New BMW 5-Series Gets a Tech Upgrade for 2017, Says Consumer Reports

November 1st, 2016 by

5 Series Sedan

BMW’s popular midsize luxury sedan, known as the 5 Series, has received a nice tech upgrade for 2017 according to an early review from Consumer Reports. In addition to more readily observable improvements to the onboard infotainment system, there are also a number of improvements to BMW’s driver assist suite of technologies.

The updated dash-based infotainment screen is now available with “gesture control,” which was introduced in the 7 Series, to enable drivers to use hand signals to operate the system.

Elsewhere, new technology supports a suite of active safety features, including forward-collision warning, lane-keep assist and side-collision avoidance. An optional active cruise control operates from 19 to 130 mph and a Stop & Go feature eases city driving. When the drive is over, a special-order valet function enables automated parking while you watch, giving the car the ability to fit in narrow spaces.

Our sales professionals at Preston BMW are well versed in all things related to the new 5 Series, as well as all other BMW models in our inventory. Stop by our showroom in Boardman, OH or give us a call at 888) 748-0435 to schedule a time for a test drive.

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