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The all-new
 BMW
 Series Sedan
i
i
i
The Ultimate
Driving Machine®
THE ALL-NEW  SERIES SEDAN.
JOY IS AN EXPLORATION OF BEAUTY.
BMW EfficientDynamics
Less emissions. More driving pleasure.
POWERED BY CREATIVITY.
INSPIRED BY JOY.
The all-new BMW  Series Sedan: the perfect symbiosis of modern design and driving pleasure. It’s our tribute to the beauty of ideas – the lifeblood
of our company. Whether in the grand sweep of an eye-catching contour, or in the rigid, lightweight construction of the suspension, innovative ideas
keep every inch of the BMW  Series Sedan moving forward. And with over  years of creating vehicles designed to stay at the forefront of the
industry, we know a thing or two about the beauty and joy of driving.
Editorial
A MASTER CLASS
IN MOTION.
The art of design.
BMW believes in the potency of ideas. From high-performance
engines to advanced handling technologies, many of our greatest
concepts begin at desks, on printouts or in blueprints. But an idea
doesn’t have to start on paper to be powerful – or inspiring.
The all-new BMW
 Series Sedan
Technology
Equipment
Summaries
AESTHETIC MEETS
ATHLETIC.
NEW REVELATIONS
ON REVOLUTIONS.
ONE OF A KIND,
ONE AT A TIME.
BMW  SERIES SEDAN
OVERVIEW.
 Exterior
The shape of perfection.
 Performance
The BMW  Series Sedan on the move.
 Combination examples
 Equipment charts
 BMW EfficientDynamics
Technology that increases driving joy while
reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
 Exterior colors
 Technical data

 Upholstery materials and colors
 BMW Services
Exclusive offers for BMW customers.
Driving experience
Highlights of the all-new BMW
 Series Sedan.
 Dynamics and design
Interview with chief designer
Adrian van Hooydonk.
 Engines
A pair of TwinPower Turbo engines and
one naturally aspirated powerplant.
 Interior
Cockpit and rear-cabin highlights.
 Chassis and safety features
Innovations that bring joy.
 Experience
Five minutes in the all-new BMW
 Series Sedan.
 Technology/BMW Assist™
Systems that add convenience and
peace of mind while you’re on the road.
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 Six technical questions
Explaining six interesting technologies
in the all-new BMW  Series Sedan.
 Interior trims

