Finer Details On 2011 BMW 5 Series
Sep 01, 2009 | Comments 0
These days all automakers are offering new makeovers to their current version to impress the customers. With the new 2009 Audi A6 which has recently received a facelift is available in the markets followed by the 2010 Mercedes Benz E class which can also be seen in the showrooms. The car enthusiasts have now turned their attention to the next generation BMW 5 series.
BMW 5 series is a sedan and touring wagon and has an important place in the BMW’s line up. There are many guesses about the next gen version which is going to be launched next year. However there are a lot of details that are gathered from prototypes that are seen testing around the streets of Munich.
It is presumed that BMW will continue with turbo charging. The X6 and the 5 series GT are expected to appear in the range topping model. BMW is expected to launch two hybrid versions of the new 5 series Mild Hybrid models that will come in both gasoline and diesel engines which will be quite similar to the Active Hybrid 7 as well as diesel electric version.
It is expected that the transmission system will include 6 speed manual and 6 speed steptronic auto gearbox. There are presumptions that the new model would also include a new eight speed unit from ZF. Efficient Dynamics technologies will now be featured in the newer models and specially designed aerodynamic wheels and brake-energy regeneration systems will now become a cornerstone of Efficient Dynamics. This feature will help the airflow around the car and contributes to improvements in fuel efficiency.
To offer a good performance this car is designed using lightweight materials including carbon-fiber and aluminum. The premium models would include carbon fiber body panels to reduce more weight. The engineers are designing the car using aluminum for the front section and a traditional steel monocoque for the passenger compartment and rear end. This would assist in proper weight distribution and would offer overall good handling.
Interior quality is one feature which this reputed brand does not compromise. They look into finer detailing and this new model would also feature high quality of materials, high quality graphics and superior solid construction.