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BMW 5 Series (F10)

The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series the (F10) debuted 23 November 2009 as a 2010 model. The Station Wagon/Touring version carries the chassis code F11. This chassis is shared with the 7 Series (F01) and the 6 Series (F12).
Manufacturer
BMW
Production
2009 – present
Model years
2010 – present
Assembly
Dingolfing, Germany
Cairo, Egypt
Toluca, Mexico
Rayong, Thailand
Shenyang, China
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Chennai, India
Jakarta, Indonesia (Gaya Motor)
Predecessor
Body style
4-door saloon
5-door station wagon
Layout
Front engine, rear-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
Engine
petrol
2.0 T I4 TwinPower
2.5 I6
3.0 I6
3.0 T I6 TwinPower
4.4 T V8
diesel
2.0 T I4
3.0 T I6
Transmission
6-speed manual
8-speed ZF 8HP automatic
Wheelbase
2,968 mm (116.9 in)
Length
4,899–4,907 mm (192.9–193.2 in) (2011- sedan)
Width
1,860 mm (73.2 in)
Height
1,462–1,464 mm (57.6–57.6 in) (2011-present saloon)
Curb weight
unladen, to DIN/EU: 1625-1830 kg/1700-1905 kg
Related
Designer(s)
Jacek Fröhlich (Sedan), Jean-Francois Alexandre Huet (Station Wagon)

Initial version

Styling

It was designed by Jacek Fröhlich from November 2005 to December 2006, with a more prominent upright split kidney grille and the absence of the "Bangle butt" rear-end styling of its E60 predecessor. Externally, the car is a more traditional BMWesque design; a far more sober effort after the highly controversial E60. Although it bears some resemblance to the E60 with the wide kidney grilles and a very pronouncedHofmeister kink, the creases in the bonnet and just underneath the door are clearly related to the E39 and other earlier 5 series models. Inside marks the return of the centre console being clearly angled towards the driver, another marked change from its immediate predecessor which was noted for its non traditional BMW design. However, opinion is divided, as a reviewer described the F10 as too bland and conservative, compared to the E60 predecessor, as well too much resemblance to the E90 3-Series.

Engineering

The F10 shares a platform with the BMW 7 Series (F01) and has been described as a downsized-7 Series in contrast to its E60 predecessor which was regarded as an upsized 3 Series. Improvements over the E60-generation 5-series include a front dual ball joint short-long arm suspension, and rear multilink suspension, making it more refined but heavier. While the E60 had an aluminum front chassis structure from firewall forward (which provided perfect balance but was expensive to repair), the F10 has returned to the conventional steel monocoque.

Long wheel base sedan (2010 - present)

2011 BMW 5-Series Long Wheelbase front view
2011 BMW 5-Series Long Wheelbase rear view
A long wheel base version of the BMW 5 Series Sedan was developed for the Chinese and Mexican markets, as a cheaper alternative to the BMW 7 Series which is also longer and wider. The 5 Series LWB has been extended by 14 cm (5.5 in).
The model range includes the 520Li, 523Li, 528Li, and 535Li. All models include 8-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic.
The LWB 5 Series was first assembled at BMW Plant Shenyang in ShenyangChina plant for Chinese market.
Mexican built armored BMW 5 vehicles are also built on an identical stretched frame as the Chinese long wheelbase model but are otherwise identical to the international models and do include most of the specialized features of the Chinese version apart from the entertainment system and power sunblinds. Instead the added space is used for the installation of armor plate and other security features. This model is known as the BMW 5 Security and only is available in long wheelbase form with the 4.4L V8 engine. BMW is planning on selling the Chinese built long wheelbase version in the Middle East market by 2013 and eventually assembling the LWB 5 series in their Egyptian facility for the Middle Eastern market. The Mexican built armored LWB 5 series is currently sold internationally as the BMW 5 Security and is manufactured in TolucaMexico StateMexico.

BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10, 2010 - present)

The vehicle was unveiled at Olympic Stadium Munich in 2009.

BMW 5 Series Touring (F11, 2010 - present)

2011 BMW 5-Series Touring front view
2011 BMW 5-Series Touring rear view
The vehicle was unveiled in 2010 Auto Mobil International.

5-Series Gran Turismo (F07)

Main article: BMW F07
In May 2009, BMW released the official pictures of its production model 5-Series Gran Turismo, which is considered a coupé-like crossover vehicle or station wagon - a blend of different typical body styles. BMW advertises the new 5-Series GT as "The First of its Kind". The 5-Series GT is powered by a single-turbo diesel straight-6 producing 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp), by a single-turbo straight-6 producing 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp) and a twin-turbo V8 producing 408 PS (300 kW; 402 hp); the latter will give the car a 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds. The car receives ZF's new 8-speed serial automatic transmission, along with a new Brake Energy Regeneration system.
2010 BMW 530d Gran Turismo front view
2010 BMW 530d Gran Turismo rear view
BMW has suggested that the new 5-Series GT would replace the 5-Series Touring (wagon) in their North American lineup, due to slow sales of the E61 Touring in the United States, with only 400 sold in 2009. In that country, more M5s and Z8s have been sold than the 535i and 540i wagons, respectively. BMW is targeting annual sales of 4000 to 8000 5 Series GTs.
The F07 Gran Turismo shares the same F01 7 Series-derived platform, powertrain, mechanical package, and dashboard with the F10. However the F07's fascia has different headlights and bumper, with a larger split-kidney grille similar to that of the F01 7 Series. The F07 also has a taller height resulting in a higher center of gravity, its longer length allows for more rear legroom, the rear passenger accommodation has optional "Executive" bucket seats for two instead of the three-seat bench, and it weighs 400 pounds (180 kg) more than the F10. The F07 also features frame-less doors and a double-pane liftgate truck.
The F07 was released before the rest of the next-generation 5-Series lineup. In Canada and the United States, for first half of 2010, the Gran Turismo was sold alongside the outgoing E60 5-Series, until the rollout of the F10 in June 2010.

Body Style

Petrol engines

Model
Sedan
Touring
523i
2010–
2010-
528i
2010–
2010-
535i
2010–
2010-
535i xDrive
2011–
na
550i
2010–
na
550i xDrive
2010–
na

Diesel engines

Model
Sedan
Touring
520d
2010–
2010-
525d
2010–
2010-
530d
2010–
2010-
530d xDrive
2011–
2011-
535d
2010–
2010-

Engines

Petrol engines


Model
Years
Engine code
Power
Torque
520i (Turkish Market)
2013-
N13B16
170 PS (125 kW) @5000-6000
250 Nm (184 lbft) @1500-4700
520Li (Turkish Market)
2013-
N20B20
184 PS (135 kW) @5000
270 Nm (199 lbft) @1250-4500
523i (Parts of Asia)
2010-2011
N52B25
204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) @6400
250 Nm (184 lbft) @2750
523Li
2010-
528i (Asia/North America)
2010-2011
N52B30
258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp) @6600
310 Nm (229 lbft) @2600
523i (UK/Europe)
2010-2011
N53B30
204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) @6100
270 Nm (199 lbft) @1500-4250
528i (UK/Europe)
2010-2011
N53B30
258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp) @6600
310 Nm (229 lbft) @2600-5000
528Li
2010-
535i
2010-
N55B30
306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp) @5800
400 Nm (295 lbft) @1200-5000
535i xDrive
535Li
550i
2010-
N63B44
407 PS (299 kW; 401 hp) @5500-6400
600 Nm (443 lbft) @1750-4500
550i xDrive

