The 2020 BMW 5-Series remains one of the best midsize luxury sedans on the market. Driving enthusiasts love its agile handling and potent engine choices. A remarkably plush interior makes the 5-Series even more special. San Luis Obispo car dealerships were impressed by this sedan’s recent updates. Not only does the high-output M550i trim pack more power under the hood, but the plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance benefits from a longer electric driving range.
Car dealers near San Luis Obispo offer the 2020 BMW 5-Series in four main trims: 530i, 530e iPerformance, 540i and M550i. Motivating the 530i is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. BMW tunes it to develop a competitive 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Like every other engine in the lineup, it’s paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. In terms of fuel economy, you can expect to get up to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway.* Although the 530e iPerformance features a similar engine, a hybrid system boosts output to 248 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
Another step up the performance ladder is the 540i. Its 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six engine cranks out 335 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque. For drivers who demand more thrills, BMW offers the M550i. A 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine puts it into motion. For 2020, output increases to 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque.
When behind the wheel of the 5 Series, drivers will be surrounded by the latest technologies. BMW’s iDrive infotainment is a big highlight. It features a 10.25-inch touchscreen, which can be operated using a touchpad controller. Premium upgrades include a Wi-Fi hotspot, a powerful Bowers & Wilkins sound system, and a head-up display.
Last year, the 5-Series was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. Expect the 2020 model to continue to provide superior impact protection. BMW also offers some valuable accident-avoidance technologies. Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning are all standard.*
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.