Recommended color combinations
 Standard/Optional equipment
 Original BMW Accessories
World-class, yet personalizing.
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Equipment of model shown: BMW i Sedan
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Engine: -valve BMW TwinPower Turbo
.-liter inline six-cylinder engine
 hp @  rpm
V Spoke (Style ) " light alloy
Space Gray Metallic
Venetian Beige Dakota Leather
Anthracite Wood
Sport Package, Premium Package,
-speed Sport Automatic transmission,
-zone climate control
Nominal output:
Wheels:
Exterior color:
Upholstery:
Interior trim:
Optional equipment:
For information on specifications please see pages -.
04 05 Content
At the BMW Museum in Munich, there is a kinetic sculpture that
immediately catches the eye with its complexity and beauty. No less
than  metal balls continually align and then realign themselves in
ever-shifting patterns – some abstract, some in the familiar contours
of a BMW vehicle. The sculpture serves as a perfect representation
of our approach to design: it is this same fluid concept of beauty that
we apply to our vehicles, even from the earliest stages. And like the
sculpture, each component of our design concept must be in place
in order to create a cohesive, unified whole. Like a team of artists, our
designers work together to shape their vision using models, sketches
and even discussions. It’s a complex process that yields a truly unique
product: a new BMW design.
The all-new  Series Sedan – a winning combination of elegance,
sportiness and luxury – captures this principle beautifully. With its
timeless profile with contours that impress, the gracefully chiseled
body of the  Series Sedan expresses the essence of BMW design.
But it is not simply a superficial attraction. You’ll find equal attention to
detail has been paid to the entire vehicle. The cabin serves as a master
class in functional comfort, from the Black Panel Display technology
that awakens to glowing life at the press of the Start button, to the new
Parking Assistant feature that selects and then helps pilot you into
parking spaces. Under the hood, BMW’s TwinPower Turbo engines
have become more fuel efficient, giving you even more reasons to
keep driving longer. Each of these aspects is compelling on its own.
Incorporated into a single, symphonic whole, the result is no less
than class-leading. The  Series Sedan resets the standards. It’s a
difference that rewards drivers, passengers and onlookers alike.
The design and style of the
 Series Sedan answers any
questions about how we see
the world of automotive
beauty. From the powerful
front end, to the expressive
contours, to the signature
Hofmeister kink, each eyecatching section is also a
vital component in the
dynamic, elegant symphony
of the vehicle’s exterior. And
if your question is, does it
drive the way it looks? The
answer is a resounding yes.
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06 07 Exterior
THE PURSUIT OF
HAPPINESS IS
NEVER-ENDING.
Elegance and efficiency, sophistication and swagger:
the all-new BMW  Series Sedan gives drivers and
passengers a sense of purpose on the road – and a
reason to keep moving.
JOY.
BMW EfficientDynamics
Less emissions. More driving pleasure.
BMW EFFICIENT DYNAMICS:
THE LANGUAGE OF BMW ENGINEERING.
BMW EfficientDynamics has kept us moving toward one constant goal: our unwavering commitment to achieving
maximum power and efficiency with minimum emissions. This compels us to create the most efficient models
possible – from powerful, lightweight engines to aerodynamic tail ends, and every part in between. For example,
our Brake Energy Regeneration technology harnesses the kinetic energy normally wasted when coasting and
stopping. This energy is stored in the vehicle’s battery, where it is available for running electrical components.
As a result, the engine does less work, saving fuel and reducing emissions. It’s just one more way BMW is moving
forward to make driving as enjoyable and efficient as possible.
bmwusa.com/efficientdynamics
12 13 Driving experience
In crafting a perfectly balanced model of power, the engine is at the
heart of the issue. With no fewer than three engine choices, the allnew  Series Sedan offers classic pulse-raising BMW performance –
including, in the i, a stunning .-liter, -hp TwinPower Turbo
V- engine with High Precision Direct Injection. In the i and i,
a -speed manual and two new -speed automatic transmissions not
only harness this power perfectly, they also enhance fuel efficiency.
It’s the most thrilling way to take flight in our latest masterpiece.
OUR DREAMS MOVE US.
THEY’LL MOVE YOU, TOO.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features,
please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
14 15 Driving experience
BMW Driving Assistance technologies
give important feedback on your vehicle’s
operating status and surrounding traffic.
However, what you’ll discover is their
ability to reduce stress, making any time
spent behind the wheel more enjoyable.
Head-up Display.
Key information is projected directly into
your field of vision so you can focus on the
road ahead while staying informed of your
speed and operating data. If so equipped,
view Navigation directions and Active
Cruise Control data; and see BMW Night
Vision with Pedestrian Detection and
Lane Departure Warning System alerts.
Active Cruise Control with
Stop & Go function.
This feature uses radar measurements to
automatically maintain a preset speed and
distance between your vehicle and the
one ahead in heavy traffic and highway
driving. It can even bring your BMW to a
stop, if needed. Once traffic allows, your
BMW automatically returns to its preset
speed. At all times, the Forward Collision
Warning feature sounds an alert if you are
approaching the vehicle ahead too quickly.
Lane Departure Warning and
Active Blind Spot Detection.
If your vehicle crosses the lane markings
without first using the directional signal,
the Lane Departure Warning System
gently vibrates the steering wheel, alerting
you. When the turn signal is activated,
Active Blind Spot Detection monitors for
vehicles in your blind spot or approaching
at a higher speed in the passing lane.
Should this be the case, the system alerts
you by sending a mild vibration through
the steering wheel and displaying a visible
signal in the side-view mirror.
TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR SERVICE:
ADVANCED DRIVING ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS.
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Cruise Control is not a substitute for the driver’s own responsibility in adjusting speed and otherwise
controlling the vehicle. After evaluating the road, traffic and visibility conditions, the driver must decide
whether and how the system is used.
 Requires clearly definable lane markings that are not obscured by rain, snow, etc. Lane Departure Warning
feature is not a substitute for the driver’s own responsibility in maintaining safe control of the vehicle.
16 17 Driving experience
Bold artistic statements must be reinforced in even the smallest details. In this case, numerous supporting technologies help you make
the most out of every ounce of this masterpiece’s power and grace. Take, for example, BMW’s Electric Power Steering (EPS), making
its debut in the all-new  Series Sedan. Enhancing both precision and comfort, the EPS system relies on an electric motor, as opposed
to conventional mechanical systems, to provide assistance during steering maneuvers on an as-needed basis only. Once steering wheel
movement ceases, such as cruising, energy consumption from this innovative system is reduced to zero. So you can drive exactly as you
intended – with poise and precision.
18 19 Driving experience
A BMW SHOULD
ALWAYS RADIATE
DYNAMISM.
Interior designer Oliver Heilmer checking the lines and
dimensions of the body on the clay model.
You put great emphasis on the dynamism of this model. But
how sporty can a BMW 5 Series Sedan be? A BMW must always
be an expression of dynamics and motion! The 5 Series in particular
appeals to customers who love driving, including long distances, and
really appreciate the typical driving dynamics of a BMW. The proportions are clearly defined by the heritage of BMW sedans: short overhangs, long wheelbase, a long hood and the cockpit set well back.
Adrian van Hooydonk, , Head of BMW Group Design, invited
us to join him on an exclusive test drive. An interview with the
expert about the design of the all-new BMW  Series Sedan.
It seems you like working with lines. The door handles, for
example, meld into the seam lines. The primary measures of
BMW’s design language are proportion and volume. It’s only at
second glance that the lines that delineate the spaces become visible.
Interview: Jan-Kirsten Biener
Captions: Brian Finally
Inside, you’ve opted, in general, for clearly defined spaces,
with clean lines and no unnecessary frills. What’s the reasoning behind that? The interior, too, has to speak of dynamics and
elegance. Our idea was to express this through smoothly flowing
lines across the instrument panel and doors.
How do you manage to create an interior with such a modern
atmosphere? First and foremost, by ensuring that the exterior and
interior form a harmonious whole – and just like on the outside, the
closer you look inside the BMW 5 Series, the more innovations you
discover. For example, there’s the momentum of the two lines on
the instrument panel that’s carried over onto the passenger side –
something that only strikes you at second glance. Or the way the
trim panel transitions from the instrument panel to the door, with a
chrome-color highlight. It’s the sum of these detailed refinements
that explains the appeal of the all-new BMW 5 Series interior.
Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design,
introduces the all-new BMW  Series Sedan.
The headlights are capped with a strip of frosted glass that
looks like an eyebrow, while the taillights have a pronounced
L-shape. Why did you go for these visuals? Our “night design,”
as we call it, ensures that the BMW 5 Series can be clearly identified
as a BMW even in the dark. That’s why, at the front, we chose to
have the “eyebrows” lend a slightly angular look to the round twin
headlights. The L-shape of the taillights builds a bridge between
tradition and progress. The Corona headlight-rings are also available
with state-of-the-art LED technology.
Exterior designer Jacek Fröhlich
gets to work on his design model.
Adrian van Hooydonk, what do you personally find so
special about the all-new BMW 5 Series Sedan? This new
BMW 5 Series reveals at a glance exactly what you can expect to
experience inside. It’s the perfect fit, like a suit that’s made to order
– and the BMW 5 Series suits any occasion. No matter if you’re on
business, on vacation or driving around town, you’re always dressed
right, with a sure sense of style.
At BMW, the 5 Series invariably has a special part to play.
How do you see the role of this series in the current BMW
portfolio? The 5 Series is the brand’s core product. The BMW
5 Series Sedan has the longest pedigree in the range and, for that
reason alone, it holds a special place in our corporate history. As
always, this BMW 5 Series demonstrates the perfect combination
of sportiness and elegance.
Were there any areas where you deliberately wanted to set this
model apart from its predecessor? This time around, we have
designed a very upright kidney grille. In fact, we’ve gone back to giving
it a slight forward angle. This shows, on the one hand, how firmly rooted
we are in our own design history. On the other hand, it underpins the
sporty character of this model. Overall, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan
looks a touch lower and wider than its predecessor – which means it
looks even more dynamic.
Were these the two primary characteristics you were after
in your design? Let’s say that’s why the design of the new BMW
5 Series features very dynamic lines at the front and rear, while the
side view has a stretched and timeless look to it.
The way we see it, you’ve implemented three design concepts
in a single car. Would you agree? The observer always sees a car
as a whole. Every BMW expresses a high degree of sportiness and
elegance, with the mixture varying from one series to the next. For
me, the BMW 5 Series is the epitome of the sporty business sedan.
While it clearly belongs to the large sedan class, at the same time it
has its own distinctive looks, based on the three primary characteristics that you referred to: the charismatic appeal of the front end, the
stylish elegance of the side view, and the natural, authentic sportiness
of the rear. Those were indeed the specifications for this model, and
I’d say they’re all readily identifiable in the finished product.
The kidney grille is particularly wide and striking in this model.
Why is that? Well, of course the kidney grille is not just a design
element, it’s also an important air inlet. But in the new BMW 5 Series
the design of the kidney grille has one primary purpose. It says, “This
is one sporty sedan!”
Emotional sketch of the exterior
of the new BMW  Series Sedan.
Thank you very much for this exclusive interview! It was a
pleasure talking to you.
BMW translated the luxurious comfort
of the all-new  Series Sedan’s
interior to match the elegant joy of
the exterior. Upon entering the cabin,
it’s clear that the vehicle’s sweeping
contours and clean lines have permeated the interior, as well. Choose
from a wealth of sleek modern trims –
like Dark Wood and Aluminum – as
well as supple leather upholsteries,
including BMW’s optional plush
Nappa Leather. Extensive Black Panel
technology – both on the dash and in
the center console – gives you easyto-read information on everything
from vital driving information, including
speed and rpms, to climate control
and Navigation system details; when
not in use, the surface is simple,
clean and dark. Speaking of controls,
the driver-centric dashboard gives
those behind the wheel quick and
easy access to every knob, dial,
wheel and button. Grasp the fourthgeneration iDrive Controller and plot
your course on a large, integrated
.-inch screen. And the new Topand Side-view Cameras provide
visual assistance for parking and
maneuvering in tight spaces, with
images clearly transmitted to the
iDrive screen. Intuitive, comfortable,
and luxurious: the interior of the
 Series Sedan is a truly stunning
complement to the vehicle’s sharp
lines and good looks.
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availability.
For details on the availability of standard
and optional features, please refer to the
Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
PERFECTION.
22 23 Interior
WHERE FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION MEETS
PURE EXHILARATION.
DISCOVER A PLACE WHERE
EVEN SITTING DOWN INSPIRES AWE.
In typical BMW fashion, every surface
and corner of the all-new  Series
Sedan cabin is finished in premium
materials. Sit back in seats upholstered
in plush optional Nappa Leather. Run
your eyes over the dash, accented
with rich wood trims. You’ll soon discover just how inviting and inspiring
elegant design truly can be.
The all-new  Series Sedan delivers
a rewarding rear-seat experience,
even for tall passengers. Designed
with ample headroom and greater
knee-room than its predecessor,
back-seat travelers are treated to
more comfortable accommodations
than ever before. Once they are
settled in, four-zone automatic air
conditioning provides individually
adjustable air settings for the two