BMW 5-Series 550i xDrive Twin Turbo V8 engine

Diesel engines

Model
Years
Engine code
Power
Torque
520d
2010-
N47D20
184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp) @4000
380 Nm (280 lbft) @1750-2750
525d
2010-2011
N57D30
204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) @4000
450 Nm (332 lbft) @1750-2500
530d
2010-2011
N57D30
245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp) @4000
540 Nm (398 lbft) @1750-3000
530d xDrive
2011-
535d
2010-2011
N57D30
299 PS (220 kW; 295 hp) @4400
600 Nm (443 lbft) @1500-2500

North American models use the older N52 240 bhp (179 kW; 243 PS) engine in the 528i. In Europe, the N53 direct injection engine is used in 528i and 530i. In most parts of South East Asia, the 2.5-litre naturally aspirated straight-6 gasoline N52T engine is fitted to the 523i, providing the same power output as the 3.0-litre variant at 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) but slightly lower torque at 250 Nm (180 lbft). Another 2.5-litre straight-six engine is available in China. This engine produces 177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp) and 230 Nm (170 lbft) of torque.

Transmissions

Petrol engines

Model
Years
Types
523i
2010-2011
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
528i
2010-2011
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
535i
2010-
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
535i xDrive
2011-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic
550i
2010-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic
550i xDrive
2010-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic

Diesel engines

Model
Years
Types
520d
2010-
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
525d
2010-
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
530d
2010-
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
530d xDrive
2011-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic
535d
2010-2011
8-speed automatic with Steptronic
The ZF 8HP 8-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed manual transmissions are available for all models. In North America, the 8-speed automatic is standard equipment, with the 6-speed manual being a no-cost option for the 535i and 550i.
All-wheel drive (called xDrive by BMW) is available with 528i, 535i, 550i, 525d, 530d, 535d and M550d models. It was not available for the entry-level North American model, the 2011 BMW 528i (which had the naturally aspirated N52 inline-6), however it is again optional with the 2012 BMW 528i and its N20 directly injected turbocharged inline-4.

Equipment

Beginning with 2011 model year, all BMW 5 Series Sedan in North America market include standard digital HD Radio Technology entertainment systems.

Marketing

In the 2011 5 Series commercial 'Refuel' (produced by Grey West), it reemphasized The Ultimate Driving Machine as the brand's central positioning. The ad features 5 Series sedan and a jet plane.

2012 model year update

Changes include:
  • Introduction of four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines with twin-scroll turbocharging, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing and Double-Vanos variable camshaft timing
  • New Sedan models include BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition, BMW 528i xDrive, BMW 525d xDrive, BMW 535d xDrive.
  • New Touring Models include BMW 528i xDrive, BMW 535i xDrive, BMW 525d xDrive, and BMW 535d xDrive.
  • Driving Experience Control becomes standard on BMW 5 Series Sedan and the BMW 5 Series Touring. On all four- and six-cylinder models, this switch also allows the driver to select ECO PRO mode.
  • Auto Start-Stop function as standard
  • New optional equipment include BMW ConnectedDrive (including the new-generation BMW Head-Up Display, Real-Time Traffic Information and hands-free opening of the tailgate or rear window)
  • From spring 2012, BMW 520d and BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition can also be ordered with BMW BluePerformance Technology from spring 2012, which includes additional NOx catalyst storage for EU6 emission standard compliance.
Early Sedan models include 520d, 525d, 520d EfficientDynamics Edition, 520i, 528i. Early Touring models include 520d, 525d, 520i, 528i.
Beginning from spring 2013, the Comfort Package available for the BMW 5 Series Sedan and BMW 5 Series Touring will include automatic climate control with extended features, Park Distance Control (PDC), seat heating and lumbar support for driver and front passenger, automatically dimming rear-view mirror, the ambient light option and the HiFi loudspeaker system.

BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid (2010)

2010 BMW Concept 5-Series ActiveHybrid front view
2010 BMW Concept 5-Series ActiveHybrid rear view
2010 BMW Concept 5-Series ActiveHybrid engine part

It is a concept car based on BMW 5 Series Sedan. It included I6 twin scroll turbo engine, 55 PS (40 kW; 54 hp) electric motor, eight-speed automatic transmission, hybrid-based Auto Start Stop function, auxiliary climate control function from BMW ActiveHybrid 7, battery near the rear axle.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

Alpina B5 Touring biturbo (2011)

The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

BMW Concept M5 (2011)

2011 BMW Concept M5 front view
2011 BMW Concept M5 rear view

It is a M5 Sedan with three large air intakes, black side window, lower ride height, M-specific 20-inch forged light alloy wheels with double-spoke design, 265/35 ZR20 front and 265/35 ZR20 rear tires, gill featuring a high-quality chrome surround and horizontally divided by a chrome bar, V8 M TwinPower Turbo engine, seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic, Active M Differential with multi-plate lock developed by BMW M GmbH.
BMW Concept M5 was unveiled in Auto Shanghai 2011.

Plug-in hybrid sedan (2011)

It is a prototype based on the long wheelbase version of the BMW 5 Series Sedan, made in co-operation with Tongji University in Shanghai. Comrade 160 kW combustion engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, an electrical motor with a maximum output of 70 kW. Electric-only mode is active up to 60 km/h (37 mph) in the range of 75 km (47 mi).
Vehicle was unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2011.

M5 (2011 - present)

The production M5 was unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, and later in Nürburgring, Laguna Seca; the Goodwood Festival of Speed; and has been shown to select members of the M Driving Experience at the Salzburg Ring in Germany.
The vehicle went on sale in November 2011, with deliveries in Germany and the rest of western Europe starting December 2011, followed by Asia in February 2012. Production of US model began at March 2012.
2012 BMW M5 front view
2012 BMW M5 rear view
Production
2011-
Model years
2012-
Assembly
Dingolfing, Germany
Predecessor
E60 M5
Body style
4-door saloon/sedan
Layout
FR layout
Engine
4.4L (4395 cc) V8 Twin Turbo
Transmission
7-speed dual clutch transmission
6-speed manual
Wheelbase
2,964 mm (116.7 in)
Length
4,910 mm (193.3 in)
Width
1,892 mm (74.5 in)
Height
1,451 mm (57.1 in)
Curb weight
1,945 kg (4,288 lb)
Related
BMW 5 Series
Designer(s)
Adrian van Hooydonk
On June 15, 2011, BMW released official info information about new M5.
The car is powered by an upgraded S63tu biturbo 4.4 Litre V8 with twin scroll turbocharging technology, that is found in the BMW X5 M andX6 M. The compression ratio has been raised and the pistons strengthened to cope with the added boost and compression. Equipped with higher lift camshafts and individual throttle bodies for added response, the engine has higher boost at 22 psi (1.5 bar) compared to the S63 unit found in the X5/X6M. Increasingly stringent international CO2 emissions and fuel consumption regulations are cited as the cause of death of the outgoing model's V10 engine, with the new S63tu engine cutting CO2 emissions by 25%. The engine is rated produces 560 hp (418 kW) and 680 Nm (500 lbft) of torque, with the redline at 7200 rpm. Acceleration to 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) is in 4.4 seconds, and top speed is limited to 250 kilometres per hour (160 mph), with an option to raise this to 305 kilometres per hour (190 mph) by specifying the M-Drivers-Package. Hybrid systems have been ruled out of use on the F10 because of the extra weight they would add to the car.
2012 BMW M5 interior
2012 BMW M5 V8 Twin Turbo engine
The Getrag SMG III single-clutch 7-speed semi-automatic transmission was replaced by seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic. This will be paired with an Active M-Differential with torque vectoring between the rear wheels. North American version of the 2013 BMW M5 also included 6-speed manual transmission as no-cost option.
The car is build on modified F10 platform, with a wheelbase which is 11 millimetres shorter than the standard 5 series. The brake calipers will be colored blue and standard for all M5s at release. Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres are specified, on standard 19-inch multi-spoke or optional 20-inch split 5-spoke wheels.
The F10 design was influenced by BMW's EfficientDynamics program to lower the weight of the car. BMW has partnered with carbon fiber manufacturers SGL group, to reduce weight both overall and in key components. However, car weight at 1,945 kg (4,288 lb) is 90 kilograms more than previous model. Average fuel consumption is claim to be 9.9 liters, which is 31% less compared to 14.4 liters from V10 powered M5.
The car also included Active Sound system that plays modified engine sound through the car's audio system.

