the 530i and 530e four-cylinder models, and a 540i six-cylinder model and two, Twin-scroll turbochargers on the V8 M550i xDrive sedan.
All engine features High Precision Fuel Injection operating in the 350 Bar (5,076 psi), VALVETRONIC fully variable Valve Timing and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing.
2021 BMW 530i and 530i xDrive sedan is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo variant of BMW’s modular family engine. The engine produces 248 HP and 258 ft-lbs. of the torque that pushes Sedans from 0 to 60 mph at 5.9 seconds to 530i sedan and 530i xDrive sedan. The BMW 540i and the 540i xDrive sedan are powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder TwinPower engine producing 335 HP and 332 ft-lbs. torque.
8-Speed Sport Steptronic automatic transmission
Steptronic Sport transmission, standard in all 5 Series models, offers a Sportier shifting characteristic, and faster gear changes while peeing paddle shifting on the steering wheel allows quick manual change of gears. The eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission also includes the Launch Control function to turn off the line with optimal traction.
The latest version of BMW’s fast-shifting Sport automatic transmission features a new, optimized hydraulic control system for improved responsiveness and efficiency. A new generation of torque reducer that reduces rotation deviations in the powertrain helps improve driving comfort and shifting smoothness. Twin-Damper system integral to isolate vibrations reduces the slip rate on the torque converter locking clutch.
Intelligent connectivity allows the 8-speed automatic transmission to adapt shifting strategies according to the route and driving situation. Working with the standard navigation system, 8-speed Steptronic uses transmission data from this system and from an optional active Cruise Control radar sensor system. This allows the transmission to avoid unnecessary tooth changes when negotiating a series of quick angles and, when approaching the vehicle in front for example, to shift downward early in order to use the engine’s braking to rub speed.
Rear-wheel drive or BMW Intelligent xDrive
BMW Rear-wheel drive performance feel or ability throughout the latest BMW season smart All-wheel-drive system? The choice is yours with the new four-Series and six-cylinder models. The available power and torque of the M550i xDrive sedan dictate that it comes standard with the BMW xDrive system.
The full power variable transfer from xDrive BMW intelligently guarantees maximum traction and directional stability in all road and weather conditions while also promoting sportier handling. The biased rear-setup system helps to ensure the new 5 Series sedan maintains the exhilarating driver’s driving experience expecting from BMW. Sending more power to the rear wheels under normal driving increases agility while cornering. In situations that do not require an all-wheel drive, the efficiency of BMW xDrive increases by directing the engine torque to the rear wheels. System weight has also been reduced, while optimized oil supply increases internal efficiency.
The M550i xDrive sedan capability is further enhanced by the standard M sports rear differential. This electronically controlled rear differential lock enhances traction and power transmission by offering a different Grip level for the left and right rear wheels and by preventing the wheels from spinning when traction is short.
Advanced Chassis Technology
2021 new BMW 5 Series sedan uses a proven two-Wishbone front and five-link rear suspension to provide the best combination of excellent handling and long-distance convenience. The components of the suspension are lightweight and meticulously tuned and Bushing works in unison to prevent road deviations from disrupting steering and isolating the body while providing the expected dexterity of the BMW 5 series sports sedan.
The M Sport Suspension, available as part of the optional M Sport package, includes specially tuned spring and shock settings plus 10 mm (0.4 inches) high rise decline.
A dynamic handling package, optional on the 540i and 540i xDrive sedans electronic controlled shock feature that uses a continuously adjustable valve to adjust the damping force on each wheel individually, improving both car sports handling and convenience.
The standard on M550i xDrive is an adaptive M suspension that is specifically tuned to provide greater calmness and agility when pushing the car to its limits. The handling of the M550i xDrive sedan can be further enhanced with an adaptive M professional suspension that adds Active roll Stabilization and Integral Active steering.
Wheels, tires, and brakes
Rem m Sport with blue Calipers with the M logo available as optional on all 5 series models and is the standard on the M550i xDrive sedan. A new option is M Sport brake with the red caliper and M logo, available on all 5 new series models.
The four and six-cylinder Sedans 5 Series comes with a standard 18 “x 8.0 ” Alloy wheels with all-season 245/45R18 Run-Flat tires. The M550i xDrive sedan is equipped with a standard 19 “x 8.0 ” front/19 “x 9.0 ” Rear alloy wheel with a good selection of 245/40R19 Front/275/35R19 rear performance Runflat or all-season Run-Flat tires. Optional is 20 “x 8.0 ” front/20 “x 9.0 ” Rear alloy wheels with a good 245/35R20 front/275/30R20 Rear performance Run-Flat or Michelin pilot Super Sport non-Run-Flat tires.
