2018 BMW 5 Series

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2018 BMW 5 Series Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize Premium Car of 2018

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 BMW 5 Series after 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • The vehicle's navigation system

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 BMW 5 Series during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats

Performance Specs

MPG City

16 - 26


25 - 36


248 - 456


8 speed, Automatic w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8


All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 BMW 5 Series Review

For decades the BMW 5 Series has been setting the standard for sports-sedan performance. How? By being elegant and exhilarating at the same time. By being fast and sophisticated. And of course by being a BMW. Choose from four 5 Series sedans including one with a turbocharged gas V-8 and another that’s a plug-in hybrid. Integral Active Steering and Dynamic Damper Control are available for those who like driving to black-tie affairs more than actually attending. With up to 456 horsepower on tap and available xDrive Intelligent All-Wheel Drive putting it to the ground there’s no question every 5 Series is a driver’s car. But make no mistake—every 5 Series is also a luxury car. So go ahead and indulge yourself. Watch the stars pass over the moonroof. Feel the embrace of the available Dakota Leather seats in the heat of a cornering experience you’ll only get from a car this well balanced. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build a 5 Series that’s all yours. The BMW 5 Series. It’s turbocharged sophistication.
The BMW 5 Series has the connections. Its ConnectedDrive infotainment system features Bluetooth and the iconic BMW iDrive controller. Make calls play music get directions and more. Add Navigation and upgrade to an 8.8-inch touchscreen display with split-screen and pinch-to-zoom capability. Your 5 Series can even tell you when it’s sick. BMW TeleService transmits your vehicle's maintenance status directly to your BMW center so they can have the parts you need ready when you get there. The BMW 5 Series. Totally connected.
Your BMW 5 Series comes with a full complement of airbags traction control and skid-preventing electronic stability-control systems. Plus it’s available with the Driving Assistance Package. That brings the Active Driving Assistant with its Lane Departure Warning Forward Collision Warning Speed Limit Info Automatic High Beams and more. Add Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go and take the stress out of rush-hour traffic. You’ll also get Collision Mitigation. The BMW 5 Series. Sophisticated safety
BMW 5 Series sedans come with a choice of four powerplants ranging from 248 to 456 Twin-Power Turbocharged horsepower. There’s even a plug-in hybrid. All come with an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmissions with Sport and Manual shift modes. BMW xDrive Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is available. And it gets better. Available Integral Active Steering enhances driving dynamics. It even engages four-wheel steering at high speeds. Available Dynamic Damper Control changes suspension settings on the fly. The BMW 5 Series. Sophisticated driving pleasure.

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