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BMW 5 Series 2017 sedan
Trim Shown: 535 Gran Turismo
BMW focused on adding technology and on sharpening the handling of the 2017 5 Series redesign. The midsized luxury sedan is essentially the same size as the outgoing model, but BMW says it's lighter by 220 pounds and the rear seat and the trunk are marginally roomier. Engines include a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 248 hp in the 530i and a 335-hp, 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder in the 540i, both mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional but standard on the V8-powered 550i. A 530e plug-in hybrid goes on sale in April and commands a price premium of just $200 over the 530i. BMW's gesture control, which lets occupants wave their hands to operate certain control functions, is optional. Available active safety systems include forward-collision warning and lane-keep assist.

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
Warranty
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Rust through: 12 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 4 year/unlimited
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (248 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 hybrid (248 hp)
  • 3-liter 6 turbo (335 hp)
  • 4.4-liter V8 turbo (456 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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