BMW 5 Series (E60)

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BMW 5 Series (E60/E61)
BMW 5er (E60) front 20100508.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerBMW
Production2003–2010
Assembly
Body and chassis
ClassExecutive car (E)
Layout
RelatedAlpina B5 (E60)
Powertrain
Engine
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,890 mm (114 in)
Length4,843 mm (191 in)
Width1,850 mm (73 in)
Height1,470–1,491 mm (58–59 in)
Curb weight
  • Saloon/Sedan:[7][8]
  • 1,545–1,725 kg (3,406–3,803 lb)
  • Estate/wagon:[9][10]
  • 1,675–1,830 kg (3,693–4,034 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorBMW 5 Series (E39)
SuccessorBMW 5 Series (F10)

The BMW E60/E61 is the fifth generation[11] of the BMW 5 Series. It was sold from 2003 to 2010[11] and was available as a 4-door sedan (E60 model code) and as a 5-door wagon (E61 model code, marketed as 'Touring').[12]

The fifth generation introduced various new electronic features, including the iDrive infotainment system, head-up display, active cruise control, active steering, adaptive headlights, night vision, lane departure warning and voice control. The E60 was the first 5 Series to be available with a turbocharged petrol engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission and regenerative braking.

The M5 model was introduced in 2005 and is powered by the S85 V10 engine. It was sold in the sedan and wagon body styles, with most cars using the 7-speed SMG III transmission.

The E60 was replaced by the 5 Series (F10) in 2010.[13]

Development and launch[edit]

The development programme for the E60 began in 1997, concluding in 2002. The lead designer was Boyke Boyer.[14] The final design, developed by Davide Arcangeli (d. 2002) under BMW Design Director Chris Bangle,[15][16] was approved in 2000 and German design patents filed on April 16, 2002.[17]

The sedan was launched on July 5, 2003 in Europe and in October 2003 in North America.[18][19][20] In late 2004, the Touring models were introduced.

Body styles[edit]

The body of the E60 was made using aluminium for the front of the car, and steel for the passenger cabin and rear. The weight distribution was 50:50.[21]

Interior[edit]

Interior (pre-facelift)

The BMW 5 Series E60 was the second vehicle to offer BMW's iDrive in-vehicle infotainment system, following the BMW 7 Series (E65). The base system used a 6.5-inch LCD display screen, and integrated audio system controls, climate control settings, Bluetooth hands-free telephone system with a basic voice command system, and vehicle settings. Outside of North America, a basic GPS navigation system could be added to the basic iDrive system. An upgraded system, which used a larger eight-inch widescreen LCD display, added GPS navigation functionality, DVD video playback, and an enhanced voice control system. An A/M-F/M radio and single-disc CD/MP3 player were both standard features. A glove compartment-mounted six-disc CD/MP3 changer could be added at extra cost. Audio systems were either a standard system (for vehicles outside of North America only), a ten-speaker "Hi-Fi" premium audio system with an external amplifier and dual "subwoofers" under the front seats of the vehicle, and a thirteen-speaker, Harman/Kardon Logic 7 digital surround-sound premium audio system that added a center-channel speaker mounted in the instrument panel of the vehicle, and speakers mounted in the vehicle's rear doors. BMW Assist (BMW's in-vehicle emergency communications and concierge system) came as standard equipment on most E60 models as well. The BMW Assist system also included BMW's "TeleService" system, which was able to use the cellular communications system inside the vehicle to automatically send a notification to the driver's preferred BMW Center (Dealership) whenever regular maintenance was required, and notify the driver, who could then schedule a service appointment.

In 2007, with the E60's Life Cycle Impulse (LCI), the iDrive system was redesigned, now featuring a new user interface (UI) with a new controller now featuring "shortcut" buttons to the different iDrive menus, and preset buttons added to the audio control panel. A rear backup camera system could also be ordered at this time.

The E60 was also one of the first BMW vehicles, as well as one of the first vehicles in the industry, to offer features such as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, iPod, USB, and auxiliary integration (the latter became standard equipment on later E60 models), and HD Radio technology.

