Entering Vietnam market not long ago, many people thought that BMW 5 series did not disappoint customers.
The car fully converges sport design element and superior driving feeling with the most advanced technology. The car can be compared to rival Mercedes-Benz E-class in the luxury segment,
Join CafeAuto to find out the details of this BMW 530i at a BMW showroom in Ho Chi Minh City to see how this ‘quality’ model is.
Sporty, dynamic exterior
In terms of dimensions, the 2019 BMW 530i has a length x width x height of 4,936 x 1,868 x 1,479 mm and a wheelbase of 2,975 mm. Thus, compared to the old version, BMW 5-Series is longer than 5 mm, wide and 2 mm taller. The wheelbase itself of the BMW 530i 2019 also increased by 7 mm. And not much different from Mercedes-Benz E-class.
Although bigger, the BMW 5-series is up to 100 kg lighter than the previous generation when it comes to increased use of high-strength aluminum and steel, based on the CLAR (Cluster Architecture) frame similar to that of the 7-Series. Newly designed chassis, low center of gravity, balanced weight distribution and light body make for a great driving experience.
The front end still features the familiar kidney grille of BMW and the round dual headlights on both sides. However, the headlight-covered glass is now more seamlessly connected to the grille, instead of being detached in the 6th-Series 6th generation. This helps emphasize the width and coherence of the 2019 BMW 530i.
The lighting system is also one of the remarkable details of this model. The 2019 BMW 530i is equipped with standard LED headlights.
In particular, with the intelligent Adaptive LED technology that can change light graphics with a range of up to 500 meters, it is integrated with High-beam Assistant.
In addition, the LED daytime running lights are hexagonal and extend to the kidney-shaped grille, creating a stylish connection that accentuates the wide and low appearance of the car.
The bodywork is rated as sportier and more powerful with 18-inch wheels, while the 520i is 17-inch.
The rear end features an L-shaped LED taillight. The 530i version is distinguished from 520i by a chrome plated bar between the two exhaust pipes. In addition, the trunk of the 530i version can be opened and closed by electricity.
It can be seen that, although there is not too much distance in terms of appearance, but BMW is still loyal to the square design lines, superficial while Mercedes-Benz still follows the style of many curves.
The interior is simple but luxurious
The 2019 BMW 530i is still loyal to their style for many years. The space inside the BMW 5 Series is simple, sporty, sophisticated … but everything has been upgraded a lot towards luxury, luxury and maximum user service.
This model is still geared to the driving experience so all details are directed to the driver. Along with the gear lever is traditionally arranged. This difference is different from the rival Mercedes Benz E-class when putting the gear lever behind the steering wheel.
The dashboard of the 5-Series 2019 with a 10.25-inch entertainment screen protrudes from the dashboard, instead of going into the previous generation. The iDrive entertainment system on this model incorporates the same gesture control (Gesture Control) as on the 7 series.
The screen of the air-conditioning system displays color instead of the previous monochrome model. The 2019 BMW 530i is equipped with a premium sound system from Harman Kardon. The car has 3 driving modes (Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro) selected via buttons on the center pedestal.
In addition, in order to optimize the comfort for each position in the car, 5-Series 2019 has more leg room for rear passengers and comfort with massage features, not to mention adjustment equipment. The seats use touch sensors and 4-zone independent air conditioning system with Ambient Air aroma package.
Powerful engine and state-of-the-art safety
In terms of safety equipment, the 530i version features a new 360-degree virtual reality camera system from BMW. The driver can monitor many 3-dimensional views of the vehicle by controlling hand gestures. Electric parking brake and automatic parking brake are standard equipment. In addition, the car also has automatic parking support system in parallel and perpendicular.
The power of the 2019 BMW 530i comes from the turbocharged petrol engine, 2.0L, 4 cylinders in line. Helps the car produce maximum power of up to 252 horsepower and maximum torque of 350 Nm. Combined with 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive configuration. Vehicles capable of accelerating from 0-100 km / h in 5.9 seconds, before reaching a maximum speed of 250 km / h.
Slightly inferior to the 2.0L i4 engine, producing a maximum capacity of 184 horsepower, maximum torque of 300 Nm, 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive system of Mercedes Benz E- class.
In terms of price, the new BMW 520i G30 is imported from Germany with a selling price of VND 3,069 billion. Slightly better than domestic assembly rival Mercedes E-class priced at 2,099. However, with the advantage of being an imported car with modern equipment, sports quality, experience behind the wheel, this model does not appear inferior to this countryman.