BMW axes 6 Series GT in United Kingdom due to SUV demand

BMW axes 6 Series GT in United Kingdom due to SUV demand

BMW axes 6 Series GT in United Kingdom due to SUV demand

The vehicle blends performance, technology and luxury and the result are what many consider to be the benchmark within the executive sedan segment.

The revamped 530e is one of several ways BMW is freshening up the current BMW 5-Series lineup, known as G30 by enthusiasts of the brand. The grille with the traditional twin kidneys will be slightly larger but still looks neat compared to the giant grille on the new 4 series model. In the rendering, the design line extends from the front bumper, down the side, and into the rear taillights, which is where it ended before, too. The 530i xDrive runs $58,495, the 530e costs $58,190 and $60,495 with all-wheel drive, the 540i starts at $60,445 with rear drive and $62,745 with all-wheel drive, and the M550i xDrive costs $77,795. This time around the extensive revisions can be noticed on the exterior, interior as well as on the features list. The focus is on technology and the BMW 5 Series has always been jam-packed.

Standard driver-assist features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, and rear cross-traffic alerts.

New for 2021, however, is a 48-volt mild-hybrid system for the 540i which can aid fuel economy by recuperating energy lost during deceleration, smoothing out auto stop-start, and completely turning the gas engine off during steady coasting up to 99 miles per hour in Eco Pro or Comfort mode. The starter-generator and a second battery significantly increase the amount of brake energy that can be regenerated and stored. This system is created to improve fuel efficiency and it can also add 11hp to the engine outputs for a short duration to provide increased performance.

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On the safety front, the lane departure warning system now features steering assistance to return the auto to the middle of the lane, while the range of functions in the Parking Assistant suite has been expanded to include reversing assistant.

523 hp M550i xDrive Sedan? This particular derivative features a 4.4-litre TwinPower Turbo motor that develops 390 kW. BMW will introduce the 530e Plug-in Hybrid version on May 27 with the M Sport package.

This facelift looks more prominent than what we saw with the F10 5-Series update.

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