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BMW 5 Series Executive Sedan G30 (2020 Facelift)

MSRP 38600 GBPNEX score 87%

Product Overview

The facelifted BMW 5 Series Sedan (G30) and Touring (G31) feature 48-volt mild hybrid technology in all four- and six-cylinder models, except for the plug-in hybrid 530e and 530e xDrive.
On the outside, Adaptive LED Headlights with matrix, adaptive cornering, and BMW Selective Beam non-dazzling high beam as well as BMW Laserlight are available. The front-end has been redesigned to include a prominent BMW kidney grille with single-piece surround, like the G32 6 Series facelift, and comes in line with newer BMW models. At the back, LED tail lights now feature a new L-shape graphic, with three-dimensional structure.
Inside, Live Cockpit Professional digital dashboard comes standard, and so does the 12.3-inch Control Display.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb ride quality
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Excellent handling
  • Excellent long-distance comfort
  • Impressive refinement
Cons
  • Lack of standard equipment
  • M550i xDrive isn’t for everyone
  • No integrated starter-generator
  • Suspension isn’t stiff enough for rough-roads
  • M Sport Pro Pack isn’t for everyone
  • Larger boot than rivals
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Specifications

Variants:
520d
520i
530d
530i
540d
540i
M550i

Chassis

Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Turning Circle
12.0 m (RWD); 12.4 m (AWD)

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
144 mm (RWD) / 139 mm (AWD)
Size | Height
1479 mm
Size | Length
4963 mm
Size | Width
1868 mm
Track Width | Front
1605 mm
Track Width | Rear
1630 mm
Weight
1605 - 1925 kg
Wheelbase
2975 mm

Performance

M550iAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.8 s
Coefficient Of Drag
0.23
M550iFuel Economy
10.0-9.7

Powertrain

M550iEngine | Displacement
4.4 L
520dEngine | Displacement
2.0 L
530iEngine | Displacement
2.0 L
540iEngine | Displacement
3.0 L
530dEngine | Displacement
3.0 L
540dEngine | Displacement
3.0 L
M550iEngine | Power
530 hp @ 5500-6000 rpm
520dEngine | Power
190 hp @ 4000 rpm
530iEngine | Power
252 hp @ 5200-6500 rpm
540iEngine | Power
333 hp @ 5500-6250 rpm
530dEngine | Power
286 hp @ 4000 rpm
540dEngine | Power
340 hp @ 4400 rpm
520iEngine | Power
184 hp @ 5000-6500 rpm
M550iEngine | Torque
750 Nm @ 1800-4600 rpm
520dEngine | Torque
400 Nm @ 1750-2500 rpm
530iEngine | Torque
350 Nm @ 1450-4800 rpm
540iEngine | Torque
450 Nm @ 1600-4800 rpm
530dEngine | Torque
650 Nm @ 1500-2500 rpm
540dEngine | Torque
700 Nm @ 1750-2250 rpm
520iEngine | Torque
290 Nm @ 1350-4250 rpm
M550iEngine | Type
V8 N63
520dEngine | Type
I4 B47 diesel
530iEngine | Type
I4 B48
540iEngine | Type
I6 B58
530dEngine | Type
I6 B57 diesel
540dEngine | Type
I6 B57 diesel
520iEngine | Type
I4 B48
Fuel Capacity
68 L
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
Transmission | Type
ZF 8HP automatic

Production

Debut
2016-10-12
Facelift
2020-05-27
Made In
Germany, China, Austria, Thailand

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
616bhp BMW M5 Competition would cater best for demand from 5 Series customers who wanted the fastest and the best. But as successive road tests have shown, the M5 has grown more and more hardcore in demeanour and behaviour in recent years. A UK M550i will save something like £30,000 compared with an M5. It starts at a reasonable-sounding £68,590.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Excellent long-distance comfort
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Suspension isn’t stiff enough for rough-roads

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The 5 Series has been a mainstay of the BMW line-up since 1972. The current G30 incarnation - mildly facelifted in 2020 - is bigger yet lighter and more efficient than past models. It uses technology borrowed from the 7 Series limousine, so has lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre in its construction. The car’s top-notch refinement is backed up by one of the classiest cabins in the business. The engine range is more extensive, with a selection of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid variants available.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Best-in-class infotainment system
  • Classy cabin
Cons
  • Lack of standard equipment

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score 91%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The M550i is the least sensible variant of the updated 5 Series line-up, yet still achieves a 4.5-star rating. We'd recommend the more modestly priced yet equally polished options further down the range. Every version benefits from impeccable build quality, superb engines, strong refinement and tech, and tidy handling.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent handling
Cons
  • M550i xDrive isn’t for everyone

carmagazine[4]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
ipped with adaptive M suspension, the ride is the most luxurious out of any 5er in the range. isolating you from bumps as you glide over them with just the ocassional ripple felt through the seats. Three litres of six-cylinder diesel may not match the V8 petrol's headline power, but it produces 479lb ft. On 20-inch wheels and the optional adaptive dampers found on the M Sport Pro Pack, the 530d xDrive bobs over bumps in a manner that soon becomes annoying.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb ride quality
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • M Sport Pro Pack isn’t for everyone

User Reviews

References

1. ^ BMW 5 Series M550i 2020 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/bmw/5-series/first-drives/bmw-5-series-m550i-2020-uk-review. 2020-12-17. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ BMW 5 Series review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/5-series. 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ New BMW 5 Series 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/5-series/97845/new-bmw-5-series-2020-review. 2020-10-20. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ BMW 5 Series (2020) review: facelifted premium exec tested. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/bmw/bmw-5-series-2017-review/. 2020-10-30. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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