2019 BMW 5 Series Hybrid
- Apple CarPlay is standard on all models (subscription-based)
- Some formerly optional advanced safety features are standard
- The diesel-powered 540d has been discontinued
- Part of the seventh 5 Series generation introduced for 2017
- 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
- Evolutionary styling doesn't stand out in a crowded class
- Some interior materials are a bit below segment standards
Which 5 Series does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating8.1 / 10
Midsize luxury sedans have a difficult task to complete. Discerning buyers expect high levels of refinement, performance, technology and prestige that few other cars can match. Pleasingly, the 2019 BMW 5 Series rises to meet the challenge.
BMW fits the 5 Series with a familiar lineup of four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines. We think the six-cylinder in the 540i hits the sweet spot for power and efficiency. But we like that you can also get the plug-in hybrid 530e for its almost 30 miles of electric-only range or go with M550i for its face-flattening acceleration. All 5 Series versions provide a healthy dose of technology, luxury and safety features.
Of course, you'll get comparable experiences from the BMW 5 Series' primary competition: the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the fully redesigned Audi A6. Historically, the BMW has been more of the driver's choice, the Benz is the more traditional take on luxury, and the Audi splits the difference down the middle. But lately the lines have blurred, with a variety of choices within each lineup. Deciding between these all-stars will probably depend on personal preference or some intangible that just makes one feel right to you. Certainly, though, the 5 Series is among the best.
2019 BMW 5 Series configurations
The 2019 BMW 5 Series is available in four 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. The 540i (335 hp, 332 lb-ft) gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. 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 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, 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 10.2-inch touchscreen display, a navigation system, Apple CarPlay, BMW emergency services, two USB ports, and a 12-speaker sound system. Standard advanced safety features include forward collision warning and mitigation, lane departure warning, and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.
The 540i is equipped very similarly to the previous two trims but has standard leather upholstery.
It's a bigger price jump to the performance-focused M550i xDrive, which includes everything above plus 19-inch wheels with performance tires, an adaptive suspension, 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.
Typically, 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 lowered suspension and special exterior trim.
From this point, BMW offers a variety of packages, or "tiers'' in BMW lingo. The Convenience package adds a power trunklid, keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats and satellite radio.
The Premium package can be added to that and comes with an automated parking system, parking sensors, a head-up display, enhanced USB and Bluetooth connections, a wireless charging pad, a surround-view camera system and gesture control. Go with the Executive package to get full LED adaptive headlights with automatic high beams, soft-close automatic doors, a dynamic digital instrument cluster, and power sunshades for rear passengers.
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. Finally, look at the Driving Assistance Plus package to get more advanced safety feature such as full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, front cross-traffic alert and evasive steering aid.
Many of these features can be equipped as stand-alone options alongside 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, and ceramic-trimmed controls.
Noise & vibration8.5
Ease of use7.5
Getting in/getting out8.0
Child safety seat accommodation8.0
Audio & navigation7.5
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Features & Specs
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.
BMW 5 Series vs. the competition
2019 BMW 5 Series
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
BMW 5 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class
In general, the BMW can be thought of as the driver's choice since it delivers better-than-average engagement and performance. The Mercedes exhibits more traditional luxury, but it doesn't sacrifice performance in the process. There are plenty of sporty models in the E-Class lineup. The E-Class holds a slight advantage for interior quality and some available automated driving features, but it's held back by its smaller trunk and stiff ride with the standard suspension.
BMW 5 Series vs. Audi A6
There's a fully redesigned Audi A6 for 2019, and it has the potential to unseat the 5 Series. It should deliver similar performance to the 5 Series and likely have an edge in terms of technology. Inside, the A6 has an all-new touchscreen infotainment interface that might be easier to use than the 5 Series' iDrive system.
BMW 5 Series vs. Lexus GS 300
The Lexus GS enjoys a significant price advantage over the rest of the class, but there are downsides to take into account. You won't get the diverse engine lineup offered by the others, the rear seats don't fold for added cargo space, and the infotainment system is arguably the worst in the industry. Of lesser importance, the Lexus badge doesn't have the cachet of some European brands.
2019 BMW 5 Series Hybrid for Sale
The 2019 BMW 5 Series offers performance, luxury and room for five passengers. Since its introduction, the 5 Series has been a midsize luxury heavy hitter, and BMW has plenty on offer for 2019 to try to maintain the car's appeal. Not only is this luxury sedan quiet and comfortable, with a cabin packed with upscale materials, it also offers an extensive menu of optional technology and four distinct powertrains.
The 530i is driven by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 248 horsepower, while the 540i has a turbocharged six-cylinder with 335 hp. BMW adapted its plug-in hybrid drivetrain for the 530e iPerformance that makes use of a turbocharged four-cylinder paired with an electric motor. Combined output is 252 hp, and the EPA says you can expect 16 miles of all-electric range and 29 mpg combined when the gasoline engine is active. At the top of the 5 Series range is the M550i xDrive. It's powered by a 456-hp turbocharged V8 engine.
All 5 Series models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard on the 530i, the 530e and the 540i. All-wheel drive is optional. The M550i comes with all-wheel drive as standard.
The 530i, the 530e iPerformance and the 540i start with the same equipment, including 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, power-adjustable front seats, simulated-leather upholstery, and an iDrive infotainment system with a 10.2-inch display screen. The 2018 M550i xDrive, meanwhile, comes with quite a few luxury, performance and appearance upgrades as standard equipment.
A number of packages and stand-alone options are available to customize the BMW's comfort, technology and looks. A premium stereo, multicontour seats (with heating, ventilation and massaging), leather upholstery, and even ceramic-trimmed switchgear are available as well as added active safety features with some automated driving features.
With such a wide range of options, buyers in the market for a midsize luxury sedan should certainly give the 5 Series a look. Make sure to read Edmunds' full review for more information, and take advantage of our shopping tools to find the best deal on a 2019 BMW 5 Series near you.
2019 BMW 5 Series Hybrid Overview
The 2019 BMW 5 Series Hybrid is offered in the following styles: 530e iPerformance 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), and 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A).
What do people think of the 2019 BMW 5 Series Hybrid?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 BMW 5 Series Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 5 Series Hybrid 5 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 2019 5 Series Hybrid.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 BMW 5 Series Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 5 Series Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels including 530e iPerformance, 530e xDrive iPerformance, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 BMW 5 Series Hybrid here.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2019 BMW 5 Series Hybrid?
2019 BMW 5 Series Hybrid 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
The 2019 BMW 5 Series Hybrid 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 $56,695. The average price paid for a new 2019 BMW 5 Series Hybrid 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $7,777 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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