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2022 BMW 5-Series Review : Specs and Pricing

BMW 5-Series


The 2022 BMW 5-series is criticized by enthusiasts for lacking the athleticism of previous models, but this roomy, comfortable, and well-equipped luxury sedan is still a tempting package. A plug-in hybrid is also available for individuals who want to go green. Four different powertrains range from a spirited turbo four-cylinder to a powerful twin-turbo V-8.

The 5-series' interior is comfortable and prepared to make lengthy commutes and road trips a breeze when equipped with features like massaging seats. The 5's technological capabilities are on par with those of significant competitors like the Mercedes-Benz E-class, Audi A6, and Genesis G80, but the BMW no longer provides the level of driver engagement that once made it the obvious choice for those who value a car that feels wired to their nervous system.

What Has Changed For 2022?

The onboard WiFi hotspot, remote start, and wireless smartphone charging are among the extras that BMW has taken off the order sheet for the 5-series for 2022. The top-tier M550i model is now the only one with the Parking Assistance and Executive packages, and Dark Graphite Metallic inside trim is no longer an option.

2022 BMW 5-Series: Engine And Performance

Both the four-cylinder in the 530i and the six-cylinder in the 540i propel this large sedan with authority. They are both smooth, powerful, and efficient. A 48-volt hybrid powertrain gives the 540i's engine a little extra oomph. The eight-speed automatic transmission that comes with each one shifts smoothly and rapidly, maximizing the power at its disposal. The six-cylinder engine of the 540i is incredibly smooth, powerful, and loud.

The M550i, which has a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 under its hood, is the athlete of the range aside from the top-dog M5, which we analyze separately. In our tests, the M550i accelerated through our acceleration runs faster than the Mercedes-AMG E53 and Audi S6, reaching 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds.

Although the 5-series models are all capable drivers, they lack the driving vigor we have come to anticipate from BMW. Light steering feedback and a ride that seems more calibrated for comfort than pure driving enjoyment are present, even in the performance-oriented M550i.

2022 BMW 5-Series: Interior And Comfort

The 5-series cockpit is a refined environment thanks to its high-end amenities and attractive appearance. When compared to the fairly dull cabin of its predecessor, it is a noticeable improvement. It has a tonne of technology and is also roomy for passengers in the back seats.

We've used the optional 20-way multi-contour front seats, which are incredibly comfortable and adapt in every manner possible. Although the regular chairs may not be as comfortable, you can still adjust them in 16 different ways. Six carry-on suitcases can fit in the BMW's spacious trunk, which is comparable to what its rivals provide.

However, there aren't enough cubbies or storage spaces in the cabin. The plug-in hybrid 530e has two fewer carry-on luggage and four fewer cubic feet of trunk space than non-hybrid models due to the battery pack, but at least it still features folding rear seats, unlike many other hybrids.

2022 BMW 5-Series: Connectivity

On every 5 series, a huge 12.3-inch high-resolution center display is standard. You may manage it by speaking a variety of voice commands, tapping the screen, or using BMW's iDrive rotary knob. You can also operate the system with hand gestures if you purchase BMW's Gesture Control option, but we thought this was more of a novelty than anything else.

Every 5-series vehicle has a digital gauge display that the driver can customize to show various types of information. The tech package includes SiriusXM satellite radio, navigation, a USB port, Bluetooth audio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto support.

2022 BMW 5-Series: Pricing

The starting price of the 2022 BMW 5 Series is $54,200, which is higher than the average for this class. The Plug-in-hybrid 530e is priced at $56,540. For the midrange 540i model, the cost rises to over $60,000, and the M550i model is priced at $77,790.

Which One To Purchase?

The 5-series lineup's mid-range 540i, which provides a wonderful blend of performance and comfort, continues to be the best bargain. Rear-wheel drive is the default setting for this model, however, all-wheel drive is an option. The optional Convenience package, which comes with heated front seats and a power-operated trunk lid, seems like a smart extra. Select the Driving Assistance Plus package to enable the sophisticated semi-autonomous driving features of the 5-series.

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