Rivalling the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW is using hi-tech specs to pull in the sophisticated and discerning motorist, the one who can’t wait to experience a touchscreen smart key.
For most though, the most exciting aspect will be the facility to park your wundercar using remote control. If you’re finding parking that bit tricky or you have cricked your neck, operating the remote keyfob will allow you to move the car, turn the engine off and lock it up… all while watching from outside!
Need to check your emails when you pull over and don’t fancy waiting for clunky apps to load up? BMW has installed a wifi hotspot for up to 10 devices and say they are the first manufacturer to offer built-in Microsoft Office 365 so your emails, calendar and contact details are just a button away. Entry level will be the 520d offering 190hp with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel and capable of 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds.
And BMW is trumpeting the economical credentials of the seventh generation 5 Series with 65.6mpg. The cost of all this hi-tech car, which has been four years in the making, is set to start at €39,800 (£36,025) and it goes on sale in the UK from February next year.