Used 2018 BMW 5 Series Diesel

2018 BMW 5 Series

2018 Highlights

Three new 5 Series variants join the lineup for 2018: the 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, the 540d xDrive six-cylinder diesel, and the range-topping M550i xDrive with its turbocharged V8. The 5 Series also gets some minor shuffling of options and packages this year.

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

Used 2018 BMW 5 Series Diesel for Sale

BMW 5 Series 2018 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
8,152 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i xDrive
BMW of Sterling
2.9 mi away
List$49,992
Est.Loan: $910/mo
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2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive 2.0L 4-Cylinder Certified. ****UNLIMITED MILEAGE CPO WARRANTY!!!!****, AWD, Beige-Blk, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Apple CarPlay Compatibility, Burl Walnut Wood Trim, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Driving Assistance Package, Gesture Control, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Navigation System, Park Distance Control, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Wheels: 18 x 8 Double-Spoke (Style 634). 33/23 Highway/City MPG

BMW 5 Series 2018 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
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Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i xDrive
BMW of Fairfax
17.4 mi away
List$53,471
Est.Loan: $973/mo
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Delivers 33 Highway MPG and 23 City MPG! This BMW 5 Series boasts a Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 engine powering this Automatic transmission. Wheels: 18 x 8 Double-Spoke (Style 634), Wheels w/Machined w/Painted Accents Accents, Valet Function.* This BMW 5 Series Features the Following Options *Trunk Rear Cargo Access, Trip Computer, Transmission: Sport Automatic, Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and STEPTRONIC Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls, Tracker System, Tires: 245/45R18 AS Run-Flat, Systems Monitor, Streaming Audio, Sport Seats, Sport Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away.* Visit Us Today *Stop by BMW of Fairfax located at 8427 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031 for a quick visit and a great vehicle!

BMW 5 Series 2018 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
4,657 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i xDrive
BMW of Rockville
19.3 mi away
List$52,800
Est.Loan: $961/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2018 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
4,446 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i xDrive
BMW of Alexandria
24.7 mi away
List$49,795
Est.Loan: $906/mo
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New Price! SPORT LINE, NAVIGATION, PREMIUM PACKAGE, REAR-VIEW CAMERA, MOONROOF, COMFORT ACCESS KEYLESS ENTRY, POWER FRONT SEATS, PARK DISTANCE CONTROL, POWER TAILGATE, HEATED FRONT SEATS, HEATED STEERING WHEEL, ENHANCED USB & BLUETOOTH, Wi-Fi HOTSPOT, AWD, Black w/Dakota Leather Upholstery.THE ADVERTISED PRICE INCLUDES ALL BMW NA/F.S. PURCHASE ONLY INCENTIVES/REBATES. CURRENT BMW OWNERS MAY GET AN ADDITIONAL LOYALTY REBATE/INCENTIVE/CREDIT ON THIS VEHICLE WHEN FINANCED-LEASED W/ BMW F.S..

BMW 5 Series 2018 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
4,956 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i xDrive
List$51,500
Est.Loan: $937/mo
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CARFAX 1-Owner, ONLY 4,956 Miles! FUEL EFFICIENT 33 MPG Hwy/23 MPG City! Sunroof, Heated Seats, NAV, Turbo, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player, Back-Up Camera, All Wheel Drive, FRONT & REAR HEATED SEATS, HEATED STEERING WHEEL AND MORE! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Navigation, Sunroof, All Wheel Drive, Back-Up Camera OPTION PACKAGES: PREMIUM PACKAGE Heated Front Seats, Power Tailgate, Park Distance Control, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Gesture Control, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, DRIVING ASSISTANCE PACKAGE Head-Up Display, Active Driving Assistant, blind spot detection, daytime pedestrian protection, frontal collision warning w/city collision mitigation, lane departure warning, speed limit info and cross-traffic alert rear, Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, WHEELS: 19 X 8 V-SPOKE (STYLE 635) Tires: 245/40R19 AS Run-Flat, FRONT & REAR HEATED SEATS, APPLE CARPLAY COMPATIBILITY, HEATED STEERING WHEEL. OUR OFFERINGS: Our mission is to expedite the process by putting you in control. We provide price and payment quotes that detail and clarify any/all fees - no surprises. Our goal is to create an efficient and enjoyable experience every time you visit our dealership, BMW of Silver Spring is your local area BMW destination. DISCLAIMER: *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer. Every Loaner Vehicle Internet Price includes current applicable manufacturer rebates and incentives, but certain conditions apply to some of these offers. Those offers and conditions may require financing through BMW Financial Services.

