2018 BMW 5 Series Review

The 2018 BMW 5 Series is fast, comfortable and overflowing with technology.

The 2018 BMW 5 Series lives up to the expectations set by its forebears. There's an engine for nearly every taste, and the car's handling capabilities are fundamentally sound. Factor in the 5 Series' latest tech and safety features, and you've got a prime pick for a midsize luxury sedan.
BMW redesigned its 5 Series last year, giving the car updated styling and a bit more interior room without increasing weight. This year brings more changes, too. The 2018 5 Series has three new powertrain options: a plug-in hybrid (530e), a six-cylinder diesel engine (540d) and a twin-turbo V8 (M550i) that puts the car very close to BMW M5 territory. We were already fans of the base 530i and the 540i, so these additions carry an added benefit, whether it be the efficiency of the 530e and the 540d or the muscular power of the M550i.

On the technology front, BMW continues to push the envelope, offering wireless Apple CarPlay integration, natural language voice recognition, and even a cool 3-D simulation of your car from the outside (you have to see to believe) by using the optional surround-view cameras. And as far as modern driver assist aids go, BMW's are among the best.
Of course, there are other luxury sedans you should consider, including the Audi A6, the Lexus GS and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. We think highly of the 5 Series within this group, though, and it earns a solid recommendation.

what's new
Three new 5 Series variants join the lineup for 2018: the 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, the 540d xDrive six-cylinder diesel, and the range-topping M550i xDrive with its turbocharged V8. The 5 Series also gets some minor shuffling of options and packages this year.

we recommend
You'll very likely be content with the power from the 530i, but the extra power and more engaging sound of BMW's turbocharged six-cylinder make the 540i the 5 Series worth paying a little more for. In either case, we think the Driver Assistance Plus package, which adds a number of active safety features, is a must-have. We'd also add the Premium package to get keyless entry, heated seats and hands-free trunk opening.

trim levels & features
The 2018 BMW 5 Series is a five-passenger sedan available in five trim levels, all with different powertrains. The 530i (248 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque) and the 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (248 hp, 310 lb-ft) are powered by variants of BMW's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Next are two six-cylinders: The 540i (335 hp, 332 lb-ft) gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, and the 540d (261 hp, 457 lb-ft) has a 3.0-liter inline-six diesel. At the top of the range is the M550i with its turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (456 hp, 480 lb-ft). BMW's all-wheel drive, called xDrive, is an option on the 530i, the 530e and the 540i. It's standard on the 540d and the M550i. An eight-speed automatic is standard across the board.

trim tested
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 BMW 530i (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | RWD).

driving
If the driving experience is truly important to you, then the 530i is a sedan to consider. With the exception of upgraded brakes, this BMW doesn't rely on sheer horsepower or road grip to sling it around corners. What you get instead is a package that feels extremely well-rounded, which is better.

comfort
The 530i is a supremely comfortable car with impressive climate control features, highly adjustable and massaging seats, and a whisper-quiet, soft-riding cabin. The only issue we had with the climate system is its capacity to keep us properly chilled.

interior
The 530i's cabin is an excellent place to spend time as long as you aren't a tall rear passenger. The controls are as easy as they can be, but the countless functions take time to learn. Climbing in and out is a breeze, and between the camera aids and windows, there's no worry about blind spots.

utility
The 530i has a fairly generous trunk with flexible cargo configurations thanks to the 40/20/40-split folding rear seat. In-cabin storage has improved over previous years, and the car seat anchors are easily accessible. The amount of backseat space is the only concern for larger car seats.

technology
BMW is a technology juggernaut and one of the more aggressive manufacturers when it comes to innovative features. Most of them are useful, while some are cool parlor tricks, but we appreciate them all. But iDrive's character recognition may be getting too smart for its own good.
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Comments

    • KING TECHNO
      KING TECHNO

      the E34 and E39 5 series will always be better then this shit

      about 1 day ago
    • Rishi Naik
      Rishi Naik

      I wish to have 5series ans A6 infront of my house

      about 1 day ago
    • Duck Tape
      Duck Tape

      Felt more like a sponsored review (I.e. an advertisement) than an objective review.

