Professional Package For BMW 5-Series
NEWS ON RADIO
on this page,
29th May, 2006
BMW continues to expand its offerings with the announcement of an additional option package for the six-cylinder and V8-powered range of 5 Series cars.
The new BMW 5 Series Professional Package is stacked with unique features designed to appeal to executive drivers who delight in having the latest technology at their fingertips.
The Professional Package is ideally suited to the ambitious and successful executive who owns the latest laptop, the most multi-functional mobile, and the cinema-sized plasma screen.
The Professional Package is exclusive to BMW and the 5 Series.
Key among the Professional Package features is BMW Head-Up Display. This helps reduce driver distraction by presenting many key information features in the driver’s line of sight, such as road speed, cruise control status and navigation instructions.
Information is projected onto the windscreen but appears to float at the end of the bonnet, so drivers need not refocus let alone take their eyes off the road.
All Professional Package 5 Series cars are equipped with BMW Professional Navigation, which uses a multi-mode map display.
The maps are viewed on a large 8.8-inch full colour screen, which doubles as a television monitor. BMW Voice Recognition is also fitted, allowing easy access to Navigation, Ventilation, Entertainment and Communication functions.
The Professional Package also features BMW Business Bluetooth phone preparation for seamless wireless connection of mobile phone to vehicle. In the 525i Sedan, Park Distance Control is also included.
For the 530i Sedan, Touring and 530d models, the Professional Package additionally incorporates Comfort Access, which allows the driver to leave the electronic ignition key in their pocket or handbag and merely touch the door handle to unlock or lock the car, and press a dash-mounted button to start or stop the engine.
In the BMW 540i and 550i Sedans, powered by the latest generation satisfyingly powerful and smooth 225 kW 4.0-litre and 270 kW 4.8-litre V8 engines, the Professional Package further adds a power sunroof (540i) and LOGIC7 and Active Cruise Control (550i) to the Professional Package features fitted to the six-cylinder cars.
The BMW 5 Series was introduced to Australia in October 2003 and has been consistently praised for its sublime driving characteristics. A new generation magnesium aluminium VALVETRONIC-equipped straight six cylinder engine was introduced in June 2005, giving the 525i and 530i models even more power, poise and performance. The 530d introduced last December is the first BMW passenger car powered by a diesel engine and, thus, providing BMW an opportunity to reduce the drift heading Audi's way.
At launch, the BMW 5 Series introduced the motoring world to the dynamic benefits of Active Steering and Dynamic Drive as well as building on the BMW 5 Series’ reputation for driving excitement, thanks to an even more agile chassis.
This is enhanced by the all aluminium front structure that saves weight and delivers a perfect 50/50 weight distribution front to rear.
The Sport package, available throughout the six-cylinder and V8 powered BMW 5 Series models adds to an already appealing design with a range of cosmetic enhancements inside and out, along with stiffened suspension, lowered ride height and distinctive double-spoke 18-inch light alloy wheels.
The Professional Package is priced at $2,500 for six-cylinder cars and $3,500 (not $3,000 as originally announced) for V8 powered cars.
BMW 5 Series Professional Package
Features at a glance
530i, 530d Sedan, 530i Touring*. As for the 525i plus:
540i Sedan.As for the 530i plus:
550i Sedan.As for the 540i plus:
* Some features may already be part of the standard specification of the vehicle.
2007 Range Rover Gets A New V8 Diesel
Vauxhall's Astra TwinTop Released In England
Peugeot Round Australia Re-Run Won By Brian Ward
New Audi Q5 Confirmed For 2008
Volkswagen to supply Porsche Panamera bodies
Mitsubishi Re-Positioning Has Desired Effect
Special Edition Falcon Utes Loaded With Value
Europe's Corsa Uncovered!
Audi’s RS 4 Family is Now Complete
Upgraded Defender For 2007
75th Anniversary Of Iconic ’32 Ford
Bill Ford's Speech To Shareholders
GM Opens New European Design Centre
The new Fiat, Peugeot, Citroën vans unveiled
Nissan Adds Dual Airbags to Patrol Cab/Chassis Range
Land Rover Celebrates The Queen's 80th At Royal Windsor
Suzuki Motor Corporation Achieves Record High Net Sales
Volkswagen TSI Claims International Engine Of The Year Award
GM and Renault pursue cooperation on LCVs
Peugeot 206 - Now From $16,990 (RRP)
The 365-Days-a-Year-Cabriolet - VW Eos
Ford Australia Announces Major New Projects
Aston Martin Reveals DBS
Mitsubishi 380 Improves Market Position
Car Market Turns Down as Petrol Prices Bite
Audi RS 4 Unleashed on Australian Soil
Six Speed Auto Boost for 407 HDi Models
Focus XR5 Turbo Boosts Ford Performance Arsenal
All-New Suzuki XL7 Makes World Debut
New Line-Up for Land Rover Discovery 3
Morgan 4-seater Returns
Holden Unleashes Thunder Ute and Crewman
Precious Metal - The Peugeot 407 Coupe
Aixam Alfa Romeo Aston Martin Audi Bentley BMW Cadillac Caterham Chevrolet Chrysler Citroen Dacia Daewoo Dodge Elfin Ferrari Fiat Ford General Motors Holden Honda Hummer Jaguar Jeep Kia Lamborghini Land Rover Lotus Maserati Maybach Mazda Mercedes-Benz MG Mini Mitsubishi Morgan Nissan Noble Opel Pagani Peugeot Pontiac Porsche Proton Renault Rolls Royce Rover Saab Saturn Seat Skoda Smart Subaru Suzuki Vauxhall Volkswagen Volvo
Antonov Caparo Connaught FPV Freestream HSV Jayco Sprintex Tempest