The 5-series has long served as BMW’s middle child sedan, offering just the right proportions for buyers who can’t fit a 7-series in their parking lot and for whom the 3-series feels a bit cramped. The new generation 5-series shouldn’t deviate from this Goldilocks storyline, and we expect a spacious cabin filled with luxury, some of which may be lifted entirely from its recently revised bigger siblings. We expect to see a digital dashboard featuring BMW’s iDrive 8 interface and the introduction of the company’s new hands-free driving system. Our main complaint about the previous 5-generation was that it lost some of its athletic road manners in the name of comfort, but if the new 7-series is anything to go by, BMW has figured out how to engineer some of that driver-first ethos back into the larger sedan. . While the current 5-series is still relatively fresh, having received its most recent revision just a few years ago, a fundamental redesign will keep it relevant among rivals such as the Audi A6, Genesis G80, and Mercedes-Benz E -class—the latter of which is due for a complete redesign as well. .
What’s New for 2024?
BMW is preparing the next-generation 5-series sedan in lockstep with the all-electric i5 variant as well as the performance-oriented M5 sports sedan. We expect to see the new four-door debut in late 2023 and go on sale in mid-2024.
Price and Which One to Buy
Although the 5-series will be redesigned for 2024, we expect to see the usual powertrains and trim levels, starting with the entry-level 530i model and culminating in the more powerful M550i trim. The 530e plug-in hybrid may return, too, but our favorite setup in the last-generation model is the 540i inline-six.
As more information becomes available, we’ll update this story with more details about:
- Engine, Transmission and Performance
- Range, Charging and Battery Life
- Real World Fuel Economy and MPG
- Interior, Comfort and Cargo
- Infotainment and Connectivity
- Safety Features and Driver Assistance
- Warranty and Maintenance Coverage