BMW Australia has announced its all-new 2017 5 Series pricing and specification for when the car arrives at dealerships in March. “The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is a showcase of the latest automotive technologies,” said BMW Australia CEO Marc Werner. “It incorporates advanced semi-autonomous capabilities, driving assistants and ground-breaking connectivity while remaining dynamic and engaging to drive.”
Initially, just four models will be available in the local 5er range, but by the end of 2017 we expect that number to swell with the addition of wagon, GT and performance variants.
The four models in the new 5 Series range include the $93,900 520d, the $108,900 530i, the $119,900 530d and the – range-topping for now – $136,900 540i. Expect at least a 520d variant of the 5 Series wagon before the end of 2017. While prices have increased compared to the outgoing model, equipment levels in the 2017 5 Series range are significantly improved across the board.
BMW 520d (from $93,900):
BMW Australia claims that an extra $15,500 of equipment has been made standard compared to the outgoing model.
BMW 530i (from $108,900) adds over the 520d:
BMW 530d (from $119,900 – shares the 530i’s equipment list):
BMW Australia claims an extra $16,000 worth of equipment has been added to the 530i/530d compared to their predecessors.
BMW 540i (from $136,900) adds over the 530i/530d:
BMW Australia claims a $34,000 worth of equipment has been added compared to the previous 535i.
Despite equipment additions for the whole 5 Series range, BMW are still offering the car with many different options for its customers to choose from. The Innovations Package adds equipment like gesture control from the new 7 Series, remote control parking where the car will autonomously park itself with or without its driver, and BMW’s electronic Display Key. Aside from equipment packages, BMW also offers the 5 Series with a number of of individual options ranging from exclusive paint finishes, ceramic interior controls and larger alloy wheels, to additional technology like Apple CarPlay, night vision with pedestrian detection and Intergral Active Steering.
The 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan will arrive in BMW dealerships from late March 2017. The wagon will arrive before the end of the year. You can read our comprehensive guide to the new BMW 5 Series here.
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