2015 BMW M5 Vehicle Overview
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Comfort & Convenience
20-Way Power M Multi-Contour Front Seats
Those who rule the road deserve a throne. The 20-way power M multi-contour front seats conform to your body to provide optimal support and comfort through even the most challenging corners. In addition to horizontal, vertical and angled adjustments, the seats include an articulated upper backrest, comfort headrest, power-adjustable side bolsters and four-way power lumbar support.
Split Fold-Down Rear Seats
In the BMW 5 Series, even your cargo rides in comfort. Outfitted with functional features to compliment its luxury looks, the rear seat backrests can be folded individually in a 60/40 split for optimal flexibility in seating and cargo combinations. The center armrest also includes an integrated storage compartment with two cup holders and additional storage units are available from Original BMW Accessories.
Concierge Services with Critical Calling
Wherever you travel, friendly Concierge Services representatives assist you with local restaurant and hotel recommendations, movie times and ticket information, flight arrival and departure gates and times, fuel prices and availability, and much more. You can also get the "Points of Interest" (POI) download, which allows the representative to send addresses and phone numbers to your vehicle. This information can then be transferred to your BMW Navigation system for route guidance, or for calling from your Bluetooth linked mobile phone.
Comfort Access with Hands Free Trunk Opening
Innovative and easy to operate, the Comfort Access system makes it possible to open both the vehicle doors and trunk and start the engine without having to use the car key. The key, even when not in your hand, is automatically recognized upon approaching the car. Once the door has been automatically unlocked, the driver can get in and start the engine by pressing the Start/Stop button. The driver's foot must be on the brake or, with manual transmission, must also depress the clutch in order to start. Furthermore, the trunk can be opened for easy access by lifting a foot under the rear bumper.
3-Spoke Leather-Wrapped Multi-Function M Sport Steering Wheel
Ultimate control lies at your fingertips with the 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel. It readily adjusts audio, cruise control and Bluetooth® wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone - so you can focus on what you love most: the drive.
Harman Kardon® Surround Sound System
It's a sound experience as remarkable as the BMW driving experience. Unlike traditional stereo systems, the optional Harman Kardon®Surround Sound System uses vehicle-specific equalizing, and a powerful 600W amplifier, to deliver powerful, high-current, ultrawide-bandwidth. The result: a scintillating audio performance that pumps the highest definition soundtrack to the open road. The 16-speaker system also includes six tweeters, four mid-range speakers, two bass speakers located under the front seats, one mid-range speaker and one tweeter in the instrument panel.
iDrive 4.2: Now with Touchpad Controller
The new iDrive 4.2 navigation system showcases an optimized menu display with state-of-the-art technologies, like advanced real-time traffic data. And, a new iDrive rotary controller with an integrated touchpad makes it easy for drivers on the go to enter destinations, phone numbers and more.
Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System
Experience listening pleasure equal to that of the world's best concert halls with the optional Bang & Olufsen high-quality Surround Sound system. Thanks to innovative technologies, like 16 active speakers, 1,200 watts and an acoustic lens in the center speaker - which opens when the sound system is activated - every passenger is given an exclusive box seat. Precisely orchestrated trebles, mid-tones and bass notes treat the most discerning music enthusiasts to the acoustic fidelity and quality of a real concert hall. For example, try "Studio" mode for crystal-clear sound or the "Expanded" mode for incomparable surround sound.
Part of ConnectedDrive, BMW Apps lets you access social networks, music plug-ins and video playback through your iPhone® and Android® device, and see them on the display screen (requires Navigation). Tune in to web radio and search for stations from around the globe by name, location or genre, and store your favorite ones on your iPhone so you can take them with you from one vehicle to another. You can access Twitter and Facebook accounts to stay on top of your social media, and enjoy music on-demand with Pandora® Radio. And with the GoPro App, youâ€™ll even be able to control your GoPro camera using the iDrive system.
SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio
Welcome to the world of SiriusXM™. With the Sirius All Access package, you'll hear every channel available in your BMW including commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment and all of our premium programming. You'll also get SiriusXM™ Internet Radio, so you can bring SiriusXM™ with you wherever you go-on your computer, smartphone and tablet. It's our ultimate package, giving you everything you want, everywhere you want to listen. If your BMW is equipped with iDrive, you can also select SiriusXM™ channels through your vehicle's iDrive system or voice command, and enter them into the programmable memory buttons.
Performance & Efficiency
4.4-Liter, M TwinPower Turbo V-8 Engine, 560-hp
The 560-hp response of the M5's new 4.4-liter V-8 engine is nearly instantaneous. Double-VANOS infinitely variable camshaft timing and High Precision Direct Injection play in concert with patented Valvetronic individual intake valve control that eliminates the need for a less-efficient throttle plate. The result is another M characteristic: linear, instantaneous delivery of a massive 500 lb-ft of torque over an exceptionally broad rpm range, from idle to high revs. This results in 0-60 mph of just 4.3 seconds.
7-Speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Launch Control
This racing-derived 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) can be personalized by the driver to match a wide range of preferences, from Comfort to Sport +, and can operate in either automatic or sequential manual mode. In the manual mode, you shift like a Grand Prix driver by flicking paddles just behind the steering wheel, without taking your hands off the wheel.
Here's how it works. M Double Clutch Transmission is based on not one, but two partial transmissions housed inside the same case. One side contains gears 1, 3, 5 and 7; the other, gears 2, 4 and 6. Let's say you're accelerating hard in gear 3. Before the shift to gear 4 is made, this next gear is already selected and ready to go. To make the shift, M DCT doesn't push gears. Rather, it swaps the two clutches to instantly engage the next gear on the other side of the transmission. Changing clutches, instead of physically moving gears, is blindingly fast â€“ and it can be executed with your right foot flat to the floor. Downshifts, similarly, are executed with perfect consistency and engine rev-matching while braking or coasting. The overall results are precision and consistency, which allow drivers to focus maximum attention on the road or track.
Brake Energy Regeneration
To supply a battery with electrical energy, the generator (alternator) is usually driven using engine power, which requires fuel. With Brake Energy Regeneration, the generator produces electricity when the driver brakes or takes a foot off the accelerator. Kinetic energy that was previously unharnessed is transformed into electrical energy, then fed into the battery. In this way, electricity is generated without consuming fuel.
Active M Differential
Gain more traction and greater stability when cornering and even on snow, gravel or ice. The Active M differential supplies optimum traction and supports the dynamic qualities of the rear-wheel drive - both when accelerating out of corners and maneuvering on slippery surfaces.
The Active M differential even affords precise handling in cases of extreme lateral acceleration or uneven road surfaces. Here the active system is connected to the DSC by an electronic control element and proactively imposes an intelligent locking action - completely independent of the differences in rotational speed between the right and left rear wheel. The results of this channeling of drive power are optimum traction, better handling as well as increased agility.
M Carbon Ceramic Brakes
The M carbon ceramic brakes, specially developed by BMW M, provide a powerful back-up for dynamic driving fun. Thanks to the clearly defined pressure point, braking power can always be applied precisely. The M carbon ceramic brakes guarantee maximum braking performing performance under all thermal conditions.
The M carbon ceramic brakes in the BMW M5 Sedan actively contribute to improved driving dynamics in another respect: thanks to their reduced weight, they significantly reduce the rotating and unsprung masses in the vehicle. The noticeable result is top braking figures in any weather conditions and on any surface. This means top performance in handling and agility.
Safety & Security
BMW Assist eCall and TeleServices
In an emergency, BMW Assist eCall, now standard in all BMWs, automatically sends your location and relevant information to police and EMT services, saving critical time when you need it most. Also standard, with BMW TeleServices, your BMW knows exactly when the next servicing appointment is coming up and informs you about any maintenance requirements. Your BMW Service Center will call you to arrange an appointment. Wherever you are, your BMW Service Center is at your side.
Adaptive LED Headlights
Bright LED illumination makes traffic signs and other objects along the road easier to see, helping reduce eye fatigue and increase comfort during long-distance driving.