The E60 was the first 5 Series in 22 years where the centre console was not angled towards the driver,[22][23] however the E60's successor returned to angling the centre console towards the driver.[13]

Equipment[edit]

Head-up display

Features available in the E60 initially included active cruise control, emergency helpline (BMW Assist), voice control,[23] Bi-Xenon headlights, run-flat tyres, active anti-roll bars[24] and active steering.[16] Safety-related items include Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), adaptive headlights and night vision.

Over the E60's lifespan, the following features were added: Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go,[25] keyless entry ("comfort access"), LED taillights,[26] Lane Departure Warning[23] and Brake Force Display.

Engines[edit]

Petrol[edit]

Model Years Engine Power Torque
520i 2003-2005 M54B22
I6
125 kW (168 hp) at 6,250 rpm 210 N⋅m (155 lb⋅ft) at 3,500 rpm
2007-2010 N46B20
I4
115 kW (154 hp) at 6,400 rpm 200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) at 3,500 rpm
2007-2010 N43B20OL
I4
125 kW (168 hp) at 6,700 rpm 210 N⋅m (155 lb⋅ft) at 4,250 rpm
523i 2005-2007 N52B25 I6 130 kW (174 hp) at 5,800 rpm 230 N⋅m (170 lb⋅ft) at 3,500 rpm
2007-2010 N53B25UL I6 140 kW (188 hp) at 6,100 rpm 240 N⋅m (177 lb⋅ft) at 3,500 rpm
525i 2003-2005 M54B25 I6 140 kW (188 hp) at 6,000 rpm 237 N⋅m (175 lb⋅ft) at 3,500 rpm
2005-2007 N52B25 I6 160 kW (215 hp) at 6,500 rpm 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) at 2,750 rpm
2007-2010 N53B30UL I6 160 kW (215 hp) at 6,100 rpm 270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft) at 2,400 rpm
528i 2007-2010 N52B30 I6 169 kW (227 hp) at 6,500 rpm 270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft) at 2,750 rpm
530i 2003-2005 M54B30 I6 170 kW (228 hp) at 5,900 rpm 300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) at 3,500 rpm
2005-2007 N52B30 I6 190 kW (255 hp) at 6,600 rpm 300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) at 2,500 rpm
2007-2010 N53B30OL I6 200 kW (268 hp) at 6,700 rpm 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) at 2,750 rpm
535i 2007-2010 N54B30 turbocharged I6 225 kW (302 hp) at 5,800 rpm 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 1,300-5,000 rpm
540i 2005-2010 N62B40 V8 225 kW (302 hp) at 6,300 rpm 390 N⋅m (288 lb⋅ft) at 3,500 rpm
545i 2003-2005 N62B44 V8 245 kW (329 hp) at 6,100 rpm 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 3,600 rpm
550i 2005-2010 N62B48TÜ V8 270 kW (362 hp) at 6,300 rpm 490 N⋅m (361 lb⋅ft) at 3,400 rpm
M5 2005-2010 S85B50 V10 373 kW (500 hp) at 7,750 rpm 520 N⋅m (384 lb⋅ft) at 6,100 rpm

Diesel[edit]

Model Years Engine Power Torque
520d 2005-2007 M47D20 turbocharged I4 120 kW (161 hp) at 4,000 rpm 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) at 1,750-3,000 rpm
2007-2010 N47D20 turbocharged I4 130 kW (174 hp) at 4,000 rpm 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) at 1,750-2,500 rpm
525d FE 2004-2007 M57TU2D25 turbocharged I6 120 kW (161 hp) at 4,000 rpm 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm
2004-2007 M57TU2D25 turbocharged I6 130 kW (174 hp) at 4,000 rpm 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm
2007-2010 M57TU2D30UL turbocharged I6 145 kW (194 hp) at 4,000 rpm 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 1,300-3,250 rpm
530d 2003-2005 M57TUD30 turbocharged I6 160 kW (215 hp) at 4,000 rpm 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm
2005-2007 M57TUD30 turbocharged I6 170 kW (228 hp) at 4,000 rpm 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm
2007-2010 M57TU2D30OL turbocharged I6 173 kW (232 hp) at 4,000 rpm 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 1,750-3,000 rpm
535d 2004-2007 M57TUD30 turbocharged I6 200 kW (268 hp) at 4,400 rpm 560 N⋅m (413 lb⋅ft) at 2,000-2,250 rpm
2007-2010 M57TU2D30TOP turbocharged I6 210 kW (282 hp) at 4,400 rpm 580 N⋅m (428 lb⋅ft) at 1,750-2,250 rpm

