Official debuts

2021 BMW 5 Series Officially Debuted, Costs From $54,200

The BMW 5 Series midsize sedan gets a mid-cycle refresh. Today BMW has presented the facelift officially.

The newcomer got a fresher look. The lights changed the most. Now the car has sleeker and more linear LED running lights, taillights’ L-shaped inlays, a larger grille, an updated front fascia on M-Sport cars.

Inside you’ll meet BMW’s newest iDrive 7.0 infotainment system, upgraded hardware, native navigation software, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

For 2021, BMW keeps the same four powertrains: base 530i, 530e plug-in hybrid, 540i mild-hybrid, hot M550i.

The 530e’s 2.0-liter turbo-four and an electric unit deliver 288 hp / 215 kW and 310 lb-ft. The output achieved via the XtraBoost function is 40 hp more than before.

The 6-cylinder 540i’s 48-volt system generates the same 335 hp (250 kW) but provides faster off-the-line response system with the new electric assistance.

The M550i xDrive version comes with a twin-turbo 523-hp 533 lb-ft V8. With performance tires, the car accelerates to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and gains a top speed of 155 mph. BMW also upgraded the sport transmission to quicken shift times.


The entry-level 530i costs $54,200 (+$300 to the 2020 model). The 530e hybrid is priced at $57,200, and the 540i – $61,750.

The all-wheel drive (xDrive) will cost additional $2,300. The AWD-only M550i starts at $76,800 ($150 increase).

Order books are opening. Deliveries of the 2021 BMW 5 Series will begin in July 2020.

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