The all new BMW G30 5 series plug-in hybrid Pix By Nisal Baduge
Prestige Automobile Director Christian Reuter
First customer Eranga Welikala (centre) flanked by Prestige Director Sales and Marketing Niranga Peries (left) and Prestige Director Christian Reuter
By Supun Dias
The all new BMW 5 series plug-in hybrid was unveiled to the Sri Lankan market by Prestige Automobile Pvt. Ltd., the sole authorized importer and distributor of BMW, MINI and Hyundai vehicles in Sri Lanka, at an event held at Park Street Mews, Colombo, recently.
It is the latest addition to the BMW 5 series family, and offers many features and premium luxury when it comes to sedan terrain. The new model has evolved drastically from its predecessors.
Prestige Automobile Director Christian Reuter said that BMW has not only been able to offer a hybrid sedan with greater convenience but also revolutionise the automotive industry with its innovative thinking, ingenuity and use of high end technology when building new cars.
“Prestige has always being in the forefront in providing the best cars with the best after sales experience that one could ask for so we are positive that the new 5 series plug-in hybrid will delight the customers who desire to make the best of every ground,” he said.
Speaking at the event Deputy German Ambassador in Sri Lanka Andreas Berg said, “BMW is about luxury, comfort and reliability. The new 5 series plug-in hybrid is very attractive and it will therefore it will win the hearts and minds of many customers in Sri Lanka.”
The new 5 Series plug-in hybrid is equipped with a series of ground-breaking features such as gesture control, which allows the user to control the display with hand gestures, professional navigational system, display key, remote control parking to reduce the hassle when parking in tight spaces and a new cutting-edge interface design with email exchange facilities. The driver display is also a high definition display which can be configured as per the customer’s choice. The new hybrid is packed with a range of electronics and it has taken BMW’s ultimate driving experience to the next level.
Prestige believes that it was the right to introduce the BMW G30 5 series at a time when the automobile industry is adopting to more tech-driven automobiles.
The new plug in hybrid is more aerodynamic and cutting edge in every way.
The new hybrid model also offers standard BMW 5 series features such as efficient eDrive technology which synchronizes the electric motor with an 8-speed Steptronic transmission, ABS, ASC and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Dry Braking function, Fading Compensation, Start-Off Assistant.
The exceptionally powerful 2.0-litre engine allows the driver to experience sheer driving pleasure while maintaining extremely high fuel efficiency, and producing Iowcarbon-emissions.