BMW bets on new 5 to take it up a gear


By Nick Tattersall FRANKFURT, May 23 (Reuters) - It has jet-fighter style head-up displays, headlights that look round corners and uses infrared technology to keep its distance from the car in front while the driver just steers. BMW's new 5-series saloon car, to be launched in Europe in July, may be giving the makers of auto electronics plenty to rub their hands about, but industry watchers wonder whether the company is getting too clever for its own good as it banks on the car to keep ...

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