How about the BMW 5 Series, let me give you a popular science
The BMW 5 Series has a very long model culture, and it is the seventh-generation model so far. It has a very good market both abroad and domestically. Such outstanding results are inseparable from the innovations of the BMW 5 Series models of previous generations, which have allowed the BMW 5 Series to evolve to such an outstanding level. Let us take a look at the “evolution” of the BMW 5 Series.
The first generation of BMW 5 Series (E12): 1972-1984, the classic Hofmeister corner was born
In 1970, in order to have a new car to compete with the Mercedes-Benz W114, BMW entrusted the Italian Bertone Design Company to design a car for it. The car was designed by the designer Marcello Gandini, and thus the concept car 2200tigarmisch was born.
In 1972, the first-generation 5 Series was officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and it was named after “5-Series”. It was the emergence of the BMW 5 Series that also opened a new design era for BMW.
The second-generation BMW 5 Series (E28): From 1981 to 1988, the interior was more luxurious/M5 was born
Thanks to the good foundation laid by the first-generation BMW 5 Series, BMW is more confident in the development of new models. In August 1981, BMW launched the second-generation BMW 5 Series sedan. From the appearance point of view, the second-generation BMW 5 Series does not have much sincerity. It is almost the same as the first generation. It is better to use the current “small car” Modified” to describe.
It is not difficult to see from the entire interior that the interior design of the second-generation model already has BMW’s own style. It adopts a four-spoke steering wheel with a better feel, and some models provide a more sporty three-spoke steering wheel. With the shadow of BMW’s classic instruments.
In order to better cater to consumers, BMW provides a wealth of configurations such as electric windows, central door locks, electric sunroofs, constant speed battery life, leather interiors, leather seats, electric seat adjustments, and ABS anti-lock braking systems. In addition, the car can also be equipped with heated seats and a stereo.
The third-generation BMW 5 Series (E34): From 1988 to 1996, the classic but innovative BMW 5 Series is still charming
Back in the late 1980s, global car design entered a new era. In the case of other brands’ continuous innovation, BMW’s design has already seemed a bit powerless. There are only two ways to innovate and consolidate the brand image, and BMW has chosen the latter.
If the front face shape of the third-generation BMW 5 Series is a classic inheritance, then the rear shape is a product of the innovation of the times. In terms of configuration, compared with the previous generation model, it has been significantly improved, and it has the level that a luxury car should have, such as dual-zone automatic air conditioning, car refrigerator, car phone, power steering and other functions. It is worth mentioning that the airbag is also equipped in the The third-generation BMW 5 Series.
In terms of suspension, the third-generation 5 Series adopts the front MacPherson rear semi-trailing arm independent suspension, and optimizes the chassis structure and adjustment to make it have a very high driving experience among the models of the same period. The driving pleasure that BMW emphasized in the later stage has achieved initial results. In terms of models, the third-generation BMW is also very rich. It has successively launched 518i, 520i, 525i, 525ix, 530i, 535i and 540i and other models equipped with various engines, and provides 5MT, 6MT and 4AT, 5AT gearboxes for consumption according to different models. choose.
The fourth-generation BMW 5 Series (E39): From 1995 to 2004, the new design language “Angel Eyes” was born
While the third-generation BMW 5 Series (E34) brought brilliant achievements, the BMW 5 Series also ushered in a new chapter in the car series. The reason for ushering in a new chapter is because of the appointment of Chris Bangor, BMW’s new design director. This controversial designer has brought earth-shaking changes to the BMW 5 Series. At that time, the competition in the luxury car market was becoming more and more fierce, and Japanese luxury cars were also rising rapidly. The design language of the previous generation of BMW could not keep up with the changes of the times.
Although the overall design is not eye-catching, it is still accepted by consumers. After all, the BMW 5 Series is already the mainstay of the BMW brand. There is no need to use exaggerated appearance to attract consumers. Starting from this generation, the previous BMW 5 Series The shadow of the series can no longer be seen. Of course, this stable and atmospheric design can better meet the recognition of Asian consumers.
The M5 based on the fourth-generation BMW 5 Series was actually forced out. At that time, BMW did not have the idea of launching a new generation of M5, because its own 540i performance was very powerful, and there was no need to launch an M5. When the Jaguar XJL and Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG were launched later, the power of the BMW 540i is obviously not enough. After all, the Jaguar XJL has reached 276kW, and the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG also has 264kW. In order to give the opponent a powerful blow, BMW released the BMW M5 based on the fourth-generation 5 Series in 1998.
