The BMW 5 Series executive saloon has been a flagship series of BMW for more than 40 years. The seventh generation of 5 Series is designed at the same platform as the larger 7 Series luxury limousine, so it’s greater than its forerunner and now matches the biggest enemies for space inside it.
BMW 5 series offers tremendous handling as one can hope from any BMW. And what adds to its terrific driving experience is its lightweight. It feels much more nimble than anyone can hope from its hefty external dimensions. And when it comes to refinement, BMW moves forwards in leaps and bounds straight away.
There’s no engine or wind noise while tyre howl is only a problem on shaggy surfaces, sometimes. And what is most fascinating in the BMW 5 series engines is the power. The engine under the roof is vigorous enough to put up with the hindrances of the road, absolutely loving.
The range-topping engine in 5 series is 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine smashing 187bhp plus 400Nm of torque. It’s enough power for a big car like the BMW 5 series and the engine never struggles while cornering.
Being that as it may, the latest BMW 5 series is 100kg lighter than its forerunner. And thanks to the eight-speed automatic transmission that provides you as much performance on the road as you may need.
The new BMW 5 series is upgraded from every angle externally, and there’s absolutely no question at the big size it possesses from inside. If you put BMW 5 series in the rat race for the battle of space, it easily makes contact with Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class and leaves Jaguar XE far more behind.
And what about the boot space in the BMW 5 series? Yeah, it is enhanced much more than it was ever before. Close class benchmarking is the aspect where other rivals finish first in. and still, if you are hoping for more boot space, you can go for BMW 5 series touring estate version, too.
Getting inside the cabin is pretty easy just because of wide opening and once you are inside, you will be finding plenty of leg and headroom for back seat passengers. Same is the case with
Access to the cabin is straightforward thanks to wide-opening doors, and once inside there are bags of head and legroom for rear seat passengers. It’s a similar story up front, where the driver gets a vast range of seat and wheel modification.
BMW has boosted the carrying capacity of the 5 Series, but the 10-litre increase to 530 litres boot isn’t much to jump high about. What’s more, it trails the 540-litre figures claimed by the Mercedes E-Class and Jaguar XF.
The 5 Series stood upstairs in the 2018 Driver Power results, getting the 21st number out of 75. Even though the look, interior and infotainment of the 5 Series are all up to the minute, the mechanicals has been in-depth improved over the last decade.
As any driver wants from any Bimmer, the BMW 5 Series has been designed to be captivating and delightful. However, the car’s handy handling is supported by a bunch of safety systems, including stability control, autonomous emergency braking and adaptive LED brake lights that gleam during an emergency stop.
All versions also get powerful LED headlamps and six airbags. For the most part, BMW 5 series is a well-reputed saloon in terms of fine handling, superb driving experience on the road and terrific power under the bonnet.