Next generation 5-Series Specs and Pictures
10/11/2002 06:27:11 PM

photo source: AutoBild

Here are the latest photos on the upcoming 5-series…
*note the interior pictures showing a floor mounted shifter and iDrive controller living happily together

Engine choices:

520i, 525i, 530i
535i, 545i
520d (150HP)
525d (184HP)
530d (218HP)
540d (258HP)
M5 – 5.5 liter V10 (500HP)

*note-only 535i, 545i will be available in the US.

Size differential from old 5 to new 5

Old 5 New 5
Wheelbase: 2830mm : 2888mm
Length: 4775mm : 4841mm
Height: 1440mm : 1469mm
Width: 1800mm : 1846mm

The new five series iDrive will only be 4-way, instead of 8-way like on the 745.

It will be 3% more expensive but will offer more features for the money.