outer seats. Passengers of all ages
will appreciate the rear-seat entertainment system that offers two
-inch monitors, plus a separate
DVD drive and easy-to-use controls.
And a premium hi-fi system puts
the power of  high-end speakers at
your disposal, for creating an atmosphere of acoustic bliss on any trip.
Who says the driver’s seat is the only
great place in the  Series Sedan?
For details on the availability of standard
and optional features, please refer to the
Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
24 25 Interior
 MINUTES
IN THE ALLNEW BMW
 SERIES
SEDAN.
Falling in love only takes  seconds.
Forming a deep, lasting friendship
takes  minutes and  seconds longer.
What do the first five minutes in the allnew BMW  Series Sedan feel like? BMW
researched the issue and documented
the results. (The most important result
was that the test subjects didn’t really want
to get out of the BMW  Series Sedan again.)
: It’s so quiet, it’s as if the world had
been swaddled in a cotton blanket. Your
senses become more acute. Everything in
the cockpit, including the center console and
gear selector lever, is focused toward you –
the driver. Buttons can be reached with the
tips of your fingers; just stretch out your hand.
: Press the Start button, and the vehicle’s
functions come to life. The all-new BMW
 Series Sedan talks to you in a wordless
language. You twist, tilt and press the iDrive
Controller, which functions with flawless
precision. Everything is quick and easy to
set up – like pairing your BMW-approved
Bluetooth® mobile phone with the car.
: Operating the door handle is the first
indication of things to come. The door opens
with a satisfying sound that signals precise
workmanship and first-class materials. You
take your seat behind the steering wheel
and look over the cockpit. Closing the door,
you notice that it moves by itself the last
couple of inches, then pulls itself shut,
making barely a sound.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features,
please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this
brochure.
: The clear cockpit layout seems
pleasantly familiar, with high-quality
materials that make for a superb look
and feel. You run your fingertips over the
different types of surfaces. The leatherwrapped steering wheel feels sporty and
compact. How good it is to the touch!
: It’s fun, getting to know the  Series
Sedan interior. Exciting, too – like the first day
at a job that you have been eagerly looking
forward to. And then, the first press of the
accelerator pedal. Still in neutral, you hear
the power of the engine, feel its dynamic
potential, can’t wait to get going. And once
you slide into gear, you know that you won’t
ever want to stop again.
AUTHENTICITY.
PUT YOUR HANDS
ON THE WHEEL
AND YOUR MIND
AT EASE.
Driven to innovate, BMW imbued the all-new
 Series Sedan with a range of cutting-edge
technologies that elevate the entire driving
experience. But this is not technology for its
own sake. Each groundbreaking feature is
seamlessly designed and integrated for
maximum operating efficiency and userfriendliness. Only in this way can we increase
the thrill of The Ultimate Driving Machine®
without losing its signature driving feel.
BMW EFFICIENT DYNAMICS:
GREEN – EVEN AT GREEN LIGHTS.
BMW EfficientDynamics
Less emissions. More driving pleasure.
BMW is passionate about
researching and developing innovations that ensure
advanced and efficient
driving. This is why every
new BMW – like the new
 Series Sedan – comes
with comprehensive,
multi-award-winning
BMW EfficientDynamics
technology. All of BMW’s
EfficientDynamics features
are perfectly matched to
reduce fuel consumption
and CO emissions while
maximizing engine output
and dynamic performance.
Less fuel, more driving
pleasure: a contradiction
that BMW has resolved
once and for all. It makes
for joyful drivers while
benefiting the environment.
Imagine fuel-efficient vehicles
that accelerate from - mph
in a mere . seconds.
Fuel-efficient vehicles that are
extremely aerodynamic.
Fuel-efficient vehicles that cause
excitement even when parked.
Sports cars that use only one
gallon of diesel fuel per  miles.
Sports cars that are fueled from
a wall socket.
Fuel-efficient vehicles and
sports cars like the BMW Vision
EfficientDynamics concept
car make the impossible
possible. And demonstrate that
a combination of highly efficient
transportation and pure emotion
can soon become a reality.
High Precision
direct fuel injection.
In this latest-generation direct fuel
injection system, the piezo injectors
are positioned very close to the
spark plugs. They inject fuel at high
pressure, with extreme precision,
for very efficient combustion.
30 31 BMW EfficientDynamics
BMW TwinPower
Turbo technology.
This innovative turbocharging
technology efficiently reclaims the
energy contained in exhaust gases,
using two turbochargers (i) or a
twin-scroll charger (i).
-speed STEPTRONIC automatic
transmission.
The close spacing of gear ratios
in this new -speed automatic
transmission makes maximum use
of the optimum rev range, reducing
fuel consumption and allowing
smoother shifts.
Valvetronic.
BMW’s Valvetronic valve control
system improves engine response
and refinement, while also helping
to reduce fuel consumption. The
system helps the engine “breathe”
better by providing fully variable lift
adjustment of the inlet valves
Electric Power Steering.
Unlike conventional, hydraulic
steering systems, Electric Power
Steering draws power only during
actual steering movements. When
the steering wheel position is constant, the electric motor is inactive.
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Brake Energy Regeneration.
In vehicles with Brake Energy
Regeneration, the alternator generates electricity only when the
driver takes his or her foot off the
accelerator. Kinetic energy that was
previously unharnessed is transformed into electrical energy, then
fed into the battery. In this way,
electricity is generated without
consuming fuel.
Not all BMW EfficientDynamics features are available on all models.
Please see your authorized BMW center for details.
IT ALL REVOLVES
AROUND JOY.
SEVERAL THOUSAND
TIMES PER MINUTE.
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Powerful and efficient – the new BMW i with
TwinPower Turbo technology.
Engines that power innovation. Year after year, BMW engines have garnered
accolades for their output, refinement and high-revving ability. Beneath the long
hoods of the all-new  Series Sedans are three of the world’s most sophisticated
engines. All are designed to deliver on BMW’s EfficientDynamics philosophy:
increased power with decreased fuel consumption and emissions. Whichever
engine you select, you’ll enjoy the thrill of BMW performance while helping to
protect the environment every day.
32 33 Engines
BMW i.
BMW’s .-liter TwinPower Turbo
V- is the essence of an iron fist
in a velvet glove. Calling on two
parallel turbochargers, its robust
 hp accelerates the i
smoothly from  to  mph in
. seconds, while the boost
from  lb-ft of peak torque is
sustained from  all the way
to  rpm. Thanks to High
Precision injection, this V- is
also extremely fuel efficient.
BMW i TwinPower Turbo.
This unique engine combines
a twin-scroll TwinPower Turbo,
High Precision direct fuel injection,
and – in a first for turbocharged
engines – BMW’s Valvetronic
variable intake technology that
helps the engine “breathe” better.
The result: turbo lag is virtually
eliminated, while posting one of
the most fuel-efficient ratings in its
class. The i TwinPower Turbo
develops maximum output of 
hp at  rpm, redlining at 
rpm. Peak torque of  lb-ft kicks
in almost immediately at  rpm.
It continues to push you back in
your seat all the way to  rpm.
In just . seconds you’re easily
passing  mph – and just as easily
surpassing all expectations.
BMW i.
Hit the accelerator of the i, and
in . seconds, you’ve reached 
mph, thanks to its potent -hp
engine. The lightweight composite
magnesium/aluminum engine block
adds to the spirited acceleration
and nimble handling. And with 
lb-ft of torque, the power pours on
early and strong, and continues
throughout the powerband.
All  to  claims: BMW AG test results.
BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.
Power output (horsepower)
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Power output (horsepower)
The all-new  Series Sedan offers a host of innovative performance-enhancing
technologies as well as active and passive safety features that help you get
the most pleasure out of every drive.
Integral Active Steering.
With Integral Active Steering, at
speeds up to  mph, a small
turn of the steering wheel yields
a greater turn of the front wheels
for more direct response. It also
steers the rear wheels up to .
degrees in the opposite direction,
giving the effect of a shortened
wheelbase for enhanced maneuverability. When changing lanes at
speeds over  mph, both front
and rear wheels turn in the same
direction, giving the feel of an
extended wheelbase. While you
experience greater responsiveness
and directional stability, your passengers enjoy greater ride comfort
from reduced body roll.
Adaptive Drive.
Included in the Dynamic Handling
Package, Adaptive Drive combines
performance-elevating Active
Roll Stabilization (ARS) and rideenhancing Dynamic Damping
Control (DDC). The vehicle’s body
tends to roll in corners, affecting
handling. ARS twists special twopiece anti-roll bars to generate
stronger resistance to body roll,
keeping the vehicle more level and
providing maximum stability and
agility. DDC, on the other hand,
instantly adjusts shock absorbers
from the softest to the firmest
settings. The result is exceptional
ride comfort and fluid handling
at all times – during changes in
vehicle speed, load or road and
driving conditions.
Driving Dynamics Control.
By pressing a button, you can
adjust the all-new  Series Sedan’s
driving characteristics. Choose from
four settings: COMFORT, NORMAL,
SPORT and SPORT+, to adjust
shock-absorber firmness, enginethrottle response, transmission
shift characteristics and powersteering assist. In addition, the
traction control feature can be
disengaged when driving on sand,
gravel, or deep or packed snow.
IF THE ALL-NEW  SERIES SEDAN
IS BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT,
WHAT’S INSIDE IS POSITIVELY STUNNING.
-speed Sport Automatic
transmission.
Enjoy quick, comfortable gearshifts,
using the gear selector lever or
steering wheel-mounted gearshift
paddles. The close spacing of the
eight gears optimizes acceleration
while improving efficiency and shift
comfort.
Double-wishbone front
suspension.
BMW minimizes the effect of poor
road surfaces by using a doublewishbone design. This removes
lateral and longitudinal forces
from acting on the dampers,
leaving them free to respond
even more sensitively to the
road. Both front and rear axles
are made entirely of aluminum,
which reduces unsprung weight
and further enhances comfort.
Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC).
DSC helps to stabilize the all-new
 Series Sedan in just milliseconds
when it senses an impending skid.
Whenever the system senses overor understeer, it modulates engine
power and can apply brakes
individually to each wheel to help
keep the vehicle under control
and going in the intended direction.
For sportier driving or in deep snow,
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
allows increased wheelslip.
Passive safety.
In the event of a collision, the
Sedan’s safety system determines
which of six airbags to deploy for
optimal protection. An extremely
rigid steel “safety cage” surrounds
the cabin, with deformable crush
tubes front and rear. In a severe
crash, impact energy is routed
around the cabin and absorbed
by the safety cage. In a severe side
impact, a reinforcing bar hooks
the door to the body, locking them
together to make a more rigid passenger cell. When the pressure is
released, the system is designed
to snap back so that the doors
can open.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features,
please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
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Safety technology.
“In dark, unlit areas,
Automatic high beams
give me all the light I need
without dazzling oncoming drivers.”
Automatic high beams let you enjoy the convenience of switching
between high and low beams automatically. When the Automatic high
beams system is activated, an image sensor at the back of the rear-view
mirror monitors oncoming traffic and lighting conditions. Based on this
data, the system decides whether or not the high beams should be
switched on. When it detects vehicles ahead, or the sensor indicates that
ambient light is sufficient, the high beams are automatically switched off.
BMW’s on-board Navigation system uses Global Positioning System
(GPS) satellites and data stored on an internal hard drive to guide you
to your destination, which is displayed on a : high-resolution screen.
Enhancements include -D daytime and nighttime maps, zoom, travel
planner, and an Assistance Window. The system also offers Voice command for convenient, hands-free operation, and  GB of storage for
your favorite media files. Online Information Services include MyInfo and,
when your vehicle is equipped with BMW Assist Convenience Services,
BMW Search.™
Real Time Traffic Information is a valuable feature, included with the
Navigation system, that makes you aware of traffic congestion in most
large cities before you encounter it. This feature displays and describes
current local traffic information on your control display; in case of delays
greater than five minutes, it suggests alternate routes.
Every minute, it seems, technological advances allow
greater connectivity and interactivity between vehicles,
consumer electronics, the internet and the driver.
your route and avoid traffic jams, and stores your
favorite music. TeleService, part of BMW Assist,™
checks your BMW’s operating fluids and wear items –
and when they need replacing, it automatically notifies
At BMW, electronic systems will never replace the joy
your authorized BMW center. Not to mention a staff of
of driving – but they do enhance the driving experience. response specialists and Concierges, there at the touch
Take, for example, Automatic high beams that optimize of a button, dedicated to assisting you every moment
nighttime visibility while making sure oncoming traffic
you’re on the road. No matter where you go, in a BMW,
isn’t dazzled. A Navigation system that helps you plan
you’re connected with the world.
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BMW Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection.
BMW helps you avoid dangerous situations by recognizing them sooner.
With this feature, an infrared camera in the front bumper scans up to 
feet ahead, detecting people and animals – and the direction of their
movement, up to  feet away. The camera images are shown in the
Control Display and, if so equipped, on the Head-up Display. Pedestrian
Recognition also gives a visual warning to indicate any people or animals
that are moving close to the road.
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Night Vision performance is limited by rain, fog, humidity and other weather conditions.
BMW Assist™ – Information.
BMW Assist – Safety.
“With BMW Search™ I get online directions
and maps, I can check the weather, and
even see how my stocks are doing.”
“Whenever I’m far from home, I have
peace of mind knowing that BMW Assist
is right there, ready to help me should I need it.”
