2017 BMW 5 Series Pricing
- Wide range of new and innovative technology features
- Larger size didn't result in added weight
- Powerful engines are still relatively fuel-efficient
- Evolutionary styling doesn't stand out in a crowded class
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Features & Specs
|530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)||540i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)||540i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic||8-speed shiftable automatic||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Horsepower||248 hp @ 5200 rpm||335 hp @ 5500 rpm||335 hp @ 5500 rpm|
2017 BMW 5 Series video
SPEAKER: BMW just unveiled their all new 5 Series for 2017 and it's set to go on sale as early as next month. Now they'll probably have the usual line of 5 Series, but they brought two of the more exciting models here. To my left, we have the 530e iPerformance hybrid. That's a plug-in hybrid as well as a V8 twin turbo charged M550i xDrive. That's a mouthful. Now at first glance, unless you're a BMW fanatic, you might have some difficulty picking out the differences between this model and the previous one, but BMW's actually said that they've cut as much as 220 pounds from the last model, which is a huge difference. Other cool things -- BMW's actually added a new technology that's going to further increase the autonomous capabilities of the 5 Series. We're looking forward to testing those features out for ourselves pretty soon. So now you have an overview of the new 5 Series. If there's anything that you want me to check out personally, let me know in the comments and be sure to subscribe to Edmunds for more videos.
2017 BMW 5 Series First Look
The BMW 5 Series is all-new for 2017. The exterior styling isn't a huge departure from the previous model, but the new 5 Series is more powerful, significantly lighter in weight and packed with a ton of technology that expands its autonomous driving capabilities.
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Carbon Black Metallic 2017 BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic 3.0L I6 Turbocharged DOHC 24V LEV3-ULEV70 335hp AWD, ivory Leather.Recent Arrival! 29/20 Highway/City MPGReviews:* Wide range of new and innovative technology features; larger size didn't result in added weight; powerful engines are still relatively fuel-efficient. Source: Edmunds* Both the six-and eight-cylinder engines are powerful and refined; front and rear seats are spacious and comfortable; interior is well-built with top-notch materials; dual-mode liftgate improves cargo-carrying flexibility Source: Edmunds* Distinctive styling for a sedan of its size; excellent performance with either engine option; modern interior design trimmed with excellent materials; newly updated tech interface is easier to use. Source: Edmunds
The BMW nameplate is practically synonymous with luxury sport sedans. And the all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series carries on the Bavarian automaker's longstanding tradition of providing shoppers with a selection of models intended to strike a balance between comfort and performance. The styling of the midsize 5 Series hasn't been radically changed. It remains a sleek design, elegant yet muscular, crafted around a cabin that can seat five with a trunk large enough to hold a fair amount of luggage.
For 2017, the 5 Series grows incrementally larger than the outgoing model but sheds up to 137 pounds, thanks to the use of aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steel construction. There are new available advanced chassis systems with Dynamic Damper Control and active steering — which can be combined with xDrive, BMW's all-wheel-drive system — as well as a host of new driver-assist features. Other changes include technology updates, such as a new iDrive user interface, available gesture control and a head-up display.
Powerplant choices include a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which generates 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and comes standard in the base 530i, and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline six that comes in the 540i and produces 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The high-performance M550i, arriving later, is equipped with a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that puts out 456 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. All models are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
EPA fuel economy figures for the 2017 BMW 5 Series have not yet been released.
Handling has always been a BMW strong suit, and the revamped 5 Series is no exception. The new models ride on revamped suspension, double wishbone in front and five-link in the rear, with electronically controlled antiroll bars. Available multiple drive modes — Adaptive, Comfort, Sport and Eco Pro — allow drivers to alter the suspension settings and other characteristics to match conditions and personal taste. And buyers looking for even better handling can opt for the M Sport suspension package, which adds firmer components, lower ride height, larger wheels and performance tires.
The well-designed, upscale interior of the new 5 Series has been moderately revised. There's still plenty of space for front-seat occupants, and an additional 1.2 inches of legroom has been added to the rear compartment. Power sport bucket seats are standard, and heated and cooled versions with massage are available. A plethora of the latest advanced technology, safety and convenience features are either standard or available.
The base 530i comes extremely well equipped with enough comfort and tech equipment to satisfy many buyers, including dual-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control; although a host of packages and optional accessories are available. Moving up to the 540i brings the higher performance of the turbocharged six-cylinder engine and, BMW says, a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.9 seconds. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 BMW 5 Series that best meets your needs.
2017 BMW 5 Series Overview
BMW 5 Series models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine or a 3.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 335 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 BMW 5 Series comes with rear wheel drive, all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.
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2017 BMW 5 Series Gas Mileage
2017 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
27 compined MPG,
24 city MPG/34 highway MPG
2017 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
24 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/30 highway MPG
2017 BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
23 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/29 highway MPG
|EPA Est. MPG||27|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Drive Train||rear wheel drive|
|Curb Weight||3746 lbs.|