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2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid

MSRP range: $57,200 - $59,500 Price range reflects Base MSRP for various trim levels, not including options or fees.

FAQ

Is the BMW 5 Series a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 5 Series both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.9 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the 5 Series has 10.0 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW 5 Series. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 BMW 5 Series?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 BMW 5 Series:

  • Updated grille design
  • Larger touchscreen and improved voice controls
  • 540i gains 48-volt mild hybrid system
  • More power for the 530e plug-in hybrid
  • Part of the seventh 5 Series generation introduced for 2017
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Is the BMW 5 Series reliable?

To determine whether the BMW 5 Series is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 5 Series. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 5 Series's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 BMW 5 Series a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 BMW 5 Series is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 5 Series and gave it a 7.9 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 5 Series is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 BMW 5 Series?

The least-expensive 2021 BMW 5 Series is the 2021 BMW 5 Series 530e 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $57,200.

Other versions include:

  • 530e 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A) which starts at $57,200
  • 530e xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A) which starts at $59,500
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What are the different models of BMW 5 Series?

If you're interested in the BMW 5 Series, the next question is, which 5 Series model is right for you? 5 Series variants include 530e 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A), and 530e xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A). For a full list of 5 Series models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 BMW 5 Series

2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid Overview

The 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid is offered in the following styles: 530e 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A), and 530e xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A). The 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid 4.4 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 2021 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid.

Pros

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

Cons

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

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels including 530e, 530e xDrive, 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 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in 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 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid?

2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid 530e 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A)

The 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid 530e 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $58,195. The average price paid for a new 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid 530e 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A) is trending $3,248 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,248 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $54,947.

The average savings for the 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid 530e 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A) is 5.6% below the MSRP.

2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid 530e xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A)

The 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid 530e xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $60,495. The average price paid for a new 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid 530e xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A) is trending $3,346 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,346 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $57,149.

The average savings for the 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid 530e xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A) is 5.5% below the MSRP.

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Which 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrids are available in my area?

2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid Listings and Inventory

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid and all available trim types: 530e, 530e xDrive. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid?

2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid 530e 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
26 MPG compined MPG,
24 city MPG/29 highway MPG

2021 BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid 530e xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric plug-in hybrid 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
25 MPG compined MPG,
22 city MPG/28 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG26
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase117.1 in.
Length195.8 in.
WidthN/A
Height58.4 in.
Curb Weight4220 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 BMW 5 Series?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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