The BMW 5 Series sedan is all-new for 2017. Arriving first are 4-cylinder 530i and 6-cylinder 540i variants, to be followed by the 530e plug-in hybrid and V8-powered M550i as 2018 BMW 5 Series models. The largely shunned 5 Series Gran Turismo hatchback carries over.
Changes for the 2016 BMW 5 Series are modest. A power tailgate and harman/kardon Surround Sound audio system are now standard on the 550i, while all models receive enhanced USB and Bluetooth.
About BMW 5 Series
The BMW 5 Series enters its seventh generation for 2017, evolving the driving dynamics, premium amenities and stately style that have made it the benchmark among midsize-luxury-sports sedans for over 40 years. As is the norm, this all-new model has more power, less weight and has grown slightly. Just as relevant as the physical is the digital in BMW's executive sedan. Gee-whiz technology such as gesture control that recently debuted in the 7 Series flagship is now in the new 5 Series, and this model introduces cutting-edge features like the ability to park itself, no driver needed. If you still relish the act of driving, take comfort: The 5 Series offers more involvement than a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Lexus GS and Audi A6.