With new engine choices for 2018, the BMW 5 Series should be even more enticing if you’re shopping for a midsize luxury sedan. Whether it’s the latest in technology and safety or just a comfortable and luxurious interior you’re after, the perennially popular 5 Series is sure to satisfy.
BMW redesigned the 5 Series just last year, adding new technology features and a slightly roomier interior. For 2018, BMW adds two new engine choices to this midsize sedan’s repertoire. The 530e iPerformance features BMW’s plug-in hybrid powertrain technology, and offers suitable performance along with the ability to drive about 16 miles on all-electric power before switching over to regular gas hybrid operation. If it’s performance you’re after, you’ll like the new M550i xDrive as it gets a 456-horsepower turbo V8 engine and some other added performance enhancements.
The 5 Series certainly has a lot to offer, but it’s up against stiff competition. Like the 5 Series, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has an exquisite interior and the latest tech. We also suggest the Lexus GS for its very appealing hybrid and performance variants or the Volvo S90 if you want a fresh alternative to the usual picks. Overall, though, the 5 Series is easy to recommend.
The plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance and high-performance M550i xDrive join the 5 Series lineup for 2018.