With this redesigned 2017 BMW 5 Series continues its latest trend of leaning toward luxury at the expense of Sport. While that might seem an odd move for BMW our first impression of the new 530i xDrive, is that it's one of the most satisfying midsize luxury sedans on the market.
It doesn't hurt that engine powers up the 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder in the 530i now makes 248 horsepower. While the 3-liter turbo 6-cylinder in the 540i is rated at 335 horsepower both engines come mated to a slick shifting 8-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive comes standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. To other models are on their way later this year a 530 plug-in hybrid and the M 550i xDrive. Which pumps out in impressive 456 horsepower from its turbocharged v8? The 530 is turbo four doesn't deliver quite that level of explosiveness, but there's more than enough power on hand for merging and passing situations. We haven't completed our fuel mileage testing yet but the EPA rates they all wheel drive 530i at 27 miles per gallon combined which is frugal for the class.
The suspension feels slightly softer than what we're used to in BMW. but it's unfazed by pretty much any bump the road throws its way. BMW made the cabin impressively silent with hardly any wind or road noise and even the engine seems to be wrapped in silk. Handling is calm and composed but the car isn't as eager to attack corners as a Jaguar XF. The standard front sport seats are superb they have 16 ways power adjustment including four-way lumbar along with adjustable side bolsters. The cushions are firm yet comfy, just the ticket for all-day road trips. Most controls are easy to use including the eye drive infotainment system which features a 10.2 inch touchscreen. We’re big fans of the optional head-up display; it projects current speed as well as audio, phone, navigation and some driver assistance information on to the windshield. We’re not as enamored with the optional gesture control system, it lets you make motions with your finger, to adjust audio volume and perform some phone functions. but we found ourselves taking our eyes off the road more to make sure it actually performed the requested tasks. It’s easier and safer to use steering wheel controls although the front passenger might enjoy playing with the system. 2017 BMW 5 series is also available with a Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless phone charges, as well as a 3d remote view which allows the owner to check in and see what's happening with the vehicle outside via cell phone app.
A dizzying array of active safety systems are available many of which are part of the $ 1400 driver assistance plus package. This includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, daytime pedestrian detection, blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert. The $ 1700 driver assistance plus two packages brings adaptive cruise control, active lane-keeping assistance, evasion aid and front cross traffic alert. But getting all these features requires springing for the $ 1800 driving assistance package. While this fast this includes a rear-view camera, active parking assist and the head-up display. BMW should at least make forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking as standard equipment, especially in a car just starts at over $ 50,000.
2017 BMW 5 Series Price
Opting for all these packages plus extra amenities such as a temporary spare tire, apple carplay and a Harman Kardon sound system to make the 2017 BMW 5 series pretty expensive the total price of our 530i xDrive came to $ 65,210 dollars. Take away those packages and you'd still have an agreement comfortable quiet and thoroughly enjoyable BMW 5-series. It’s just no longer than nimble athlete of the segment that it once was, perhaps it has grown up with its customers. Thanks for reading 2017 BMW 5 Series Sedan Gas Mileage, Redesign, Changes.
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