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2017 BMW 5 Series pricing and specifications

By Jez Spinks, 13 Dec 2016 Car News

2017 BMW 540i

Price rises aplenty, but more equipment as standard for the new BMW 5 Series.

There are big price hikes of between $11,000 and $19,970 for the seventh-generation BMW 5 Series that reaches Australia in March.

The range starts $13,500 higher with the 520i dropping out to leave the $93,900 520d diesel as the new entry point.

The outgoing 520d costs $82,900, though BMW Australia says standard equipment has been increased extensively across the line-up.

2017 BMW 5 series

BMW quotes a value of $15,500 for features added to the 520d while the four-cylinder petrol 530i gains $16,000 worth of gear over the 528i it replaces. The latter figure also applies to the $119,900 530d six-cylinder turbo diesel, which will substitute for the current 535d that is slightly more expensive ($122,500) though faster and more powerful than the new model.

The six-cylinder petrol BMW 5 Series, the BMW 540i, makes the biggest price jump, rising from the $116,930 of the outgoing 535i to $136,900. BMW, however, says additional value for the 540i amounts to approximately $34,000.

The successor for the mighty BMW M5 performance sedan has yet to be revealed, while BMW Australia will also have the option of two other V8 models featuring all-wheel drive coming later in 2017.

2017 BMW 5 series

The diesel is the 550d xDrive, while another new badge is the M550i – which uses a 340kW twin-turbo V8 to accelerate faster than the current M5. BMW quotes a 0-100km/h time of 4.0 seconds for the M550i.

BMW’s latest 5 Series is slightly bigger than before, though loses up to 100kg courtesy of a new, lighter architecture.

The price rise follows the rival Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which launched here in mid 2016 with increases of around $10,000.

Here’s WhichCar’s easy-glance guide to the 2017 BMW 5 Series launch range.

2017 BMW 5 series

BMW 520d

Price: $93,900
Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel
Power/Torque: 140kW/400Nm
Acceleration (0-100): 7.5 seconds
Fuel consumption (official): 4.3 litres per 100km

Standard equipment highlights
LED headlights
18-inch alloy wheels
Dakota leather seating
Electric front seats
Electrically adjustable steering wheel
10.3-inch touchscreen with navigation
Wireless smartphone charging
Head-up display
Active cruise control with stop/go function
Front cross-traffic warning
Lane-keeping assist
Active park distance control
Surround (360-degree) car view
BMW ConnectedDrive internet connectivity with app integration

2017 BMW 5 series

BMW 530i

Price: $108,900
Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol
Power/Torque: 185kW/350Nm
Acceleration (0-100): 6.2 seconds
Fuel consumption (official): 5.8L/100km

Standard equipment highlights (over 520d)
M Sport Package + M Aerodynamics Package
M Sport brake system
19-inch M light-alloy wheels
Electric tailgate
Adaptive LED headlights with Selective Beam and High Beam Assist
Dynamic Damper Control
12.3-inch hi-res multifunction display
Sports seats with heating and lumbar support
Harman Kardon 16-speaker audio system
M leather steering wheel

BMW 530d

Price: $119,900
Engine: 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo diesel
Power/Torque: 195kW/620Nm
Acceleration (0-100): 5.7 seconds
Fuel consumption (official): 4.7L/100km

Standard equipment highlights (over 520d)
Same as 530i.

BMW 540i

Price: From $136,900
Engine: 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo petrol
Power/Torque: 250kW/450Nm
Acceleration (0-100): 5.1 seconds
Fuel consumption (official): 6.7L/100km

Standard equipment highlights (over 530i)
Adaptive Drive with active anti-roll bars
20-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels
Electric sunroof
Metallic paintwork
Electric blind for rear window
Rear side window blinds
Nappa leather seating
Active front-seat ventilation