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2020 BMW 5-Series: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - April 1, 2019

Model Preview

The BMW 5-Series received its last redesign in 2017, which brought in some evolutionary changes that included new to-the-grill headlights, a larger grille, and reworked front and rear ends. Though this redesign was not comprehensive, we expect the 2020 BMW 5-Series to hit showrooms as a carryover model.

As a carryover model, we expect no outward changes to the 2020 BMW 5-Series. This means the same extended headlights and larger grille that arrived with the evolutionary redesign in 2017 would carry on. The same goes for the inside as we expect the roomy and more daring 5-Series cabin to remain the same with its sprawling premium materials, contrasting colors, available quilted upholstery, and more.

Since there are no visual changes we also expect no updates to the 5-Series’ long list of features. If this is the case, look for it to come standard with 17-inch wheels, a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, leatherette upholstery, an 8.8-inch digital gauge cluster, a 10.2-inch infotainment system, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and much more.

We also expect no changes under the hood of the 2020 BMW 5-Series. If this is the case, look for the 2020 5-Series to come with a plethora of four-, six-, and eight-cylinder powerplants, starting with the 530i and its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that will pump out 248 horsepower.

One notch up will be the 530e, which will combine a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor to produce 248 hp. Moving up to the 540i, buyers will get a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that will produce 335 hp. At the top of the range will be the M550i xDrive and its 456-hp twin-turbo V8 engine. All BMW 5-Series models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and we expect this to continue in 2020.

BMW 5-Series

Thanks to “Good” scores in every crash test, a “Superior” rating in front-crash prevention, and a “Good” headlight rating, the current 5-Series is an IIHS Top Safety Pick +. What’s more, with a list of standard safety equipment that includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitors, and lane-departure warnings, buyers do not have to check any boxes to get the highest safety ratings. We expect the features and ratings to carry into the 2020 BMW 5-Series unchanged.

Pricing & Release Date

There is no official release date for the 2020 BMW 5-Series, but based on previous release dates, we expect a fall 2019 on-sale time.

Pricing also remains uncertain, but with no changes coming, we expect its MSRP to remain close to the current model’s price range of $54,395 to $75,445 (destination fees included).

The 2020 BMW 5-Series will compete with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, and Jaguar XF.

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Pictured: 2019 5-Series

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