TWO FOR THE ROAD: BMW ASSIST SAFETY PLAN
AND BMW ASSIST CONVENIENCE PLAN.
When you’re far from home – or just in the next town – it’s easy to find your
way with confidence and peace of mind with the convenient features and
services available on your BMW.
BMW Search allows online access to up-to-date fuel prices and gas
station locations; the latest weather forecasts, advisories and warnings;
Dow Jones, S&P  and NASDAQ indices, all updated by Bloomberg;
and the powerful reach of the Google Maps™ database – all delivered
on the control display inside your vehicle.
BMW Assist Safety Plan gives you peace of mind knowing that a
friendly response specialist is there to help you /, at the touch of a
button. Enjoy four years of a wide range of services at no additional
charge. The Safety Plan includes Automatic Collision Notification,
Emergency Request (SOS), TeleService, Enhanced Roadside Assistance,
Door Unlock, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Customer Relations and MyInfo.
MyInfo allows you to send business locations and street addresses
to your BMW from Google Maps. Destinations and phone numbers
can be accessed and exported to your Navigation system for immediate
route guidance, while you can call the destination with your Bluetooth®
linked phone.
The BMW Assist Convenience Plan adds personalized Directions,
Traffic and Weather reports, BMW Search and Concierge services that
not only recommend restaurants and hotels, but then also send the
destination address and phone number right to your BMW. You can make
up to four operator-assisted calls per year with Critical Calling if your cell
phone is not available or its battery is discharged.
BMW TeleService monitors the status of many of your vehicle’s fluids
and parts that are subject to wear and tear, and automatically transmits
the data to your BMW center. Should your vehicle require service, your
BMW center will contact you to schedule an appointment. Any needed
parts will be ready, so your BMW will be serviced and returned to you as
quickly as possible.
Concierge Services can help you make reservations at that popular
new restaurant, when you simply don’t have the time. Need to know the
location of a challenging golf course or the nearest post office? Talk to a
friendly representative who can get the address and phone number of
any desired destination. If your BMW is equipped with the Navigation
system, the Concierge can also send this information to your vehicle.
Then, at the push of a button, you can start route guidance.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features,
please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
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BMW Parking Assistant.
Every evening it’s always the same: searching
for a parking space. I waste so much time and
energy trying to squeeze into spots that are too
short. My BMW client advisor told me that the
all-new  Series Sedan has a Parking Assistant
feature that can not only find parking spaces, it
can even help me park. How does it do that?
When you press the “Parking Assistant”
button, drive under  mph and keep within
five feet of the row of parked cars – on the
left or the right – ultrasonic sensors integrated
into the side indicators measure the size of all
parking spaces. If you pass a space that’s at
least four feet longer than your vehicle, a green
light will come on, and it will appear on your
Control Display. Put your vehicle in reverse
gear, take your hands off the steering wheel,
and press the accelerator or brake pedal. The
all-new BMW  Series Sedan takes care of
everything else. Park Distance Control or the
Rear-view Camera will always let you know
how close you are to other parked vehicles.
This slow, gentle process raises and lowers the
cushion’s left and right halves by about half an
inch. Although the movement is imperceptible,
it acts to move your muscles, increasing blood
flow. During long trips, this helps relieve fatigue.
With the Ventilation feature, multiple fans inside
each front seat blow air upward through the
perforated leather, helping to keep you feeling
fresh and your clothes free of perspiration.
Head-up Display.
When I am in the middle of rush-hour traffic, I
don’t want to take my eyes off the road, even for
a second. Luckily, I don’t have to. The Head-up
Display projects Navigation instructions and
other important information on the windshield,
directly in my field of vision. In fact, it looks as if it
is floating above the hood. How does Head-up
Display work?
Inside the dashboard support structure, there is
a monitor – similar to the display in a mobile
phone. LEDs generate an image on this display.
Then, like a slide projector, four mirrors project
the image onto the windshield, enlarging it six
times. Due to a clever optical arrangement, it
appears to be about six feet away, so the driver’s
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eyes don’t have to keep refocusing. With no
need to move the eyes back and forth between
the instrument cluster and the road, the driver
stays less distracted and more relaxed.
Integral Active Steering.
My new  Series Sedan has Integral Active
Steering. I love driving up in the mountains. Yet
even in the middle of tackling the tightest twists
and turns, I find I feel totally relaxed. Why is this?
While Active Steering varies just front-wheel
steering efforts based on vehicle speed, Integral
Active Steering controls the steering angle of
both the front and rear wheels. At lower speeds,
the rear wheels turn counter to the front wheels.
This makes your vehicle feel as if it had a shorter
wheelbase, for greater precision on, say, twisting
mountain roads. At higher speeds, the rear
wheels turn in the same direction as the front
wheels. It responds as if it had a longer
wheelbase, with enhanced control during quick
highway lane changes. In other words, Integral
Active Steering handles a lot of the work for you.
Active Cruise Control.
My BMW center has an all-new  Series Sedan
equipped with Active Cruise Control. How is this
different from regular Cruise Control?
Let’s say you’re on a congested highway –
slow-moving traffic that’s more stop than go.
It’s a situation no driver relishes. But with Active
Cruise Control, it’s a whole different story. As
soon as the vehicle ahead of you stops, your
BMW also comes to a smooth, controlled halt.
Once traffic starts moving again, so does your
BMW, as if it had eyes of its own. And it does: a
radar sensor monitors the area in front of the car.
Its visual range extends from just in front of the
bumper to  feet ahead – more than one and
one-half football fields – because Active Cruise
Control is not just for slow traffic. It also works at
higher speeds, up to  mph. The system also
includes the Forward Collision Warning feature,
which uses two warning levels to alert you of a
potential collision.
iPhone® and Bluetooth® connectivity.
After taking delivery of my new  Series Sedan,
I got in, pressed the Start button and my favorite
song started playing through the speakers.
Was this luck – or BMW technological wizardry?
Once they are connected, or “paired,” the allnew  Series Sedan communicates perfectly
with your iPhone or any other BMW-approved,
Bluetooth capable mobile phone. Your address
book and the music library are also automatically
available. It’s all thanks to Bluetooth wireless
technology and the hands-free equipment in
your BMW. You can access phone numbers
stored in your mobile phone via the iDrive
Controller or the buttons on the steering wheel.
To start a hands-free call, simply press a button.
And when you dock your iPod® in the BMW
Adapter, your entire music library is also
available, via iDrive.
Active Ventilated Seats.
I drive long distances on my job. My BMW client
advisor said that getting Active Ventilated Seats
in my new  Series Sedan would make a huge
difference in how I felt. What do they do?
Active Ventilated Seats are constructed with
two hollow cavities in the seat bottom. These
are alternately filled and emptied with liquid.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features,
please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
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A personalized classic.
Offering an extensive array of exterior paints and interior upholsteries and trims,
BMW lets you create a statement of your individuality. For example, this BMW
i Sedan is coated in classic Titanium Silver Metallic paint and upholstered in
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Polished dynamics.
handsome Black Dakota Leather upholstery. But it has received the personalizing
touch of Light Wood interior trim. The counterpoint of dark leather and Light
Wood is beautiful, elegant – and unexpected.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features,
please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
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Like a form-fitting tuxedo on an athlete, Black Sapphire Metallic paint elegantly
delineates the muscles of the i Sedan. Inside the masterfully crafted cabin
ringed by Dark Wood trim, comfortable Multi-contour seats are upholstered
in Oyster/Black Dakota Leather. The three-spoke sport steering wheel further
enhances the dynamic look and feel of the interior, while -inch W Spoke
(Style ) light alloy wheels with run-flat performance tires enhance the
i’s crisp handling.
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note: wheels, tires and suspension parts are more susceptible to road hazard and consequential
damages. Performance tires not recommended for driving in ice and snow.
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Upholstery colors.
  Jet Black (Non-metallic)
  Alpine White (Non-metallic)
 KDF Venetian Beige Leatherette
 KSW Black Leatherette
 /   Black Sapphire Metallic
 /   Titanium Silver Metallic
 /  LCSW Black Dakota Leather
 /  LCDE Everest Gray Dakota Leather
 /  A Space Gray Metallic
 /  A Cashmere Silver Metallic
 /  LCDF Venetian Beige Dakota Leather
 /  LCEZ Cinnamon Brown/Black Dakota Leather
 /  A Milano Beige Metallic
 /  A Deep Sea Blue Metallic
 /  LCCX Oyster/Black Dakota Leather
 /  A Tasman Green Metallic
 /  A Mojave Metallic
 NASW Black Nappa Leather
 NACX Oyster and Black Nappa Leather
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in i; optional in i and i.
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 /  A Dark Graphite Metallic
 /  A Imperial Blue Metallic
The pages in this section of the brochure show available colors and materials for
the BMW  Series Sedan. Use these samples to compare paint, upholstery, trim
colors and combinations. Please note that these samples are representations;
they are not exact reproductions. To see the actual colors, visit your local BMW
center. They will be happy to show you original samples and assist you with
special requests.
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Please refer to the Recommended color combinations chart on page  for details
on limitations and exclusivity when selecting  Series Sedan exterior paint colors
and upholstery materials and colors.
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Recommended color combinations.
Leatherette
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Dakota Leather
Nappa Leather
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please refer to the Equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
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Standard/optional equipment.
 /  Xenon Adaptive Headlights optimize road illumination when entering
a turn or corner, helping to enhance visibility when driving at night. Sensors
continuously monitor the angle of the steering wheel to determine the direction
in which your vehicle is heading. The outer headlights swivel accordingly, up to
 degrees left or right.
Xenon low- and high-beam headlights illuminate the road ahead and to the
side with brilliant clarity. An auto-leveling feature adjusts for varying passenger
and cargo loads. LED Corona headlight-rings that circle both headlights and
high beams also act separately as Daytime Running Lights and parking lights.
 Taillight cluster with taillight, brakelight and turn-signal indicators incorporate
LED technology for greater visibility.
 Adaptive Brake Lights warn following vehicles by increasing in brightness
when the intensity of your braking action is increased.
 Star Spoke (Style 327) 17 x 8.0
light alloy wheels with 225/55 run-flat1
all-season tires.
 Radial Spoke (Style 237) 18 x 8.0
light alloy wheels with 245/45 run-flat1
all-season tires.2
 V Spoke (Style 328) 18 x 8.0 light
alloy wheels with 245/45 run-flat1
performance tires.2, 3
 V Spoke (Style 331) 19 x 8.5
front, 19 x 9.0 rear light alloy wheels
with 245/40 front and 275/35 rear
run-flat1 performance tires.2, 3
 Two-way power glass moonroof
with remote, expanded one-touch
operation slides back or tilts up to let
in as much fresh air and sky as you like,
while the wind deflector helps keep
the interior breeze-free. A sliding
interior sunshade shields passengers
from sun heat and glare.
 Shadowline trim replaces the front
and rear side-window chrome frames
and door-sill trim strips with the more
rugged, sporting look of a black highgloss finish.
 Heated, power-adjustable
exterior mirrors feature a bodycolor upper section, black bottom.
 /  Automatic-dimming exterior
mirrors cut headlight glare from any
following vehicles, and include powerfolding function.
 Door handles combine sleek
design and practical use. The
horizontal chrome accent strip
incorporates courtesy lights that
illuminate the immediate area when
the door is unlocked.
 Two circular-shape chromesurround exhaust tips are cleanly
integrated into the left side of the i
rear bumper. The i is identified by
one exhaust tip on the left side and
one on the right.
 Dual rectangular-shape
chrome-surround exhaust tips
are integrated into each side of the
rear fascia of the i. Their trapezoidal
styling identifies the V- model.
 W Spoke (Style 332) 19 x 8.5 front, 19 x 9.0 rear light alloy wheels with
245/40 front and 275/35 rear run-flat1 performance tires.2, 3
 Star Spoke (Style 330) 18 x 8.0 light alloy wheels with 245/45 run-flat1
all-season tires.2
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tires do not come equipped with a spare tire and wheel.
to low-profile tires, please note: wheels, tires and suspension parts are more
susceptible to road hazard and consequential damages.
3 Performance tires not recommended for driving in ice and snow conditions.
2 Due
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 Three-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel,
featuring power tilt/telescoping adjustments, lets you keep both hands on the
steering wheel while adjusting the audio as well as a BMW-approved, Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone, if so equipped. The left-hand buttons operate all Cruise
Control functions, while those on the right control audio functions, such as the
radio and, if so equipped, telephone and Voice command.
 Heated steering wheel is a feature that, like heated seats, becomes a
“must-have” once it’s experienced. The heating switch is conveniently located
on the multi-function steering wheel.
 -speed manual transmission
delivers a precise, athletic feel. Its
responsiveness is due, in part, to the
synchronization of shifts from neutral
to each gear. The shortened shift lever
and “throw” add to the sporty feel of
the gearbox. The sixth gear drops revs
at highway speeds for smooth cruising
and better fuel economy.
