BMW 5 Series is one of the best selling models around the world and now its 2014 facelift version is absolutely ready for a launch. Precise modifications to the design, the addition of a new inline-6 BMW Advanced Diesel engine for the Sedan, and a wide range of exceptional equipment raise the appeal of the BMW 5 Series family even further.

In terms of design, a new BMW kidney grille and redesigned lower air intakes reinforce the sporty stance of the 2014 BMW 5 Series Sedan. In addition, the width of the rear end is underscored by an extra crease in the apron and sharply contoured rear lights.

On the other hand, the 2014 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo has modified front apron and redesigned rear end that contributes to a longer and lower look. What is more, the depth to the dynamic character of the model is further reinforced by three-dimensional surface design for the area around the license plate holder and a chrome strip in the rear apron.

Xenon Adaptive headlights are standard on the models, while there are also optional Adaptive LED Headlights. Additional exterior paint colors, as well as light-alloy wheels, upholstery colors and interior trim elements for all BMW 5 Series serve as an enhancement element to the individualization of the cars. 2014 BMW 5 Series customers are now offered new additions to the range Calisto Grey metallic, Jatoba metallic, Mineral White metallic and Glacier Silver metallic.

Moreover, exclusively composed BMW Lines are now available for the first time as an alternative to standard specification. We are speaking here about the Luxury Line , Modern Line, and M Sport. All of them feature as an option to upgrade to luxurious Nappa Leather upholstery at no additional charge.

To be more precise, the Luxury Line includes high-class features for the exterior and interior. For instance, the chrome finish of the trim bars in the outer sections of the lower air intake, the fronts of the black kidney grille slats, the window recess finishers, the trim strip in the rear apron and the exhaust tips are something that has to be mentioned. The interior of the model includes leather upholstery with exclusive stitching, a black sports leather steering wheel and interior trim strips in exquisite Fine-line anthracite wood.

Next, the Modern Line comes to offer even more dynamism with its exceptionl air intake bars, kidney grille slats, rear trim strip and exhaust tips in matt chrome, and instrument panel and sports leather steering wheel ins Oyster light color shade.

The M Sport Package now includes M steering wheel, LED fog lights, and no-charge Nappa Leather upholstery.

The interior of the 5 Series adds new layers of functionality. The Central Display of the standard iDrive operating system for instance is now bordered in the Sedan by chrome trim. The storage compartments and cup holders in the center console of these models now have enhanced capacity.

More space is present, as well the use of exquisite materials and high-quality craftsmanship. The iDrive controller is now fitted as a standard Navigation system and includes a touchpad surface that allows character recognition.

The engine range of the 5 Series family have been further expanded by including the BMW 535d as the latest diesel variant in North America. In addition, BMW's inline-6 BMW Advanced Diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology makes 255 horsepower (188 kW) at 4,000 rpm and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque from 1,500 – 3,000 rpm.

The top unit includes an updated V-8 with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and BMW's Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology. It generates monstrous 445 horsepower (327 kW) and 650 Nm (480 lb-ft) of torque. It can be found under the hood of the BMW 550i Sedan and BMW 550i Gran Turismo, allowing the firs to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds.

Furthermore, the 2014 5 Series chassis technology now features double-wishbone front axle, integral rear axle and Servotronic variable power steering function. Specifically for Gran Turismo there is a standard air suspension with automatic self-leveling rear suspension, while the Driving Dynamics Control switch on the center console is standard on all models.

On the other hand, customers can chose as an option the Adaptive Drive and Integral Active Steering systems. Also standard are the Brake Energy Regeneration, the Auto Start-Stop functionality, and ECO PRO mode, BMW EfficientDynamics technologies that further enhance the fuel efficiency.

Other innovative technologies included as an option are the BMW ConnectedDrive and iDrive4.2 that now comes with touchpad, which add more to the exclusiveness of the 2014 5 Series. The newly updated 2014 BMW 5 Series Sedan and Gran Turismo will be presen in North American dealerships in August 2013.

MSRP for the 5 Series Sedan and 5 Series Gran Turismo:

528i Sedan $50,425 550i xDrive Sedan $67,125
528i xDrive Sedan $52,725 ActiveHybrid 5 $62,325
535i Sedan $56,025 535i Gran Turismo $60,925
535i xDrive Sedan $58,325 535i xDrive Gran Turismo $63,225
535d Sedan $57,525 550i Gran Turismo $68,825
535d xDrive Sedan $59,825 550i xDrive Gran Turismo $71,125
550i Sedan $64,825

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Source: BMW