Rear-wheel-drive models get a standard six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic; all-wheel-drive models are automatic only. The only exception is the ActiveHybrid 5, which hardly seems to justify its marginal fuel savings at its high price. In government crash tests, the 5 Series earned a top five-star rating for overall performance, with four out of five stars being given for overall front-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. The high-performance M5 model is reviewed separately. Dinan Signature vehicles take the concept of performance and exclusivity to an even higher level, offering specially configured performance packages. Either through the Sport Package or through the M Sport Package, sport suspension is available as well as larger wheels, an M Sport steering wheel and an aero kit. The same transmission and drive options from the 535i are available on the 550i, with the exception of auto stop-start.
The new M5 is ready for the track, but we found that for anything more than a handful of laps it needs ceramic brake rotors, which are expected to be an option for the 2014 model. Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection provides early detection of objects and pedestrians in the night; warning is provided by the Control Display and is displayed on the inner surface of the windshield if equipped with head-up display. It is only in higher boost levels that more fuel is used. The 550i will also receive an automatic engine stop-start system with a special Eco Pro driving mode that will help reduce fuel consumption. Gauges are about perfect to look at and read. The four-door sedan bodies are the same, and they all come with a smooth 8-speed manual automatic transmission.
The 5-Series lineup includes great seats in all variants; in front they're widely adjustable and especially good for taller drivers. The F10 550i cold air intake allows cool outside air to be pushed into the engine via a pair of supplemental carbon fiber intake ducts located at the front of the engine bay while also providing structural stiffness to the strut towers. Depending upon the specific model, as many as four Dinan signature vehicle systems are available, each providing increased levels of sophistication and performance. Dinan Free-Flow Exhaust systems eliminate a great deal of back-pressure, freeing up that power for the operation of your engine. I am not pleased that the car was on the lot for sale. Dinan engineers have painstakingly developed custom tooling to ensure the entire Dinan cold air intake system is sealed like a factory replacement, thereby preventing hot air from the engine compartment to compromise its effectiveness.
Active blind spot detection monitors safe lane reentry when overtaking another car; a visual signal and a recognizable vibration in the steering wheel provide further warning. Head-up display delivers vehicle speed and other data without requiring a glance away from the road ahead. The vehicle is going to need a new engine, new turbochargers, and a new front driveshaft. Also, it is very expensive to repair, parts and labor out of warranty at the dealer. In Edmunds performance testing, a rear-drive automatic-equipped 550i went from zero to 60 in 5.
The steering transmits less feel, the larger dimensions make it feel bulky on tighter roads, and there's just a general feel of isolation that didn't exist before. Each Dinan Signature Vehicle system has been designed to offer the driving enthusiast a balanced combination of increased engine power, chassis refinement and suspension enhancements. The electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery in the trunk. Software upgrades are specifically designed and tuned for the Dinan upgrade. While I'm glad the problem revealed itself as soon as i drove off. The 2013 models get further streamlining and simplification to the navigation and infotainment programs. After just two years, has announced important changes for the top of the line version, the 550i, for the 2013 model year.
In Edmunds performance testing, the ActiveHybrid 5 took the slightest of leads over the 535i by accelerating to 60 mph in 5. Will stock parts hold up to the added power gained from Performance Software? We work very hard engineering our products to work within the limits of the engine components. The discounted price listed for the Signature package is 10% off the price of the parts when purchased individually. The 5 Series offers a comprehensive inventory of passive safety provisions, with multiple airbags and structural provisions that protect occupants in the event an impact occurs. It all depends on your right foot, if you drive gently the car will use the same or slightly more gas than stock and if you drive it at wide open it will use more.
The computer software that came from the factory was not designed for the performance enthusiast, when want to add some real power to your driving experience, Dinan offer performance software tuning solutions. In Edmunds brake testing, various 5 Series models with the Sport package's summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in distances ranging from 110-114 feet. When equipped with active cruise control, the 5 Series comes with a pre-collision system that can warn the driver of the possibility of rear-ending a vehicle ahead. For those who put a premium on comfort and space, the compromise was certainly justified. Interior Design and Special Features Both drivers and passengers will be quite pleased with the 5 Series' cabin.
Additionally, a system called Integral Active Steering is available and gives the 5-Series sedan a more nimble feel by steering--slightly--with the rear wheels. The ActiveHybrid adds four-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system with real-time traffic and a larger iDrive screen. There's nothing particularly fancy going on, but the overall look of the dash is clean thanks to the standard iDrive interface that eliminates the need for a gaggle of buttons. California Air Resources Board Executive Order Number D-176-39. And the M5's performance is purely awesome. On the other side, nothing is free and we are asking the engine to do more work and that will increase wear. Back to Infiniti for my next car.
The 2013 M5 is available with a 6-speed manual transmission or 7-speed double-clutch paddle-shifting transmission. A steady stream of improvements and innovations, plus an admirable blend of comfort, craftsmanship and performance, has set this midsize apart from the middle-of-the-road cars in its market segment. For those susceptible to real driving enthusiasm, the 5 Series models seem to exhort you to drive them vigorously, confidently, with pleasure. If a collision is imminent, it can also automatically apply the brakes. Some owners have reported an excessive oil consumption which was a subject of a class action lawsuit that was settled in -2017-2018. Conceived in this great nation, our company strives to meet the needs of all consumers for automotive parts, such as , , , and more, in Canada.
These exhausts are dyno tested for maximum exhaust flow with minimum backpressure. Each Dinan signature vehicle features a serial numbered under-hood plaque and is registered with Dinan, verifying the cars authenticity. Other than that, 2013 changes to the 5 Series are all to the option packages. All 5-Series models include dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, power heated mirrors, xenon adaptive headlamps, dynamic cruise control, and other extras. At Dinan, we have taken the time to study original equipment and make improvements that can unleash the hidden power and potential of your ultimate driving machine.