2024 BMW 5 Series Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

BMW 5 Series Model Overview at Sewickley BMW

BMW 5 Series

Key Features

  • Starting at $57,900 MSRP*
  • Standard 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder (255 HP) with 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes – xDrive all-wheel drive (optional)
  • Standard 12-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Sound System
  • Available full glass Sky Lounge Roof
  • Iconic BMW Kidney Grille with available illumination
  • iDrive 8.5 Operating System featuring enhanced smartphone connectivity with additional microphone, USB connections, and Apple CarPlay™ Compatibility
  • BMW Curved Display, combines 12.3” Digital Instrument Cluster and a 14.9" Central Information Display into one continuous
  • Available hand-made, diamond-cut glass controls

BMW 5 Series

About the BMW 5 Series

Both sophisticated and poised, the BMW 5 Series remains the premier executive sedan for the driver who likes to take charge. Completely redesigned for 2024, the 5 Series remains dedicated to uncompromising driving dynamics and precision handling. Optional xDrive all-wheel drive delivers superior performance across the entire spectrum of weather conditions. For the first time ever, there is an all-electric version of the 5 Series as well. Dubbed the i5 (which we have reviewed separately), this all-electric version looks and feels like a 5 Series, but comes with a powerful and cutting-edge electric drivetrain.

Whether you’re on the road for business or pleasure, you’ll have access to an array of groundbreaking technology features to keep you connected and informed thanks to the standard BMW iDrive 8.5 Operating System. A collection of groundbreaking driver-assistive safety features deliver greater confidence on the roadways. A spacious and tech-forward interior keeps you comfortable for your journey, and the confident yet sleek exterior styling helps the BMW 5 Series stand out from your typical midsize luxury sedan.

What the Critics Say

The new 5 Series offers a double-wishbone front axle and five-link rear axle, which should ensure the model remains at the top of its class for driving dynamics.” — Forbes

Interior dimensions have increased a bit, so there should be plenty of room for adult riders to get comfortable in the front and rear seats of the 5 series, and the cabin looks appropriately deluxe.” — Car & Driver

What’s New for 2024

The 5 Series is all-new for 2024, with a new look and even more of the things that have made the 5 Series such a strong seller generation after generation. Updates to the exterior incorporate more of BMW’s recent design language, including an available illuminated kidney grille. The interior is a bit bigger than the previous generation, but what you’re likely to notice first is the tech. This new 5 Series incorporates BMW’s new Curved Display, which places the 12.3” Digital Instrument Cluster and the 14.9" infotainment touchscreen next to each other, as one continuous curve. It makes for a layout that’s incredibly easy to see and use, and together with the available head-up display, you can focus more on enjoying the driving dynamics for which the 5 Series is understandably famous.

BMW 5 Series Features

BMW 5 Series V8 Engine

Inspired Performance

The BMW 5 Series has long been considered one of the all-time great sport sedans, a sublime combination of power and handling that makes time spent behind the wheel a joy. The 530i is powered by a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. And thanks to advanced turbocharging technology, torque peaks from 1,600 rpm and stays flat all the way up to 4,500 rpm, making the 5 Series feel nimble and responsive. This is helped by the 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes, which comes with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Launch Control, something mostly found on supercars. The 530i comes with standard rear-wheel drive, with xDrive all-wheel drive available as an option. Whichever you choose, the 5 Series will deliver a superb driving experience.

BMW 5 Series Interior

Tech-Focused Interior

Whether you’re trying to escape the hustle and bustle of the workday or simply want to upgrade your surroundings, the premium interior of the BMW 5 Series will not disappoint. Standard power front sport seats are available in your choice of Veganza or fine leather upholstery for maximum comfort. The instrument cluster is now fully digital, consisting of a 12.3-inch screen with a customizable layout. This forms part of the Curved Display, which also incorporates the 14.9-inch infotainment touchscreen, and makes it easy to see and operate all of the car’s functions. More responsive than ever before, the BMW iDrive 8.5 Operating System includes enhanced smartphone connectivity features including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. All of this plays through a standard 12-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Sound System, for a listening experience as incredible as the driving experience in the 5 Series.

BMW 5 Series Smartphone Locking

Advanced Safety & Convenience Features

Simplifying some of life’s challenges and keeping you prepared for the unexpected are two core strengths of the BMW 5 Series. The standard Parking Assistant lets you take the stress out of parking and helps you squeeze your 5 Series into a tight space. Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory allows the vehicle to remember important settings ranging from climate preferences to infotainment presets, configurable for multiple drivers. BMW Assist eCall™ includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification for help when you need it the most. Included with Active Driving Assistant are an array of cutting-edge safety innovations. Examples include Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, and rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Trims & Specs

BMW 530i


  • Starting at $57,900 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder
  • Veganza upholstery or available Extended Merino Leather
  • BMW Remote Services including Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Door Unlock, BMW Connected App, and Concierge Services
  • Curved Display with 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 14.9-inch central information display, and multi-input iDrive 8.5
  • Available Sky Lounge Roof, a full glass panel that span the entire roof

*MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.