2018 BMW 5 SERIES in Austin


The Seventh-Generation BMW 5 Series Delivers on Premium Expectations

The BMW 5 Series first stepped out under its iconic nameplate in the early 1970s--but BMW had been laying the groundwork for its earthshattering midsize sedan as early as the '60s. The brand debuted a profile and a personality, and has been refining it ever since; some claim that the BMW 5 Series marked the beginning of an entirely new era for BMW's entire design language. That's not a particularly wild claim to make. The BMW 5 Series wasn't just the first model line to adopt the "series + engine displacement/type" nomenclature--it was the first to break ground on a huge number of iconic designs that define the brand today.

The newest BMW 5 Series is another crucial step in the brand's long history of setting standards and busting conventions. The seventh generation introduces enhanced designs, stronger and more efficient performance, larger and more comfortable interiors, and the classic look and feel of BMW.

Learn More About the 2018 BMW 5 Series

New for 2018, the Gran Turismo--and its exclusive BMW 535i trim level--have been removed from the lineup, and a new diesel 5 Series sedan has been added.

See the full current rundown of trim levels here:

BMW 5 Series Sedans

  • BMW 530i
  • BMW 530i xDrive
  • BMW 530e iPerformance
  • BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance
  • BMW 540i
  • BMW 540i xDrive
  • BMW 540d xDrive
  • BMW M550i xDrive


A Well-Equipped Cabin at Any Tier: The BMW 5 Series is well-established as a leader in midsize luxury, with even its entry-level model coming equipped with a huge range of standard features. From small, thoughtful creature comforts to top-of-the-line technology, this new line of cars is handcrafted to please. Package options can add features like a sunroof, leather seat upholstery, and a smart iDrive infotainment system with a broad, tablet-like 10.2-inch display. Innovative additions like a rearview camera, a head-up display, and front and rear parking sensors help you keep a close eye on your surroundings; available blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and frontal collision warning systems mean that your BMW 5 Series is looking out, too.

Premium Style, Heritage Design: From its large windows, to a low waistline that complements sweeping lines and soft curves, the design of the 2018 BMW 5 Series is unmistakable, and unmatchable. Exterior treatments like the Sport Package, Luxury Package, and M Sport Package add subtle finishes and accents.


Powerful Performance, Inspired by Track and Trail: Most BMW 5 Series sedans come standard with rear-wheel drive, but can be equipped with BMW xDrive all-wheel drive. AWD comes standard only on the BMW M550i. This versatile series boasts one of the most extreme ranges in power within the BMW lineup. Engine options across the full line include:

  • BMW 530i models come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, good for 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque
  • BMW 530e models are the only hybrid-electric options, offering BMW's 2.0-liter twin-turbo engine with a combined 248 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of low-end torque
  • BMW 540i models are powerful and potent, with a standard 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 good for 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque
  • BMW 540d models are new for 2018 and offer BMW's 3.0-liter twin-turbo diesel six-cylinder, which makes 261 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque
  • BMW M550i models are the most powerful, with a standard 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine good for 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque