BMW 5 Series claims World Luxury Car 2024 title

Discover why the BMW 5 Series has claimed the title of World Luxury Car 2024.

The new BMW 5 Series is more dynamic than ever, brimming with digital innovations and featuring a spacious interior that exudes a premium feel. Furthermore the BMW i5, boasts a fully electric drivetrain. The result is that the BMW 5 Series reinforces its claim as a segment leader in the premium executive class.

Members of the World Car Awards jury confirmed that the 5 Series is a standout new arrival amongst a field of luxury vehicles which celebrated their debut in the last 12 months. The international panel of experts fittingly awarded the new BMW 5 Series the crown of World Luxury Car 2024, announced at the recent New York International Auto Show.

This award followed assessments during extensive test drives by 100 motoring journalists from 30 countries that make up the jury. The BMW 5 Series fended off competition from a field of 13 new luxury vehicles, winning over the jury thanks to its majestic power delivery from its portfolio of electrified combustion engines as well as the electric drive system. Its high levels of comfort during long-distance journeys and numerous digital innovations also impressed the jury.

Consistent electrification and digital innovations

The progressive character of the BMW 5 Series is demonstrated by its powertrain technology, its innovative digital services as well as an elegantly sporty design, generous levels of cabin space, optimised acoustic comfort and a progressive premium ambience inside. Advanced assistance systems such as the motorway assistant and active Lane Change Assistant with eye confirmation emphasise the long-distance qualities of the 5 Series.

The display and control/operation system of the BMW iDrive system with Quick Select, the BMW Curved Display and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant with extended functionality ensure that the i5 is comprehensively geared for user-vehicle interaction via touch control and natural speech. While the car is stationary, BMW 5 Series occupants can explore the extensive video streaming offering on the control display and enjoy a new form of in-car gaming.

The BMW i5 facilitates emission free driving pleasure thanks to driving dynamics and efficiency which have their roots in fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology. This comprises highly integrated drive units and high-voltage batteries with extremely high energy density. In addition, the latest evolution of adaptive recuperation and an intelligent combination of heat pump technology for heating and cooling the interior, drive system and high-voltage battery help the car achieve a range of 582km. The combined charging unit of the BMW i5 enables AC charging at a rate of up to 22kW and DC charging at up to 205kW.

The entire combustion engine portfolio has also been electrified. A flexibly designed drive architecture enables the BWM 5 Series sedan to be offered as an all-electric model, with plug-in hybrid systems and with highly efficient petrol and diesel engines. The combustion engines from the new modular generation of BMW Group Efficient Dynamics engines all feature the latest version of 48-volt mild hybrid technology.

BMW wins title number nine in the World Car Award

The World Car Awards were created 20 years ago and represent an acknowledgement of outstanding innovations and new products across global new car markets. This year the awards were presented in a total of five categories in addition to the overall prize.

Over the years, BMW has collected eight wins in the World Car Awards. One of those victories was the BMW 7 Series, which was crowned World Luxury Car in 2016. In 2018, the title of World Performance Car was presented to the BMW M5. This ninth title win for BMW is the latest in a long line of distinctions amassed by the BMW 5 Series over the past few months.