The new 2018 BMW 5 Series remains a smart choice for a midsize luxury sedan with its superb engines, high-tech galore, comfortable and composed ride quality, and impressive fuel economy. However, some rivals might be better on certain areas. Its release date should be expected sometime in the 2nd Q of 2018, as per recent online reports.
Even after several years on the market, the current-generation BMW 5 Series remains classically handsome. The redesigned model comes in a market laden with fresher rivals that offer some of the latest bells and whistles imaginable. And for those who are willing to “sacrifice” getting a fresher model for the BMW 5 Series, will make no mistake as the new model is tremendously updated and hosts plenty of upscale tech features and materials as is the tradition with BMW’s high-end models.
It’s a big, comfy, and impeccably refined sedan with an emphasis on luxury rather than sport. Since its debut five years ago, the existing generation of the model is dissimilar from the hallowed models that preceded it. It comes with a spacious cabin fitted with soft-toch surfaces, a technology galore and relativley significant convenience, and comfort features, although it doesn’t feature the expected degree of handling precision and engagement that driving enthusiasts might want.
BMW says you the latest five Series can zoom past the 60 mph mark in just under 6.0 seconds with the 535d trim model. Respectable fuel economy, which has been a defining trait for the Series, are offered by the 535i and 550i models projected at 30 mpg in combined mode.
Nitpicking has however painted a grim picture for those who’d like to purchase one for themselves. Drawbacks include a ho-hum handling, an intrusive auto-stop system, and a relatively small truck relative to its competition. For those who find the faults too much to live with, there are some couple of desirable options the segment offers.
They include the elegantly sporty 2018 Cadillac CTS, the impressively crafted, and capable 2018 Lexus GS 350, the luxury-laden 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan stalwart, and the sharper-handling 2018 Audi A6. Others include the 2018 Maserati Ghibli, and the 2018 Jaguar XF. Even so, the new 2018 5 Series remains an perfect option in many spheres.
Offered Trims – BMW 5 Series
535i, 528i, 535d, and 550i are the trim models offered for the four-door, five-passenger 2018 BMW 5 Series. The 2018 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo (GT) hatchback review is covered separately.
Exterior Changes & 2018 BMW 5 Series Interior Redesign
Standard accessories and features offered for the BMW 528i include heated auto-dimming mirrors, adaptive and automatic xenon headlights, vehicle driver-selectable settings, 17” wheels, driver and passenger memory settings, cruise control, a sunroof, LED accent lights, a rear folding 60/40-split seat, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, LED foglights, and automatic dual-zone cruise control.
Technologies offered include a navigation system, 20GB of digital music storage, HD and satellite radio, BMW emergency services, voice controls, a 10.2” display, dual USB ports, an auxiliary audio jack, a 12-speaker sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, and the iDrive interface.
Both the 535d and the 535i, besides offering more agile engines, throw in a leather upholstery and 18” wheels to the list of BMW 528i features and technologies.
Upgrading to the BMW 550i trim model further adds a 16-speaker premium sound system, a satellite radio, passenger and driver memory settings, 14-way multi-contour front seats, a power trunk, keyless entry and ignition, rear and front parking sensor, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
Of course plenty of packages such as Cold Weather, Premium, Luxury Seating, Driver Assistance, Driver Assistance Plus, and Dynamic Handling, and options are expected. However, the precise details are lacking but we’ll sure get them before its release date and post them here for you.
2018 BMW 5 Series Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2018 BMW 528i is a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine mated to a standard automatic eight-speed transmission system. The system is then tasked with the responsibility of forwarding the power generated – 240 hp and 260 lbs. ft. of torque to either the standard rear-wheel drive or the optional AWD – connoted xDrive.
Next up is the BMW 535i model that comes with an inline-6 turbocharged 3.0L engine rated at 300 hp and 300 pounds-feet of torque. Powering the BMW 535d diesel is an inline-6 turbocharged 3.0L engine rated at 255 horsepower and 413 pounds-feet of torque.
Finally, the BMW 550i model gets the powerful turbocharged 4.4L V8, that according to BMW, has the capability of offering a healthy 445 horsepower and 480 pounds-feet of torque, here, EPA says you should expect 17/25/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the RWD, and 16/25/19 mpg with the four-wheel drive.
2018 BMW 5 Series Release Date & Coupe Price
While also expected to be offered on lease terms, the new 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan is expected to cost an MSRP beginning from $50,200, and $7,000 more for the 5 Series Diesel Wagon. Its release date should be expected sometime during the 2nd Q of next year, at least according to multiple sources.
Wheelbase: 116.9 in
Length: 193.4 in
Width: 73.2 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 3814 lbs
Top Speed: 147 mph
0-60: 5,6 sec
MPG: 26/38 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Azurite Black Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Cashmere Silver Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Citrin Black Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
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