BMW 5 Series (E60)
|BMW 5-Series (E60/E61)|
6th of October City, Egypt
Shenyang, China (BMW Brilliance)
Kaliningrad, Russia (Avtotor)
Jakarta, Indonesia (Gaya Motor)
|Designer||Davide Arcangeli (2000, saloon)
Chris Bangle, Davide Arcangeli (2001, estate)
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Mid-size luxury / Executive car (E)|
|Body style||4-door saloon
|Layout||Front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout
Front-engine, four-wheel drive layout
|Related||BMW 6 Series (E63)
BMW X5 (E70)
|Engine||2.0 L N46B20 I4
2.2 L M54B22 I6
2.5 L M54B25 I6
3.0 L M54B30 I6
3.0 L N54B30 twin-turbo I6
4.0 L N62B40 V8
4.4 L N62B44 V8
4.8 L N62B48 V8
5.0 L S85 V10
2.0 L M47TU2D20 turbodiesel I4
2.0 L N47D20 turbodiesel I4
2.5 L M57TUD25 turbodiesel I6
3.0 L M57TUD30 turbodiesel I6
|Transmission||2004-2007 6-speed ZF S6-37 manual
2003-2007 6-speed ZF 6HP19 automatic
2003-2010 6-speed ZF 6HP26 automatic
|Wheelbase||2,888 mm (113.7 in)|
|Length||4,841 mm (190.6 in) (saloon)
4,843 mm (190.7 in) (estate)
|Width||1,846 mm (72.7 in)|
|Height||1,468 mm (57.8 in) (saloon)
1,491 mm (58.7 in) (estate)
|Curb weight||1,535–1,835 kg (3,384–4,045 lb)|
|Predecessor||BMW 5 Series (E39)|
|Successor||BMW 5 Series (F10)|
The BMW E60/E61 series is the fifth generation of the BMW 5 Series, which was sold from 2003 to 2010. It was launched in the sedan body style, with the "Touring" (wagon/estate) body style introduced in 2004. The E60/E61 was replaced by the F10/F11 5 Series in 2010.
- 1 Initial release
- 2 2007 update
- 3 Engines
- 4 Production
- 5 References
The development programme for the E60 began in 1997, concluding in 2003. The final design, penned by Davide Arcangeli under the directorship of Chris Bangle, was approved in 2000 and German design patents filed on April 16, 2002.
Comparison with predecessor
While its predecessor, the E39, shared many features with the 7 series, the E60 was different to other BMWs in production at the time. The E60 is longer, wider, heavier and higher than the previous model, which translates into more interior and trunk space. The E60 also introduced a different style to the 5-series line including a much rounder body, and an interior, unlike the driver-oriented E39, that is flat like the E65 7-series with an LCD display, basic buttons and iDrive system.
The E60 received much acclaim from the automotive community, prompting specialist companies to produce aftermarket parts for it, including copies of M-Sport parts. For example, Hamann, AC Schnitzer, Hartge, and Dinan flooded the market with parts for the E60 which were cheaper than the originals. Furthermore, many after market performance parts were produced for the already swift E60.
A derivative of the E60 is the E63/E64 which forms the iteration of the 6 Series coupe. A factory-stretched long-wheelbase version of the E60 5-Series was offered in China, as a response to the Audi A6 L. It offered much of the rear legroom of a large executive saloon (e.g. BMW 7-Series or Mercedes-Benz S-Class), but in a cheaper, simpler model. As of 2009, trim levels included the 520Li, 523Li, 525Li, and 530Li.
The E60 body was made using aluminium for the front of the car, and steel for the passenger cabin and rear thus making 50:50 weight balance. E60 was available with BMW's xDrive system in 525xi, 528xi, 530xi, 535xi, 525xd and 530xd models.
