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Here's why we love the all-new BMW 5 Series

It's really more than just a way of getting from point A to point B

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 7 Apr 2017

The BMW 5 Series
The BMW 530i M Sport in Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect (Photo: BMW)

BMW Group Malaysia introduced its brand new BMW 530i M Sport sedan for all to admire last week, and already, there's plenty to love about the gorgeous car. Let's count the ways.

It's fast
The BMW 530i M Sport sedan has a pick-up speed of 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.

It basically drives itself
The Active Cruise Control adjusts the BMW 530i M Sport sedan's speed to the traffic situation based on data from its radar and camera. This enables the car to decelerate or stop completely when it encounters traffic congestion; it starts itself up again as soon as the sensors detect that the vehicle in front is moving again.

Any more advanced, and it would be a computer on wheels
Furnished with the latest update of the iDrive system, the car is home to a high resolution 10.25-inch touchscreen display that features navigation, entertainment and vehicle function controls. It is operable by voice command, gestures or by touching the display controls directly. You can even customise the screen's appearance.

It is remote controllable
The BWM 5 Series remote has an LCD colour display (yes, the remote!) and a touch control panel, which displays vital information about the status of your vehicle. You can extend the use of the remote to your smartphone with the BMW Connected app; lock, unlock, locate, and even control the car temperature before you even step into the car.

It remembers you
The driver's seat has a memory function that lets you save your personalised settings for the height and angle of the seat's position, the backrest, the steering column and exterior mirrors. This comes in handy when you're not the only one who uses the car; the other driver simply switches to their saved settings at a touch of a button. You can even make adjustments for different types of driving – city driving or freeway driving! It's the little things that make every ride comfortable. You'll soon stop needing a bed to sleep in.

It keeps you on track, literally
Sometimes we veer off course unintentionally but that can avoided thanks to the car's built-in Lane Departure Warning system. Using the camera located at the height of the rear view mirror to register lane markings, the system notifies you with a light vibration on the steering wheel and a visual warning on the dashboard when it detects that you're about to cross over onto another lane at a speed above 70km/h.

It's got your back
Thanks to the Crossing-Traffic Warning Rear system, the car will warn you of potential collisions with intersecting traffic in situations where it's hard to see around you. It will also warn you of rear collisions via rear sensors while it signals the vehicle behind you with the hazard lights.

It has a sunroof
What's better than a sunroof? Nothing.

You'll soon have no need of a house. Don't put it past BMW to install domestic features into its cars one day. In love with the BMW 5 Series yet? We know we are.

The BMW 530i M Sport retails at RM398,800.

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