WEEKLY WASH-UP: G30 5 Series, Hollybrook, Tech Awards & more...

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Are you ready to spec your new 5 Series? If so keep reading…

7th Generation 5 Series – G30.

Over the last few weeks we have seen spy photos of the new 5 Series and rumours of the M5 drivetrain, but finally we have an official press release from BMW confirming essential information and photos. BMW go to battle with Mercedes, Audi, Jaguar and Maserati (Ghibli) for their share of the market in what is invariably their key segment: executive saloon. Certain themes continue such as the downsizing of engines, as the new 530i will be powered by a two litre, four-cylinder engine. Other features, which should impress, include the optional xDrive on top selling 520d and wireless Apple CarPlay capability. Future models to join the lineup include the 530e iPerformance and M550i xDrive models, with the M550i powering from nought to sixty quicker than the present day F10 M5.

Hollybrook Sports Cars Dealer Visit.

This week I had the pleasure of visiting one of our newest dealers to the site, Hollybrook Sports Cars, to find out what it is all about read more here.

BMW Group Sales up 10.2%.

BMW’s electrified vehicles reach 40,000 units sold and MINI reached their best-ever month for sales up, 16.1%

JD Power In-Car Technology Awards.

The 2 Series and 4 Series win the prestigious US JD Power In-Car Technology awards for small and compact premium segments respectively. Finally in-car technology is adding value to our lives rather than additional confusion and BMW’s continued R&D into their iDrive system is paying off.

What’s on this weekend?

If you have BT Sport 3, why not tune in for BMW DTM at Hockenheim? The finale of the season will be on at two thirty pm on Saturday and promises to be an exciting race as Marco Whitmann is in with the best chance to seize the title since his win in 2014.

AuthorBronagh Magee – your Resident Historian & BMW i fan.

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