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Old 01-14-2005, 07:59 AM
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Bmw At The North American International Auto Show 2005

BMW AT THE NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW:

01/12/2005

5 Series all-wheel drive models makes world debut, M5 makes North American debuts and H2R Hydrogen Record Car to be presented

Woodcliff Lake, NJ - January 10, 2005... The BMW 5 Series continues to go from strength to strength with both world and US introductions at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A new generation of in-line six-cylinder engines make their world debut in the 5 Series. Optional all-wheel drive for the 5 Series also makes its world debut. The 5 Series Sport Wagon, along with the most powerful BMW 5 Series the world has ever seen, the new M5, make their North American debuts. BMW's H2R Hydrogen Record Car, which set nine international speed records, will also be shown.

World debut: 5 Series with xDrive all-wheel drive.

BMW is presenting the all-wheel-drive 5 Series models to the world public for the first time. In the U.S. these models will be offered as the 525xi and 530xi sedans as well as the 530xi sport wagon. These are the first passenger cars that use BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system, which has proven itself in the X3 and X5 Sports Activity vehicles. xDrive goes beyond the traditional advantages of all-wheel drive to offer the driver an even higher level of stability and traction in all driving situations. While conventional all-wheel drive only responds when the wheels are already spinning, xDrive begins to react even before wheel spin is able to build up. Via an electronically controlled multiple-plate clutch, the flow of power is redistributed within milliseconds between the two axles in the interest of enhanced traction, driving stability and agility.

Innovation at its best: BMW's new six-cylinder engines.

BMW is also presenting a new family of engines that set new standards in every respect. The new inline-six gasoline engines with more power, greater fuel economy and lower weight than their predecessors are the lightest six-cylinders in their segment.

Apart from fully variable VALVETRONIC valve drive in place of a conventional throttle, there are numerous other advancements which include the composite magnesium/aluminum crankcase, lightweight camshafts, the electric water pump, the fully controlled oil pump, single-belt drive and the magnesium cylinder head cover.

In order to offer improved performance while at the same time improving fuel efficiency and meeting ever more challenging emissions requirements, two 3.0-liter engines will be offered. In the U.S., the 525i and 525xi will offer a 3.0-liter engine which produces 215 hp (SAE net) and 185 lb-ft of torque at 2,750 rpm. Responsiveness in everyday driving situations is outstanding. Nearly 85 percent of peak torque is available from 1000 rpm all the way to 7000. The 530i and 530xi models will feature a 3.0-liter engine which produces 255 hp (SAE net) and 220 lb-ft of torque. Peak torque is available between 2750 and 4000 rpm. Here fully 90 percent of peak torque is available between 1500 and 6700 rpm.

The new generation of engines offers the customer higher output and more torque over a broader useful speed range on even less fuel than before. On average, fuel consumption is lower by approximately 7 per cent versus the previous models.

North American Debut: 5 Series Sport Wagon.

BMW will present the new 5 Series Sport Wagon for the first time in North America. The 530xi combines sporting performance, superior function, outstanding comfort and generous space inside. Standard features boasted on the car include xDrive with Hill Descent Control and a panorama sliding roof. Options include BMW's Head-Up Display as well as Adaptive Headlights.

Measuring 190.6 inches in length, the BMW 5 Series Sport Wagon is 1.50 inches longer, 1.81 inches wider, and 0.91 inches higher than its predecessor. This increase in size provides greater roominess particularly in the luggage compartment.

The rear lid opens and closes automatically as an option simply by pressing a button on the key. Convenient access to the variable luggage compartment is also possible through the rear window, which opens separately for smaller odds and ends. Luggage compartment capacity varies from 17.5-56.5 cu. ft with the rear-seat folded down and the car loaded up to roof level - that is 3.15 cu. ft more than on the previous model.

US Debut: New BMW M5

The absolute pinnacle in Sports Sedan motoring has a name: BMW M5. Relatively reserved in its looks, this super-sport sedan is the most sophisticated and powerful

5 Series ever - five liter capacity, 10 cylinders, 500 hp (SAE net) output, 383 lb-ft maximum torque, and engine speeds in excess of 8,000 rpm. The BMW M5 boasts the most innovative drive concept in its class, the best power-to-weight ratio, super-car handling, as well as outstanding everyday driving qualities.

