For 2016, the BMW 5 Series undergoes a couple of significant changes, though many shoppers may not even notice. For one, the ungainly Gran Turismo hatchback variant is gone, leaving just the sedan body style. More notable, then, is the elimination of a rear-drive sedan, making all 5 Series (save the low-volume, high-performance M5) all-wheel drivers.
The rest of the car is unchanged: engines are all turbocharged, and include a 2.0L four-cylinder (241 hp/258 lb-ft of torque) in the 528i xDrive, a 3.0L six-cylinder (300 hp/300 lb-ft) for the 335i xDrive, and a 3.0L six-cylinder diesel (258 hp/413 lb-ft) in the 535d xDrive. There's also a 4.4L V8 shared by the 550i xDrive and M5. It makes 445 hp/479 lb-ft in the 550i, and up to 575 hp and 502 lb-ft in the M5.
Transmission choices are easy: all but the M5 get an eight-speed automatic, and the M5 gets a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Fuel consumption figures are 10.6/7.2 L/100 km (city/highway) for the 528i; 12.1/8.1 for the 535i; 14.4/9.7 in the 550i; and 9.2/6.3 for the 535d. The M5 is substantially thirstier, at 17.3/11.5 L/100 km.
Prices start at $60,500 for the 528i, and range up to $82,500 for the 550i. Again, the M5 is in a different ballpark, with an MSRP of $103,500.
Standard features include 18-inch wheels, automatic engine start/stop, electric power steering, adaptive head- and brakelights, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated side mirrors and washer jets, front and rear park assist, rain-sensing wipers, 12-speaker stereo with auxiliary and USB inputs and Bluetooth.
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