ActiveHybrid 5 (2011 - present)

It is a hybrid vehicle based on 535i Sedan and BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid. It included 317-volt 675Wh lithium ion battery pack. Electric-only mode is active up to 60 km/h (37 mph). It include Hybrid Auto Start-Stop, coasting mode, standard Driving Dynamics Control switch with ECO PRO mode.
The vehicle was announced at 90th Annual General Meeting of BMW AG in Munich on 18 May 2010, and was unveiled in 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, and later in 2012 North American International Auto Show.
Production version went on sale in 2011, with US model went on sale in late Spring 2012.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rated the 2013 model year ActiveHybrid 5 with a combined fuel economy of 26 mpg-US (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg-imp), with 23 mpg-US (10 L/100 km; 28 mpg-imp) in the city, and 30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg-imp) in highway, surpassing the ratings of both the 2012 ActiveHybrid 7 and the now discontinued 2011 ActiveHybrid X6.

BMW 5 Series emergency vehicles (2011 - present)

BMW 5 Series Touring Paramedic Vehicle, and BMW 5 Series Touring Covert Vehicle, were unveiled in 11th RETTmobil 2011.

BMW ALPINA D5 Bi-Turbo (2011 - present)

Available in Saloon and Touring bodies, it is a version of BMW 535d with increased engine power to 350 PS (257 kW; 345 hp)@4000rpm and 700 Nm (516 lbft)@1500-3000rpm, 8-Speed automatric transmission with SWITCH-TRONIC, increased top speed to 275 km/h (171 mph), 374mm front and 345mm rear brake discs, ALPINA CLASSIC 20-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Supersports 255/35 ZR20 front and 285/30 ZR20 rear tyres.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.

BMW Alpina B5 BiTurbo (2012)

It is a version of 5 Series sedan with 8-speed Sport automatic transmission with SWITCH-TRONIC.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

M5 M Performance Edition (2012)

UK version is a limited (30 units) variant of M5 M Performance Edition. It included a choice of 3 body colours (BMW Individual Japan Red with a Frozen Red wrap, BMW Individual Frozen White, BMW Individual Frozen Blue), Full Black Merino leather upholstery with contrasting Mugello Red, Lotus White or Tobago Blue stitching; floor mats with contrast piping, an Alcantara steering wheel, BMW Individual Piano Black interior trim with a 'One of 30' laser cut designation, front headrests with M stitching and door sills with 'BMW M Performance Edition' designation, Active M differential and electronic damping control, 20-inch M Double-spoke Matt Black alloy wheels, Dark Chrome exhaust, side gills and kidney surround, M Sport multi-function seats with lumbar support, powered bootlid operation, sun protection glass, split-folding rear seats, comfort access and soft close doors, a reversing assist camera, High-beam assistant, Internet, BMW Professional 12-loudspeaker system, telephone USB audio interface, mobile application preparation and speed limit display.

