BMW M5 – Equipment and BMW ConnectedDrive







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: February 1, 2012
Categories: BMW, BMW M5

  • Individuality and intelligent integration at the highest level.
  • High-quality range of standard equipment, including four-zone automatic climate control, electrically adjustable M sports seats and xenon headlights.
  • Head-Up Display with M-specific displays fitted as standard; BMW Night Vision, Surround View, Lane Change Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System and other driver assistance systems from BMW ConnectedDrive available as options.
  • Unique: integrated navigation with Facebook and Twitter apps.

BMW M5

The equipment fitted on board the new BMW M5 is wholly commensurate with the high-tech character, pursuit of top performance and luxurious touring comfort of a premium sedan. Its extensive range of standard equipment creates an ideal, high-class environment in which to experience the renowned M feeling.

A lengthy list of options unmatched even by luxury-class cars offers customers the chance to give the driving experience their own individual touch. In addition to options which further increase the Sedan’s comfort levels and functionality, the selection also includes a variety of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive. Through the intelligent link-up of the driver, car and outside world, these systems are highly effective in optimising on-board comfort and safety and in maximising the scope for using infotainment functions.

The new BMW M5 is fitted as standard with four-zone automatic climate control, heated seats and electric seat adjustment with memory function for the driver, xenon headlights, ambient light, an alarm system and the BMW Professional radio with CD player, AUX-IN socket and six speakers. Plus, almost all of the options available for the BMW 5 Series Sedan can also be specified for the new M5.

BMW-M5 Inside

Among the highlights of the options list are the Navigation System Professional with a hard disk for map files and personal music collections, an electrically operated glass roof, Comfort Access, an electrically adjustable steering column, the Soft Close Automatic function for the doors and a trailer coupling with electrically pivoting trailer hitch ball. In addition to active seats and active seat ventilation, exclusive M multifunction seats can also be specified for the driver and front passenger.

These also include features such as electric adjustment for the upper backrest segment, backrest width and thigh support. A newly developed mechanism allowing the thigh support to be extended continuously also ensures it now sits flush with the seat surface in every setting.

Exclusively from BMW ConnectedDrive: M-specific Head-Up Display as standard.

The range of standard equipment in the new BMW M5 also includes a Head-Up Display that projects important information onto the windscreen directly in the driver’s field of vision. The full spectrum of colours is used to display graphics and symbols, and this all-colour capability means road sign symbols can be reproduced extremely realistically. In addition to a digital speed readout and tips from the optional Speed Limit Info, the M-specific version of the Head-Up Display also shows the gear currently engaged and a multicolour rev counter symbol, complete with Shift Lights.

As well as the Head-Up Display, numerous other driver assistance systems and mobility services available from BMW ConnectedDrive are also unique in the segment occupied by the new BMW M5. The selection of optionally available systems includes Park Distance Control, a rear view camera, High-Beam Assistant, Speed Limit Info, the Lane Change Warning System, the Lane Departure Warning System, Surround View and BMW Night Vision with pedestrian detection.

Innovative technologies, moreover, optimise the integration of the Apple iPhone and other smartphones, as well as music players, including the use of internet-based services. The apps option allows iPhone owners to receive web radio stations, for example, and display Facebook and Twitter posts on the on-board monitor.

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