2018 BMW 5 Series

2018 BMW 5 Series
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2018 BMW 5 Series
Save up to $11,842

What’s new

  • Three new variants for 2018: the 530e plug-in hybrid, the 540d diesel and the M550i
  • Some options and packages have been adjusted
  • Part of the seventh 5 Series generation introduced for 2017

Pros

  • Wide range of powerful and relatively efficient engines
  • A host of innovative features and leading-edge technology
  • Interior quarters are quiet and comfortable
  • Generous trunk capacity

Cons

  • Some interior materials are a bit below segment standards
  • Evolutionary styling doesn't stand out in a crowded class


Which 5 Series does Edmunds recommend?

You'll very likely be content with the power from the 530i, but the extra power and more engaging sound of BMW's turbocharged six-cylinder make the 540i the 5 Series worth paying a little more for. In either case, we think the Driver Assistance Plus package, which adds a number of active safety features, is a must-have. We'd also add the Premium package to get keyless entry, heated seats and hands-free trunk opening.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

4 / 5

The 2018 BMW 5 Series lives up to the expectations set by its forebears. There's an engine for nearly every taste, and the car's handling capabilities are fundamentally sound. Factor in the 5 Series' latest tech and safety features, and you've got a prime pick for a midsize luxury sedan.

BMW redesigned its 5 Series last year, giving the car updated styling and a bit more interior room without increasing weight. This year brings more changes, too. The 2018 5 Series has three new powertrain options: a plug-in hybrid (530e), a six-cylinder diesel engine (540d) and a twin-turbo V8 (M550i) that puts the car very close to BMW M5 territory. We were already fans of the base 530i and the 540i, so these additions carry an added benefit, whether it be the efficiency of the 530e and the 540d or the muscular power of the M550i.

On the technology front, BMW continues to push the envelope, offering wireless Apple CarPlay integration, natural language voice recognition, and even a cool 3-D simulation of your car from the outside (you have to see to believe) by using the optional surround-view cameras. And as far as modern driver assist aids go, BMW's are among the best.

Of course, there are other luxury sedans you should consider, including the Audi A6, the Lexus GS and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. We think highly of the 5 Series within this group, though, and it earns a solid recommendation.

Notably, we picked the 2018 BMW 5 Series as one of Edmunds' Best All-Wheel-Drive Sedans and Best Midsize Sedans for this year.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 BMW 5 Series is a five-passenger sedan available in five trim levels, all with different powertrains. The 530i (248 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque) and the 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (248 hp, 310 lb-ft) are powered by variants of BMW's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Next are two six-cylinders: The 540i (335 hp, 332 lb-ft) gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, and the 540d (261 hp, 457 lb-ft) has a 3.0-liter inline-six diesel. At the top of the range is the M550i with its turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (456 hp, 480 lb-ft). BMW's all-wheel drive, called xDrive, is an option on the 530i, the 530e and the 540i. It's standard on the 540d and the M550i. An eight-speed automatic is standard across the board.

The base 530i and the 530e come pretty nicely equipped from the start with LED adaptive headlights, 18-inch wheels, and driver-selectable vehicle settings to alter steering, transmission response and throttle calibration. They also include power-folding and heated mirrors (the driver's side has auto dimming), automatic wipers, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable steering wheel, power-adjustable front sport seats, driver-seat memory functions, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat and simulated leather upholstery.

Standard technology features include the iDrive interface, with a knob and button-based touchpad controller and a 10.2-inch touchscreen display. Also standard: a navigation system, natural-language voice controls, Bluetooth, BMW emergency services, two USB ports, and a 12-speaker sound system with a CD player.

The 540i and the diesel-powered 540d are equipped very similarly to the previous two trims but have standard leather upholstery.

It's a bigger price jump to the new performance-focused M550i xDrive, which includes everything above plus 19-inch wheels with performance tires, an adaptive suspension with electronically controlled dampers, upgraded brakes, full LED adaptive headlights with automatic high beams, aerodynamic bodywork, a rear spoiler, upgraded power front seats, an M Sport steering wheel, keyless entry and a power trunklid.

With the exception of the M550i xDrive, after you decided what powertrain you want, you can select from one of three 5 Series styling packages. The Sport is the default choice and comes with gloss-black design elements on the bumpers. The Luxury style features chrome accents from the front grille to the rear tailpipes, with light alloy wheels and modified bumper inserts to match. The M Sport steps up the sportiness with an aerodynamic style treatment, a lower M Sport suspension, and Shadowline exterior trim.