The fifth-generation BMW 5 Series (E60): From 2003 to 2010, the first domestically produced BMW 5 Series caused a sensation in the domestic market
In 2003, the fifth-generation BMW 5 Series, code-named E60, was officially released. This generation of models was still designed by Chris Bangor, but this time it was not applause, but doubts and criticisms about the appearance of the fifth-generation 5 Series. Design controversy.
In terms of configuration, the configuration of the fifth-generation BMW 5 Series is also becoming more and more abundant. In addition to the conventional configuration, keyless entry/start, adaptive headlights, adaptive cruise system, active steering, night vision, lane departure and other systems have been added. A car that made the car very technological at the time. In addition, the electronic gear lever also appeared on the fifth-generation 5 series after the facelift, allowing 5 series owners to have more driving pleasure.
In terms of power, the fifth-generation BMW 5 Series is equipped with a brand-new power system and more abundant products. At the same time, the model code of this generation of models has also changed to the naming method we are familiar with, instead of naming by engine displacement. . Among them, the lowest model 520i is equipped with a 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine, while the 523i, 525i, 525xi, 530i, and 530xi all use a 3.0 inline six-cylinder engine. The liter V8 engine has a maximum power of 245kW and a peak torque of 450N m. BMW provides 6MT and 6AT gearboxes according to different models.
When people have not recovered from the appearance of the fifth-generation BMW 5 Series, BMW released a new generation of BMW M5 at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show, equipped with a very “hot” V10 engine.
The sixth generation BMW 5 Series (F10): From 2009 to 2016, the new design was widely praised and the classic continued again
The sixth-generation model is no longer designed by Chris Bangor, but by Dutch designer Aridan van Hoydenk, with a more peaceful and conservative style.
In order to control the weight of the body, the sixth-generation BMW 5 Series uses most aluminum materials, such as doors, front fenders, engine covers, suspensions, etc.
The configuration of the sixth-generation 5 Series is very rich, such as active safety functions such as kinetic energy recovery, blind spot camera, parking assist, collision warning, and lane change warning, which make the car very competitive in its class.
In 2010, BMW Brilliance officially introduced the sixth-generation BMW 5 Series. After having a successful example of the long-axis version of the previous generation, this generation also launched a long-axis version. Compared with overseas models, the wheelbase has increased by 140mm. After the sixth-generation BMW 5 Series was launched in China, the 523Li luxury model, 528Li luxury model, 535Li luxury model and 535Li executive model were successively launched, with prices ranging from RMB 489,600 to RMB 791,600.
The launch of the sixth-generation BMW 5 Series has completely freed the BMW 5 Series from the controversy of the previous generation. The design without avant-garde personality is replaced by elegance and conservatism. Officially, such a change makes the sixth-generation 5 Series a standard “good student”, which can not only continue the essence of the BMW 5 Series, but also meet the needs of consumers in different regions. aesthetic needs.
The seventh-generation BMW 5 Series (G38) from 2016 to the present, the appearance is getting younger and the interior is more technological
The seventh-generation BMW 5 Series is also very rich in configuration. In addition to the conventional configuration, it is also equipped with an electronic touch-screen car key, dynamic beam adaptive LED headlights, a central control screen with gesture and voice control, and an automatic Driving system, etc. Although these configurations are not new at present, in 2017, when automatic driving has not yet become popular, and cars and machines are not as intelligent as they are now, the BMW 5 Series is already equipped. This is enough to show that the BMW 5 Series has advanced technology The field has come to the forefront of the industry.
The seventh-generation BMW 5 Series pays more attention to the creation of a sense of technology, and has stronger product strength among models of the same level, making the BMW 5 Series not just a simple car, but a way of life.
As one of the very classic models of the BMW family, the BMW 5 Series has attracted the attention of most people since the first generation was launched. When the third-generation model appeared in China, the crowd called it “Bayer covered in computers.” 31 years later, the BMW 5 Series is still the “Bayer covered in computers”, but it is more intelligent and advanced than the third-generation model. In fact, the BMW 5 Series has never forgotten its original intention along the way. It continues its predecessors and entered thousands of households, allowing the BMW 5 Series to bring users a better and smarter life. The “brilliance” of the BMW 5 Series will continue to be written down.