2018 BMW 5 Series

2018 BMW 5 Series
2018 BMW 5 Series

2018 BMW 5 Series


Vehicle Highlights

  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The BMW 5-Series is a mid-sized luxury sedan, competing with the Mercedes E-Class, the Audi A6 and the Lexus GS series. Costing upwards of $50,000, the 5-Series offers all the luxury of its various competitors, while giving drivers a significantly sportier driving experience than any of its peers. Handling is and always has been world-class for the line, with powerful engines, sharp steering and a playful chassis. The 5-Series is even offered with an electric-hybrid engine model that achieves extraordinary gas mileage, even while carving corners.

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What's New For 2018

The 5-Series gets number of additions on the heels of complete redesign last year. The Gran Turismo hatch is no longer offered while the lineup expands with the V8 M550i xDrive and 530e hybrid engine. The "e" name change signifies a new, more economical engine that utilizes a 4-cylinder gasoline engine paired with an electric powertrain.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / Unlimited Miles
  • Hybrid Component: 8 Years / 80,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2018 BMW 5 Series

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • BMW Assist eCall Emergency Sos
    • Forward Collision Warning
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • Real-Time Traffic Display
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Satellite Radio Preparation
    • HiFi Sound System
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Streaming Audio
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted Single CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System, External Memory Control and 20 Gb Internal Memory
    • Radio: AM/FM Audio System
  • Exterior Features
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Front Fog Lamps
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Metal-Look Side Windows Trim
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Wheels w/Machined w/Painted Accents Accents
    • Tires: 245/45R18 AS Run-Flat
    • Wheels: 18" x 8" Double-Spoke (Style 634)
  • Interior Features
    • Sport Seats
    • Power Front Seats
    • 12-Way Driver Seat
    • 12-Way Passenger Seat
    • 40-20-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • BMW Online Selective Service Internet Access
    • Sport Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
    • Interior Lock Disable
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • SensaTec Leatherette Upholstery
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 5 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
    • Tracker System
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
    • Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Lumbar Support
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 5 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo
    • Transmission: STEPTRONIC Automatic w/Shift Paddles
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • 3.23 Axle Ratio
    • Regenerative Alternator
    • 90-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 12.1 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Dark Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
    • Lithium Ion Traction Battery w/3.5 kW Onboard Charger and 2 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - 4-Wheel Disc
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 14.6
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.6
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.5
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/122
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 248 @ 4000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 310
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 117.1
    • Length, Overall (in) - 194.6
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.5
    • Height, Overall (in) - 58.4
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 63.1
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 64.2
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 12.1
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 98.8
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38.8
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 58.7
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.5
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 36.5
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.9
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 29
    • EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined (N/A) - 72
    • Battery Range (mi) - 16
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 39.5
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - BMW 5 Series
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P245/45HR18
    • Front Tire Size - P245/40HR19
    • Front Tire Size - P245/40YR19
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/45HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/40HR19
    • Rear Tire Size - P275/35YR19
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - 2TE
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.71
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.14
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.11
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.67
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.28
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.29
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.23
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Mid-Size Cars
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4266
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 9
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum

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Available Colors

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  • Almandine Brown Metallic Alpine White Atlas Cedar Metallic Azurite Black Metallic Black Sapphire Metallic Bluestone Metallic Carbon Black Metallic Cashmere Silver Metallic Champagne Quartz Metallic Dark Graphite Metallic Glacier Silver Metallic Imperial Blue Metallic Jatoba Brown Metallic Jet Black Mediterranean Blue Metallic Mineral White Metallic Rhodonite Silver Metallic
  • Almandine Brown Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Atlas Cedar Metallic
  • Azurite Black Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Bluestone Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Cashmere Silver Metallic
  • Champagne Quartz Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Imperial Blue Metallic
  • Jatoba Brown Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Rhodonite Silver Metallic

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The BMW 5 Series has been re-engineered. The 530i and 540i got a new chassis for 2017 that was longer by 1.2 inches for more rear legroom, lighter by 120 pounds by using more aluminum, and stiffer for better handling by using more high-strength steel. For 2018, the upgrade of the line continues with two new models: the 530e iPerformance, a plug-in hybrid, and the all-wheel-drive M550i xDrive, approaching the performance of the vaunted M5.

The BMW 530i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four with direct injection, making 248 horsepower, while the 540i is powered by a 3.0-liter inline six with direct injection, making 335 hp. Direct injection, which sprays fuel mixed with oxygen into the combustion chambers for efficiency, came with the engines in 2017.

The four-cylinder in the 530i is refined and rarely feels pressed, capable of accelerating from zero to sixty in about six seconds, about the same as a Mercedes E-Class, Audi A6, or Volvo S90.

The turbo six in the 540i shoots it from zero to sixty in less than five seconds.

Thanks to the torque of its electric powertrain, the new 530e is as quick in a straight line as the 530i; but it’s 600 pounds heavier, weight that can be felt in the handling. It’s powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder that’s mated to a 9.2-kilowatt-hour battery and electric motor, making a combined 248 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. We got some seat time in a 530e around Chicago, and found that it got about 16 miles of all-electric range. The transitions between electric and gas power are seamless.

There’s one transmission for these models, an excellent eight-speed automatic.

BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive is available with all three models.

The new M550i xDrive is powered by a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 making 456 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque, and can accelerate from zero to sixty in less than four seconds.

The 5 Series models’ active safety systems, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and self-steering, work well, but cost about five grand. It will steer itself down the highway for 30 seconds. It will also veer and correct itself, when the sensors misjudge something, a problem with most cars that steer themselves.

