The BMW 5 Series is one of the most popular cars among the fans of business class technology. The 4th, 5th and 6th generation are incredibly successful with buyers.
4th Generation of the 5 Series
This car was in production from 1995 until 2004 and was offered only as a sedan, but later became available as wagon. One of the main features was the car's air suspension, which used aluminum parts. This was done in order to reduce the sedan’s mass.
The use of aluminum did not only affect elements of air suspension: many parts of the chassis were made of aluminum alloys. Starting from the 4th generation, also for the first time 4-cylinder diesel engine was installed.
5th Generation of the 5 Series
The E39 was replaced by the E60 or the fifth generation. The model's production lasted from 2003 to 2010. Like the previous model, the vehicle was offered both as a sedan and a station wagon. Significant changes have been made to the electronics.
The following features have been introduced:
- Cruise control
- Intelligent control of the angle of the turn depending on the applied effort
- Voice control.
The main difference in the cockpit is that the dashboard is not oriented in the direction of the driver.
The F10 was produced from 2009 to 2017. The number of bodies has been expanded. In addition to the sedan and station wagon, also a fastback and sedan with an increased wheelbase were available (for China and Asian countries).
The vehicles received a lot of updates, in addition to the changes in the appearance:
- Hybrid engine
- Two-disc clutch
- New LCD dashboard
- Control of the rear axle
- Automatic parking.
Features of the Suspension
The main feature of the car's air suspension is the use of a large amount of aluminum. Both the front and rear suspension is completely made of this metal. Therefore, some operation rules should be followed:
- The contact of suspension elements with the battery's electrolysis must be completely eliminated.
- The suspension should be cleaned only with a stainless steel brush (the use of a brass or steel brush is unacceptable).
- It is forbidden to expose the elements to sparks during grinding or welding.
- The front and rear air suspension should not be subjected to temperatures over 80 degrees.
If you comply with the operation rules, the suspension of the car of the fifth series will last long.
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