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 8-speed Sport Automatic
transmission with Adaptive Transmission Control (ADT) provides
extremely fast synchronized shifting,
whether performed by the Automatic
shift mode or by the race-inspired
steering wheel-mounted paddle
shifters.
 Three-spoke leather-wrapped
multi-function steering wheel
provides buttons on the left for operating the Cruise Control functions, and
buttons on the right for adjusting all
audio-related functions, including a
BMW-approved, Bluetooth® enabled
mobile phone, if so equipped.
 Engine Start/Stop button and
remote key control the engine. First,
insert the remote key into the starter
switch slot. After the electronic
identification system confirms that
it is the correct remote key, you can
start (or later, turn off) the engine by
pressing the Start/Stop button. (Foot
must be on brake in order to start.)
 BMW EfficientDynamics in action: each time you take your foot off the gas
pedal, Brake Energy Regeneration transforms the vehicle’s kinetic energy into
electricity, which is used to charge the battery. As a result, the battery draws less
power from the engine, effectively reducing fuel consumption. Whenever this
occurs, a blue indicator in the tachometer lights up.
 Lane Departure Warning feature senses when your vehicle is
crossing over roadway lane markings
or is changing lanes without signaling,
and warns you by sending a mild
vibration through the steering wheel.
The system can be turned on and off
via a button by the steering wheel.
 Cruise Control lets you store
and maintain a chosen speed above
approximately . mph by accessing
the feature’s buttons on the left side of
the multi-function steering wheel.
 Active Cruise Control (ACC)
with Stop & Go lets you preset both
desired speed and following distance.
When ACC recognizes slower vehicles
ahead, it reduces your speed to
maintain the preset distance. Stop &
Go can bring you to a complete stop if
traffic calls for it. When you press the
accelerator, ACC resumes your speed
according to your presets.
 Head-up Display projects important travel information, such as current
speed and Check Control data, on the windshield directly in your line of vision.
Directional arrows from the Navigation system (if so equipped) can also be
displayed.
 Parking Assistant makes parking a breeze by searching for suitable parking
spots and then steering your vehicle into them. Simply press the “Park Assistant”
button, then drive along potential parking spaces on the left or right side of the
road, staying below  mph and no more than five feet away. Using ultrasonic
sensors integrated into the side indicators, the system searches for and measures parking spaces. When a space at least four feet longer than your vehicle is
spotted, it is shown on your Control Display. Shift into reverse and Park Assistant
takes control of steering your vehicle into the selected space; you operate the
accelerator and brake pedals. The acoustic and visual warnings of Park Distance
Control (PDC) provide assistance.
 Black Panel Display shows the instrument cluster as a matte black surface
when the ignition is switched off, with only the chrome rings of the circular
instruments visible in -D. When the ignition is switched on, the graphics display
lights up, showing the trip computer and Check Control information; below the
four analog dials is a high-res, wide-formal Info Display.
 Rear-view Camera shows on the Control Display the area behind your
vehicle. Working with Park Distance Control, interactive guidelines indicate if a
parking space can accommodate the vehicle, and display parking trajectories
and turn angles. The Rear-view Camera is activated by engaging reverse gear.
 /  Park Distance Control (PDC) uses eight sensors – four in the front,
four in the rear – to help you judge how close you are to other vehicles and
unseen objects when parking. The warning beeps come faster as the bumper
approaches the object, turning into a constant tone when the distance is less
than 12 inches.
 Side- and Top-view Cameras display video images on the Control Display
of traffic approaching the front of the vehicle from the sides, such as when exiting
a garage or parking space, by using cameras positioned in the front bumpers.
The Top-view Camera provides video images of the road alongside doors, taken
by cameras positioned in the exterior mirrors. (Delayed availability for Side-view
cameras.)
1 Cruise
Control is not a substitute for the driver’s own responsibility in adjusting speed and
otherwise controlling the vehicle. After evaluating the road, traffic and visibility conditions, the
driver must decide whether and how the system is used.
 Requires clearly definable lane markings that are not obscured by rain, snow, etc. Lane Departure
Warning feature is not a substitute for the driver’s own responsibility in maintaining safe control of
the vehicle.
 Standard
 Optional or included in optional package
 Active Blind Spot Detection is
activated when you use the turn-signal
indicator before changing lanes. This
feature warns if a vehicle is in your
blind spot, or if a vehicle is approaching
at high speed in the passing lane.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer
to the Equipment charts in the following section of this brochure.
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 iDrive Controller, conveniently
located on the center console, is the
central command element for the
iDrive system. It can be rotated,
pushed and tilted to operate various
functions via the Control Display. Four
frequently selected menus – CD, radio,
Navigation system and telephone –
can be called up using direct menucontrol buttons.
 Control Display shows the
functions of the iDrive Controller,
vehicle settings and radio, as well as
the Navigation system. The glare-free,
high-resolution color monitor is located
next to the instrument cluster, at an
ideal viewing height and distance.
 BMW Assist™ and Bluetooth® system offers hands-free calling through
your BMW-approved Bluetooth phone. The BMW Assist Safety Plan is included
for four years, providing Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Request,
Roadside Assistance, Door Unlock, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, TeleService and
more. The optional Convenience Plan offers Directions, Traffic, Weather, Critical
Calling and Concierge services, as well as BMW Search,™ which allows online
access to current fuel prices, weather forecasts, Bloomberg’s stock indices and
the powerful reach of the Google Maps™ database. (See page  for details of
standard and optional services available with BMW Assist.)
 /  Navigation system features a
high-resolution, glare-free monitor, and
uses GPS satellites in conjunction with
data stored on an internal hard drive.
Includes -D daytime and nighttime
maps, zoom, travel planner and an
Assistance Window. The system
provides Real Time Traffic Information
on potential traffic problems and
solutions.
 /  Hard disc drive, included as
part of the Navigation system, provides
 GB of storage space. Store and
quickly access media files or up to
, songs, transferred from a CD,
MP player or USB stick.
52 53 Standard/Optional equipment
 Integrated Owner’s Manual
provides quick and immediate access
to all vehicle-specific information. The
Owner’s Manual can be accessed via
the iDrive and shown on the Control
Display. The system's user-friendly
features includes multimedia elements
such as animations and dynamic
illustrations.
 BMW Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection can scan up to  feet
ahead using an infrared camera in the front bumper. It can detect people and
animals, as well as the direction of their movement, up to approximately  feet
away, and displays their presence on the iDrive screen and Head-up Display
(if so equipped). The system gives a visual warning as soon as pedestrians or
animals move toward the road, alerting you to potential dangers significantly
earlier, so you can react more quickly.
 Under
optimal road conditions. Night Vision performance is also limited by rain, fog, humidity and
other weather conditions.
 Standard
 Optional or included in optional package
 BMW anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP audio system offers Radio
Data System (RDS), Auto-Store, and -channel FM diversity antenna system.
 Premium high-fidelity system is a -speaker, multi-channel system that
outputs reproduction of the surround information contained in the stereo signal
in a nine-channel format (seven mid- and high-range channels and two central
bass channels) as well as . surround sound from a DVD source. Includes a
-watt digital amplifier with nine channels. The system compensates for
driving noise in smooth steps with speed-dependent equalizing. All speakers
are fitted with very strong, yet compact neodymium drives.
 Rear-seat entertainment includes two tilt-adjustable, independently
operated -inch color screens integrated into the back of the front seats.
The system includes a remote control and headphone jacks.
 AUX-IN connection, includes a
V power outlet, for an external audio
device.
 Smartphone Integration, for
iPhone® and similar devices, allows
access to stored music, can improve
signal reception, and recharges the
phone battery. See your BMW center
for phone models compatible with this
option.
 -zone automatic air conditioning builds on the -zone system with air
vents in the B-pillar and at the rear of the center console, to ensure virtually
draftless ventilation for rear-seat passengers. Additionally, the temperature in
both left and right rear cabin can be tailored via two control dials with displays.
 -zone automatic climate control allows driver and front passenger
to select individual temperatures and
choice of fan speeds, as well as choose
automatic or manual airflow and recirculation. The automatic recirculation
control activates whenever certain air
pollutants are detected. The system
also offers a mist-up sensor, solar
sensor and residual heat use.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer
to the Equipment charts in the following section of this brochure.
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 -way power Multi-contour
front seats conform to your body to
provide optimum support and exceptional comfort over long distances.
In addition to horizontal, vertical and
angled adjustments, Multi-contour
seats include an articulated upper
backrest, Comfort headrest (two-way
power, two-way manual “relax headrest”), and four-way power-adjustable
lumbar support. Both driver’s and
front-passenger’s seats include
memory function.
 Active front seats imperceptibly
raise and lower the left and right halves
of the seating surface. This movement
keeps the spine in motion, exercising
various support muscles to help
reduce fatigue on longer trips.
 Power rear sunshade can be
extended with the touch of a button to
protect the cabin from the sun’s rays in
warm weather or retracted to allow the
sun to help warm the interior in colder
weather.
 Rear side sunshades keep the
sun’s heat and glare away from the rear
cabin while maintaining your privacy.
When not in use, these manually
adjustable sunshades conveniently
disappear into the side doors.
 Rear seat backrests can be folded individually in a / split to optimize
the number of passengers and amount of cargo.
 Ski bag can accommodate up to four pairs of skis or other long objects for
practical transport inside the vehicle. The bag protects transported items while
simultaneously protecting the vehicle interior from damage.
 /  Ambiance lighting adds a
touch of elegance to cabin lighting.
Turn the headlights on to enjoy the
drama of a warm reddish light that
runs from front to rear beneath the
inner door ledge. Interior lighting also
includes soft white rear reading and
footwell lights, illumination of the front
center armrest storage compartment,
indirectly lit door pockets, exit lights,
and proximity illumination in the
outside door handles.
 -way power-adjustable driver’s and front passenger’s seats with
memory system for driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors.
 Lumbar support in the front seats adds four-way power-adjustable support
for the lower back. Lumbar positions can be customized with up/down and in/out
adjustments.
 Heated rear seats are a welcome feature in cooler weather for left and right
rear-seat occupants. With the touch of a button, passengers can individually
select their preferred level of warmth.
 Active Ventilated seats gently
blows warm or cool air through the
micro-perforations in the leather to
keep driver and front passenger
comfortably dry in hot weather, and
warm in colder weather.
 Front armrest with integrated
storage compartment opens up to
allow access to the optional iPod®
and USB adapter, and Smartphone
Integration adapter.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features,
please refer to the Equipment charts in the following section of this brochure.
54 55 Standard/Optional equipment
 Standard
 Optional or included in optional package
 Storage compartment beneath
the luggage compartment floor
offers additional storage space, thanks
to the use of run-flat tires, which
eliminates the need for a spare tire
and wheel. The luggage compartment
itself is illuminated and fully finished
and includes an interior and remote
trunk release.
 Power trunk lid operation provides
automatic opening and closing via
remote control.
 Central locking for the doors and
fuel cap, including Coded Driveaway
Protection and a remote control with
automatically recharging battery in
the key.
 Comfort Access system offers an
even greater degree of convenience:
keyless access to your vehicle. Simply
carrying the remote key in a pocket or
purse allows you to unlock the doors
by touching the door handle. You can
also turn the engine on or off by pressing the Start/Stop button without the
remote key. (Note: foot must be on
brake to start the engine.)
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Equipped with the best ideas. Original BMW Accessories.
Driving a BMW is always a
special experience, which can
be enhanced even further with
Original BMW Accessories.
Benefit from innovative solutions
combining unique ideas, stunning
design and supreme functionality.
Discover the wide range of
Original BMW Accessories
available to you, enhancing such
vehicle aspects as the exterior,
interior, technology, transporters,
protection and details to customize your vehicle. For additional
information on Original BMW
Accessories, please visit your
authorized BMW center or
bmwusa.com/accessories
Leave a sporty impression with a Carbon Fiber Rear Deck Lid Spoiler and " Cross Spoke (Style )
cast alloy wheels coated in BMW Ferric Gray.
BMW’s selection of trunk mats help
keep your trunk protected, clean and
looking new.
Snap-in Adapter with USB
interface plays stored music through
your vehicle speakers, charges the
phone and accesses the car antenna
for better reception.
Infrared stereo headphones,
specially designed for use with the
optional BMW rear-seat entertainment
system.
56 57 Original BMW Accessories
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Performance and efficiency
528i
3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve inline 240-horsepower 6-cylinder engine with composite
magnesium/aluminum engine block, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
535i
550i
18-way power Multi-contour front seats; includes articulated upper backrest, 4-way lumbar support,
passenger’s-seat memory, Active Head Restraints, and adjustable thigh support

