BMW 5-Series

This article focuses on the BMW executive lounges built since 1972. For BMW luxury cars built in the 1950s, see the BMW 501. The BMW 5 Series is a medium and executive car manufactured by BMW since 1972. The car is now in its sixth generation, is sold in sedan and touring body styles.

The 5 Series is named to be the fifth car (new series) after the V-8 and Isetta era. The previous models were the 700, the (new class), the 'New Six' 2500/2800/Bavaria and CS. Series 5 is intended to replace the former New Six sedan. The body was designed by Marcello Gandini, based on the 1970 Garmisch Bertone 2002ti Geneva Auto Show BMW. Gandini also did the Fiat 132 and Alfa Romeo Alfetta, two other cars that have a similar design.

There have been six generations of 5-series so far. To distinguish between them, refer to their unique chassis numbers (or Exx FXX). BMW 5 Series began the tradition is named after the three-digit number. The first digit (5 in this case) represents the model, and the last two digits (usually) to represent the entire engine dl, which is the main distinguishing difference. Other letters or words can be added at the end of a three-digit number to identify the type of fuel (petrol or diesel), the details of the engine or transmission, and the style of the body. 'I' originally stood in the (fuel) "injection".

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