      about 4 days ago
    • zeus khalil
      zeus khalil

      Reminds me of the 7 series 1998 front which was the sexiest

      about 5 days ago
    • Brian O’Callaghan
      Brian O’Callaghan

      Better than Audi for sure

      about 6 days ago
    • Happy_vibes222
      Happy_vibes222

      I wanted to like the video twice!

      about 14 days ago
    • Young Jun Kwon
      Young Jun Kwon

      It will eventually break down.

      about 21 day ago
    • aayan goverski
      aayan goverski

      It’s a really nice car. It’s so fast and sporty. BMW has done a really good job and I’m sure that this car will get very popular soon

      about 25 days ago
    • mounir dalina55
      mounir dalina55

      M'y Dream Cars BMW

      about 28 days ago
    • Jai M
      Jai M

      2017 5 series.. not 2019

      about 29 days ago
    • Proteus Duxbury
      Proteus Duxbury

      who here owns this car cus i do

      about 1 month ago
    • Dziki Skurwiel Czernidła i Wody
      Dziki Skurwiel Czernidła i Wody

      Maybe in my dreams... :(

      about 1 month ago
    • Vadik Lubezh
      Vadik Lubezh

      side mirrors in the right place

      about 1 month ago
    • GAURAV dwivedi
      GAURAV dwivedi

      i love this car its my love u will be mine soon

      about 1 month ago
    • tee2701
      tee2701

      nice car but nothing change much but technology this car basically sells itself like Mercedes and Audi.

      about 1 month ago
    • David Monroy
      David Monroy

      Looks very old compared to Tesla.

      about 1 month ago
    • pravyoo
      pravyoo

      So is there a give away contest for this car??😜

      about 1 month ago
    • M4 Music
      M4 Music

      it is nothing in front of my rolls-royce ghost i didn't likeeee its . its a failure

      about 1 month ago
    • AkA The Goat Ball
      AkA The Goat Ball

      Ahhh. Tbe kind of car that makes whites show thier true colors and say something like a black mans wish. Well this black man makes more money than you 😂 Think about that.

      about 1 month ago
    • TheCruth Games
      TheCruth Games

      I love you BMW

      about 2 months ago
    • 송성현
      송성현 In reply to TheCruth Games

      BMW doesn't love you

      about 2 months ago
    • orlando124431
      orlando124431

      Who the fuck is Chris Brown?? And this is totally a paid ad by bmw

      about 2 months ago
    • Esmsja Aeaendnsn
      Esmsja Aeaendnsn

      How much does it cost please tell me

      about 2 months ago
    • BMW /// alpina B7
      BMW /// alpina B7

      Bmw❤😍

      about 2 months ago
    • Ciprian Dascalu
      Ciprian Dascalu

      I think the technology in the new 5 series is amazing, but I still like the looks of the E60 5 series better, in my opinion the design is just better in every way.

      about 2 months ago
    • alfa zentro
      alfa zentro In reply to Ciprian Dascalu

      Correct. Unfortunately, most bimmer fans can't see that the newer design are too ordinary for any non fan to be converted. I own a 1998 e39 528 and an e60 530i of 2008. While the e39 is more reliable and better built, the e60 is simply the most beautiful and uncompromising bmw design ever. Thats why the e60 out sold other luxury brands for 10 years.

      about 26 days ago
    • rudy torres
      rudy torres

      They've had an ugly shifter for like 12 years... - _-

      about 2 months ago
    • HER TELDEN ÜÇBİN BİR ÇEŞİT
      HER TELDEN ÜÇBİN BİR ÇEŞİT

      Bana hediye edecek yok mu?

      about 2 months ago
    • Cristi Frent
      Cristi Frent

      Number one. Probably!

      about 2 months ago
    • Cristi Frent
      Cristi Frent In reply to Cristi Frent

      BMW 5 series is the Best car in my opinion.

      about 2 months ago
    • Ade putrama
      Ade putrama

      This is my dream car

      about 3 months ago
    • bourhail abd raouf
      bourhail abd raouf

      bmw 2019 !!!!! = 2013 + 2014 +2015+2016+2017+2018 !!!!! -- _--

      about 3 months ago
    • Gabriel Sanchez
      Gabriel Sanchez

      One thing I’ve always loved about Bimmers is the Drivers seat display, it feels like you’re in a fighter jet. All the controls are within reach, all the lights on the dash make it look amazing at night..

      about 3 months ago