The iDrive system has been simplified from the system in the BMW 7 Series (E65). It can be ordered with a full array of options such as active cruise control, head-up display, active steering, and the Harman Kardon Logic7 stereo system. Other available equipment in E60 was Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Voice Control, Adaptive Headlights, BMW Night Vision, Active Headrests, Bi-Xenon headlights, Run-flat tyres and other equipment typical for luxury cars. Equipment in E60 was always upgrading, Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Adaptive Headlights, LED rear lights, Lane Departure Warning, Brake Force Display was available few years after the introduction.
BMW's official 0–100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration for the pre-facelift base sedan 525i is 8.4 seconds. Acceleration for the 530i is 6.9 seconds. Acceleration for the 545i V8 is 5.4 seconds. The top speed for all models is governor-limited at 225 km/h (140 mph).
Post-facelift (2006-2007 models) acceleration times decreased to 7.6 seconds for the 525i, 6.4 seconds for the 530i, and 5.2 seconds for the new 550i trim.
Initially the 5-series received a three-star rating for adult occupants. However changes were made to the steering column, footrest, door trims, door latch, airbags and electronic software and the car was retested achieving its four-star rating. BMW claims the modifications improved the car's EuroNCAP score, not the vehicle's safety; consequently BMW chose not to recall the earlier-built cars.
The American Insurance Institute of Highways Safety (IIHS) gives the 5-series a "Good" overall rating in frontal collisions but a "Marginal" overall rating for side impact collisions. The IIHS reported their side impact test would likely cause driver related rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries. The IIHS tests were conducted on models built after May 2007; these models had modifications to improve side impact safety.
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The BMW M5 is powered by a 5-litre V10 engine. Revving to 8250 rpm, the engine produced 507 hp (378 kW) at 7750 rpm and 520Nm (383 lb-ft) at 6100 rpm. 0–100 km/h time is 4.7 seconds (although this has proven to be a conservative number. Tests have shown it to be capable of 4.1 seconds with the 6-speed manual and possibly faster with SMG's launch control program) while top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
BMW 5 Series Security
The 5 Series Security is an armoured version of the BMW 5 Series sedan with ballistic protection level B4. It included a choice of 367 PS (270 kW; 362 hp) V8 (from BMW 550i) and 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp) I6 (from BMW 530i) engines, high-performance fibre composites (aramid, polyethylene) and special-purpose steel reinforced chassis, 21 millimetres thick glass with a polycarbonate layer for the windows.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. BMW 5 Series Security was manufactured alongside the series model at BMW's Dingolfing plant, with armouring prepared before being shipped to a specialist facility in Toluca, Mexico, where the vehicles complete the final assembly stage.
BMW 5 Series Authority Vehicle
The 5 Series Authority Vehicle is designed for police forces, fire services, and emergency rescue services. It has a firearm bracket in the rear center armrest.
The LCI (Life Cycle improvement) model was released in 2007. This LCI model included a facelift of the front and rear end of the vehicle. This update included a new front bumper, fog lights, headlights, tail lights and trunk. The interior was also slightly remodelled as well and included changes to door handles, position of power window buttons, updated iDrive with shortcut buttons(for late 2008 models), sleeker gear change lever for the auto transmission. Besides these changes, the 5 Series gained new engines, transmission and an updated iDrive from the BMW X5.
BMW 5-Series Security
The 5-Series Security is an armored version of the 5-Series sedan with a VR4 ballistic protection level. It included rust-proof chrome-nickel steel at the gaps and borders of the synthetic fibre mats, optional shatter protection element at underbody, aramid mats at roof, body columns, and front wall to the footwell and back wall, polyethylene protective mats in the areas of the doors, 22mm thick polycarbonate coating and multi-layered glass compound window, an electronics box in the engine compartment protected by aramid, optional xenon headlamps and Adaptive Headlight, optional Night Vision with 300 metres range, optional rear view camera, an intercom system and an attack alarm.
