In the mid-size luxury car category, the 2018 BMW 5 Series is one of the best vehicles on the market. The well rounded 2018 BMW 5 Series seduces with its powerful engines and agile handling. In addition, it spoils occupants with a smooth ride, beautiful cabin materials, comfortable seating and an easy to use information and entertainment system. Consider the excellent fuel economy and the many safety features. You will understand why the 2018 BMW 5 Series was finalist of the Best Mid-Luxury Car Award for Families 2018.
Exterior and Interior
The 2018 BMW 5 Series of last generation is still quite conservative and, for our part, we do not care. Fortunately, there is no open grille, there is only the final treatment of the BMW double kidney design, flanked by headlight housings that now meet the edge of each grille. In general, the message of series 5 is one of maturity and strength. On the 530e models, it looks like there is a petrol door just behind the driver’s side wheel. Do not try to use it for gasoline. It is rather there that an electric cable is connected to charge the battery. The performance oriented xDrive M550i features unique front and rear fascias and a more aggressive look.
This elegant board of the 2018 series of the BMW 5 is covered with SensaTec synthetic leather or something real. It has a horizontal design and air conditioning controls and audio judiciously distributed. A 10.25 inch screen transmits navigation, audio, car data and more. The transmission lever of the fighter plane looks good but can be uncomfortable at first. The 2018 BMW 5 Series executive sedan uses the latest BMW iDrive 6.0 system, whose rotation control also includes touch control (and optional gesture control). The rear seat is spacious and at 18.7 cubic feet, the trunk is huge.
Four supercharged thrusters are available. The 530i base has a 248 horsepower cylinder; The average margin of 540i and 6 in line is good for 335 horsepower, and at the top is the 456 horsepower V8 of the M550i xDrive. The new 550e Rechargeable Hybrid combines a turbocharged 4 cylinder engine with an electric propulsion system, which can be charged in less than seven hours in a standard 120 volt or less than three socket in a 240 volt system. The 530th can travel up to 16 miles with electricity only. All models in the 2018 BMW 5 Series use an 8 speed automatic transmission. With the exception of the M550i xDrive which is only available with AWD, all models can be used as standard RWD or AWD. Series 5 uses an engine start / stop system to save idle fuel, but is beatable.
Price and Release Date
The 2018 BMW 5 Series is very similar in size to the previous model. It is 1.2 inches longer, but it is also wide and tall, and it also has a very similar wheelbase. So far, the car has been published in a few different versions. The US market has two models, while the European market adds three more. In the near future, it will also launch an M version that will become its new high end model. So far, BMW has announced that the US version of the car would be a little more expensive than before. The 530i will start at $ 53,000, while the 540i will bring the price to $ 60,000. This is still reasonable, but it is a slight increase over the previous model. However, it should be noted that these prices may vary slightly when the car is available for sale in February 2017.