Over the previous year, the BMW 5-Series underwent a little bit of a model shakeup, as Bimmer presented the 530e iPerformance and the M550i xDrive to the lineup. With the dust still settling from this movement, we anticipate no notable changes when the 2019 5-Series hits showrooms.
2019 BMW 5-Series Design
At this time, we anticipate 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– substantial in BMW terms, a minimum of– in 2017. This generated a bigger body, sharper styling, and a brand-new platform. The interior also went through a huge change, acquiring makeovers and 1.2 inches of extra rear leg space.
With the looks carrying on, we also expect no changes to the 5er’s basic features. If this shows 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 heaps more.
2019 BMW 5-Series Engine
We expect the 2019 5-Series to roll in with the exact same plethora of powertrain alternatives as in the past. For referral, the base 530 features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that cranks out 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Moving into the 530e adds an electrical motor to a somewhat de-tuned 2.0-liter engine for an overall 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.
2019 BMW 5-Series Safety
Safety capabilities are strong in the existing 5-Series, thanks to its Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS. Remember, however, the highest score comes just with the optional Frontal Collision Warning with Extended Collision Mitigation that’s part of the Driver Assistance Plus II plan. We anticipate this to all stay the very same in 2019.
2019 BMW 5-Series Pricing & Release Date
There is no official word on the 2019 5-Series’ arrival on display room floorings, but we expect to see it in the late summer of 2018. Given there are no changes in shop, we expect pricing to remain much like the 2018 5-Series, which starts from $53,645 and tops out at $74,895 (destination fees included). The 2019 5-Series’ competition will consist of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Audi A6, and the Cadillac CTS.