BMW’s new 5 series sedan
A consummate combination of aesthetic design, dynamic performance and pure efficiency
The world debut of the new BMW 5 SERIES sedan marks the epitome of aesthetic design and driving pleasure in the world of premium midsize sedans.
Offering athletic and elegant styling, driving dynamics typical of BMW, exemplary fuel efficiency and innovative comfort and safety features, the sixth generation of BMW’s immensely successful executive sedan reflects the standards upheld by the world’s most successful manufacturer of premium cars and its suppliers alike.
The branch magazine AUTOMOBIL PRODUKTION describes the inception of the latest BMW 5 Series from the design phase to its production start at BMW’s especially modernised Dingolfing plant, and outlines the most important suppliers involved.
This special issue has been produced in close collaboration with BMW Board members and project team executives responsible for the 5 Series.
Adrian Van Hooydonk, Head of Design for BMW Automobiles, on the BMW design philosophy and the 5 Series design process
Dr. Klaus Draeger, Development Director, on the development concept, development coordination and collaboration with suppliers
Dr. Herbert Diess, Purchasing and Supplier Network Director, on the procurement strategy, purchasing organisation, and supplier requirements and selection
Frank-Peter Arndt, Production Director, on the new production strategy and concept developed for the BMW 5 Series
Wolfgang Stadler, Dingolfing Plant Manager, on the meaning of the 5 Series for the factory, production preparation for the model, and development of employee skills