With Stop and Go, the new system keeps the car a fixed distance ahead, even in slow moving stop and go traffic situations, bringing the car to a complete stop. More extensive owner or test experiences can be submitted as. Most of the changes don't radically alter this luxury sedan's place in the market, and they likely won't do enough to draw in the uninitiated. Cars++ appreciates feedback concerning the correctness of the. Access to submitted specs and images will stay free. The door panels have been redesigned, with the window switches now integrated into the horizontal armrests. Brake Energy Regeneration takes advantage of energy currently lost through the engine over-run during braking.
This option includes an 8. While every editor would prefer to sample the auto, our attention shifted to the 550i's real strengths and weaknesses. The active antiroll bars are obviously at work here, keeping the 535i remarkably flat and neutral. The package did alter the look and feel of the car; even though it was painted white, it was the most menacing white vehicle you can imagine. The M5 model was introduced in 2005 and is powered by the S85 V10 engine.
Information on particular problems, and possibly solutions, are appreciated by your fellow drivers. Another was relatively high fuel consumption. A camera mounted next to the interior mirror monitors the white lines on the road ahead and, if the car crosses the line without obvious intent or without the indicator being used, the driver is notified by a vibration through the steering wheel standard on 550i and 535d models - £350 on other models. A revised lane departure warning system is also available for 2008. The dramatic increases in performance and economy come courtesy of a number of new technologies that combine to provide significant and noticeable driver benefits. Still, the space is similar to competitors, like the Audi A6.
As standard they included an intercom system and panic alarm. Higher fuel-injection pressure results in an improved injection spray, helping reduce raw hydrocarbon emissions in a cold engine. Customers can also now specify Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go. Safety The 5 Series comes with side-impact airbags for the front seats and optional side-impact airbags for the backseat. This service also includes valuable trip routing advice. Most folks will need to circle the car very slowly to see the changes hint: check out the head- and taillights. Turbocharging is a familiar form of increasing the performance of combustion engines — it has been around in various forms for 100 years.
In addition, the doors are automatically unlocked; the interior lighting and 4-way hazard flashers are switched on. I tested the new 550i with the Sport Package, which adds 19-inch wheels and tires, more aggressive front and rear body panels, and black tailpipes. Efficient Dynamics focuses on three specific areas — weight, dynamics and consumption — with the intent of developing more power from less fuel in a lower-weight vehicle. Pictures, trademarks and logos of third parties are exclusive property of the respective owners. Direct fuel injection sprays fuel directly into the cylinders, or more precisely the combustion chambers.
Under ideal conditions, the engine always runs with its lowest possible fuel consumption. Send David an Hide full review. I'm not ready to make such a bold statement, but there's no denying they're near the top of the heap. The previous models earned top scores in front-end collisions by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but they were not tested in side collisions. Car's new fascia included a revised front bumper - featuring larger intakes - a new grille and redeveloped headlamps.
Whereas the N52 has an aluminum-silicon cylinder casting inside its magnesium crankcase, the N54 has cast-iron sleeves inside its aluminum crankcase. Light Poplar wood interior trim. Rate the cars you have owned Help other consumers by rating all the cars you have owned. First: the 300-hp N54 engine is anything but simply a turbocharged version of the 230-hp N52. One press of the Sport button behind the gear lever allows shifts to be made using steering wheel mounted paddles to deliver even faster, more dynamic, changes. Electric water pump, electronically controlled according to coolant and oil temperatures at any moment. There are slight upgrades to trim pieces, more console storage and, yes, even bigger door pockets.
The peak power of 300 hp has already been mentioned; this is fully 45 higher than the 530i, and 70 hp up on the 528i. In addition, high precision direct fuel injection further enhances performance and fuel efficiency. Not only is it no-charge for the first 4 years, but there is no mileage limit. Another novelty on this model was the introduction of an innovative Brake Energy Regeneration, aimed to store car's energy under braking and transform it into power also improving fuel efficiency. Same size wheels and tires front and rear 550i Sedan Flagship model, with 4. When the system projects that the vehicle will drift out of the lane, it will warn the driver by producing a mild vibration in the steering wheel.