2021 BMW 5-Series Facelift LCI has been extensively updated exterior design with heightened presence and sporting allure, further enhanced premium feel for the interior, increased efficiency and dynamism through drive system electrification, cutting-edge innovations in the areas of driver assistance, control/operation and connectivity. New chapter in the successful history of the BMW 5 Series (first introduced in 1972); worldwide sales of the current model generation have topped 600,000 units. Market launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and new BMW 5 Series Touring from July 2020.
2021 BMW 5-Series Facelift LCI gets a newly designed BMW kidney grille now wider and taller, new LED headlights with slimmer contours, Adaptive LED Headlights with matrix technology added to the options list, BMW Laserlight now available as an option for all model variants, new three-dimensional sculpted rear lights, all model variants now with trapezoidal exhaust tailpipe finishers.
2021 BMW 5-Series Facelift LCI exterior colours and additional BMW Individual paint finishes, M Sport package with new and muscular design features, additional model-specific accents for the flagship BMW M550i xDrive Sedan (fuel consumption, combined: 10.0 – 9.7 l/100 km [28.3 – 29.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions, combined: 229 – 221 g/km) with 390 kW/530 hp V8 engine. Optional M Sport brakes now with brake callipers painted in either blue or red. New light-alloy wheels in 18- to 20-inch formats, 20-inch BMW Individual Air Performance Wheels available as an option for the first time, innovative design minimises the wheels’ weight and air resistance.
Interior design with detail refinements, optional 12.3-inch Control Display (10.25-inch Control Display now standard), automatic climate control with extended features and sports leather steering wheel with newly arranged multifunction buttons. Controls on the centre console now in High-gloss Black. New Sensatec perforated trim variant for the seat surfaces; comfort seats and new M multifunction seats with optimised seating comfort, new interior trim strips.
BMW 5 Series M Sport Edition: special-edition version of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and new BMW 5 Series Touring available from launch in a limited run of 1,000 units; includes the M Sport package, the Donington Grey metallic paint finish previously only available for BMW M models and exclusive, 20-inch BMW Individual Air Performance Wheels in bi-colour design.
Plug-in hybrid range expands to five models: latest-generation BMW eDrive technology now also offered for the BMW 5 Series Touring. BMW 530e Touring (fuel consumption, combined: 2.1 – 1.9 l/100 km [134.5 – 148.7 mpg imp]; electric power consumption, combined: 15.9 – 14.9 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions, combined: 47 – 43 g/km), BMW 530e xDrive Touring (fuel consumption, combined: 2.3 – 2.1 l/100 km [122.8 – 134.5 mpg imp]; electric power consumption, combined: 16.9 – 15.9 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions, combined: 52 – 49 g/km) and BMW 545e xDrive Sedan (fuel consumption, combined: 2.4 – 2.1 l/100 km [117.7 – 134.5 mpg imp]; electric power consumption, combined: 16.3 – 15.3 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions, combined: 54 – 49 g/km) with six-cylinder in-line combustion engine available from autumn 2020. New BMW eDrive Zone function – standard for all plug-in hybrid models – automatically switches the car to all-electric mode when entering ‘green zones’.
Introduction of new 48V mild hybrid technology for all four- and six-cylinder engines (country-specific availability); more rapid responses and enhanced efficiency thanks to 48V starter-generator; 8 kW/11 hp power spike to both lighten the combustion engine’s workload and boost its power. Further developed BMW TwinPower Turbo technology: four- and six-cylinder petrol engines with optimised petrol injection; all diesel engines now with two-stage turbocharging. All four- and six-cylinder model variants now meet the Euro 6d emissions standard.
Optional Integral Active Steering offers greater assistance in low-speed manoeuvring; new version of chassis system now also available for plug-in hybrid models.
New driver assistance systems and extended functions pave the way for automated driving: Lane Departure Warning – part of the optional Driving Assistant – now also with lane return function; new optional Driving Assistant Professional now includes Active Navigation with the help of the Lane Change Assistant, automatic formation of emergency lane and junction warning (now with city braking) functions. 3D visualisation of the surrounding area shows traffic situations and possible interventions by the driver assistance systems in the instrument cluster.
Optional Parking Assistant with additional reversing assistant function. New BMW Drive Recorder in the 2021 BMW 5-Series Facelift LCI (part of the optional Parking Assistant Plus) records up to 40 seconds of video footage from points around the vehicle. Standard-fitted BMW Operating System 7 opens up a host of potential new applications and connectivity options, as well as extended personalisation. BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant digital companion with extended functions; optimised interaction courtesy of new graphics in the Control Display.
Premiere for BMW Maps: New cloud-based navigation system offers extremely fast and precise calculation of routes and arrival times. Real-time traffic data updates at short intervals, driver can now enter any word when selecting a destination. Standard smartphone integration now also features Android Auto (in addition to Apple CarPlay); wireless WiFi connectivity; information shown in the Control Display, instrument cluster and optional Head-Up Display.
Remote Software Upgrade introduced in the new BMW 5 Series: Vehicle-specific content and updates such as function extensions for driver assistance systems can be integrated into the car over the air, vehicle software always has the latest updates, digital services can be added at a later date.