A power front passenger's seat also is a standard feature on all six-cylinder 5 Series sedans and wagons. The high-performance M5 sedan, which is fitted with a 394-hp, 5. The 5 Series appearance was freshened for 2001. These results should be used for comparison only, and verification should not be attempted on public roads. All 5 Series models are rear-drive, have side-impact airbags for the front seats and come with a curtain-type Head Protection System. The high-performance M5 sedan, which is fitted with a 394-hp, 5. They are true sports sedans, offering superb handling and responsive engines.
A V8-powered 540 is available along with six-cylinder 525 and 530 models. First, the improved 5 Series featured redeveloped headlights, a new bumper and several other new interior components mostly regarding the car's electronics. All 5 Series models come with a comprehensive array of safety features: Seatbelts use automatic tensioners and force limiters, and automatically adjust the upper anchor point as the seat is adjusted back and forth. This twin-cam four-valve design with the variable valve setup generates 290 horsepower for 2002, an increase of 8 hp over last year, and 324 pounds-feet of torque. Five new exterior colors are offered for 2002.
Performance is reasonably energetic even with the smallest six-cylinder engine, but the V-8 unleashes a veritable torrent of strength for supremely confident highway operation. Six-cylinder models are available with either a five-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission. The 5 Series appearance was freshened for 2001. Safety Dual-stage front airbags deploy according to crash severity and whether occupants are buckled up. The 540i actually costs more when fitted with a manual shift than with the automatic, but stick-shift versions come with a Sport Package that includes 17-inch tires and a tauter suspension. . All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.
The 540i comes with a five-speed-automatic or six-speed-manual transmission. Side-impact airbags for the rear seats are optional. Front bucket seats have 10-way power adjustment for the driver. All three models come standard with a Getrag five-speed manual gearbox, though the ratios are specifically tuned for each. Other 5 Series models may be equipped with either a manual or automatic transmission. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.
Other 5 Series models may be equipped with either a manual or automatic transmission. These results should be used for comparison only, and verification should not be attempted on public roads. They offer much better handling than any sport-utility vehicle and better performance than most sedans. For 2002, the 525i, 525iT, and 530i come standard with automatic air conditioning. In addition to the sedans, the 5 Series offers sport wagons 525iT and 540iT that are fantastic. The 530i also gets automatic headlight controls.
All 5 Series models are rear-drive, have side-impact airbags for the front seats and come with a curtain-type Head Protection System. Base models equipped with a 2. Side-impact airbags and head-protection curtains are optional for the rear seats. Although suspensions are undeniably firm, especially if the sedan is fitted with a Sport Package, ride comfort remains pleasant over most pavement surfaces. Actual acceleration results may vary depending on specification of vehicle; road and environmental conditions; testing procedures and driving style. Electronically limited Although New-Cars.
The 540 models come standard with Montana leather upholstery, burl walnut trim, automatic air conditioning, xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps. Interior Seating is provided for five occupants. The 6-speed is distinguished with Shadowline exterior trim, 12-way power sport seats and a three-spoke sport steering wheel. Topping the regular lineup, the 540i gets a 4. For 2002, the Sport Package now includes power sport seats and an M sport steering wheel as well as 17-inch wheels with a new seven-spoke design. Electronically limited Although New-Cars. All 5 Series models are rear-drive only, unlike the smaller 3 Series, which offers all-wheel drive as an option.
During the next 3 years of production, the revised 5 Series underwent several updates, most of them focusing on new technical and electronic equipment. It was replaced by the fifth generation model - based on the all-new E60 platform - in 2003. Cast alloy, 17 x 8. Under the Hood The 525i uses a 184-hp, 2. Cast alloy, 17 x 8. Side-impact airbags for the rear seats are optional. This same headlight technology becomes standard equipment on 540i models.
Drivers can expect the precise maneuverability and control of a 3 Series, coupled with quite a few luxuries near the level of the big 7 Series. Leather upholstery is standard in the 540i and optional in the 525i and 530i, which otherwise come with standard imitation-leather seating. Actual acceleration results may vary depending on specification of vehicle; road and environmental conditions; testing procedures and driving style. Each model presents a distinct personality and price range, but all are wonderful cars in their own right. Secondly, the 528i engine was replaced by the new 530i unit 225 hp , while the 5 Series saloon was now available with an entry-level 184-hp 525i trim. The 540i sedan adds such extras as a moonroof, dual-mode automatic air conditioning and xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights.