The Future of Executive Sedans? We Test Drive the All-New BMW 520i in Singapore

Singapore's next luxury car is here. Dive into the tech-savvy & stunning all-new BMW 520i

Imagine cruising down the ECP with the city skyline lighting up your sleek new car. That’s the feeling the all-new BMW 520i promises. But beyond the undeniable prestige, this latest iteration caters specifically to the modern driver—think tech-savvy, environmentally conscious, and with a keen eye for design. So, does it deliver on those promises? Let’s buckle up and find out.

all-New BMW 520i

A Legacy of Success

The all-new BMW 520i isn’t just a pretty face; it boasts a rich heritage. With over 10 million units sold worldwide and more than 16,000 units finding homes in Singapore alone, the 5 Series has cemented its reputation as one of the most successful business sedans of all time. This impressive track record speaks volumes about the car’s quality, performance, and enduring appeal for Singaporean drivers.

Striking a Sophisticated Chord

Gone are the days of overly aggressive designs. The new 520i embraces a “clear and reduced” language, opting for clean lines that exude a sophisticated presence. It’s slightly larger than its predecessor, offering a more imposing stance on the road, perfect for those who want to make a statement without being ostentatious. The iconic twin headlights and kidney grille also get a modern update. Meanwhile, the 20-inch wheels, especially in the exclusive Titanium Bronze finish for the Launch Edition, add a touch of undeniable flair.

all-New BMW 520i

A Tech Oasis Meets Vegan Comfort

Slip behind the wheel of the new 520i and discover a minimalist haven. Fewer buttons translate to a cleaner, more intuitive layout that prioritizes ease of use. Take centre stage with the BMW Curved Display—a panoramic marvel featuring a 12.3-inch information display seamlessly merging with a 14.9-inch control display. This integrated entertainment centre puts intuitive control over navigation, music, and more right at your fingertips.

all-New BMW 520i

But BMW isn’t just about bells and whistles. Sustainability is a priority for many Singaporean drivers, and the 520i proudly boasts the title of the brand’s first model with a fully vegan interior as standard. High-quality vegan materials are used extensively, from the seats to the dashboard, offering a luxurious feel without compromising on principles.

Your Personal Assistant on Four Wheels

The new BMW iDrive system with “QuickSelect” is a game-changer. With “QuickSelect,” your car anticipates your needs by making frequently used functions readily available. This eliminates the need to navigate through endless menus, keeping the intuitive interface simple and putting you in complete control while you focus on the road. No more getting lost in a maze of options while stuck in traffic – “QuickSelect” is a win for both convenience and safety!

Power Meets Efficiency: A Perfect Blend

The 520i isn’t just about looking good; it’s about the joy of driving. The new petrol engine with 48-volt mild hybrid technology delivers an impressive balance of power and efficiency – perfect for navigating Singapore’s busy streets and rising fuel costs. The meticulously crafted chassis ensures a smooth, comfortable ride, even on longer journeys. It’s a car that lets you enjoy the drive, whether you’re zipping through the city or cruising down the Ayer Rajah Expressway.

The Verdict: A Compelling Choice for Singapore’s Drivers

If you prioritizes a blend of luxury, technology, and sustainability, the all-New BMW 520i is definitely worth a test drive. It offers a driving experience that’s both exhilarating and comfortable, making your daily commute or weekend getaways a breeze. Plus, with its impressive fuel efficiency and focus on vegan materials, it caters to the eco-conscious Singaporean driver. So, ditch the crowded public transport and experience the future of executive sedans from behind the wheel of the BMW 520i.