Earlier models include the BMW 530i Security and BMW 550i Security.
|520i||2003-2005||2,171 cc (132.5 cu in) I6 (M54B22)||170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)@6250, 210 N·m (155 lb·ft)@3500|
|520i||2007-2010||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 (N43B20OL)||170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)@6700, 210 N·m (155 lb·ft)@4250|
|523i||2005-2007||2,497 cc (152.4 cu in) I6 (N52B25)||177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp)@5800, 230 N·m (170 lb·ft)@3500|
|523i||2007-2010||2,497 cc (152.4 cu in) I6 (N53B25UL)||190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp)@6100, 240 N·m (177 lb·ft)@3500|
|525i||2003-2005||2,494 cc (152.2 cu in) I6 (M54B25)||190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp)@6000, 237 N·m (175 lb·ft)@3500|
|525i||2005-2007||2,497 cc (152.4 cu in) I6 (N52B25)||218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp)@6500, 250 N·m (184 lb·ft)@2750|
|525i||2007-2010||2,996 cc (182.8 cu in) I6 (N53B30UL)||218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp)@6100, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@2400|
|528i||2007-2010||2,996 cc (182.8 cu in) I6 (N53B30)||230 PS (169 kW; 227 hp)@6500, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@2750|
|530i||2003-2005||2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 (M54B30)||231 PS (170 kW; 228 hp)@5900, 300 N·m (221 lb·ft)@3500|
|530i||2005-2007||2,996 cc (182.8 cu in) I6 (N52B30)||258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp)@6600, 300 N·m (221 lb·ft)@2500|
|530i||2007-2010||2,996 cc (182.8 cu in) I6 (N53B30OL)||272 PS (200 kW; 268 hp)@6700, 320 N·m (236 lb·ft)@2750|
|535i||2007-2010||2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 (N54B30)||306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@5800, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1300-5000|
|540i||2005-2010||4,000 cc (240 cu in) V8 (N62B40)||306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@6300, 390 N·m (288 lb·ft)@3500|
|545i||2003-2005||4,395 cc (268.2 cu in) V8 (N62B44)||333 PS (245 kW; 328 hp)@6100, 450 N·m (332 lb·ft)@3600|
|550i||2005-2010||4,799 cc (292.9 cu in) V8 (N62B48TÜ)||367 PS (270 kW; 362 hp)@6300, 490 N·m (361 lb·ft)@3400|
|M5||2005-2010||4,999 cc (305.1 cu in) V10 (S85B50)||514 PS (378 kW; 507 hp)@7750, 580 N·m (428 lb·ft)@6100|
|520d||2005-2007||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (M47D20)||163 PS (120 kW; 161 hp)@4000, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1750-3000|
|520d||2007-2010||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20)||177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp)@4000, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1750-2500|
|525d Fleet edition||2004-2007||2,497 cc (152.4 cu in) I6 turbo (M57TU2D25)||163 PS (120 kW; 161 hp)@4000, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@2000|
|525d||2004-2007||2,497 cc (152.4 cu in) I6 turbo (M57TU2D25)||177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp)@4000, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@2000|
|525d||2007-2010||2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 turbo (M57TU2D30UL)||197 PS (145 kW; 194 hp)@4000, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1300-3250|
|530d||2003-2005||2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 turbo (M57TUD30)||218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp)@4000, 500 N·m (369 lb·ft)@2000|
|530d||2005-2007||2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 turbo (M57TUD30)||231 PS (170 kW; 228 hp)@4000, 500 N·m (369 lb·ft)@1750|
|530d||2007-2010||2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 turbo (M57TU2D30OL)||235 PS (173 kW; 232 hp)@4000, 500 N·m (369 lb·ft)@1750-3000|
|535d||2004-2007||2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 turbo twin turbo (M57TUD30)||272 PS (200 kW; 268 hp)@4400, 560 N·m (413 lb·ft)@2000-2250|
|535d||2007-2010||2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 turbo twin turbo (M57TU2D30TOP)||286 PS (210 kW; 282 hp)@4400, 580 N·m (428 lb·ft)@1750-2250|
Units sold according to BMW's annual reports.
|2003||70,522||70,522||-||Sedan launched in July.|
|2004||229,598||191,361||31,342||Touring model launched in May.|
BMW had produced 20,548 M5 with V10 engines, with 19,523 M5 Saloon and 1025 M5 Touring.
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