The seven-speed SMG gearbox is the first transmission in the world with seven sequential gears and Drivelogic which offers no less than 11 gearshift options. BMW's V10 is the only high-speed engine currently available in a production sedan, making the M5 BMW's most powerful production model. Running at engine speeds of up to 8,250 rpm and with specific output of 100 hp/liter aluminum engine in bedplate design and with double-VANOS is comparable to a racing engine in every respect.

The car's acceleration and driving dynamics make the M5 truly outstanding on the road: acceleration from 0?60 mph comes in just 4.5 seconds. The ongoing surge of power continues all the way to 155 mph (250 km/h), where the speed of the M5 is finally limited electronically.

Together with the variable M differential lock and DSC with two dynamic driving programs available on demand, the chassis and suspension with Electronic Damper Control (EDC) provide a perfect match for this outstanding power. Benefiting from its extra-large and highly efficient braking system carried over from motorsport, the M5 comes to a standstill from 62 mph after just 118 feet, with a stopping distance of less than 460 feet from a speed of 124 mph.

BMW H2R: Breaking records with the hydrogen internal combustion engine.

BMW is presenting the H2R Hydrogen World Speed Record Car. In September 2004 this prototype impressively proved the potential of a hydrogen car with a combustion engine, achieving nine international records in one day. This clearly proves the BMW Group's conviction that hydrogen can replace conventional fuel without having to forego the performance and dynamics of a modern premium automobile.

Displacing six liters, the 12-cylinder engine featured in BMW's record-breaking car is based on the gasoline engine featured in the BMW 760i and develops more than 285 bhp/210 kW. This accelerates the prototype to 60 mph in approximately six seconds and gives the car a top speed of 186.5.

The BMW H2R was developed by BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH in just 10 months, benefiting in the process from the series development of BMW's hydrogen car based on the 7 Series. The aerodynamically optimized outer skin of the record-breaking prototype was designed at BMW's California-based design subsidiary, DesignworksUSA. Made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, the H2R has a drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0.21.

With a full tank and with the driver at the wheel, the BMW H2R weighs just 1,560 kg or 3,440 lb, not only setting up world speed records, but also emitting nothing but vapor.

The H2R prototype set the following international records shown here in terms of times measured and speed achieved:

time in sec speed in mph
- Flying-start kilometer: 11.993 186.520
- Flying-start mile: 19.999 180.014
- Standing-start 1/8 mile: 9.937 45.285
- Standing-start mile: 14.967 60.132
- Standing-start kilometer: 17.342 64.495
- Standing-start mile: 36.850 97.693
- Standing-start 10 miles: 221.773 162.328
- Standing-start kilometer: 26.749 83.627
- Standing-start 10 kilometers: 146.409 152.787
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Old 01-14-2005, 08:11 AM
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In order to offer improved performance while at the same time improving fuel efficiency and meeting ever more challenging emissions requirements, two 3.0-liter engines will be offered. In the U.S., the 525i and 525xi will offer a 3.0-liter engine which produces 215 hp (SAE net) and 185 lb-ft of torque at 2,750 rpm. Responsiveness in everyday driving situations is outstanding. Nearly 85 percent of peak torque is available from 1000 rpm all the way to 7000. The 530i and 530xi models will feature a 3.0-liter engine which produces 255 hp (SAE net) and 220 lb-ft of torque. Peak torque is available between 2750 and 4000 rpm. Here fully 90 percent of peak torque is available between 1500 and 6700 rpm.
If this is not a typo, 185 lb-ft of peak torque out of a 3.0 liter BMW I-6 is disappointing, regardless of the low rpm.
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Old 01-14-2005, 08:47 AM
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If this is not a typo, 185 lb-ft of peak torque out of a 3.0 liter BMW I-6 is disappointing, regardless of the low rpm.
Its an error. The 525 and thet 525xi will have a 2.5 Liter engine. (This time the model designation is correct. Contrary to some 523 and 520 versions where displacement differs from the model name)
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If I remember correctly, the new 2.5 is rated 218 PS, which sounds very much like 215 SAE horsepower. Given the new release number of 185 ft-lbs out of a BMW 3.0 engine and the similarity to the RoW 2.5, I agree with tierfreund that this press release must be in error. Or perhaps the US market will see a 3-liter throwback to the 'eta' era...
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If this is not a typo, 185 lb-ft of peak torque out of a 3.0 liter BMW I-6 is disappointing, regardless of the low rpm.
And in fact, the low RPM makes it worse, since there's not as high a leverage multiplier.