4.4-liter, 32-valve 400-hp V-8 engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, piezo direct
fuel injection, 4 overhead camshafts, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing

Direct ignition system with knock control
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Electronically controlled engine cooling (map cooling)

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6-speed manual transmission
8-speed automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes and Adaptive Transmission Control (ATC)



8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
(requires Sport Package)

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
Handling, ride and braking
Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers

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4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) with composite front rotors
and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), and brake pad wear indicators



Vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-assist (Servotronic), variable-ratio power steering



Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant,
Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features; with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)

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Electronic limited-slip differential

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Brake Energy Regeneration system



Driving Dynamics Control



Dynamic Damping Control



Active Roll Stabilization


Integral Active Steering with Servotronic power assist (requires Dynamic Handling Package)


☐
☐
Increased top-speed limiter
☐
Star Spoke (Style 327) 17 x 8.0 light alloy wheels, 225/55 run-flat1 all-season tires
Star Spoke (Style 330) 18 x 8.0 light alloy wheels, 245/45 rear run-flat1 all-season tires2

V Spoke (Style 328) 18 x 8.0 light alloy wheels, 245/45 run-flat1 performance tires2, 3
☐
V Spoke (Style 331) 19 x 8.5 front, 19 x 9.0 rear light alloy wheels; 245/40 front, 275/35 rear run-flat1 performance tires2, 3
☐
W Spoke (Style 332) 19 x 8.5 front, 19 x 9.0 rear light alloy wheels; 245/40 front, 275/35 rear run-flat1 performance tires2, 3
☐
Xenon Adaptive Headlights with dynamic auto-leveling, LED Corona headlight-rings and Cornering Lights

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Front foglights

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Retractable, high-intensity headlight washers



Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed



Power adjustable, heated, folding, body-color side-view mirrors

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Metallic paint

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Shadowline exterior trim
☐
☐
☐
58 59 Equipment charts
1 Run-flat tires
do not come equipped with a spare tire and wheel.
to low-profile tires, please note: wheels, tires and suspension
parts are more susceptible to road hazard and consequential damages.
3 Performance tires not recommended for driving in ice and snow.
2 Due
535i
550i
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
//☐
//☐
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

Active front seats



//  / 
//  / 
//  / 

3-stage heated front seats
Heated rear seats


Leatherette upholstery


Dakota Leather upholstery and door trim
/◇
/◇

Nappa Leather upholstery and door trim



Dark Wood trim



Light Wood trim



Anthracite Wood trim



Aluminum trim



Open storage compartments in all doors and front seatback storage



Fold-up rear seat center armrest



Split fold-down rear seats



Floor mats



Anti-theft AM/FM stereo/CD audio system with Auto-Store, FM diversity antenna system, and MP3 capabilities



High-fidelity 12-speaker sound system, including 2 subwoofers under the front seats,
and digital 7-channel amplifier with 205 watts of power



Enhanced Premium high-fidelity 16-speaker sound system with Digital Sound Processing (DSP),
2 subwoofers under the front seats and digital 9-channel amplifier with 600 watts of power



HD Radio™ with “multicast” FM station reception



iPod® and USB adapter (includes cable connector )
/ 
/ 
/ 



Audio system
SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription (please visit your authorized BMW center
for details on services and equipment)

528i
//☐
Satellite radio preparation

Radial Spoke (Style 237) 18 x 8.0 light alloy wheels, 245/45 run-flat1 all-season tires2
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Active Ventilated front seats
Smartphone Integration (for iPhone® and similar devices) – charges the phone,
accesses stored music, and improves phone reception
Exterior and aerodynamics
 Standard
 Optional
 Included in Dynamic Handling Package
☐ Included in Sport Package
 Included in Active Ventilated Seat Package
 Included in Cold Weather Package
◇ Included in Premium Package
 Included in Premium Package II
Interior seating and trim
10-way power-adjustable driver’s and front passenger’s seat with 4-way lumbar support,
and memory system for driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors

3.0-liter, dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve, 300-hp inline 6-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology,
piezo direct fuel injection, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
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
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/ 
/ 
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528i
535i
550i
Engine Start/Stop button



Vehicle & Key Memory



2-way power moonroof with remote, expanded “one-touch” operation,
anti-trapping feature, and sliding interior sunshade



Power windows with key-off and “one touch” up and down operation both front
and rear, anti-trapping feature, opening from remote, and closing from exterior lock



Power trunk lid opening and closing
☆
☆
☆
Automatic climate control with separate left/right temperature and air distribution controls,
with automatic air recirculation



4-zone automatic climate control with 4 individual temperature settings



Micro-filter ventilation system with replaceable active-charcoal filters



Automatic tilt-down of passenger’s side-view mirror (when car is shifted into reverse gear)



Power tilt and telescopic steering wheel with automatic tilt-up for easy entry and exit
Park Distance Control (front and rear)



/ 
/ 

■
Parking Assistant
■
■
Automatic high beams
■
■
■
Heated steering wheel



/ ☆
/ ☆
/ ☆
Comfort Access keyless entry with multi-function remote control
Automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror and exterior side-view mirrors
◇
◇

Soft-close automatic door operation
☆
☆
☆
/ 
/ 
/ 
Interior Ambiance lighting
◇
◇

