Review of the 2020 BMW 5 Series

January 21st, 2021 by

Overview

The BMW 5 Series takes one of the top spots in the mid-size luxury sedans that offer speed with comfort. They are a super reliable daily ride that we can also take to the track. The roots of the m5 series go back to the BMW motorsports division, with some tweaks from Lamborghini as well. Turbo comes standard in these, and with a variable drivetrain, we can shift from an all-wheel-drive to sporty and more fun rear-wheel drive that can go 0 to 60 in less than 3.2 seconds. Despite having a motorsports background, the m5 tilts more towards the luxury side of the spectrum.

Features and specs

In this review, when it comes to safety features offered in the 2020 BMW 5 Series, they are top-notch. The BMW 5 Series won the Top Safety pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for highway safety, which goes even further in the newer models. Some safety features include automatic braking during emergencies with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring that helps detect objects that do not appear in mirrors, and rear cross-traffic alerts. Plus, forward collision warning is an active protection system that’s part of BMW’s active driving assistant that prepares the car before impact.

Updated features also include adaptive cruise control, parking assist, and a 360-degree camera that provides a top view of the car to navigate through tight spots and see objects that we wouldn’t normally see.

BMW 5 Series vehicles come with cutting-edge technology that gives a sensational driving experience. It comes with the power-adjustable front seats, optional front ventilated seats, optional multi-contour front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, sunroof, adaptive led headlights, dynamic handling, and much more. We have tons of stock of these vehicles and many others. View the pre-owned inventory of our vehicles here.

With the luxury, sport, and premium packages, we get options like high-performance adaptive suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, spoiler, remote start, power trunk lid, heated front, and rear seats, sporty exterior styling, a heads-up display, 19-20 inch rims, with a wide 296.8 cm wheelbase, coupled with technology and adaptive changes. Thus, comes great handling and more stability through corners.

Entertainment specs

With a massive 12.3-inch infotainment system, it’s easy to navigate through the sea of options that are simple and user-friendly. BMW has kept the new design similar to the previous generation in terms of the interface to keep it simple, unlike other competitors that transition to an intimidating and complicated interface. 

We can see a digital gauge cluster display that is also available in premium packages, and we can use the iDrive rotary knob, the touch screen, or various voice commands to navigate. 

Connectivity options include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, alongside other tech features like wireless device charging pad, Bluetooth, navigation, USB ports, voice control, gesture control, Wi-Fi hotspot, and much more.

Mechanical specs

BMW 5 series comes with various engine options that can either take us from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds or 5.8 seconds depending on the engine option and the drivetrain. 

The range has six available engine options:

  • Starting from the base model 530i, we have a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4 that provides us with 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 hybrid, 248 horsepower, and 310 lb-ft of torque (530e).
  • 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-6, 335 horsepower, and 331 lb-ft of torque (540i).
  • 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8, 523 horsepower, and 553 lb-ft of torque (M550i).
  • 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8, 600 horsepower, and 553 lb-ft of torque (M5).
  • 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8, 617 horsepower, and 553 lb-ft of torque (M5 competition).

AWD is optional with the 8-speed automatic transmission, standard in all variants.

Top reasons to buy the vehicle

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. BMW 5 series is a perfect blend of sports and luxury that gives us a safe, fun, and smooth ride with reliability. The limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles. Powertrain warranty also covers 4 years or 50,000 miles. 

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