Bowers & Wilkins and BMW have been collaborating since 2015 when the 7 Sequence G11 obtained the Diamond Encompass Sound System. In 2023, you’ll be able to have a high-end audio setup in fashions from the 5 Sequence and up, plus an upgraded 40-speaker, 1,965-watt system for the 7 Sequence G70. For the just lately launched 5 Sequence G60 and its i5 sibling, B&W has developed an up to date system with expertise borrowed from the corporate’s loudspeakers.
That includes 18 audio system within the 5 Sequence and 17 within the i5, the Bowers & Wilkins Encompass Sound System delivers 655 watts of energy. It encompasses no fewer than seven 25-mm aluminum tweeters and 7 100-mm midrange audio system. 4 of the midrange audio system profit from the Continuum tech to cut back distortions. Go for the conventionally powered sedan and also you’ll discover two central bass woofers below the entrance seats whereas the i5 has a single 200-mm subwoofer within the trunk.
Bowers & Wilkins installs dual-balanced woofers specified by an opposed, balanced formation to decrease undesirable vibration and ship a crystal clear bass. Different goodies included are the corporate’s personal Logic 7 audio algorithm and the Dynamic Frequency Compensation to routinely modify frequencies relying on the automobile’s velocity. Branded speaker grills with an illuminated emblem and a flowery gap sample properly complement the automobile’s inside by seamlessly mixing with the remainder of the luxury cabin.
How a lot does it value? BMW USA is charging an additional $950, regardless when you go for a gasoline model (530i, 530i xDrive) or the purely electrical variants (i5 eDrive40, i5 M60). As for the automobile itself, the 5 Sequence kicks off at $57,900 for the rear-wheel-drive 530i and goes as much as $84,100 for the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive i5 M60. In fact, these costs don’t embody choices, that are plentiful for the eighth-generation premium sedan.
Fitted as commonplace gear, the 2024 5 Sequence and i5 in the USA share a Harman Kardon Premium Sound System with 12 audio system and 205 watts of energy.
Supply: Bowers & Wilkins