(www.autoinsidernews.com) - BMW announced details of its refreshed 5-Series sedan and wagon models, earlier this month. Besides offering restyled front and rear ends and a revised interior, the new 5-Series features new engines with more performance, efficiency, and practicality.
The new 5-Series features restyled headlamps using clear glass, and new surrounds for the double kidney grille. The front fascia sports a wider air duct emphasising the width of the car. On the sides, the sill has an additional contour line. At the rear, the taillamps now use horizontal LED lights also placing an emphasis on width, reports Trend.
Inside, the 5-Series features redesigned door panels, higher-quality materials, and the new ergonomic, stalk shifter first seen on the second-generation X5. The new model also gets enhanced the iDrive system with programmable favorite buttons.
The 2008 5-Series will feature several new or significantly revised powerplants, including BMW's new twin-turbo 3.0L inline-six. The new 5-Series will also be available with BMW's new six-speed automatic gearbox, which promises to improve reaction times and cut shift times in half.