Interior courtesy lights with automatic dimming function



Manual rear side-window sunshades and power rear-window sunshade
Front map lights and rear reading lights with separate controls for the left and right

Dual front sun visors with illuminated mirrors

Dual cupholders in front and rear

Automatic headlight on/off control

Fully finished trunk with interior and remote trunk release

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535i
550i
Tire Pressure Monitor

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
Rear-window defroster



Dynamic Cruise Control5



Active Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go5



/
/

Black Panel Display



Head-up Display (HUD)



Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection (Night Vision performance is limited by rain, fog,
humidity and other weather conditions; requires Cold Weather Package)



Hard drive-based Navigation system with voice feedback, Voice command system and Real Time Traffic Information
Integrated 3-button Universal garage-door opener
◇
◇
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/ 
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/ 
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

Driver’s and passenger’s front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold,
dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment



3-point safety belts with force limiters and head restraints at all seating positions



Active Head Restraints for driver and front passenger



Front- and rear-seat Head Protection System (HPS)



Front-seat side-impact airbags

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
Acoustic safety-belt warning


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Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners


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Lane Departure Warning feature that alerts the driver of an improper lane-changing maneuver6
■
■
■
Active Blind Spot Detection
■
■
■
LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation


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Rear-view Camera (528i and 535i require Park Distance Control)
Side- and Top-view Cameras include Top View (video of road alongside doors, taken by cameras in exterior mirrors)
and Side View (video of traffic approaching vehicle from the side, taken by cameras in front bumper);
images displayed on the Control Display (requires Rear-view Camera; Side-view Cameras: delayed availability)
Safety and security





Power outlet in front passenger’s footwell, front center console storage compartment,
rear center console, and in trunk



Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts



Glove compartment



BMW’s Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features



Ski bag (requires split fold-down rear seats)



Crash sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump
and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights



Instrumentation and controls
3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control,
and Bluetooth® wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone (if so equipped)4



3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel with controls for audio system,
cruise control, and Bluetooth wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone (if so equipped)4
☐
☐
☐
Electronic analog speedometer and tachometer



iDrive system with on-board computer and Controller, and 8 programmable memory buttons



Condition-based Service display with additional functions accessible through iDrive system



Service Interval Indicator and expanded Check Control vehicle monitor system



Anti-theft alarm system with keyhead remote operation and interior motion detector



Remote keyless entry security alarm system with selective unlocking and double-lock feature
(programmed at BMW center), remote trunk opening, interior motion detector, and panic feature



Adaptive Brake Lights



Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling (with Bluetooth compatible mobile phone,
if so equipped4), phonebook downloading and speech recognition capabilities
(please visit your authorized BMW center for details on standard and optional services)



BMW Assist™ Safety Plan: includes four years of Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Request,
Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Door Unlock, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Customer Relations, TeleService; MyInfo
lets you send business locations and street addresses directly to your BMW and Navigation system (if so equipped)7



BMW Assist Convenience Plan: includes unlimited personalized Directions, Traffic and Weather reports;
Concierge service; BMW Search™ for online access to up-to-date fuel prices, weather forecasts
and Bloomberg’s stock indices; Google Maps™ database; Critical Calling (4 operator-assisted calls per year)7






BMW Services
4 Check
 Standard
 Optional
☆ Included in Convenience Package
◇ Included in Premium Package
 Included in Premium Package II
■ Included in Driver Assistance Package
 Included in Cold Weather Package
☐ Included in Sport Package
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for a list of BMW-compatible Bluetooth enabled mobile phones
at your authorized BMW center or bmwusa.com.
5 Cruise Control is not a substitute for the driver’s own responsibility in
adjusting speed and otherwise controlling the vehicle. After evaluating
the road, traffic and visibility conditions, the driver must decide whether
and how the system is used.
6 Requires clearly definable lane markings that are not obscured by rain,
snow, etc. Lane Departure Warning feature is not a substitute for the
driver’s own responsibility in maintaining safe control of the vehicle.
7 For more information please refer to page 66 or visit bmwassist.com.
BMW Ultimate Service™ (for complete details on BMW Ultimate Service, visit bmwusa.com/ultimateservice)
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Active Ventilated Seat Package
528i
535i
550i
18-way power Multi-contour front seats; includes articulated upper backrest, 4-way lumbar support,
passenger’s-seat memory, Active Head Restraints, and adjustable thigh support
//☐
//☐
//☐
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Premium Package
Dakota Leather upholstery and door trim
BMW Services
528i
535i
550i
/◇
/◇

Automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror and exterior side-view mirrors
◇
◇

Active Ventilated front seats



Interior Ambiance lighting
◇
◇

Active front seats



Integrated 3-button Universal garage-door opener
◇
◇

// / 
// / 
// / 
//  / 
//  / 
//  / 



3-stage heated front seats
Premium Package II
Convenience Package
(Requires Premium Package)
(528i and 535i require Premium Package)
3-stage heated front seats
☆
Power trunk lid opening and closing
Comfort Access keyless entry with multi-function remote control
/ ☆
☆
Soft-close automatic door operation
☆
/ ☆
☆
☆
/ ☆
☆
Cold Weather Package
Retractable, high-intensity headlight washers



// / 
// / 
// / 
Heated rear seats



Heated steering wheel



3-stage heated front seats
Enhanced Premium high-fidelity 16-speaker sound system with Digital Sound Processing (DSP),
2 subwoofers under the front seats and digital 9-channel amplifier with 600 watts of power
iPod®
/ 
/ 
/ 
SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription (please visit your authorized BMW center
for details on services and equipment)
and USB adapter (includes cable connector )
/ 
/ 
/ 
Park Distance Control (front and rear)
/ 
/ 

Manual rear side-window sunshades and power rear-window sunshade
/ 
/ 
/ 
Hard drive-based Navigation system with voice feedback, Voice command system and Real Time Traffic Information
/ 
/ 

Rear-view Camera (528i and 535i require Park Distance Control)
/ 
/ 
/ 
Increased top-speed limiter
☐
☐
☐
V Spoke (Style 328) 18 x 8.0 light alloy wheels, 245/45 run-flat performance tires9
☐
Sport Package
Driver Assistance Package
(528i and 535i require Park Distance Control)
V Spoke (Style 331) 19 x 8.5 front, 19 x 9.0 rear light alloy wheels;
245/40 front, 275/35 rear run-flat performance tires9
Parking Assistant
■
■
■
Automatic high beams
■
■
■
Lane Departure Warning feature that alerts the driver of an improper lane-changing maneuver8
■
■
■
W Spoke (Style 332) 19 x 8.5 front, 19 x 9.0 rear light alloy wheels;
245/40 front, 275/35 rear run-flat performance tires9
Active Blind Spot Detection
■
■
■
Shadowline exterior trim
18-way power Multi-contour front seats; includes articulated upper backrest, 4-way lumbar support,
passenger’s-seat memory, Active Head Restraints, and adjustable thigh support
3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel with controls for audio system,
cruise control, and Bluetooth® wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone (if so equipped)10
Dynamic Handling Package
(Requires Sport Package)
Dynamic Damping Control

Active Roll Stabilization
 Standard
 Optional
 Included in Active Ventilated Seat Package
☆ Included in Convenience Package
 Included in Cold Weather Package
■ Included in Driver Assistance Package
 Included in Dynamic Handling Package
◇ Included in Premium Package
 Included in Premium Package II
☐ Included in Sport Package
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8 Requires




