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The new BMW M5 unveiled in Indonesia.
10.04.2012 Press Release
The new BMW M5 was unveiled today to the press at Senayan City.
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Jakarta. The fifth generation of the
world’s most successful premium high-performance saloon, the new
BMW M5 was unveiled today to the press at Senayan City. The new model
will be displayed for public viewing in the mall until April 8, 2012.
The new BMW M5 is a high-performance sports car whose exceptional dynamic potential is geared squarely to the demands of track use yet which also sets a new benchmark in everyday driving with its supreme touring comfort and innovative equipment features. It also sets the pace in its class in term of efficiency. The car’s history of success in a segment founded more than 25 years ago by the original BMW M5 is set to continue in thrillingly contemporary style.
"Built on the tradition of its predecessors, the new BMW M5 has once again redefined the performance experience available in a saloon car," said Ramesh Divyanathan, President Director of BMW Group Indonesia. "Not only does the new BMW M5 possess state-of-the-art technology and astonishingly dynamic handling for which BMW M cars are well-known for, it also stirs the passion of keen aficionados for top driving performance and blends it with the universal quality of a top-class premium saloon.“
Under the hood of the new BMW M5 lies a newly developed, high-revving 4.4 liter V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo (consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology, a cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Injection and VALVERONIC fully variable valve control), maximum output of 560 hp at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm and peak torque of 680 Nm between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. The instantaneous power delivery and sustained thrust familiar from M cars is the key to acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. Average fuel consumption stands at 10.1 km/l and CO2 emissions at 232 g/km.
The new BMW M5 is equipped with the most powerful engine ever fitted in a series produced model from BMW M GmbH, the innovative Active M Differential which optimizes power transfer to the rear wheels.
“Coupled with extensive racing expertise accumulated over the years, the combination has secured the new BMW M5 with a dominant position in the high-performance saloon market,” added Mr. Divyanathan. “That said, it is important to highlight that the car is also relatively fuel-efficient thanks to BMW EfficientDynamics. While output has increased by around 10 per cent and maximum torque is up by more than 30 per cent, the new BMW M5 burns over 30 per cent less fuel than its predecessor.”
The significantly improved balance between the performance-focused M experience and the car’s fuel consumption stems from the exceptionally impressive efficiency of the new V8 engine and from far-reaching Efficient Dynamics technology including the Auto Start-Stop function in conjunction with the standard seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic. In order to channel the engine’s imposing power development into inspiring performance characteristics, the new BMW M5 boasts chassis technology – including electronically controlled dampers, M-specific Servotronic steering, a stability control system with M Dynamic Mode and high-performance compound brakes – developed on the back of racing expertise and tuned to the output profile of the powerplant.
This technology combines with model-specific design features – which make a direct contribution to optimizing the supply of cooling air and enhancing aerodynamic characteristics – to create the conceptual harmony typical of BMW M cars. The precise interplay of the drive system, chassis and design has been refined in extensive and detailed testing on the Nordschleife circuit at the Nurburgring, to ensure unbeatable longitudinal and lateral acceleration, handling characteristics and braking performance.
The interior design, control concept and innovative equipment features of the new car also play their part in creating the exclusive M experience. M multifunctional sport seats, an M leather steering wheel, and an M-specific instrument cluster and centre console lend the cockpit a classical sports car feeling. For the first time, two M Drive buttons have been fitted as standard for the driver to call up the ideal car set-up for the situation at hand. High-quality, precisely finished materials, generous levels of space and the extensive range of equipment fitted as standard generate the premium ambience – laced with cutting-edge luxury – of a BMW 5 Series model.
The new BMW M5 is fully equipped with technologically advanced features such as BMW M Head-up Display, rear-view camera, Comfort Access, HiFi system professional LOGIC 7, BMW Navigation system Professional with 10.2“ control Display, USB Audio Interface with 12 GB Hard disk, Bluetooth office with audio streaming, Voice control.
The new BMW M5 is offered at the price of Rp. 1.988.000.000,- off the road.
Meanwhile, BMW Indonesia has reported a strong sale in March 2012 delivering 200 units of BMWs, an increase from 150 units in February 2012. In the first quarter of 2012, the company has recorded an impressive 54% increase with a total sale of 495 units, up from 321 units in the first quarter of 2011. The volume is pushed by the strong demand of BMW 5 Series and BMW X1, both models have been assembled in Indonesia. The top selling model is the BMW 5 Series, delivering a total of 156 units, followed by X1 with 130 units and 3 Series with 120 units.
The BMW Group
The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 25 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
In 2011, the BMW Group sold about1.67 million cars and more than 113,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2011 was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82 billion. At 31 December 2011, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 100,000 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last seven years.
BMW Group Indonesia
BMW Group Indonesia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Munich-based Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) AG in Germany. The establishment of this subsidiary in April 2001 reflects the BMW Group’s confidence in the long-term future of Indonesia. BMW Indonesia Group activities cover the wholesale of BMW and MINI cars, spare parts and accessories, as well as the overall planning of sales, marketing, after-sales, and related activities in Indonesia. Its dealership network covers 15 new car dealers spread out in various cities in Indonesia. Selected models of the 3 Series, 5 Series and X1 compact SAV are assembled in Indonesia by a local partner.
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