The 530i is EPA-rated at 24/34 mpg City/Highway, or 27 mpg Combined, on Premium gasoline. 530i xDrive gets the same Combined mileage. The 540i is rated 20/30/24 mpg. Even the M550i xDrive is expected to get 19 mpg Combined.

The 530e is rated at 29 mpg Combined, or 72 MPGe, using the range of a full battery, in electric mode. The battery can be recharged in under three hours using the 7.2-kw onboard charger.


The 530i and 530e plug-in hybrid are priced the same ($52,400), and with government incentives the hybrid would be less. The 540i is $57,500, and the M550i xDrive is $73,400. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.) xDrive raises the price by $2300.

Standard equipment in the 530i and 540i includes leatherette upholstery, automatic climate control, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, navigation, Bluetooth, 18-inch wheels with run-flat tires.

BMW’s options, now called tiers, drive the price up dramatically. A rearview camera is optional, part of a driver assistance package that includes a head-up display. Adaptive cruise control, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking are optional. As are Bowers & Wilkins audio, Apple CarPlay wireless, smart cold weather package with heated seats front and rear, surround-view camera, touchscreen key, and remote parking feature.


For 2017, the 5 Series got more aerodynamic, with a sharper nose and tapered sides. Bigger grille and headlamps, and two corner air intakes and a large center scoop. Behind the grille are shutters that open or close depending on the temperature of the engine coolant.

The profile resembles the 7 Series, with its own character lines, under the rear windows. It has LED taillamps and an aggressive bumper with two chrome exhaust tips.


The cabin is quiet and refined, as one expects from a BMW, with high-quality materials including a sound-deadening headliner. The standard leatherette upholstery that BMW calls SensaTec is nice. The available multi-contour seats, with adjustable bolstering and long leg cushions, are tops for luxury midsize sedans.

Among the expensive leather choices, the softest is Nappa, available with a massage function. The leather colors and combinations can be extreme, while the contrast stitching, quilting, and piping can look busy. We liked the Night Blue, and the Mocha too, but the quilting steals all subtlety.

Good headroom and legroom in the rear, and the trunk capacity is a huge 18.7 cubic feet.

When it comes to high-tech electronics, BMW trails rivals like Mercedes and Volvo; which isn’t all bad because at least the 5 Series doesn’t present a wall of screens like the Mercedes E-Class. A 10.2-inch touchscreen sits on top of the dashboard, with its crisp integrated display dominating the instrumentation. Good app integration and easy transition between functions. There’s also an 8.0-inch LED instrument cluster.

Driving Impressions

The engines feel good. With its strong 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, the 2.0-liter turbo four in the 530i doesn’t feel like a four-cylinder, nor does it accelerate like one. It’s smooth and always there.

He 3.0-liter inline six turbo is smoother and faster, with 335 horsepower and 335 pound-feet of torque. It does zero to sixty in 4.7 seconds, with all-wheel drive to get it off the line without wheelspin. The 540i used to come with a V8, but this inline six turbo with direct injection makes the V8 a dinosaur.

With such a good eight-speed automatic transmission, a manual transmission isn’t missed. It has paddle shifters, but we didn’t use them much because the transmission’s shift logic was spot-on. And we almost never say that.

The electric power steering is good although there’s a dead spot on center, in Comfort mode (the default mode). But generally the 5 Series corners flat, composed, and without drama, with its standard suspension. Available adaptive dampers turn the 5 Series into an athlete.

But the optional rear-wheel steering, which BMW calls Integral Active Steering, brings some drama. It counter-steers the rear wheels at low speeds to tighten turning, in parking lots for example, and that part makes life easy. But at high speeds, it quickens the turn-in to corners, which we found unnerving, like the rear end was skating through turns. The steering doesn’t feel linear or natural on curvy roads, leading the driver to have to make small mid-corner corrections. By the same token, it makes a sudden high-speed maneuver more stable. Think of dodging something that falls off a truck on the freeway.

Three drive modes offer simple adjustment: Normal, Comfort and Sport. Comfort isn’t too soft and Sport isn’t too firm; even with hard run-flat tires, the ride on rough pavement isn’t harsh. Sport adds some weight to the steering, which is especially felt with the optional and thick M Sport steering wheel. The optional M Sport brakes reduce stopping distances, but they’re very expensive, and a race track is the only place they might be needed.

As for the 530 iPerformance plug-in hybrid, the steering is slower because of the extra weight, which is felt in cornering and weight transfer. You can’t get rear-wheel steering in the 530e, so no worries about making it worse. But you can get adaptive dampers, which have a sport-plus setting that’s as firm as the suspension gets, but it still wasn’t jarring on most roads.


The 5 Series offers outstanding powertrains, with a turbocharged four-cylinder and turbocharged inline six that are fast, smooth and fuel-efficient for a midsize luxury car; and an eight-speed automatic that’s about perfect. The suspension might need the optional adaptive dampers to be there for the most aggressive cornering, but the standard suspension is still excellent. The problem is the base price, and the cost of options. As for the 530e plug-in hybrid, we’re not sold, even at the same price. Only 2 mpg more, for too many unknowns.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

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Base Vehicle

The base vehicle is the vehicle before any optional equipment or destination fees have been added. All of the standard features are included in the base vehicle.


This is the total charge for all optional equipment included in the configuration of your virtual vehicle. The Options charge varies depending on whether it is calculated based on the Factory Invoice or MSRP. Options are not included in the base vehicle price and are not considered standard features.

Regional Fees

A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.


Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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