Over the past year, the BMW 5-Series underwent a little bit of a model shakeup, as Bimmer introduced 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 strikes showrooms.
2019 BMW 5-Series Design
At this time, we expect 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– huge in BMW terms, a minimum of– in 2017. This brought in a bigger body, sharper styling, and a new platform. The interior also went through a big change, gaining new looks and 1.2 inches of additional rear leg space.
With the appearances continuing, we likewise expect no changes to the 5er’s basic features. If this proves 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 lots more.
2019 BMW 5-Series Engine
We anticipate the 2019 5-Series to roll in with the very same huge selection of powertrain choices as in the past. For referral, the base 530 includes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that cranks out 248 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque.
Moving into the 530e adds an electrical motor to a somewhat de-tuned 2.0-liter engine for a total 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 fans can snag the 540d xDrive and its turbocharged six-cylinder that produces 261 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. And lastly, 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 current 5-Series, thanks to its Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS. Remember, though, the greatest rating 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 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, however we expect to see it in the late summertime of 2018. Given there are no changes in store, we expect pricing to remain similar to the 2018 5-Series, which starts from $53,645 and tops out at $74,895 (location fees included). The 2019 5-Series’ competitors will consist of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Audi A6, and the Cadillac CTS.