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2015 BMW 5 Series
2015 bmw 5 series
2015 BMW 5 Series

2015 BMW 5 Series

MSRP
$49,950 - $71,400
FUEL ECONOMY (CITY/HWY)
16-26 / 24-38 mpg
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The 2015 BMW 5 Series marks the fifth year of a somewhat controversial experiment. Before the current 5 Series debuted for 2011, BMW's midsize sedan was the benchmark for handling precision and driving satisfaction. But was that what customers really wanted? The company's product planners weren't convinced. So they tried a different tack this time, See more

2015 BMW 5 Series

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2015 BMW 5 Series

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2015 BMW 5 Series REVIEW

The 2015 BMW 5 Series marks the fifth year of a somewhat controversial experiment. Before the current 5 Series debuted for 2011, BMW's midsize sedan was the benchmark for handling precision and driving satisfaction. But was that what customers really wanted? The company's product planners weren't convinced. So they tried a different tack this time, substituting size and comfort for cutting-edge athleticism -- and polarizing public opinion in the process. Those who prophesied doom for the softer, friendlier 5 Series have, of course, been proven wrong, as the 5 Series continues to be a top draw for numerous reasons. You'll find a lot to like under the hood, from the 528i's overachieving turbocharged four-cylinder engine to the 550i's awesome twin-turbo V8 -- and don't forget about the 535i's accomplished turbocharged inline-6 and the 535d's ultra-efficient six-cylinder diesel. Meanwhile, the cabin is an expert show of restrained, finely wrought luxury, with an appealing array of up-to-date technology offerings. Really, the only thing missing is the rewarding handling of yore, but for many shoppers, the 5 Series' space and comfort will be more than adequate compensation. Should you desire more sport in your sport sedan, a number of competitors have stepped up to fill the void. The 2015 Audi A6 feels notably lighter on its feet and competes well in the powertrain department, too. We're also fond of the impressively sporty Cadillac CTS and the polished 2015 Lexus GS 350. For a traditional luxury experience, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class beckons, while the Jaguar XF holds dark-horse appeal, making up for its dated interior with spirited performance and a distinctive character. But the 2015 5 Series remains an excellent all-around luxury sedan, and that's why it's still at the head of this hotly contested class.
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2015 BMW 5-Series: What You Need to Know

For decades, the BMW 5 Series has established itself as a leader among fast, sporty, midsize luxury four-doors. (Look no further than the iconic M5 sports sedan.) According to our analysis of the reviews and data that drive our rankings, the 2015 5 Series continues to be a worthy contender in this segment. But its recipe isn’t exactly the same as before. When the 2015 5 Series debuted, test drivers said it was considerably more comfortable to drive than its more razor-edged predecessors. Reviewers noted the 5 Series’ suspension felt smooth and supple on the road, making for an enjoyable and refined ride. The 5 Series earned praise for its exciting and potent engines and impressive fuel economy. Inside, it received high marks for its tasteful, clean styling and high-quality materials. In all, a used 2015 5 Series – both in sedan and Gran Turismo hatchback models – has much of the luxury and performance you’d expect, with a larger helping of comfort. Top-rated competitors aren’t hard to find, though, including the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6. The 2015 model year marks the sixth year of the 5 Series’ sixth generation, and though features and equipment differ between the years, shoppers may want to consider similar 2014 models.
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