2017 BMW 5 Series on sale in Australia from $93,900


All the engines in the 5 Series Sedan line-up belong to the newly developed, modular BMW EfficientDynamics family of power units. BMW TwinPower Turbo technology imbues all the members of the family with outstanding performance combined with exceptional efficiency.

While standard features in the base-model offering will include 18” alloy wheels, Dakota leather upholstery, electric front seats, 10.25” touchscreen, and head-up display.

BMW’s new Driving Assistant Plus system offers first-in-class autonomous features including cross-traffic and crossroad warning, surround view, panorama view and remote parking assistance. The all-new iDrive system also brings the infotainment system into a new realm of connectivity.

But in our experience, it couldn’t reliably follow lane markers even on a freshly laid road. Not ready for primetime we’d say. Certainly not a safety feature, only a driver assistant. You shouldn’t take your hands off the wheel, even though it does, for several long seconds, allow you to before it starts to warn you then finally, if you still don’t resume steering, stop the car.


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