2017 BMW 5 Series M SPORT - Interior

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2017 BMW 5 Series M SPORT - Interior.

The interior of the new 2017 BMW 5 Series Sedan strikes a fine balance between sporty driver focus on the one hand and sophisticated elegance on the other. Top-class materials, supreme build quality and attention to detail, a great feeling of spaciousness and new technologies in abundance combine to offer both driver and passengers comfort and driving pleasure of the highest order. “In the seventh model generation, we have upped the precision and the quality of finish considerably and revolutionised the display and control concept. The result is a BMW 5 Series that once again hits the mark as the ideal business sedan,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.

Luxury travel: more freedom of movement, low noise levels. The low roof line flows smoothly into the tail end, but the new BMW 5 Series nevertheless offers noticeably more headroom in the rear as well as an increased boot capacity of 530 litres. The car feels much roomier inside, something which can be attributed not just to the lowered instrument panel and free-standing display, but also to the cabin’s enlarged dimensions, particularly in terms of elbow and shoulder room. Passengers in the rear now have more space to spread out, thanks to the increased kneeroom and extended legroom, while the optimised design of the door cut-outs makes getting in easier than ever.

The headliner with built-in soundproofing forms part of the interior’s acoustic design measures. The sound absorbers incorporated into the liner eliminate interfering sounds in the particularly sensitive area close to the occupants’ heads. This results in greater comfort in general, but is particularly effective at allowing the driver and passengers in the rear to talk to each other more intelligibly.

The stowage pockets in the doors are now able to hold drink bottles up to one litre in size. The cupholders in the centre console are positioned more deeply, ensuring clear access to the controls above at all times, even when they are holding bottles. The extra storage compartment in front of the cupholders can be specified with a wireless charging function for mobile phones as an option.
Seats with massage function, room for up to three child seats in the rear. Even the standard front seats are electrically adjustable and offer tremendous safety and comfort together with a wide choice of materials, plus special decorative stitching and quilting for the optional Dakota and Nappa leather trims. The optional sports seats feature adjustable side bolsters for optimum lateral support through even quickly-taken corners. The multifunction seats, which are available with a massage function, represent the pinnacle in comfort. Eight different massage programmes, each with a choice of three intensity modes, relax the muscles in the back and relieve the strain on the spinal discs while driving. The eight programmes are subdivided into three categories: Mobilisation, Relaxation and Vitality. The massage function uses 20 air chambers incorporated into the seat backrest and cushion, which are alternately inflated and deflated. The driver is furthermore able to set temperature thresholds for activating the seat heating and seat ventilation, as well as the steering wheel heating – a highly convenient feature which starts heating or ventilation automatically when the temperature falls below or rises above the respective limit.

There is room for up to three adults on the rear seats. When the middle seat isn’t occupied, passengers in the rear can make use of the centre armrest and its integral cupholders. A through-loading system can be added as an option. The rear seat is designed to allow room for up to three child seats (the two outer places have ISOFIX attachments).

Contact sensors for the seat control. Using the multitude of seat adjustment options has been made as easy as possible to allow the driver and front passenger to get as comfortable as possible. The new seat adjustment switches with touch-sensitive sensors are a major help here. When a finger touches the switch located on the outside edge of the seat, thereby activating one of its five sensors, the corresponding menu opens in the central display. Lightly pressing on the switch again then carries out the desired adjustment, all clearly illustrated by a matching animation in the display.

Gesture control, voice control, touchscreen and iDrive Controller. Gesture control for key functions was premiered last year in the BMW 7 Series, and the BMW 5 Series now features the latest version of this system. Navigation, telephone, entertainment features and vehicle functions can be visualised on the optionally available high-resolution 10.25-inch screen and controlled not just in the usual manner using the iDrive Controller, but also by means of gestures, voice commands or simply touching the buttons on the display.
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