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Old 01-14-2005, 04:22 PM
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Its an error. The 525 and thet 525xi will have a 2.5 Liter engine. (This time the model designation is correct. Contrary to some 523 and 520 versions where displacement differs from the model name)
Good. I was going to post a rant on that stupid practice of mismatching the model name and engine displacement, but i'll do so anyway .

Calling a 5 series with a 3.0 liter engine a 525 would be pretty stupid. I know they did this on the e46 w/ the 316 (reallly a 1.8), the 323 (really a 2.5), etc and other models. The really stupid thing is that they presumably do this to indicate that the car has the "performance of a car with a smaller engine". First of all, anyone who understands what BMW model designations actually mean, probably knows enough about the model to know what its real displacement is. And, if you do, its just a poor relfection on BMW because it means they're blatantly "hobbling" the engine to have lower power.
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While the engine certainly mor punch, are there any changes in terms of suspension, equipment list and outlook???

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BMW AT THE NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW:

01/12/2005

5 Series all-wheel drive models makes world debut, M5 makes North American debuts and H2R Hydrogen Record Car to be presented

Woodcliff Lake, NJ - January 10, 2005... The BMW 5 Series continues to go from strength to strength with both world and US introductions at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A new generation of in-line six-cylinder engines make their world debut in the 5 Series. Optional all-wheel drive for the 5 Series also makes its world debut. The 5 Series Sport Wagon, along with the most powerful BMW 5 Series the world has ever seen, the new M5, make their North American debuts. BMW's H2R Hydrogen Record Car, which set nine international speed records, will also be shown.

World debut: 5 Series with xDrive all-wheel drive.

BMW is presenting the all-wheel-drive 5 Series models to the world public for the first time. In the U.S. these models will be offered as the 525xi and 530xi sedans as well as the 530xi sport wagon. These are the first passenger cars that use BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system, which has proven itself in the X3 and X5 Sports Activity vehicles. xDrive goes beyond the traditional advantages of all-wheel drive to offer the driver an even higher level of stability and traction in all driving situations. While conventional all-wheel drive only responds when the wheels are already spinning, xDrive begins to react even before wheel spin is able to build up. Via an electronically controlled multiple-plate clutch, the flow of power is redistributed within milliseconds between the two axles in the interest of enhanced traction, driving stability and agility.

Innovation at its best: BMW's new six-cylinder engines.

BMW is also presenting a new family of engines that set new standards in every respect. The new inline-six gasoline engines with more power, greater fuel economy and lower weight than their predecessors are the lightest six-cylinders in their segment.

Apart from fully variable VALVETRONIC valve drive in place of a conventional throttle, there are numerous other advancements which include the composite magnesium/aluminum crankcase, lightweight camshafts, the electric water pump, the fully controlled oil pump, single-belt drive and the magnesium cylinder head cover.

In order to offer improved performance while at the same time improving fuel efficiency and meeting ever more challenging emissions requirements, two 3.0-liter engines will be offered. In the U.S., the 525i and 525xi will offer a 3.0-liter engine which produces 215 hp (SAE net) and 185 lb-ft of torque at 2,750 rpm. Responsiveness in everyday driving situations is outstanding. Nearly 85 percent of peak torque is available from 1000 rpm all the way to 7000. The 530i and 530xi models will feature a 3.0-liter engine which produces 255 hp (SAE net) and 220 lb-ft of torque. Peak torque is available between 2750 and 4000 rpm. Here fully 90 percent of peak torque is available between 1500 and 6700 rpm.

The new generation of engines offers the customer higher output and more torque over a broader useful speed range on even less fuel than before. On average, fuel consumption is lower by approximately 7 per cent versus the previous models.

North American Debut: 5 Series Sport Wagon.

BMW will present the new 5 Series Sport Wagon for the first time in North America. The 530xi combines sporting performance, superior function, outstanding comfort and generous space inside. Standard features boasted on the car include xDrive with Hill Descent Control and a panorama sliding roof. Options include BMW's Head-Up Display as well as Adaptive Headlights.

Measuring 190.6 inches in length, the BMW 5 Series Sport Wagon is 1.50 inches longer, 1.81 inches wider, and 0.91 inches higher than its predecessor. This increase in size provides greater roominess particularly in the luggage compartment.

The rear lid opens and closes automatically as an option simply by pressing a button on the key. Convenient access to the variable luggage compartment is also possible through the rear window, which opens separately for smaller odds and ends. Luggage compartment capacity varies from 17.5-56.5 cu. ft with the rear-seat folded down and the car loaded up to roof level - that is 3.15 cu. ft more than on the previous model.

US Debut: New BMW M5

The absolute pinnacle in Sports Sedan motoring has a name: BMW M5. Relatively reserved in its looks, this super-sport sedan is the most sophisticated and powerful

5 Series ever - five liter capacity, 10 cylinders, 500 hp (SAE net) output, 383 lb-ft maximum torque, and engine speeds in excess of 8,000 rpm. The BMW M5 boasts the most innovative drive concept in its class, the best power-to-weight ratio, super-car handling, as well as outstanding everyday driving qualities.

The seven-speed SMG gearbox is the first transmission in the world with seven sequential gears and Drivelogic which offers no less than 11 gearshift options. BMW's V10 is the only high-speed engine currently available in a production sedan, making the M5 BMW's most powerful production model. Running at engine speeds of up to 8,250 rpm and with specific output of 100 hp/liter aluminum engine in bedplate design and with double-VANOS is comparable to a racing engine in every respect.

The car's acceleration and driving dynamics make the M5 truly outstanding on the road: acceleration from 0?60 mph comes in just 4.5 seconds. The ongoing surge of power continues all the way to 155 mph (250 km/h), where the speed of the M5 is finally limited electronically.

Together with the variable M differential lock and DSC with two dynamic driving programs available on demand, the chassis and suspension with Electronic Damper Control (EDC) provide a perfect match for this outstanding power. Benefiting from its extra-large and highly efficient braking system carried over from motorsport, the M5 comes to a standstill from 62 mph after just 118 feet, with a stopping distance of less than 460 feet from a speed of 124 mph.

BMW H2R: Breaking records with the hydrogen internal combustion engine.

BMW is presenting the H2R Hydrogen World Speed Record Car. In September 2004 this prototype impressively proved the potential of a hydrogen car with a combustion engine, achieving nine international records in one day. This clearly proves the BMW Group's conviction that hydrogen can replace conventional fuel without having to forego the performance and dynamics of a modern premium automobile.

Displacing six liters, the 12-cylinder engine featured in BMW's record-breaking car is based on the gasoline engine featured in the BMW 760i and develops more than 285 bhp/210 kW. This accelerates the prototype to 60 mph in approximately six seconds and gives the car a top speed of 186.5.

The BMW H2R was developed by BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH in just 10 months, benefiting in the process from the series development of BMW's hydrogen car based on the 7 Series. The aerodynamically optimized outer skin of the record-breaking prototype was designed at BMW's California-based design subsidiary, DesignworksUSA. Made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, the H2R has a drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0.21.

With a full tank and with the driver at the wheel, the BMW H2R weighs just 1,560 kg or 3,440 lb, not only setting up world speed records, but also emitting nothing but vapor.

The H2R prototype set the following international records shown here in terms of times measured and speed achieved:

time in sec speed in mph
- Flying-start kilometer: 11.993 186.520
- Flying-start mile: 19.999 180.014
- Standing-start 1/8 mile: 9.937 45.285
- Standing-start mile: 14.967 60.132
- Standing-start kilometer: 17.342 64.495
- Standing-start mile: 36.850 97.693
- Standing-start 10 miles: 221.773 162.328
- Standing-start kilometer: 26.749 83.627
- Standing-start 10 kilometers: 146.409 152.787
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