Transmissions[edit]

Available transmissions are:

M5 model[edit]

M5 sedan (E60)

The E60 M5 is powered by the BMW S85 4,999 cc (305 cu in) V10 engine. The engine produces 373 kW (500 bhp) at 7,750 rpm and 520 N⋅m (384 lb⋅ft) at 6,100 rpm, with a redline of 8,250 rpm.[27][28] The official 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time is 4.7 seconds.[29]

The majority of M5s were sold with a 7-speed automated manual transmission ("SMG III"),[30][31] however a 6-speed manual was also available in some markets.

Total production of the M5 was 20,548 units, consisting of 19,523 sedans and 1,025 wagons.[32]

Alpina models[edit]

Alpina B5 S

Introduced in February 2005, the petrol engined Alpina B5 and B5 S were built in sedan and wagon body styles and were based on the E60 using the 4.4 L N62B44 V8 from the 545i With a centrifugal supercharger bringing the power output to 368 kW (493 bhp).[33] for the B5 and 390 kW (523 bhp) for the B5 S respectively. The B5 was available exclusively with an Alpina tuned six-speed automatic transmission (6HP26) with "Switch-Tronic".

Special models[edit]

BMW 5 Series Security[edit]

The E60 5-Series was available as a ‘Security’ model, a factory armoured version produced by BMW AG which was unveiled at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show.[34] Utilising ballistic steel, aramid, polyethylene and 21mm polycarbonate layered glass[35] it was certified at VR4 level of VPAM’s Bullet Resistant Vehicle guidelines (1999),[36] tested by Beschussamt Mellrichstadt. The 5-Series Security was available as a 550i (367PS; 362 hp; 270 kW V8) or 530i (258PS; 254 hp; 190 kW I6) and features upgraded suspension and braking systems.[37]

The armoured areas include the entire passenger cell, battery terminals and ECU (Engine Control Unit). As standard they included an intercom system and panic alarm.

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.[35]

Long-wheelbase sedan (China only)[edit]

A factory-stretched long-wheelbase version of the E60 5 Series was offered in China. Models included the 520Li, 523Li, 525Li, and 530Li.[38]

BMW 5 Series Authority Vehicle[edit]

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.[39]

Safety[edit]

section view- front
section view- side

Initially the 5 Series received a three-star rating for adult occupants.[40] 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.[41]

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.[42][43] 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.

Euro NCAP scores (2004 sedan)[44]
Adult Occupant: 4/5 stars
Child Occupant: 4/5 stars
Pedestrian: 1/4 stars
NHTSA scores (2008 sedan)[45]
Frontal Driver: 3/5 stars
Frontal Passenger: 5/5 stars
Side Driver: 5/5 stars
Side Rear Passenger: 5/5 stars
Rollover: 4/5 stars

2007 facelift[edit]

The 'Life Cycle impulse' (LCI) models were released in September 2007 (for the 2008 model year). Styling changes were relatively subtle, and included revised headlights, tail lights and front bumper.[26] The interior was significantly revised. The iDrive system was upgraded with programmable "favourite" shortcut buttons (for late 2008 models), a revised menu system and the switch from DVD to hard disk based storage.[46] Mechanically, the 5 Series gained the new engines and transmissions from the E70 X5.

The active cruise control was upgraded to bring the vehicle to a complete stop and accelerate from stationary (called" Stop & Go"). Other changes include adaptive headlights, LED rear lights, Lane Departure Warning,[47] night vision,[48] head-up display and Brake Force Display. The E60 LCI was the first BMW to feature regenerative braking.[25]

On automatic transmission models, a shift by wire shifter replaced the mechanical version and shift paddles were available for the first time on a 5 Series model outside of the M5.[26]

Production[edit]

Yearly production figures[49]
Year Total Sedan Touring Notes
2003 70,522 70,522 - Sedan launched in July.
2004 229,598 191,361 31,342 Touring model launched in May.
2005 228,389 177,719 50,670
2006 232,193 182,539 49,654
2007 230,845 181,534 49,311
2008 202,287 156,825 45,462
2009 175,983 135,944 36,987

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