From this point, BMW offers a variety of packages, or "tiers'' in BMW lingo. The Premium package adds a power trunk, keyless ignition and entry, satellite radio, gesture control and heated front seats. Go with the Executive package to get full LED adaptive headlights with automatic high beams, soft-close automatic doors, parking sensors, an automatic parking system, a dynamic digital instrument cluster, and a surround-view camera system with 3-D mode.

Naturally, more customization is available. The Dynamic Handling package includes an adaptive suspension and active roll stabilization. For the M550i, which comes with the adaptive suspension, you also get Integral Active Steering, which is a rear-steer system. A Luxury Seating package bundles ventilated multicontour front seats with massage function and upgraded leather upholstery.

The Driving Assistance package has two levels, the first of which includes a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning. Upgrading to the Driving Assistance Plus version also gets you forward collision warning with object and pedestrian protection, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist.

Many of these features can be equipped as stand-alone options alongside Apple CarPlay, remote control parking, night vision with pedestrian detection, a heated steering wheel, a rear-seat entertainment system, Harman Kardon or Bowers & Wilkins premium audio systems, wireless smartphone charging and ceramic-trimmed controls.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 BMW 530i (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | RWD).

Driving

4
If the driving experience is truly important to you, then the 530i is a sedan to consider. With the exception of upgraded brakes, this BMW doesn't rely on sheer horsepower or road grip to sling it around corners. What you get instead is a package that feels extremely well-rounded, which is better.

Acceleration

4
There's a surprising amount of punch from this turbo four-cylinder and you won't feel like you've compromised for efficiency. Power delivery is smooth and quiet with a robust midrange that only begins to fall off a tad at the very top. For the class it's quick, covering 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds.

Braking

4.5
Braking is ultrasmooth and easy but also powerful when you need it to be. Our test car had the upgraded M Sport brakes, which delivered good feedback and drama-free stability. It took the 530i 108 feet to stop from 60 mph, which is admirable especially with all-season tires.

Steering

4
The steering feels nicely weighted in all drive modes. Sport mode isn't needlessly hefty but is just enough to be noticeable, and Comfort felt like the perfect luxury balance. The steering isn't hypercommunicative, but the car's response to our inputs feels precise and direct.

Handling

4
This is how a sport sedan should handle. The 530i isn't a high-performance machine, but it has very solid fundamentals. It's balanced, it turns and rotates as asked, and it handles midcorner bumps without issue. This car isn't so much about speed as it is the pleasure of driving.

Drivability

4.5
The turbo four-cylinder and eight-speed complement each other. Response varies depending on the drive mode — Sport keeps a higher gear and Comfort favors fuel efficiency — but either works well. There's a short lag when kicking down a gear in Comfort mode, but it's inoffensive.

Comfort

4
The 530i is a supremely comfortable car with impressive climate control features, highly adjustable and massaging seats, and a whisper-quiet, soft-riding cabin. The only issue we had with the climate system is its capacity to keep us properly chilled.

Seat comfort

4
The seats come with everything: a ton of adjustment, ventilation and heat, and massaging bottom cushions. Strip these wonderful things away and the front bottom seat cushions do feel a little flat. Rear seat cushions are comfortable and heated, with ample padding on all the armrest areas.

Ride comfort

4
The ride is comfortable and relatively plush yet well-damped so it doesn't feel floaty or untethered. This level of ride quality is especially impressive considering our 530i test car was outfitted with run-flat tires, which are often associated with a busier ride due to stiff sidewalls.

Noise & vibration

4.5
There's a mild amount of low-frequency road noise that creeps in, but for the most part this cabin is pretty quiet. There's no wind noise and the engine is audible but doesn't come through much at all, which helps the 530i sneak below the decibel level of the Mercedes-Benz E300.

Climate control

4.5
The climate controls have a lot of variability with dual-temp and dual-fan speed control. You can also warm or cool the cabin or seats at a preset temperature or time. The seat ventilation is loud but not very effective, and the auto climate didn't ever turn up the fan speed quite enough.

Interior

4
The 530i's cabin is an excellent place to spend time as long as you aren't a tall rear passenger. The controls are as easy as they can be, but the countless functions take time to learn. Climbing in and out is a breeze, and between the camera aids and windows, there's no worry about blind spots.

Ease of use

3.5
BMW is great at minimizing button count, but that leaves a lot for iDrive to control. The iDrive menus are pretty straightforward and easy to navigate, but it takes time to wrap your head around all the options and customization available. It can be a little intimidating.

Getting in/getting out

4
The generous door openings make climbing in and out a breeze, with plenty of head clearance front and rear. An easy-entry seat moves back, providing even more room for the driver to get in. A lack of rear leg clearance may be the only downside for a rear passenger sitting behind a taller person.