LED technology is used exclusively for both high and low beams, as well as in all four Corona headlight rings. At speeds of up to 35 mph, LED cornering lights automatically light up the side of the road when turning. At faster speeds, the Adaptive Headlights feature automatically swivels the headlights to illuminate the road around bends, based on your steering wheel movements. LED lights also include the High Beam Assistant feature, which uses a sensor to automatically switch the high-beam headlights on and off depending on the traffic situation.
Active Driving Assistant
Drive more confidently with the camera-based Active Driving Assistant. The BMW 5 Series includes Lane Departure Warning, which alerts you when you drift lanes with a visible signal and steering wheel vibration. Additionally, Pedestrian and Collision Warning detects hazards on a collision course with the vehicle, initiating the braking system to reduce vehicle speed and prevent critical situations before they occur.
Active Blind Spot Detection
Looking forward isn't just a metaphor for our insatiable desire to innovate. It's also quite literal. The available Active Blind Spot Detection system helps eliminate blind spots and actually allows drivers to avoid collisions when changing lanes, literally keeping your gaze straight ahead. Using radar sensors at the rear of the vehicle to monitor the traffic behind it, this system alerts drivers if a vehicle is in their blind spot by displaying a light on their side-view mirror housings. And on the chance the driver does not notice the warning and signals to indicate changing lanes, the light on the mirror housing begins to flash and the steering wheel vibrates.
Full Color Head-Up Display
Full Color Head-Up Display projects key information onto the windshield to appear directly in the driverâ€™s field of view to minimize distractions. Responsive to light conditions around them, the projections can be easily adjusted using the iDrive Controller. Depending on the vehicle specification and equipped optional features, the display not only shows current speed, but speed limits, navigation instructions, and various warning messages. And now, with a touch of a button on the steering wheel, you can also scroll through music libraries or change radio stations.
2014 BMW M5 Vehicle Overview
The five-seat M5 is BMW's high-performance variant of the 5 Series sedan. It's powered by a twin-turbo V-8 engine that makes a whopping 560 horsepower and 500 pounds-feet of torque in its regular form. Offered with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, the M5 will sprint to 60 mph in the low-four-second range, according to BMW. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, Audi S6 and Cadillac CTS-V sport sedans.
New for 2014
The M5 gets subtle exterior enhancements like a new grille design with an M5 badge, new taillights and optional adaptive LED headlights. Inside, there's a new M steering wheel, more storage space and a new touchpad for the standard iDrive system, which allows users to trace out characters when entering an address.
There's also a new Competition Package that brings the M5's output to 575 horsepower - up 15 hp - and also includes new coil springs, revised dampers, stiffer stabilizer bar and a 10-mm lower ride height. The Active M Differential and steering system have been tuned, and the package also includes 20-inch light-alloy wheels and a sport exhaust with black chrome tailpipes.
- Aggressive styling cues differentiate the M5 from the regular 5 Series
- Standard 19-inch wheels; 20-inch wheels optional
- Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps; full-LED headlamps optional
- Rear spoiler
- Quad exhaust tips
- M blue-painted brake calipers; carbon-ceramic brake system optional
- Power tilt/sliding moonroof
- Optional power trunk lid
- Optional soft-close doors
- M multicontour seats trimmed in Merino leather
- Aluminum trim
- 10.2-inch screen for iDrive and navigation system
- Heated front seats; available ventilated seats
- Available heated rear seats and steering wheel
- Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
- Available rear-seat entertainment system
Under the Hood
- Standard 560-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 with 500 pounds-feet of torque
- Available Competition Package increases engine output to 575 hp
- Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
- Active M rear differential
- Adjustable dampers with three modes
- Adjustable steering effort
- Launch control on models with the dual-clutch transmission
- Fuel-saving auto stop-start technology and regenerative braking
- Antilock brakes
- Electronic stability system with traction control
- Side curtain airbags
- Front-seat side-impact airbags
- Parking sensors
- Backup camera
- Available night vision with pedestrian detection
- Available Driver Assistance Package features lane departure warning, blind spot warning and additional cameras for enhanced visibility