clearly definable lane markings that are not obscured by rain,
snow, etc. Lane Departure Warning feature is not a substitute for the
driver’s own responsibility in maintaining safe control of the vehicle.
9 Run-flat tires do not come equipped with a spare tire and wheel.
Due to low-profile tires, please note: wheels, tires and suspension
parts are more susceptible to road hazard and consequential damages.
Performance tires not recommended for driving in ice and snow.
10 Check for a list of BMW-compatible Bluetooth enabled mobile phones
at your authorized BMW center or bmwusa.com.
☐
☐
☐
☐
☐
//☐
//☐
//☐
☐
☐
☐
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Wheels
BMW Services
i
i
i
Tire dimensions
 / 
 / 
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lbs
—
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lbs
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light alloy
light alloy
light alloy
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%
—
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inch
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inch
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Max. torque / rpm
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—
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Automatic gear ratios
I / II / III / IV :
V / VI / VII / VIII / R :
Final drive ratio
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cc
Displacement
TwinPower Turbo Inline  / 
.
Inline  / 
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Top speed
mph
sec
—
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sec
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Cd
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Drag coefficient
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.
Acceleration -
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Fuel consumption
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City / highway
mpg
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mpg
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Figures in [
All dimensions in the technical drawings are shown in inches.
gal
] apply to vehicles with Sport Package.
1 Top
speed limited electronically.
AG test results. Actual acceleration results may vary, depending on specification of vehicle;
road and environmental conditions; testing procedures and driving style. These results should be
used for comparison only and verification should not be attempted on public roads.
BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.
3 EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending
on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower.
2 BMW
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We constantly monitor your BMW’s needs – so you don’t have to.
Tackling mountain switchbacks, the last thing you should be thinking about is
the state of your brake pads. Thanks to BMW’s integrated on-board diagnostics
system, you will always know exactly when the next service is due, and what
work will be required.
Condition-Based Service (CBS) measures the condition of key parts that are
subject to wear and tear. It also tracks fluid levels and monitors your BMW’s
time- and mileage-dependent service requirements. Using this data, the Info
Equipment
thanks to BMW’s advanced engineering, most owners enjoy a wellbalanced maintenance schedule, with
flexible routine service intervals that
can save you time. When your vehicle
requires attention, your authorized
BMW center ensures that it receives
only genuine BMW parts – your assurance of exacting quality standards.
BMW Roadside Assistance is
provided free of charge for the first
four years – with no mileage limit.
Call ---BMW ()
for friendly on-the-road help, /,
anywhere in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. This includes
everything from flat-tire changes,
emergency gasoline and lock-out
service, to towing, alternative transportation and even trip-interruption
benefits. This service also provides
valuable trip-routing advice.
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Display in the cockpit automatically alerts you in advance whenever any part of
your vehicle will require servicing. You can also use the iDrive Control Display to
find out which components will need to be serviced, and when.
When combined with TeleService – the innovative telematics service included
with the standard BMW Assist™ Safety Plan – the CBS-collected data is
automatically transmitted to your BMW center, which then contacts you to set
up a service appointment. And because they use only Original BMW Parts,
you can rely on expert fit and long-lasting BMW quality.
JOY IS THE FEELING OF BEING
LOOKED AFTER BY THE BEST.
BMW SERVICE FOR YOUR BMW.
BMW Ultimate Service.™ At BMW,
we believe that a premium ownership
experience should feature performance and luxury, as well as safety and
convenience. We believe you should
be able to drive a BMW to its potential, while enjoying peace of mind and
reduced cost of ownership. That’s the
idea behind BMW Ultimate Service:
a suite of comprehensive programs
and services that are included with
every new vehicle. The New Vehicle/
SAV Limited Warranty, the BMW
Maintenance Program, Roadside
Assistance and BMW Assist with
TeleService come standard. BMW
Ultimate Service starts with the New
Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty,
providing you with coverage for the
first four years or , miles, whichever comes first. Additionally, you have
-year, unlimited-mileage warranty
protection against corrosion and rust
perforation. BMW Maintenance
Program is one of the most comprehensive maintenance programs
in its class. We cover all factoryrecommended maintenance during
the New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty
coverage period. This includes scheduled oil services and inspections. Also
covered is the replacement of items
that are subject to normal wear and
tear, such as brake pads, wiper blade
inserts and engine drive belts. And,
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The BMW Assist Safety Plan is
included with BMW Ultimate Service
for the first four years – with no mileage limit, at no cost. You’ll enjoy peace
of mind knowing that a friendly
response specialist is there to help
you, /, at just the push of a button.
The Safety Plan includes Automatic
Collision Notification, Emergency
Request, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Door Unlock, Stolen Vehicle
Recovery and Customer Relations.
MyInfo allows you to send business
locations and street addresses with
their associated phone numbers from
the Google Maps™ website directly
to your BMW. The destination can
be sent to your Navigation system
for turn-by-turn directions, and you
can call the destination via your
Bluetooth® linked cell phone. And
for the ultimate in coverage, add the
optional Convenience Plan. You’ll
enjoy unlimited access to personalized
Directions, Traffic and Weather reports,
as well as our Concierge feature,
which can send a destination address
and phone number, such as a restaurant or hotel, right to your BMW. You
can make up to four operator-assisted
calls per year with Critical Calling if
your cell phone is not available, or if its
battery is discharged. BMW Search™
allows online access to up-to-date fuel
prices and the latest weather forecasts,
JOY COMES IN MANY FORMS.
as well as Bloomberg’s stock indices
and the powerful reach of the Google
Maps database – delivered to the
iDrive display right inside your vehicle.
BMW’s unique TeleService, included
in the BMW Assist Safety Plan, continually monitors specific parts that are
subject to wear and tear – including
the engine oil, micro-filter, spark plugs,
brake linings and various fluids – as
well as services that require attention
at regular intervals, such as vehicle
service inspections. This data is automatically transmitted to your BMW
center, which will then call you to
schedule a service appointment. You
don’t have to keep track of when your
vehicle requires routine maintenance.
An added benefit: any needed maintenance service parts will already be on
hand, so your BMW is serviced and
returned to you as quickly as possible.
For more details on BMW Ultimate
Service, visit your authorized BMW
center or log on to bmwusa.com/
ultimateservice.
BMW Virtual Center.
If you get the sudden urge to shop
for a BMW but your BMW center is
closed, there’s good news – the BMW
Virtual Center is open  hours a day!
Log on to bmwusa.com, and in
the top navigation bar, choose “Build
Your Own,” and then the model that
interests you. Configure the BMW
of your dreams, and see what the
monthly payments would be. You
can even send the specifications to
your authorized BMW center, apply
for financing, or request a test drive
– all online!
BMW Financial Services.
Arranging to buy or lease a BMW
is easier than you may think. Your
authorized BMW center offers leasing
and financing to suit your personal
needs through BMW Financial
Services. Start the process at our
website, where you can build your
“dream vehicle,” get an estimate
on a monthly lease or financing
payment, submit a credit application
to BMW Financial Services – and
get approval – all online! To find out
how BMW Financial Services can
help put you behind the wheel of
your favorite BMW model, log on to
bmwusa.com/fs or call, toll-free,
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“Media Gallery & Library.”
Sent to new owners and lessees
several times a year, BMW Magazine
is a fascinating view of the latest
events and products in the world of
BMW, including personality profiles,
travel reviews, and the latest BMW
technologies. You can read articles
from BMW Magazine on the BMW
website at bmwusa.com under the
“Media Gallery & Library” heading,
found in the “Experience” section.
Here, you can also view featured
videos and images, read recent
news articles, and download BMW
wallpapers. While you’re there, check
out the “News Feed” area to enjoy
articles from Inside Track. For more
information, call Customer Assistance
at ---BMW () or visit
BMW online at bmwusa.com.
The new BMW Welt (“BMW World”)
delivery and brand-experience center
in Munich is bold proof of BMW’s
passion for design. When you take
advantage of the BMW European
Delivery Program, this is where you
will meet your new BMW – in a
personalized process that is highly
dramatic and totally unforgettable.
(You might also realize substantial
savings that just may pay for your trip.)
While you’re there, marvel at the
historic BMWs in the Museum; learn
about our engineers’ newest innovations in the Technology and Design
Atelier; and take a tour of the plant to
experience firsthand the state-of-theart methods used to create a BMW.
Then comes the unique experience of
driving your new BMW on the roads it
was designed for. To learn more, visit
bmwusa.com/europeandelivery.

The BMW Assist and Bluetooth Hands-free Calling system with  years of Safety Plan services is standard. In order to receive BMW Assist services, a subscriber agreement must be completed
and transferred to the BMW Assist Response Center. GPS and underlying wireless services must be available and functioning; vehicle ignition must be turned on (except for Door Unlock and
Stolen Vehicle Recovery), battery charged and connected and vehicle’s electrical system operational; services may be limited to certain geographic areas. Call toll-free ---, go to
bmwassist.com, or visit your BMW center for additional program details. Services are subject to the terms and conditions of your subscriber agreement.

See your authorized BMW center for details on these limited warranties.

The BMW Maintenance Program covers factory-recommended maintenance services as determined by the Service Interval Indicator for all new eligible MY  and later BMW vehicles. Specific
additional items that need replacement due to normal wear and tear are also covered. The maintenance coverage period is for the first  years or , miles, whichever comes first. Exclusions
from coverage include: gasoline, gasoline additives, windshield washer fluid and additives, battery, tires, wheels, wheel alignment and tire balancing. All work must be performed by an authorized
BMW center. See the Service and Warranty Information booklet for specific terms, conditions and limitations. Further information can also be obtained from your authorized BMW center.

Requires BMW Assist Safety Plan subscription. Services are subject to the terms and conditions of your subscriber agreement. Please go to bmwassist.com for additional details on the optional
Convenience Plan.

Subject to credit approval and other terms and conditions.

Not all models available for BMW European Delivery Program. Please go to bmwusa.com or visit your authorized BMW center for details.
THE MOST EXCITING PLACE IN AMERICA
TO DRIVE THE ALL-NEW  SERIES SEDAN.
The BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, SC.
Just beyond the foothills of the Carolinas’ Blue Ridge Mountains lies the
$ million BMW Performance Center. This sprawling, modern complex
houses the world-famous BMW Performance Driving School, as well as
the Zentrum Museum, BMW Boutique, BMW Delivery Center, and a
Corporate Conference Center. Nearby is BMW’s only manufacturing
facility in the U.S., where models, such as the SAV,® are built for export
worldwide. It’s a unique place where BMW enthusiasts can spend days
– or, in the surrounding area, an entire vacation.
BMW Performance Driving School.
Whether you’ve been driving for decades or just got your learner’s permit,
we can help take your driving skills to the next level. Behind the wheel of
our new BMWs and under the expert guidance of professional driving
instructors, you’ll hone your driving skills on a versatile driving course –
. miles of asphalt that can be configured in a multitude of ways. In
One- and Two-Day Schools you can tackle the skid pad, slalom course
and water walls. The BMW Performance Driving School is about control
and pushing a BMW to its limits – and yours.
BMW Performance Center Delivery.
You’ll always remember the fun of taking delivery of your new BMW –
with BMW Performance Center Delivery. After enjoying dinner and an
overnight stay at a first-class hotel, we’ll take you and your companion
to the Performance Center where a Product Specialist will give you an
in-depth introduction to your new BMW. Then at the Performance
Driving School, you’ll get tips from a professional driving instructor as
you explore the dynamic capabilities of a similar model. It’s exciting, it’s
enlightening – and it’s all compliments of BMW with your new vehicle.
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BMW and the environment.
BMW is a strong proponent of the environment and social responsibility. It is important
to manage the earth’s resources responsibly, and not jeopardize the needs of future
generations. That is why BMW makes vehicles that minimize adverse environmental
impact, from production (pollution prevention and waste minimization at the plant)
through owner use (low emissions) to eventual disposal (easy drainability of all fluidrelated components and easy neutralization of all pyrotechnic devices).
This effort has been recognized worldwide and, as a result, we are pleased to have
received numerous environmental honors. In the U.S., for example, the Environmental
Protection Agency accepted BMW’s Spartanburg, SC production and manufacturing
facility as a charter member of the agency’s National Environmental Performance Track.
Internationally, BMW AG – the parent company of both BMW of North America and
BMW Manufacturing Co., Spartanburg, SC – was the first automotive company to be
represented on the Dow Jones Sustainability Group Index, and has remained on the
Index ever since. At BMW, we strive for high performance in everything we do.
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