When you think of symbols of innovation, craftsmanship and dedication to quality what comes to mind? For many, it's the iconic symbol of a white propeller zipping around a blue sky, the very symbol that has adorned Bayerische Motoren Werke automobiles since 1928.
You know them as BMW.
The roots of BMW are in the aeronautics industry, particularly in the manufacturing of aircraft engines, hence the icon of the propeller and sky. That part of the company's history ended along with World War I, but the innovation and engineering never stopped. The company's transition to automobiles was first seen and felt on German roads but it soon expanded and began to impress the world over.
That commitment to innovation and the highest standards of manufacturing has remained steadfast for nearly a century and is evident in every car that rolls off of the line at a BMW factory. It is seen particularly within the confines of the latest iteration of the BMW 5-Series.
There are some new lines, new contours and other design elements that separate the new BMW 5-Series from its predecessors. Most notably, the top of the line version (the 550i) comes with an available "N63” 4.4L V8 TwinPower Turbo engine that can blow the doors off of most other cars in its class found on the Autobahn.
Of course, there's also the expected BMW 5-Series chassis technology, a double-wishbone front axle and integral rear axle with Servotronic power steering that provides unparalleled balance with both a comfortable ride and sporty performance.
So hop behind the wheel of a BMW 5-Series and experience the sort of raw yet refined thrills that can only come from this particular brand of expert German engineering.