BMW plans to launch the car in February 2017, before introducing more engine options in April. The German luxury vehicle company has also confirmed how much the 5-Series in its various launch guises will cost, with the basic 520d kicking off from $93,900, the 530i from $109,900, the 530d from $119,900 and the 540i from $136,900. These prices all excluding on-road costs and dealer delivery.
The 5 Series is back. No, it’ll never be what it was, in the good old days, in the fan-boy golden era. Technology and gadgetry have taken over. But in terms of the current competition, the 5 Series is once again a top contender for best-in-class ride and handling.
All in all, there’s a lot to like about the seventh-generation 5-Series. It takes all that was great in the F10 5 Series and enhance it to a new level, both in sportiness and luxury. It achieves that perfect balance between superior driving dynamics and comfort, one that has been previewed by the G11 7 Series. It’s also a proper luxury car, with an interior that finally takes the fight to its competitors.
BMW Australia will also continue to offer the 5-Series in wagon form, which has also yet to make its public debut in this latest generation but is expected to be revealed within the next few months.