Driving position

4.5
The driver's seat offers a good amount of adjustment, with electronic adjusters for reach and tilt of the steering column. The steering column has quite a bit of range, so drivers of all sizes should be able to find their ideal position.

Roominess

3.5
There's ample space in all directions up front and a decent amount of legroom in back, but underseat toe room is a little sparse. Rear headroom is more than sufficient, and a tall person shouldn't have any issues sitting behind a tall driver.

Visibility

5
The windows are nicely sized, especially in the rear. There's great visibility out of the rear window thanks to rear headrests that don't impede the view. The excellent 360-degree, high-definition camera system offers a ton of multiple angles. It doesn't get much better.

Quality

3.5
The quality of BMW's electronics is top-notch, from the central touchscreen to the driver's gauge cluster. The fit of interior panels is also nice, but some materials used — including the wood trim, leather and plastic — aren't quite at the level of Audi and Mercedes-Benz.

Utility

4
The 530i has a fairly generous trunk with flexible cargo configurations thanks to the 40/20/40-split folding rear seat. In-cabin storage has improved over previous years, and the car seat anchors are easily accessible. The amount of backseat space is the only concern for larger car seats.

Small-item storage

3.5
BMW has done a better job with in-cabin storage: water bottle pockets on all the doors, a retractable cover that houses a bin for wireless phone charging up front, and a decent-size glovebox and center armrest space. Still not a ton of storage, but it's sufficient for a European luxury sedan.

Cargo space

4.5
At 18.7 cubic feet, the 530i's trunk is bigger than most in the segment. The trunk has a wide opening and a low liftover, but it narrows a fair amount toward the back of the rear seats. The folding rear seats are split 40/20/40, which provides some nice flexibility.

Child safety seat accommodation

4
Car seat anchors are easily accessed under plastic flip doors, with a pair of anchors at each rear outboard seat. Top tethers are also easy to access.

Technology

4.5
BMW is a technology juggernaut and one of the more aggressive manufacturers when it comes to innovative features. Most of them are useful, while some are cool parlor tricks, but we appreciate them all. But iDrive's character recognition may be getting too smart for its own good.

Audio & navigation

3.5
The audio system sounds great and responds well to BMW's gesture control, sometimes more convenient than using the regular volume control. iDrive provides an easy interface for the nav system, but the touchpad's character recognition kept misidentified letters we entered as special characters.

Smartphone integration

5
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a wired native interface mean there are a ton of options and they all work quite well. The only other luxury brand that provides such comprehensive device integration is Genesis, but it still requires a USB connection for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.

Driver aids

5
One of the leading active driving aids, adaptive cruise, works extremely well to maintain a tight gap between traffic. The system can also actuate the brakes hard yet smoothly when needed. The most impressive feature: The HD cameras that help render an amazing 3-D image of the outside of the car.

Voice control

4.5
You can use the native voice recognition (VR) or the VR through your smartphone. The native system responds well to natural language and provides control of radio, media and phone functions. If you attempt a function that doesn't exist, the system tells you rather than just beeping.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 BMW 5 Series.

