2011 BMW 5 Series
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2011 BMW 5 Series

New York, New York – BMW has introduced its all-new 2011 5 Series at the New York International Auto Show, along with the North American debuts of the 335is Coupe and Convertible, X5 SAV, and the world debut of the BMW Alpina B7 xDrive.

The new 5 Series sedan, which arrives in early summer, is the sixth generation of the model. With the longest wheelbase in the segment, a long and sleek hood, short overhangs and a coupe-like roofline, the new 5 Series sedan stands out. It will be available with V8 or inline V6 gasoline engines, including the top-of-the-line 550i with “reverse-flow” V8 engine featuring twin turbochargers and high precision direct injection for a maximum output of 400 horsepower.

The 335i features an all-new engine, using the same 3.0-litre short block of its predecessor, but with five additional years’ worth of development. It preserves the 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque, but is more responsive, more efficient and cleaner-running.

The 2011 BMW X5 receives new powertrains and an updated design. Two powertrains will be all-new, creating the new X5 xDrive50i and xDrive35i, in addition to the Advanced Diesel xDrive35d. The gasoline engines receive BMW’s new eight-speed automatic transmission.

The BMW Alpina B7 sedan will join the company’s North American product range as the most dynamic 7 Series model, in both standard and long-wheelbase models. At the New York show, the company announced that it will also be offered with xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive.

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