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2017 BMW 5 Series Australian pricing and specification


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.

2017 BMW 5 Series grey front

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):

  • 2.0-litre four cylinder turbo diesel: 140kW of power/400Nm of torque
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 0-100km/h: 7.5 seconds
  • Fuel economy of 4.3L/100km and CO2 emissions of 114g/km
  • LED headlights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Comfort Access keyless entry and start
  • Electric front seat and steering column adjustment
  • Navigation system Professional with a 10.25-inch Touch Control Display and black light technology
  • BMW ConnectedDrive with access to BMW Online and BMW Apps for seamless third-party app integration. Also includes real-time traffic information, intelligent emergency call, TeleServices, Concierge Services and phone app-based Remote Services
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • 12-speaker HiFi sound system with DAB+ digital radio
  • Active cruise control with Stop & Go, front cross traffic warning, crossroads warning and Lane Keeping Assist

BMW Australia claims that an extra $15,500 of equipment has been made standard compared to the outgoing model.

2017 BMW 5 Series interior

BMW 530i (from $108,900) adds over the 520d:

  • 2.0-litre four cylinder turbo petrol: 185kW of power/350Nm of torque
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 0-100km/h: 5.8 seconds
  • Fuel economy of 5.8L/100km and CO2 emissions of 132g/km
  • M Sport Aerodynamics Package
  • M Sport brakes
  • 19-inch M Sport alloy wheels
  • Adaptive LED headlights with Auto High Beam and BMW Select Beam
  • Dynamic damper control
  • 12.3-inch high-resolution colour display with black panel technology
  • 16-speaker harman/kardon surround sound system
  • Electric sports seats with front heating

2017 BMW 5 Series interior

BMW 530d (from $119,900 – shares the 530i’s equipment list):

  • 3.0-litre six cylinder turbo diesel: 195kW of power and 620Nm of torque
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 0-100km/h: 5.7 seconds
  • Fuel economy of 4.7L/100km and CO2 emissions of 124g/km

BMW Australia claims an extra $16,000 worth of equipment has been added to the 530i/530d compared to their predecessors.


2017 BMW 5 Series M-Sport blue rear

BMW 540i (from $136,900) adds over the 530i/530d:

  • 3.0-litre six cylinder turbo petrol: 250kW of power and 450Nm of torque
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 0-100km/h: 5.1 seconds
  • Fuel economy of 6.7L/100km and CO2 emissions of 154g/km
  • Adaptive Drive with active anti-roll bars
  • 20-inch BMW Individual alloy wheels
  • Electric glass sunroof
  • Rear-side window shades
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Comfort seats with active seat ventilation for front occupants

BMW Australia claims a $34,000 worth of equipment has been added compared to the previous 535i.

2017 BMW 5 Series blue front

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.

2017 BMW 5 Series grey rear

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.