BWM Worth the Price for 3 Cars in One
C. Michael Morgan,05/16/2018
Great luxury car and worth the investment. Sport, Comfort, and Eco Pro modes make this car feel like owning three different cars. Each one engaging in its own right. I'm blown away by this car's ability to effortlessly accelerate and sustain speeds in Sport mode. It continues to pile on the torque while getting north of most legal speed limits. Ride is smooth and handling is superb. Comfort mode gives you the luxury ride and stability you'd expect from a BMW and when not looking to blow past people on the freeway. Eco Pro gives you the tools to best conserve fuel when driving in city and stop and go traffic. Fuel economy is in the low 30's MPG on the freeway - lows 20's MPG in the city. Interior is very comfortable and technology are accommodating and helpful. iDrive system takes some getting used to but offers engaging and cool tech views of your car's performance and diagnostics. USB and Bluetooth Phone integration allow easy access to contacts and music. A pleasure to drive in any setting. An absolute joy on the open road!
Uncomfortable Front Seating
Jeff,03/21/2018
Changed my 2015 528xi for new 2018 530xi. Improved handling, acceleration, steering, shifting, braking. This is what I feel BMW does best. Unfortunately, there are some serious negatives. The front seats are very uncomfortable. These are true bucket seats. There is a central depression in the seat bottom and the sides come up to hold you in place. However, they press on your hips and after an hour or so, can be annoying. I am 5'10, 180 pounds. There should be a choice of seating. In regards to the electronics, I have to say that the distance controls when parking are great, as they were in my previous car. Downside here is that there are too many sub menus, pull downs, too difficult to adjust things. Standard radio speakers just adequate, should be excellent at this price. Why the need to get the upgraded stereo? Sound was better in a Ford Fusion I recently rented. In my old car, there was a knob on the central dash to control heat/cold thru upper vents. On the new one, have to go to climate menu to adjust. I guess my main complaint regards the seating. Performance in driving excellent. One other comment, it has a tracking device that can be engaged to steer the car, as long as your hand is on the wheel. This does not work well. It appears to operate where there are clear lines on the road. However, on a turn, it wanders from one side of the land and then corrects to the other, requiring constant driver input.
Uncomfortable Front Seats, too much technology?
123 abc,04/02/2018
Just turned in a 2015 5 series sedan and replaced with a 2018 S series with similar options. The bucket seats are very uncomfortable, with poor lower back support. I wish I noticed on the quick test drive. After a 50 minute drive, had an aching back. Is it me, or do these cars have way too much technology in them? Maybe BMW was too busy tweaking the tech to realize the front seats are horrible? I will probably need to get something to modify the seat so it is bearable on road trips over an hour.
some items need help
Double D's,10/07/2017
Seat belt recievers in front seats are to low, hard to connect belts. Door sills by front seats are to high, which makes it hard to get in and out. Seat settings are not automatic, you can set the seat the way you want them,but you have to push 1 or 2 on the door to activate, this is going backward if you ask me. The last six cars I have had all had seat setting that happened automatic when getting in or out of the car. You need to get side view option as there is a blind spot when pulling into left lane, I have to be very careful, side mirror needs help. The 540 I is a good driving and handling car. This is my first BMW. always had top GM or Lincolns in the past. I guess all cars have some good and bad points.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$52,650
MPG
24 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
MSRP
$58,200
MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
335 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$52,650
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Hybrid
N/A
MSRP
$60,500
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
335 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite 5 Series safety features:

Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection
Uses infrared technology to see and alert you of things such as people and animals in the road before they become visible to the naked eye.
Active Blind Spot Detection
Alerts you of vehicles in the adjacent lanes using radar sensors and will indicate if it's safe to change lanes.
City Collision Mitigation
Automatically brakes the car at speeds under 38 mph when it detects an imminent collision and the driver has taken no action.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

BMW 5 Series vs. the competition

2018 BMW 5 Series

2018 BMW 5 Series

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

BMW 5 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Both of these well-known sedans offer many engine choices, high-tech features, and high levels of quiet and comfort. The E-Class tends to be a little more conservative while the BMW emphasizes performance a bit more. The E-Class gains an advantage from its slightly nicer interior and better available semiautonomous systems, but its trunk is smaller and the standard suspension is on the stiff side. In the end, they're close enough that it will come down to personal preference.

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BMW 5 Series vs. Audi A6

The 2018 Audi A6 has been in its current generation for six years and has been surpassed by the newer BMW in a number of ways. It is still roomy, offers powerful yet efficient engines, and delivers a good balance of performance and comfort. We like its infotainment system, but it's missing some current tech features. That is all about to change as a fully redesigned 2019 A6 is about to go on sale.

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BMW 5 Series vs. Lexus GS 350

The Lexus GS 350 enjoys a price advantage over the BMW and offers a comfortable and pleasant interior. Unfortunately, the GS lineup (including the GS 300, the GS 450h and the GS F) doesn't offer quite as many engine choices. More significant drawbacks may be deal-breakers and include one of the most challenging infotainment interfaces we've ever experienced and rear seats that do not fold down to increase cargo capacity.