Advanced Driver Help system
All 2021 BMW 5 Series Sedans come with standard assist features designed to provide peace of mind and enhance driving comfort. The system includes Lane’s departure alerts with steering correction – to keep you on the road, frontal collision and pedestrian warnings with braking functions – allowing for reaction to vehicles, stationary objects, cyclist and pedestrians, blind spot detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert – which warns of possible intersection traffic when backup, rear collision preparations, automatic high beam, and speed limit information.
Optional on the new 5 series is the help of driving a Plus package which adds active Cruise Control with a Stop & Goes, Extended Traffic Hour assist to limited access highway-A Level 2 autonomous help system that helps to reduce fatigue in the stop and go freeway by allowing for extended hand operation free vehicles, Lane-keeping Assistant with side collision avoidance, Evasion Aid, Front Cross-Traffic Alert, and emergency stop Assistant – which can help guide your BMW to the shoulder and take it to a stop in a medical emergency situation.
As part of the Live Cockpit Professional Standard, the navigation system is enhanced by 3D visualization of the surrounding area, depicting all cars, trucks, and motorcycles listed by the camera and sensors in the current driver’s path as well as those on each adjacent track. They are displayed in the middle of the display instrument. Vehicles in critical distances will be highlighted. The graphics show the maneuvers that can be done with the help system help. This ensures the driver has an overview of the relevant situation and action program at all times. If the route guide is turned on, the screen also displays a panel with navigation instructions above the 3D view.
Navigation has also been upgraded with a new digital cloud-based feature called BMW Maps. The benefits are faster route counting and dynamic recalculation based on precise real-time traffic data. The route works using an anticipatory approach, which means that upcoming traffic along the entire route is taken into account in the expected arrival time calculation. Complete traffic Data is now available for smaller roads as well. Danger alerts transmitted online from the BMW fleet now reach the car even faster thanks to connected navigation. These improvements help deliver highly accurate estimated time of arrival and improved route guidance. The purpose of the input function has also been improved and now allows the driver to enter any word. Alternatively, the destination can be entered at any time with only voice control. In addition, points of interest (POI) along the route are explained in more detail, with reviews, opening times, and photos.
The optional parking aid package includes panoramic views and a 3D surround camera view to help with parking. The system helps identify the corresponding parallel and perpendicular parking spaces and can guide 5 of your series in and out of the place you choose. The included back-up assistant records the last 50 meters that are pushed at speeds below 20 mph and can automatically flip your 5 Series along the right track to help navigate the narrow or winding entrances for example. The remote 3D View function gives the driver the ability to invoke three-dimensional live images of their parked vehicles and surroundings directly on their smartphones. The Drive Recorder, a new feature for The BMW 5 series, uses cameras from a variety of driver help systems to record video footage from various points around the vehicle, before storing the footage so they can be well watched later on Control Display when the car is stationary or exported via a USB port.
2021 new BMW 5 Series sedan also offers the latest version of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant to help interact with your car in a more natural way. Powered by a spoken prompt, such as “Hey BMW ” or with a touch of a button, this digital companion learns how you communicate to give you better and more accurate responses. Of course, the oral instruction can now also be used to open and close a car window (partially or completely) or adjust the AC. In addition, the driver can set a rule whereby the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant learns routines that increase comfort in certain situations. For example, the driver window can be opened automatically when the vehicle reaches the selected location is inserted using GPS coordinates, such as the entrance to the garage.
2021 BMW 5 Series offers a selection of non-metallic paints and optional metal finishes. M550i xDrive includes metallic paints as standard and offers two individual color optional metals.
- Alpine White (Standard)
- Jet Black (Standard, N/A on M550i xDrive)
- Carbon Black Metallic
- Black Sapphire Metallic
- Silver Metallic Glacier (N/A at M550i xDrive)
- Dark Metallic Graphite
- Metallic White Minerals
- Phytonic Blue Metallic (new to 2021 5 series)
- Metal Bluestone
- Bernina Grey Amber Effect (new color)
- Individual Tanzanite II Blue Metallic (M550i xDrive only)
- Red Metallic aventurine individuals (M550i xDrive only)
Interior Upholstery and Trim
The standard seat on the 5 new sedan series is the PERFORATED Sensatec in Canberra Beige, Cognac, or black. Optional Dakota skin with contrast stitches is offered at Ivory White, Cognac or black. Optional springy Leather Nappa with contrast stitches is available at Ivory White, Mocha or Black.
The M550i xDrive features the standard Dakota skin with contrasting stitches with nappa skins available as an option.
An Anthracite headliner is standardized on all models with the same an-, a-Alcantara headliner available as an option on the M550i xDrive sedan.
BMW 5 Series Facelift 2021 Release Date
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