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The 2020 BMW 5-Series mid-size sedan ranks as the standard-bearer of the German automaker's lineup. It delivers a satisfying blend of performance, luxury, and comfort.

Standard equipment has been enhanced for the 2020 model year, led by a more powerful engine for the M550i xDrive model. A larger battery pack goes into the hybrid 530e xDrive sedan. Comfort Access entry/start system is now standard on lower trim levels.

As before, the 5-Series is available in 530e, 530i, 540i, M550i, and M5 configurations. Base 530i sedans use a 248-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine. Stepping up a notch, the 2020 540i unleashes a turbo-6 that makes 335 hp and 331 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration to 60 mph takes about five seconds.

The M550i xDrive and the M5 both use a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8. In the M550i, the V-8 generates 523 horsepower-an increase of 67 hp. The M550i can now reach 60 mph in a snappy 3.6 seconds. Under an M5 hood, V-8 output reaches 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. An even more potent V-8 goes into the M5 Competition.

BMW continues to offer a plug-in hybrid sedan, mating the turbo-4 engine with an electric motor and battery pack, yielding 248 horsepower. The 530e can travel about 20 miles on electric power alone.

All-wheel drive costs an additional $2,300 on every model except the M550i and M5, where it's standard.

Safety features abound, but crash-test scores are incomplete. The NHTSA has not tested the current 5-Series. The IIHS has not evaluated the 2020 model, but gave the 2019 5-Series “Good” ratings in every instrumented test.

With an optional Lighting Package installed, including adaptive LED headlights, the 5-Series earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS. Standard headlights were rated “Marginal.” Frontal crash prevention was deemed “Superior.”

Every 5-Series gets active-safety features that include automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warnings, lane-departure warnings, and blind-spot monitors.
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The 2020 BMW 5-Series mid-size sedan ranks as the standard-bearer of the German automaker's lineup. It delivers a satisfying blend of performance, luxury, and comfort.

Standard equipment has been enhanced for the 2020 model year, led by a more powerful engine for the M550i xDrive model. A larger battery pack goes into the hybrid 530e xDrive sedan. Comfort Access entry/start system is now standard on lower trim levels.

As before, the 5-Series is available in 530e, 530i, 540i, M550i, and M5 configurations. Base 530i sedans use a 248-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine. Stepping up a notch, the 2020 540i unleashes a turbo-6 that makes 335 hp and 331 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration to 60 mph takes about five seconds.

The M550i xDrive and the M5 both use a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8. In the M550i, the V-8 generates 523 horsepower-an increase of 67 hp. The M550i can now reach 60 mph in a snappy 3.6 seconds. Under an M5 hood, V-8 output reaches 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. An even more potent V-8 goes into the M5 Competition.

BMW continues to offer a plug-in hybrid sedan, mating the turbo-4 engine with an electric motor and battery pack, yielding 248 horsepower. The 530e can travel about 20 miles on electric power alone.

All-wheel drive costs an additional $2,300 on every model except the M550i and M5, where it's standard.

Safety features abound, but crash-test scores are incomplete. The NHTSA has not tested the current 5-Series. The IIHS has not evaluated the 2020 model, but gave the 2019 5-Series “Good” ratings in every instrumented test.

With an optional Lighting Package installed, including adaptive LED headlights, the 5-Series earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS. Standard headlights were rated “Marginal.” Frontal crash prevention was deemed “Superior.”

Every 5-Series gets active-safety features that include automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warnings, lane-departure warnings, and blind-spot monitors.
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$61,750 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 3.0L I-6
MPG 22 City / 29 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd w/OD
Power 335 @ 5500 rpm
Drivetrain all wheel
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