The new BMW 5 Series model has officially hit the streets.
The BMW Group unveiled its new sedan during an event in Germany on Saturday along with a new film from BMW Films, “The Escape.” According to the BMW Group, the movie features the new 5 Series along with different props, according to a news release issued by the BMW Group.
The latest 5 Series is the seventh generation of the model. According to BMW, the sixth generation of the vehicle sold over 2.1 million. Here are some of the new features:
- Intelligent voice control, gesture control and a 70 percent larger head-up display in combination with the networked services of BMW Connected;
- On-street parking information and remote 3D view; and,
- Ambient Air Package which is an optional package on the 5 Series that fills the interior of the car with a subtle, pleasant fragrance with the push of a button.
Here’s how the BMW Group describes the new film “The Escape”:
“Clive Owen, the Hollywood actor and cult driver from “The Hire” films, plays a mysterious hired driver and rising star Dakota Fanning plays Lily, a clone, in an action-packed short featuring thrilling chase sequences and breathtaking stunts.
“’The Escape’ is an homage to the legendary “The Hire” series of BWM films on its 15th anniversary. A total of eight of those films were made in two series in 2001 and 2002. Each of the films featured Hollywood greats both in front of and behind the camera. Playing alongside Clive Owen as the hired driver, were stars such as Forest Whitaker, Mickey Rourke, Madonna, Gary Oldman and James Brown. Cult directors including Guy Ritchie, Ang Lee, David Fincher and Ridley Scott took the BMW shorts to Hollywood level, which did not go unnoticed at international film festivals. In addition to the Titanium Lion in Cannes, “The Hire” won just about every other award for the creative arts.”