BMW Releases All New 5-Series Luxury Sedan

Posted 12/18/17

The next time you bring your BMW in for a brake job, you might want to prepare yourself for a little shop talk. BMW just released its all-new 5-series luxury sedan last month. Forgive our technicians if they are a little bit excited. They’ve been looking forward to this release all year.

Announced last year, the updated 5-Series is following in the footsteps of the changes made to the 7-series sedan in that it is both larger and lighter than the car outgoing 5-Series. It will be offered in three trims – 520d, 530d and 530i.

New Tech for a New Ride

In addition to design, the new 5-Series will also borrow some of the technology off the 7-Series. It will feature gesture control, adaptive dampers, and a remote parking function.

What else does the new BMW bring to the highway?

“BMW could offer the new 5-series with three engine options in India – a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with 190hp output, a more powerful 3.0-litre, inline-six diesel with 265hp output and a 2.0-litre petrol unit with 252hp output, similar to the one seen under the hood of the 330i GT,” News18 reported. “All the engines will be paired with the eight-speed automatic gearbox.”

The car is designed to compete against the Mercedes E-class long-wheelbase, the Audi A6, the Jaguar XF and the Volvo S90.

How Often Do You Need a Brake Flush Service?

Do you really need to flush your brakes? That depends. Many will recommend flushing your brakes every 30,000 miles, but there really is no hard and fast rule. In theory, brake fluid acts in an enclosed system, and if everything works perfectly, should last the lifetime of the car. But when it comes to mechanical work, how often do things work out absolutely perfect? Yep, in your dreams. Brake fluid will naturally get dirty as the brake components wear down. So really, it’s best to have the brake fluid inspected periodically. If it’s a clear color, you’re in the clear so to speak. If it’s dark brown, time to flush, no pun intended.