2016 BMW 5 Series: A Model for Every Driver

Not only does the 5 Series offer a wide variety of trim levels and model builds that will certainly make it one of the most active and enjoyable cars on the market, but it continues to be one of the best driving cars to enjoy, allowing you to take full advantage of the amazing amount of awesome features and the luxury you expect to find in any BMW model.  Certainly you will see some cars on the market that have one or two features better, but with the 5 Series you get the whole package in an athletic form that can easily be your favorite new ride.

Driving is not always all about the power, but if that is what you want the M5 is available, but at the base model there is plenty of power and performance to be admired.  You can enjoy a wide range of choices with this car and some great new features that have been added for 2016.  These new items include a power tailgate, a Harman/Kardon Surround Sound audio system which his standard on the 550i along with an improved Bluetooth connectivity and USB connection.

When you get behind the wheel of your new BMW 5 Series you are stepping into a car that offers the most in performance for you to love.  The 5 Series is a rear-wheel drive beauty that is dynamic and easy to love, but you can also have the xDrive, which is BMW’s version of the all-wheel drive system and you have the added control you want, especially if you have chosen to move up the power platform to have more driving excitement in your car.  Along with the drivability the 5 Series has an amazing suspension and steering system which allow the car to be one of the most active and engaging drives you can have on the road or track.

The 5 Series shows up with no fewer than six different powertrains for you to select from.  At the base model you get a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine which comes in the 528i.  This engine offers 240 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque which gives you a fuel mileage of 23 city/34 hwy mpg for the RWD version and 22 city/34 hwy mpg for the AWD model.  Next up is the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that is placed in the 535i and 535i GT.  This will bring in 300 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque.  With this you receive a fuel mileage that ranges from 18 city/26 hwy mpg for the GT AWD up to 20 city/31 hwy mpg for the automatic RWD model.

The two power plants that are using different systems are the hybrid and diesel versions.  First is the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder hybrid that is in the ActiveHybrid 5 and offers 300 horsepower along with 300 lb.-ft. of torque.  This hybrid allows you to have power and fuel mileage which comes in at 23 city/30 hwy mpg.  The diesel engine is the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder diesel engine in the 535d.  This allows you to have 255 horsepower and 413 lb.-ft. of torque to enjoy a fuel mileage of 26 city/38 hwy mpg for the RWD version and 26 city/37 hwy mpg for the AWD models.

At the top of the power platforms the first V8 is a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged engine in the 550i and 550i GT.  This engine offers up 445 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque which shows up with plenty of power and a fuel number of 16 city/24 hwy mpg on the AWD GT at the low end and 17 city/24 hwy mpg for the RWD model at the top end.  Finally, on the M5 you get a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that is tuned to the massive 560 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft. of torque to give you the most power to fully enjoy.

Looking at the features you get to enjoy in your 5 Series the base 528i model comes with a navigation system, a moonroof, xenon headlights, automatic climate control, a ten-speaker audio system with HD Radio, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels and leatherette upholstery.  Moving up to the 535i you add the real leather upholstery as standard fare along with a rearview camera.  All BMW models receive the Ultimate Service package which includes four years/50,000 miles of scheduled maintenance included at no additional cost.

Because this is a car you can add what you want to it there are some great options to choose from.  This list includes 20-way climate controlled front seats with massage function, a hands free trunk opener, full LED lights, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, a rear seat entertainment system, lane departure warnings, active cruise control, a bird’s eye view camera system and a full host of performance upgrades to really make your 5 Series a lot of fun to drive.

When you take a look at the 5 Series you will see a car you recognize that has an attractive wide stance that is perfect for driving.  With a front that features the twin kidney grill and some great lines the car looks and feel like a great BMW, which it is.  On the inside you will be treated to a driver oriented position from which you can control the car and have a great ride.  Everyone will be comfortable inside the 5 Series which is an amazing place to have a ride down the road, especially with all the features offered to enjoy on the car.

Looking to the pricing of this car you see the 528i come in at $51,000 to start while the 535i will begin at $56,500.  The 550i begins at $67,000 while the M5 can run you $96,000 for the base model.  Looking to some body variations the Gran Turismo will start at $62,000 and the price will only go up from there.  Certainly if you are shopping in this market you are going to pay for the car you will buy, but the 5 Series is one of the most feature laden luxury sedans on the market that will make your driving experience much better than before.

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