The optional comfort seats for driver and front passenger are ergonomically designed and electronically adjustable. From the comfort headrests (outer contact surface adjustable) and the adjustable upper backrest segment, to the adjustable backrest width and lumbar support: comfort seats offer a maximum of personalised luxury. The memory function saves the settings for the seats, exterior mirrors and electrically adjustable steering column.
With its compact diameter of just 379 mm, the optional three-spoke leather Sport steering wheel provides a firmer, sportier grip. The integrated multifunction buttons can be used to operate the radio, CD or optional telephone. Two further buttons can be programmed for other functions as desired. In vehicles with the optional six-speed Sport automatic transmission, gearshift paddles fitted directly on the steering wheel heighten the sports driving experience.
Unexpected and abrupt head and neck movements carry a high risk of injury during rear-end collisions. Intelligent headrests help to significantly reduce this risk: during an impact to the rear of the vehicle they move forward within 20 milliseconds to protect passengers' heads as they jolt backwards.
The BMW Individual High End Audio System achieves a first-class listening experience for the interior of a vehicle. Signal processing is precisely tuned to the three-dimensional space, and DIRAC technology together with speed-dependent equalizing reduces unwanted ambient noise to a minimum. In addition, 16 high-performance speakers generate an impressive sound stage for the occupants. The result is sheer listening pleasure.
Mobile entertainment reaches a new level in the BMW 5 Series Sedan: the optional BMW DVD system plays both DVDs and music CDs (including MP3 files) in excellent quality. The system is controlled using an instrument panel in the roof or via an infrared remote control. The BMW DVD System Advanced offers two 7" colour screens integrated in the back of the driver and passenger seats, two cordless stereo headphones plus a 6-DVD changer in the boot.
Space for everything and everything has a place. A wide range of storage solutions are optionally available for the BMW 5 Series Sedan. Whether you select your own individual options or opt for one of the storage packages, you can be sure that everything inside your BMW will have its own place.
BMW provides innovative safety solutions for its youngest passengers with the BMW Junior Seat I - II. The child seat specially designed for vehicles with the ISOFIX mounting system consists of a height-adjustable and inclinable seat as well as a seat hook. The seat is suitable for children who weigh 9 to 18 kg (seatbelts are used to secure children weighing 18 to 25 kg) and is available in the following designs: grey/blue and Formula 1.