BMW 5 Series 2018 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
4,640 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530e xDrive iPerformance
Passport BMW
33.6 mi away
List$48,000
Est.Loan: $874/mo
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GREAT MILES 4,640! NAV, Sunroof, Back-Up Camera, All Wheel Drive, Turbo, Alloy Wheels, PARK DISTANCE CONTROL, harman/kardon SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM, PREMIUM PACKAGE.KEY FEATURES INCLUDENavigation, Sunroof, All Wheel Drive, Back-Up Camera, Turbocharged.OPTION PACKAGESPREMIUM PACKAGE Power Tailgate, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Wireless Charging, Enhanced USB & Bluetooth, WiFi Hotspot, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, harman/kardon SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM, PARK DISTANCE CONTROL. BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance with Imperial Blue Metallic exterior and Black Dakota Leather interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 248 HP at 4000 RPM*.BUY FROM AN AWARD WINNING DEALERPassport BMW is your full service dealer for new BMW and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and serves Washington DC, Suitland, Waldorf, Alexandria, and all of the VA and MD Washington DC Metro Area. All pricing is inclusive of rebates and incentives and is plus tax, tags, government fees, freight (new cars) and a dealer service fee of $300 (not required by law). See center for details. Experience The Ultimate Driving Machine today! Full Or Scheduled Maintenance MAY Be Available. Check With Center For Details .Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.Using CARFAX vehicle history reports every used vehicle's title can be researched against an extensive database. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports include title information (including salvaged or junked titles) flood damage history total loss accident history odometer readings lemon history number of owners accident indicators (such as airbag deployments) state emissions inspection results service records and vehicle use (taxi rental lease etc.). This high level of consumer protection allows you to choose and purchase any of our quality vehicles with the confidence you deserve. Note CARFAX records may be incomplete and there may also be delays in reporting information. Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open manufacturer recalls for a vehicle from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall website https//vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/

BMW 5 Series 2018 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
4,047 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i xDrive
BMW of Catonsville
42.3 mi away
List$45,488
Est.Loan: $828/mo
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Jet Black 2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder MSRP: $58,320.00, Sport Line, AWD, Black w/Dakota Leather Upholstery, Navigation System. BMW, SVC Loaner,ONE OWNER CARFAX CERTIFIED! LOW MILES! This vehicle carries the remainder of The BMW FACTORY WARRANTY. 4 Year 50,000 mile warranty. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 3859 miles below market average! 33/23 Highway/City MPG THIS VEHICLE IS USED AS A LOANER IN OUR BMW SERVICE DEPARTMENT. CALL TODAY! At (844)239-3058 TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY! All prices plus taxes, tags, registration fees and $299 dealer processing charge. BMW of Catonsville is well reviewed on www.DealerRater.com *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer. Every Internet Price includes current applicable manufacturer rebates and incentives, but certain conditions apply to some of these offers. The offers and conditions on this vehicle may require financing through BMW Financial Services.

BMW 5 Series 2018 530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
4,542 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i
Northwest BMW
46.6 mi away
List$50,010
Est.Loan: $910/mo
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Price includes all applicable rebates. Not all customers qualify for rebates listed below. See Dealer for details. $2,000 - BMW Loyalty Lease / APR Credit. Exp. 07/31/2018, $3,000 - APR Credit MY18. Exp. 07/31/2018, $1,000 - College Grad Program. Exp. 01/02/2019 Glacier Silver 2018 BMW 5 Series 530i RP RWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder Black Dakota W/Contr, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Driving Assistance Package, Fineline Ridge Wood Trim, Gesture Control, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Navigation System, Park Distance Control, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Wheels: 18 x 8 Double-Spoke (Style 634).34/24 Highway/City MPG

BMW 5 Series 2018 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
4,642 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530e xDrive iPerformance
BMW of Towson
53.4 mi away
List$52,945
Est.Loan: $964/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2018 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
99 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i xDrive
Faulkner BMW
94.8 mi away
List$51,547
Est.Loan: $938/mo
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Dealer Notes

JUST REPRICED FROM $55,685. CARFAX 1-Owner, GREAT MILES 99! Heated Seats, Nav System, Moonroof, CD Player, iPod/MP3 Input, Dual Zone A/C, Onboard Communications System, Back-Up Camera, PREMIUM PACKAGE, HEATED STEERING WHEEL CLICK ME!A GREAT VALUEWas $55,685.KEY FEATURES INCLUDEBack-Up Camera, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player, Onboard Communications System, Dual Zone A/C Navigation, MP3 Player, Steering Wheel Controls, Child Safety Locks, Heated Mirrors.OPTION PACKAGESPREMIUM PACKAGE Heated Front Seats, Power Tailgate, Park Distance Control, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Gesture Control, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, HEATED STEERING WHEEL. BMW 530i xDrive with Dark Graphite Metallic exterior and Black Dakota Leather interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 248 HP at 5200 RPM*.EXPERTS ARE SAYINGKBB.com explains If you want a midsize-luxury sedan with all the expected premium trappings, loads of technology and an edge for drivers who favor sporty driving dynamics, the 2018 BMW 5 Series remains the one to beat.. Great Gas Mileage: 33 MPG Hwy.WHO WE AREFaulkner BMW in Lancaster is proud to be the automotive leader throughout Central Pennsylvania. 2018 recipient of BMW's prestigious Center of Excellence AwardHorsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

BMW 5 Series 2018 530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
7,495 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i
List$42,000
Est.Loan: $765/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2018 M550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
1,461 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
M550i xDrive
List$76,916
Est.Loan: $1,400/mo
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Dealer Notes

LOADED AND BRAND NEW (ALMOST) ONLY 1500 MILES!!! Black Sapphire Metallic with Black Nappa Leather, Cold Weather Package, Driving Assistance Package Plus, Executive Package, Luxury Seating Package, Parking Assistance Package, 20 M Double Spoke Wheels, Rear Sunshades, and basically too many options to list here! Original MSRP over $85k! Clean Carfax, No Paintwork, 1-Owner! Call today to schedule a test drive of this M550i Xdrive Luxury Sport Sedan!

BMW 5 Series 2018 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i xDrive
BMW of Sterling
2.9 mi away
List$56,246
Est.Loan: $1,024/mo
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Dealer Notes

2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive 2.0L 4-Cylinder AWD, Black, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Driving Assistance Package, Gesture Control, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Park Distance Control, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, SiriusXM Satellite Radio. 33/23 Highway/City MPG

BMW 5 Series 2018 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i xDrive
BMW of Sterling
2.9 mi away
List$55,202
Est.Loan: $1,005/mo
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Dealer Notes

2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive 2.0L 4-Cylinder ****UNLIMITED MILEAGE CPO WARRANTY!!!!****, AWD, Black, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Dakota Leather Upholstery, Driving Assistance Package, Fineline Ridge Wood Trim, Gesture Control, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Park Distance Control, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Wheels: 18 x 8 Double-Spoke (Style 634), WiFi Hotspot. 33/23 Highway/City MPG

