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2017 BMW 5 Series launches from $93,900+ORC … key features and pricing

The 2017 BMW 5 Series range goes on-sale in March with the entry-level diesel-powered 520d listing from $93,300+ORC.

THE 2017 BMW 5 SERIES range goes on-sale in Australia in March with four models being offered, including a 5 Series Touring which will arrive Down Under towards the end of 2017.

BMW 530d

Read Paul Horrell’s pre-launch review of the new BMW 540i HERE

Interestingly, BMW’s decision to include a 5 Series Touring (wagon) in its local line-up will see it the lone player in the premium large wagon segment. Mercedes-Benz communications executive, Jerry Stamoulis confirmed to Practical Motoring it “doesn’t have any plans at this stage” to import the E-Class Estate  and will only bring in its pumped-up all-wheel drive All-Terrain E-Class variant (which arrives towards the middle of this year).

BMW 530d

Speaking at last week’s BMW Range Day event, BMW’s head of product and marketing planning, Shawn Ticehurst said the 5 Series Touring was “very much a part of BMW’s DNA” and that while it expected demand to be limited, “we have customers that absolutely expect to see that vehicle in our line-up – you can’t have a 5 Series without the Touring”.

BMW hasn’t yet confirmed in what specification and with which engine the 5 Series Touring will arrive. But, there will be four 5 Series sedans, and these are priced accordingly:

BMW 520d – From $93,900+ORC – $15,500 in added value;

BMW 530i – From $108,900+ORC – $16,000 in added value compared to outgoing 528i;

BMW 530d – From $119,900+ORC – $16,000 in added value compared with outgoing 535d; and

BMW 540i – From $136,900+ORC – $34,000 in added value compared with preceding 535i variant.

2017 BMW 5 Series Key Features:

BMW 520d

  • 0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine;
  • Outputs of 140kW and 400Nm;
  • Zero to 100km/h in 7.5 seconds;
  • Fuel consumption: 4.3L/100km;
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with gearshift paddles;
  • Rear-wheel drive;
  • Luxury Line with Chrome Line exterior (optional M Sport Package);
  • LED Headlights;
  • 18-inch BMW light alloy wheels;
  • Comfort Access;
  • Dakota leather upholstery with Sensatec instrument panel;
  • Electric seat adjustment for driver and front passenger;
  • Electrically-adjustable steering column;
  • Navigation system Professional with 10.25-inch Touch Control Display;
  • Wireless smartphone charging;
  • HiFi Loudspeaker system with 12 speakers and DAB+ digital radio;
  • BMW Head-Up display;
  • Driving Assistant Plus, including Active Cruise with Stop & Go function, front Cross;
  • traffic warning, crossroads warning and Lane Keeping Assistant
  • Parking Assistant Plus, including Parking Assistant with Active Park Distance Control;
  • to front and rear, Surround View and Panorama View;
  • Speed limiter and Speed limit info;
  • Airbags including front, full-length sides and head protection integrated in sides and headliner; and
  • BMW ConnectedDrive with access to BMW Online and BMW Apps for seamless third-party app integration (for example, Spotify). Also includes real-time traffic information, intelligent emergency call, TeleServices, Concierge Services and phone app-based Remote Services.

BMW 530i

  • New 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine
  • Outputs of 185kW and 350Nm
  • Zero to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds
  • Fuel consumption: 5.8L/100km
  • Eight-speed sport automatic transmission with gearshift paddles
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • M Sport Package with M Aerodynamics Package and BMW Individual Aluminium satinated Exterior Line
  • M Sport Brakes
  • 19-inch BMW M light alloy wheels
  • Automatic tailgate operation
  • Adaptive LED headlights including BMW Selective Beam and High Beam Assist
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • 16-speaker harman/kardon surround sound system
  • Sports seats with seat heating and lumbar support for driver and front passenger
  • BMW Individual anthracite roof liner
  • M leather steering wheel

BMW 530d

  • 0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine
  • Outputs of 195kW and 620Nm
  • Zero to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds
  • Fuel consumption: 4.7L/100km
  • Eight-speed sport automatic transmission with gearshift paddles
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • M Sport Package with M Aerodynamics Package and BMW Individual Aluminium satinated Exterior Line
  • M Sport Brakes
  • 19-inch BMW M light alloy wheels
  • Automatic tailgate operation
  • Adaptive LED headlights including BMW Selective Beam and High Beam Assist
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • 16-speaker harman/kardon surround sound system
  • Sports seats with seat heating and lumbar support for driver and front passenger
  • BMW Individual anthracite roof liner
  • M leather steering wheel

BMW 540i

  • New 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine
  • Outputs of 250kW and 450Nm
  • Zero to 100km/h in 5.1 seconds
  • Fuel consumption: 6.7L/100km
  • Eight-speed sport automatic with gearshift paddles
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Adaptive Drive with active anti-roll bars
  • 20-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels
  • Electric glass sunroof
  • Metallic paintwork
  • Electric rear window sunblind
  • Rear-side window sunblinds
  • Exclusive Nappa leather upholstery
  • Comfort seats with memory function for driver and front passenger
  • Active seat ventilation for driver and front passenger
  • Ambient Air


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.