Higher fuel-injection pressure results in an improved injection spray, helping reduce raw hydrocarbon emissions in a cold engine. Engine and transmission Engine location: Front, longitudinal Displacement: 2494 ccm 152. Optional wheels on the 535xi Sports Wagon are 18 x 8. The driver can then start up without doing a ballet with the clutch, brake and accelerator manual transmission or rolling backward on a steep hill automatic transmission. Another feature that speeds engine warmup; during this phase of operation, it transfers heat from the coolant to the oil circuit.
Send David an Hide full review. Car ratings provided by car owners are more interesting than the automotive journalists testing new cars and having to please the car advertisers. Note: the entire range of 5 Series Saloon and Touring models, with performance and economy data, can be found at the end of the release. It keeps the brakes engaged when you're stopped on an incline so that in the time between your foot leaving the brake pedal and hitting the gas, the car won't roll backward. On automatic transmission models, a shifter replaced the mechanical version and shift paddles were available for the first time on a 5 Series model outside of the M5. 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.
As a higher compression ratio benefits both fuel efficiency and especially low-speed torque — traditional turbo engines have suffered on both counts — the N54 benefits mightily: its compression ratio is 10. The Convenience Plan also includes Critical Calling, a new service that connects the driver in case their mobile phone is not in the vehicle or its battery is discharged. Briefly holds the vehicle when the brakes are released while stopped facing uphill. Especially with an automatic transmission, unless the driver consciously eases off on the brake pedal, a jerk can occur as the vehicle comes to a stop. Still, the space is similar to competitors, like the Audi A6.
Another was relatively high fuel consumption. Currently only in the rear-wheel-drive models. Wheels described for 528i and 535i Sedans are available on 528xi Sedan, 535xi Sedan and 535xi Sports Wagon as stand-alone options in combination with the Sport Package. As brake temperature rises, this function automatically compensates by increasing the hydraulic pressure relative to pedal force. Finally, high-tech heat-resistant materials in the engine help facilitate performance.
The engine is agile, and it performs like a big, naturally aspirated engine, but with much better mileage. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 6 speed manual transmission. This feature allows the Service Advisor to proactively set up a customer appointment and have the needed parts ready. 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. First: the 300-hp N54 engine is anything but simply a turbocharged version of the 230-hp N52. All nine power units in the 5 Series Saloon and Touring ranges are either entirely new to the car, or have been significantly revised over the previous model. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party.
What's different are some very slight exterior modifications, updated engines — including one entirely new power plant — and more standard and optional comfort features. With new twin-turbo engine, the 535xi Sport Wagon becomes the quickest 5 Series wagon ever offered in the U. You can use the automatic transmission's manual function for more assertive shifting, but even that wasn't impressive. They remain valid for the non-turbo engine. When engine over-run is recognised, the Intelligent Alternator engages and powers up the battery to 100 per cent with what would have been lost energy. 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. 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.
It also reduces drag on the engine by only engaging and charging when required. Performance There are three distinct 5 Series models. Released from the interior or exterior switch or the remote, the tailgate opens electrohydraulically. Models included the 520Li, 523Li, 525Li, and 530Li. In addition, the doors are automatically unlocked; the interior lighting and 4-way hazard flashers are switched on. In the few years since it was introduced, I've grown accustomed to the complex interface that controls navigation, stereo, climate and almost every other feature of the car. Indeed, the 10-way power front seats are incredibly comfortable and can accommodate any frame.
Quick access to automobile-catalog website - type in a browser: a-c. Turbocharging is a familiar form of increasing the performance of combustion engines — it has been around in various forms for 100 years. Yet over its history, turbocharging has also suffered some daunting drawbacks. That would have weighed too much and its fuel consumption would have been unacceptably high. Consequence Intermittent light operation reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash.
Inside, the changes refine ergonomic details. Engine innovations such as High Precision Direct Injection and twin-turbocharging improve performance and economy alongside class-leading comfort technologies such as Lane Departure Warning System and Head-up Display. Archived from on 2 October 2017. Acting on input from the rain sensor an element of the standard rain-sensing windshield wipers , the pads are periodically brought up to the rotors — just enough to eliminate any film of water between pads and rotors, but not enough to cause a brake application. All turbo components subjected to the most extreme heat i.