M550d Xdrive (2012 -)

2013 BMW M550d xDrive front view
2013 BMW M550d xDrive rear view

The M550d, unveiled during the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show is one of six vehicles under the M Performance sub-brand. The M550d is included amongst four of these which are diesel models, powered by the N57S engine. Notably, these are the first BMW diesel-powered M cars.
The M550d is available in both sedan and touring chassis, with a ZF 8HP eight-speed sport automatic transmission including auto start/stop function. Manual and non-sport automatic gearboxes are not available.
2013 BMW M550d xDrive interior

2013 BMW M550d xDrive engine


Unique features on the M550d are the twin trapezoidal exhausts in dark chrome and both wing mirrors and air-intake bars in ferric grey. Other 5 series models have wing mirrors in the same colour as the rest of the vehicle. The front fog lamps, standard on all other F10/F11 5 series models are removed, to make space for additional air-intakes. The door-sill plates are also unique on this vehicle, having a "M550d" inscription. The following additional equipment is standard, however they may all be ordered as optional-extras on other F10/F11 models in the range:
  • M Sport package:
    M sport suspension: M Performance-specific enhancements, including lowered 10mm front and rear suspension
    M aerodynamics
    M leather steering wheel
    M driver's footrest
    19" 351 M alloy wheels
    Black high-gloss window exteriors
    BMW Individual roofliner, in anthracite
  • 4-zone air-conditioning
  • Vehicle alarm
  • Auto-dimming exterior and interior mirrors
  • Electric heated front seats with memory
  • Headlight package:
    Xenon self-levelling headlights
    Headlight washers
    Adaptive headlights
  • Ambient light option
  • Zero-cost option of Dakota leather upholstery
In addition, the F11 Touring model features air suspension on the rear axle, with automatic self-levelling.

M550d Performance

Performance metric
F10 Sedan
F11 Touring
Power
280 kW, 381 bhp
Maximum torque
740Nm, 545 lb-ft, developed at 2000-3000rpm
0–100 km/0-60 mph
4.7s
4.9s
Fuel economy (l/100 km)
7.1 (urban), 5.8 (extra-urban), 6.3 (combined)
7.2 (urban), 6.0 (extra-urban), 6.4 (combined)
Weight
1970 kg, 4343 lb
2065 kg, 4552 lb

Authority BMW 5 Series Car

It is a version of BMW 5 Series for emergency services. BMW 5 Series Saloon models include 520i, 528i (xDrive), 535i (xDrive), 550i (xDrive), 520d, 525d (xDrive), 530d (xDrive), 535d (xDrive). BMW 5 Series Touring models include all engine models from Saloon except 550i xDrive.

Body Style

Petrol engines

Model
Sedan
Touring
520i
2011-
2011-
528i
2011-
2011-
528i xDrive
2011-
2011-
530i
2011-
2011-
535i
2011-
2011-
535i xDrive
2011-
2011-
550i
2011-
2011-
550i xDrive
2011-
na
M5
2011-
na
ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo
2012-
2011-
ActiveHybrid 5
2011-
na

Diesel engines

Model
Sedan
Touring
520d
2011-
2011-
520d EfficientDynamics Edition
2011-
na
525d
2011-
2011-
525d xDrive
2011-
2011-
530d
2011-
2011-
530d xDrive
2011-
2011-
535d
2011-
2011-
535d xDrive
2011-
2011-
M550d xDrive
2012-
2012-
ALPINA D5 Bi-Turbo
2011-
2011-

Engines

Petrol engines



Petrol engines
Model
Years
Engine code
Power
Torque
520i
2011-
N20B20
184 PS (135 kW) @5200-6250
270 Nm (199 lbft) @1250-4500
528i
2011-
N20B20
245 PS (180 kW) @5000-6500
350 Nm (258 lbft) @1250-4800
528i xDrive
2011-
N20B20
245 PS (180 kW) @5000-6500
350 Nm (258 lbft) @1250-4800
530i
2011-
N53B30
272 PS (200 kW) @6100
310 Nm (229 lbft) @1600-4250
535i
2011-
N55B30
306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp) @5800
400 Nm (295 lbft) @1200-5000
535i xDrive
2011-
N55B30
306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp) @5800
400 Nm (295 lbft) @1200-5000
550i
2011-
N63B44
408 PS (300 kW) @5500-6400
600 Nm (443 lbft) @1750-4500
550i xDrive
2011-
N63B44
408 PS (300 kW) @5500-6400
600 Nm (443 lbft) @1750-4500
M5
2011-
S63B44TU
560 PS (412 kW) @6000-7000
680 Nm (502 lbft) @1500-5750
ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo
2011-
540 PS (397 kW) @5200-6250
730 Nm (538 lbft) @2800-5000
ActiveHybrid 5
2011-
N55B30
306 PS (225 kW) @5800
400 Nm (295 lbft) @1200-5000
electric motor
55 PS (40 kW)
210 Nm (155 lbft)
combined
340 PS (250 kW)
450 Nm (332 lbft)


