Head-Úp Display The Head-Úp Display is an active safety feature that projects essential information as a virtual image in the driver's line of vision. The sedan was introduced in 1998, powered by the 4. Even at rest, the 2006 550i appears to be passing everything by. Standard features included such driver-assistance features as Hill Ascent Assist, Braking Assist, stability control, and traction control. Our car's sport package included 18-inch wheels, hardened suspension settings, and shadowline exterior trim to give it presence and a stance to match its grunt.
Seat, steering-wheel, and side-mirror positions are retained for each fob. The E39 was the first 5 Series to use aluminium components in the front suspension. The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if and how the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure. The steering-wheel controls are better, especially the two symbol buttons on the right side, which can be customized for one-touch operation of the driver's most-used features. Comfort was the byword with the 550i. From there, air passes through equal-length intake trumpets and the 10 throttles to the individual cylinders.
There was a portion of the front seat that would move forward for additional thigh support on long drives. Dynamic Traction Control aids driving in deep snow or sand. Told the man at the counter that it looked like a previous return that they put back on the shelf and sold to me and showed him the dirty bag. Warnings are shown in the Check Control display at the bottom of the main instrument cluster, and are prioritized according to urgency. It helps protect the head from hitting the side window and being hit by objects penetrating the side window.
Anyway, he agreed that the floating seal didn't look right, at least. The engine's deciliter capacity is reflected in the car's model number. The engine's deciliter capacity is reflected in the car's model number. Route selection using street names can be a tad cumbersome via the iDrive knob, but using the point-to-point method from the map is an effective alternative. Legroom and headroom was better than most other mid-size cars. The benefit: more low- to medium-speed torque for strong acceleration and added flexibility for better highway performance, plus quieter, smoother engine at idle.
Since then, the car's exterior has gradually shifted from boxy lines to gentle arcs. With the 550i you still must insert a key into a slot locate don the steering column. It also earned perfect scores for side-impact testing for both the driver and the passengers. We found it worked well, remaining unobtrusive and allowing for greater attention to the road. Consequence Should the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.
This improves the vehicle's suspension geometry the degree of wheel angle relative to vertical. Each chain is hydraulically tensioned and needs no periodic adjustment or replacement. Anyway, he agreed that the floating seal didn't look right, at least. These wheel bearing hub assemblies are designed to support the vehicle's rolling weight and provides a smooth and quite rotation of the wheel. I'm getting better at using it, and made far fewer mistakes than I have in the past, but it still seems to me that there are too many functions in one controller.
However, there's a big 14-cubic foot trunk in the back that was fine for the majority of what we were carrying. With a co-driver who's involved in working with iDrive, though my wife isn't one of those , you can precisely use it to its maximum. Active Cruise Control Active Cruise Control is an advanced version of conventional cruise control systems. The manufacturer currently offers five sedan options and four touring car models. Under the hood is a double overhead cam 4.
Even with all the power, we averaged more than 20 mpg for our trip. The top-of-the-line sedan is the 550i xDrive. The beeping becomes faster as your bumper approaches the object, turning into a constant tone when the distance is less than 12 inches. For a nearly 2-ton sedan, it offers outstanding cornering dynamics. Unlike its E34 predecessor and E60 successor, the E39 was not available with all-wheel drive.