BMW 5 Series 2018 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
9,941 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i xDrive
BMW of Sterling
2.9 mi away
List$51,992
Est.Loan: $946/mo
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2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive 2.0L 4-Cylinder Certified. ****UNLIMITED MILEAGE CPO WARRANTY!!!!****, AWD, Black, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Driving Assistance Package, Fineline Ridge Wood Trim, Gesture Control, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Park Distance Control, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Wheels: 18 x 8 Double-Spoke (Style 634), WiFi Hotspot. 33/23 Highway/City MPG

BMW 5 Series 2018 540i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
15,426 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
540i xDrive
BMW of Sterling
2.9 mi away
List$61,991
Est.Loan: $1,128/mo
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2018 BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive 3.0L I6 Turbocharged DOHC 24V LEV3-ULEV70 335hp Certified. ****UNLIMITED MILEAGE CPO WARRANTY!!!!****, ****Options Include:, AWD, Black, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Active Park Distance Control, Apple CarPlay Compatibility, Automatic High Beams, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Driving Assistance Package, Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster, Enhanced USB & Bluetooth (ZEB), Executive Package, Gesture Control, harman/kardon Surround Sound System, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Icon Adaptive Full LED Headlights, Luxury Line, Luxury Package, Multi-Contour Seats, Nappa Leather Upholstery, Park Distance Control, Parking Assistant Plus, Premium Package, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Soft-Close Automatic Doors, Surround View w/3D View, WiFi Hotspot, Wireless Charging. 29/20 Highway/City MPG

BMW 5 Series 2018 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
7,974 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
530i xDrive
BMW of Sterling
2.9 mi away
List$53,991
Est.Loan: $983/mo
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Dealer Notes

2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive 2.0L 4-Cylinder Certified. AWD, Black, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Dakota Leather Upholstery, Driving Assistance Package, Gesture Control, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Park Distance Control, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, WiFi Hotspot. 33/23 Highway/City MPG

BMW 5 Series 2018 M550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
16,589 miles
Used 2018
BMW 5 Series
M550i xDrive
BMW of Sterling
2.9 mi away
List$72,991
Est.Loan: $1,328/mo
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Dealer Notes

2018 BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive V8 Certified. CARFAX One-Owner. AWD, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Active Driving Assistant Plus, Active Roll Stabilization, Adaptive M Suspension Professional, Apple CarPlay Compatibility, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, Ceramic Controls, Cold Weather Package, Display Key, Driving Assistance Package, Driving Assistance Plus Package, Dynamic Handling Package, Executive Package, Front & Rear Heated Seats, Front Massaging Seats, Front Ventilated Seats, Gesture Control, Head-Up Display, Heated Steering Wheel, Integral Active Steering, Luxury Seating Package, Nappa Leather Upholstery, Parking Assistance Package, Parking Assistant Plus, Piano Finish Black Trim, Remote Control Parking, Soft-Close Automatic Doors, Surround View w/3D View, Wheels: Fr 20 x 8 & Rr 20 x 9 V-Spoke, WiFi Hotspot, Wireless Charging.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

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.

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

A luxury diesel
Richard Posner, 6/1/2018
I traded in my 2017 530i for a 2019 540D once it became available. Both cars have the same features (I upgrade to all available offerings) and both are really comfortable and easy to drive. The 540D, however, is much peppier and it gets much better gas mileage. I drive mostly on the highway (between LA and San Diego) and get typically 700 miles per 17.4-gallon tank. Further, the torque of the diesel, which is about 80% greater than the 530i, allows a much smoother ride as there is much less downshifting for passing or hills. So I get the peppiness of the 540i with gas mileage much greater than either the 530i and 540i and even greater than the 530e. About my only issue with the car is that I would prefer more comfort (especially leg room) in the back seat although it is certainly adequate. My wife has a 2017 Lexus ES350 and the back seat in that car has much more leg room than the BMW 5 series although its performance doesn't compare with BMW. With caveat on the back seat, I would recommend this car as an optimum vehicle for lots of driving.
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Features & Specs

MPG
26 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
261 hp @ 4000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts like the 5 Series models:

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

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