Diesel engines

Diesel engines
Model
Years
Engine code
Power
Torque
520d
2011-
N47D20
184 PS (135 kW) @4000
380 Nm (280 lbft) @1750-2750
520d
EfficientDynamics
2011-
N47D20
184 PS (135 kW) @4000
380 Nm (280 lbft) @1750-2750
525d
2011-
N47D20
218 PS (160 kW) @4400
450 Nm (332 lbft) @1500-2500
525d xDrive
2011-
N47D20
218 PS (160 kW) @4400
450 Nm (332 lbft) @1500-2500
530d
2011-
N57D30
258 PS (190 kW) @4000
540 Nm (398 lbft) @1500-3000
530d xDrive
2011-
N57D30
258 PS (190 kW) @4000
560 Nm (413 lbft) @2000-2750
535d
2011-
N57D30TOP
313 PS (230 kW) @4400
630 Nm (465 lbft) @1500-2500
535d xDrive
2011-
N57D30TOP
313 PS (230 kW) @4400
630 Nm (465 lbft) @1500-2500
M550d xDrive
2012-
N57D30S1
381 PS (280 kW) @4000-4400
740 Nm (546 lbft) @2000-3000
ALPINA D5 Bi-Turbo
2011-
350 PS (257 kW) @4000
700 Nm (516 lbft) @1500-3000
For BMW 528i, the naturally-aspirated straight-6 engines were replaced by the N20 turbocharged straight-4 engine.

Transmissions

Petrol engines

Model
Years
Types
520i
2011-
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
528i
2011-
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
528i xDrive
2011-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic
530i
2011-
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
535i
2011-
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
535i xDrive
2011-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic
550i
2011-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic
550i xDrive
2011-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic
M5
2011-
6-speed manual, 7-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic
ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo
2011-
8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission with SWITCH-TRONIC (ZF 8HP70)
ActiveHybrid 5
2011-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic

Diesel engines

Model
Years
Types
520d
2010-
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
520d EfficientDynamics Edition
2011-
6-speed manual
525d
2011-
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
525d xDrive
2011-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic
530d
2011-
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
530d xDrive
2011-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic
535d
2011-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic
535d xDrive
2011-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic
M550d xDrive
2012-
8-speed automatic with Steptronic
ALPINA D5 Bi-Turbo
2011-
8-speed automatic with SWITCH-TRONIC (ZF 8HP70)
For M5, a no-cost 6-speed manual transmission option was included for North American vehicles starting with the 2013 models.

Motorsport

The 2013 M5 Sedan entered the One Lap of America racing event.

Production

Sales of 2013 model year M5 was halted in 2012 for potential problem with the engine oil pump. A recall was issued for vehicles manufactured from July 19, 2012, through September 11, 2012 for replacement oil pump.
BMW 5 Series task vehicles were built in BMW plants in Dingolfing and Munich.

Marketing

BMW M5 is used as Nürburgring Taxi. The Ring-Taxi service featuring the updated M5 began in Easter 2012.
As part of the Canadian M5 launch, a 2-minute Bullet commercial was produced.
As part of the 2012 M5 launch, a commercial featuring Urs Inauen driving M5 in Circuit de l'Anneau Du Rhin, with Gavin Patterson as illustrator inside M5, was produced. A movie featuring M5 prototype driving in snow was also produced.

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