Circle BMW, the leading NJ BMW dealer, is taking a closer look at the BMW 5 Series in NJ this month. Known for its performance, style and innovative engineering the BMW 5 Series sedans stand out as clear leaders in the segment. The 5 Series is truly the standard by which all others are judged.
As part of a 5 Series line that includes two 535i and two 550i Grand Turismo five-door models, offers 528i, 535i and 550i sedans, along with 535i xDrive and 550i xDrive sedan models. All 5 Series models are available at your NJ BMW dealer, Circle BMW. The 5 Series is a showcase for BMW’s Efficient Dynamics technologies, incorporating features like Brake Energy Regeneration and electric power steering, in combination with lightweight materials and other power-saving measures to maximize efficiency and the driving experience.
Dynamic and athletic, the new 5 Series sheet metal is instantly recognizable and covers a longer wheelbase than previous models, opening up interior space and improving handling performance. For 2011, the 5 Series is two inches longer overall, half an inch wider and slightly lower. The wheelbase is actually the longest in its class, and allows for a sleek roofline.
When customers take a look at the BMW 5 Series in NJ, they instantly notice the cockpit is designed with an incline toward the driver, emphasizing a deliberate driver orientation. Clear ergonomics put all controls and displays in intuitive locations to allow easy control with less distraction. The tilt and telescoping steering wheel carries controls for audio and speed control, and the fourth generation of iDrive puts a deep well of functions right at the driver’s fingertips while also keeping the dashboard free from clutter. This paradigm-changing system has been constantly refined since its introduction, and is now available with either a seven-inch LCD or a comparatively enormous 10.2-inch display with the optional Navigation system. A head-up display, which projects information like speed and navigation directions onto the lower portion of the windshield, is also available to help keep the driver’s attention on the road.
The heart of the matter with any car is the powertrain, and this is especially true for BMW. Three gasoline-fueled engines are available. The 528i uses a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that develops 240 hp and drives the rear wheels. In 535i sedan, a TwinPower turbocharged version of the 3.0-liter six muscles out 300 hp and 300 lb/ft of torque. This engine has been lauded for its accessible torque delivery with the full 300 lb/ft available from just 1,200 rpm. The 550i sports an astoundingly engineered 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8. Its 400 hp and 450 lb/ft of torque are good for a zero-to-60 mph time of 5.0 seconds, and the easily available power makes the 550i a stellar example of what a sports sedan ought to be.
All 5 Series models, available at your NJ BMW dealer, use an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers a wider ratio spread to enhance performance and economy. The eight-speed is also an integral part of BMW’s Efficient Dynamics philosophy. The available Integral Active Steering system varies the steering ratio for quick action around town and more relaxed response at speed to match the response of the vehicle to its conditions. Integral Active Steering also gets the rear wheels into play to increase agility. For drivers who desire a manual transmission, a six-speed is available in the 535i and 550i – a unique option in this segment.
A highly advanced new suspension design that debuted on the larger 7 Series finds its way to the 2011 BMW 5 Series in NJ. It uses upper and lower A-arms in front and a multi-link rear suspension to imbue the car with uncommon athleticism. The suspension lends stability and precision to the 5 Series responses, and an available Sport Package adds Adaptive Drive for even more thrilling performance. With the Sport Package, buyers get Driving Dynamics Control, which allows the driver to select between Normal, Comfort, Sport and Sport+ settings. Dynamic Damping Control is also part of the package, adjusting the shock absorbers to respond to road conditions and driver intent. When it’s time to stop, the 5 Series carries generously-sized brakes that use a patented composite rotor construction to reduce weight and increase performance.
Standard Dynamic Stability Control, Cornering Brake Control and Dynamic Brake Control keep the 5 Series on the straight and narrow. Brake Fade Compensation adjusts for repeated hard use of the brakes, and Brake Standby reduces lag time from brake application to deceleration. Brake Drying keeps water off the pads and rotors during wet weather as well. Other safety enhancements are the available Active Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, a Frontal Collision Warning system with brake activation and Top View and Side View features that use cameras to assist in maneuvering. The 5 Series is also the only BMW currently available with the BMW Parking Assistant, which helps choose a space and maneuver the car into the space. Active Blind Spot Detection and Lane Departure Warning help prevent mishaps as well, and available Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection points out pedestrians that the naked eye might miss in the dark.
Visit Circle BMW to see the 2011 BMW 5 Series in NJ. As with any BMW model, the BMW 5 Series in NJ is available with a long list of options and option packages to make the buying experience close to ordering a custom car. The 2011 5 Series continues to define just how sweet a midsize premium sport sedan should be. Your NJ BMW dealer, Circle BMW, will assist you in finding the perfect match of options and affordability.
Because Circle BMW is the leading NJ BMW dealer, top financial institutions give us the best deals. NJ BMW customers can inquire about finance and lease plans or specials by calling 732-982-2053. To view the current inventory of 2011 BMW 5 Series in NJ please visit your NJ BMW dealer website: www.circlebmw.com