Brunei Darussalam. QAF Auto, the sole importer of BMW in Brunei Darussalam, hosted the official delivery of the all-new BMW 5 Series to the Ambassador of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr Do Anh Tuan by the General Manager of QAF Auto, Mr Sivakumar Krishnan. Also present, the 3rd Secretary of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr Huynh Quang Ngoc.
The very 1st generation of BMW 5 Series was introduced back in the 1970s. It was first known as the E12 (520i) which was powered by inline-4 engines. BMW has released seven (7) generations of BMW 5 Series throughout these four (4) decades. Today, the all-new BMW 5 Series is known as G30 which comes in 520i (1,998cc), 520d (1,997cc), 530i (1,998cc) and 540i (2,998cc).
Every BMW pushes at the frontiers of technology and innovation. The all-new BMW 5 Series combines state-of-the-art driving assistance systems, an unmatched degree of connectivity and convenience, and extensive use of the most modern aluminium alloys to create an experience that re-defines the capabilities of this class of vehicle.
The embassy car is BMW 540i (2,998cc) and equipped with parking assistant plus, navigation system professional, BMW gesture control and multifunctional instrument display. A high-resolution 10.25-inch screen, actuated by the rotary controller of the latestgeneration iDrive system, gives clear and easy visual access to all of the car’s features.
The embassy car comes with the optional BMW Display Key, carried over from the BMW 7 Series, which is a smart piece of technology that connects you to your BMW 5 Series. ‘Forget everything you know about car key’ is well said for this BMW Display key which puts even more smart in your pocket. This incredible piece of tech – essentially a remote control and touchscreen in one – actually allows you to manoeuvre into tight and inaccessible parking spaces while standing outside the vehicle. You can also check how many kilometres until the next fill up on the display key and also actuate the heating and cooling of the cabin.
Aluminium and aluminium alloys are used extensively in the all-new BMW 5 Series chassis, making it lighter and stiffer than its predecessor. Combined with near perfect weight distribution, it creates a responsive dynamic drive, making the all-new BMW 5 Series a class leader.
QAF Auto has established its reputation in becoming the official transportation partner for some of the major events in Brunei such as APEC in 2000, His Majesty’s 64th Birthday Celebration in 2010, Brunei International Defence Exhibition (BRIDEX) 2009, 2011 and 2013, 23rd ASEAN Summit 2013 and recently, the Sultan’s 50th Anniversary of the Accession to the Throne event. According to Mr Sivakumar Krishnan, the General Manager of QAF Auto, BMW will continue to focus on supplying cars for the embassies and other corporate organizations in Brunei.