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2018 BMW 5 Series for Sale

BMW 5 Series 2018 530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
New 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i
MSRP$56,435
Est.Loan: $959/mo
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2018 BMW 5 Series 530i 4D Sedan 2.0L 4-Cylinder RWD Automatic Jet Black Blk Lthette Artificial Leather, Apple CarPlay Compatibility, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Gesture Control, Heated Front Seats, HiFi Sound System, Navigation System, Park Distance Control, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Please don�t hesitate to call 571-620-5546 and ask for Ed Han or email 24/7 @ ed.Han@sterlingroyce.edealerhub.com he will be able to answer any and all questions! Factory MSRP: $56,435 34/24 Highway/City MPG *Please Note: Our best available offer and APR for this vehicle are displayed. All conditions subject to credit approval, please contact BMW of Sterling for qualification requirements. All pricing is plus tax, tags, dealer processing fee ($599). Pricing includes all rebates and incentives if applicable. Some rebates/incentives are only available through BMW Financial (or other financial institution) and may not be utilized if customer pays cash and/or chooses to finance with any other lender or bank. See center for complete details. While we make every effort to ensure he date listed here is correct, there may be instances where rebates, incentives, options or vehicle features may be listed incorrectly as we get data from multiple data sources. Final price must be verified by management. Please contact dealer to verify payment, price, options-etc prior to purchase. Dealer cannot be held liable for omissions, errors or prior sale. Picture may not represent actual vehicle (Options, colors, trim and body style may vary). Specifications, features, safety and warranty data are based on what is available as standard specs/features per trim level, for designed model-year and may not apply to vehicles with added packages or options. All vehicles are subject to prior sale. Dealer installed options additional. Vehicles may be in-transit to dealer. Please call to confirm status.
BMW 5 Series 2018 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
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Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
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2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive 2.0L 4-Cylinder Certified. CARFAX One-Owner. ****UNLIMITED MILEAGE CPO WARRANTY!!!!****, AWD, Black w/SensaTec Leatherette Upholstery, Active Park Distance Control, Automatic High Beams, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster, Executive Package, Fineline Ridge Wood Trim, Gesture Control, Heated Front Seats, Icon Adaptive Full LED Headlights, Lighting Package, Park Distance Control, Parking Assistant Plus, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Surround View w/3D View, WiFi Hotspot. 33/23 Highway/City MPG
BMW 5 Series 2018 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
New 2018
BMW 5 Series
530e xDrive iPerformance
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BMW of Fairfax
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MSRP$63,285
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Check out this 2018! It delivers an exhilarating ride without compromising ultimate luxury! Turbocharger technology provides forced air induction, enhancing performance while preserving fuel economy. All of the premium features expected of a BMW are offered, including: power trunk closing assist, turn signal indicator mirrors, and leather upholstery. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the 2 liter 4 cylinder engine, and all wheel drive keeps this model firmly attached to the road surface. Well tuned suspension and stability control deliver a spirited, yet composed, ride and drive Our sales staff will help you find the vehicle that you've been searching for. We'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Call now to schedule a test drive.

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2018 BMW 5 Series Overview

The 2018 BMW 5 Series is offered in the following submodels: , , , . Available styles include 530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 540i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 530e iPerformance 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), 540i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), M550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), and 540d xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A).

What do people think of the 2018 BMW 5 Series?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 BMW 5 Series and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 5 Series 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 5 Series.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 BMW 5 Series and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 5 Series featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Edmunds Scorecard

Overall4.0 / 5.0

Driving

4.0 / 5.0

Acceleration4.0 / 5.0
Braking4.5 / 5.0
Steering4.0 / 5.0
Handling4.0 / 5.0
Drivability4.5 / 5.0

Comfort

4.0 / 5.0

Seat comfort4.0 / 5.0
Ride comfort4.0 / 5.0
Noise & vibration4.5 / 5.0
Climate control4.5 / 5.0

Interior

4.0 / 5.0

Ease of use3.5 / 5.0
Getting in/getting out4.0 / 5.0
Driving position4.5 / 5.0
Roominess3.5 / 5.0
Visibility5.0 / 5.0
Quality3.5 / 5.0

Utility

4.0 / 5.0

Small-item storage3.5 / 5.0
Cargo space4.5 / 5.0

Technology

4.5 / 5.0

Audio & navigation3.5 / 5.0
Smartphone integration5.0 / 5.0
Driver aids5.0 / 5.0
Voice control4.5 / 5.0
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2018 BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2018 BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $61,495. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $10,504 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,504 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$50,991.

The average savings for the 2018 BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is17.1% below the MSRP.

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2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $57,985. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $11,368 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $11,368 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$46,617.

The average savings for the 2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is19.6% below the MSRP.

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2018 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2018 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $53,645. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $11,842 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $11,842 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$41,803.

The average savings for the 2018 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is22.1% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 3 2018 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 BMW 5 Series 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2018 BMW 5 Series 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $55,945. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW 5 Series 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $11,806 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $11,806 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$44,139.

The average savings for the 2018 BMW 5 Series 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is21.1% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 19 2018 BMW 5 Series 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
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We are showing 5 2018 BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2018 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $78,710. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $5,095 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,095 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$73,615.

The average savings for the 2018 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is6.5% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 2 2018 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 BMW 5 Series 530e iPerformance 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
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We are showing 1 2018 BMW 5 Series 530e iPerformance 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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