BMW 545i alternatives
Latest model: BMW 545i Touring 2005
The BMW E60 automobile platform is the basis of the 2004-onwards 5-series automobile. It replaced the BMW E39 in 2004. Before the recent restyling, the models available were the 520i, 520d, 525i, 525d, 530i, 530d, 535d, BMW 545i, and the M5. All models received an motor update for 2006:.
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The E60 is available in both saloon and touring (E61) platforms. The look layout by Chris Bangle and Adrian van Hooydonk is controversial, especially the "bangle-butt" back. Its Idrive system has been simplified compared with that in the 7 series. It can be ordered with features such as active cruise control, head-up screen, active steering, and for audiophiles - the Harman Kardon Logic7 audio system.
The BMW M5 is the high performance version of the range, and is one of the best performance saloon vehicles on the sphere, it balances superb handling (like all BMW 'M' cars) with tremendous performance, provided by a naturally aspirated 5. 0L (40-valve) V10 - that produces 373 Kw (507 bhp (/PS)). The vehicle has cool performance, with a 0-62 time of 4. 7 seconds, 0-124 time of 15 seconds, and a top speed in excess of 205 mph (when the electronic limiter of 155mph is removed). Few sedans can compare with the M5, and realistically only the new Mercedes-Benz - E63 AMG and Audi RS6 offer competition.