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2019 BMW 5-Series: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - March 16, 2018

Model Preview

Over the past year, the BMW 5-Series underwent a bit of a model shakeup, as Bimmer introduced the 530e iPerformance and the M550i xDrive to the lineup. With the dust still settling from this movement, we expect no notable changes when the 2019 5-Series hits showrooms.

At this time, we expect no changes to the BMW 5-Series’ looks. This shouldn’t come as much of a shock, as the midsize sedan just went through a huge redesign -- huge in BMW terms, at least -- in 2017. This brought in a larger body, sharper styling, and a new platform. The interior also went through a big change, gaining new looks and 1.2 inches of extra rear leg room.

With the looks carrying on, we also expect no changes to the 5er’s standard features. If this proves to be the case, look for it to include 17-inch wheels, a moonroof, dual-zone climate control, an 8.8-inch digital instrument cluster, LED headlights leatherette upholstery, a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and tons more.

We expect the 2019 5-Series to roll in with the same plethora of powertrain options as before. For reference, the base 530 comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that cranks out 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

2018 BMW 5-Series

Moving into the 530e adds an electric motor to a slightly de-tuned 2.0-liter engine for a total output of 248 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Next up is the 540 with its 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder that produces 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque.

Diesel lovers can snag the 540d xDrive and its turbocharged six-cylinder that produces 261 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. And finally, there's the big-daddy 550 with its 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 that injects 456 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque.

Safety capabilities are strong in the current 5-Series, thanks to its Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS. Remember, though, the highest rating comes only with the optional Frontal Collision Warning with Extended Collision Mitigation that’s part of the Driver Assistance Plus II package. We expect this to all remain the same in 2019.

Pricing & Release Date

There is no official word on the 2019 5-Series’ arrival on showroom floors, but we expect to see it in the late summer of 2018.

Given there are no changes in store, we expect pricing to remain similar to the 2018 5-Series, which starts from $53,645 and tops out at $74,895 (destination fees included).

The 2019 5-Series’ competition will include the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Audi A6, and the Cadillac CTS.

Learn about the current 5-Series on sale now »

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2018 BMW 5-Series

2018 BMW 5-Series

2018 BMW 5-Series

2018 BMW 5-Series

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