http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/f10-m5-discussion/147617-official-bmw-5-series-f10-videos-exterior-interior-highlights-brake-regeneration-efficient-engines-8-gear-transmission-launch-movie.html#post1693583 Speech: Dr. Klaus Draeger, Member of the Board of Management BMW AG on the F10 BMW 5-series. Full speech in English:
We take special pride in the new 5 Series Sedan, ladies and gentlemen. We were able to realize exactly the design
we wanted to have from the very beginning.
The 5 Series is the heart of our product range. And together with the 3 Series and the 1 Series it is building an
important column of our company in terms of profitability. The great cars, which include the 5 Series, are able to reach
more than half of our profit contribution. You can see, how important the 5 Series is for us
All motors are optimized for efficiency and power. Of course BMW EfficientDynamics will be standard in the 5 Series
Excellent consumption values will be significant for the 520d, which will be released in the middle of 2010. It will be
powered by a Turbo diesel machine, aluminium crank body. Common Rail of the third generation is of course a
natural part of the motor. It has also auto-start-stop functions. At this point some more values: The consumption of
gasoline of the 520d will be 5,0 liters, it will produce 132 gramm CO², all that with a motor power of 184 horse powers.
Ladies and gentlemen, concerning driving characteristics I described the 5 Series as agil as a 3 Series. But
concerning equipment and technology it is highclass.
I would like to present 3 further world premieres within the 5 Series: it is a parking assistant, a surround view and a
warning system against rear-ending combined with special break functions