BMW 5-Series

BMW 5-Series

The BMW 5-Series comes is one of the few luxury larger cars still available with a manual transmission. The 5-Series has gathered a cult following and for good reasons. If you are looking for a line of luxury vehicles with performance, power and elegance then the 5-Series has something serious to offer.

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Model Overview

The 2014 BMW 5-Series has a vast line-up of luxury sedans. The 5-Series is available in six models: the Sedan, Touring, Gran Turismo, m550d xDrive sedan, M550d xDrive Touring, and ActiveHybrid 5. Engine choices range from a turbocharged four-cylinder in the base model to a twin-turbo V8 in the 550i model. For those of you who think the recent decline of the manual transmission is a terrible tragedy, then you will want to look for the 535i sedan as it is available on this model.

Lovers of advanced driving technology will appreciate the Integral Active Steering. This technology aims the rear wheels in the same direction or opposite direction (depending on speed) of the front wheels to improve handling in all driving conditions. An updated ambient lighting package offers a choice between white or orange and the iDrive display in bordered in chrome. 

2014 BMW 5-Series Safety Rating

The 2014 5-Series earned a rating of “Good” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for side impact, rear crash protection, and roof strength. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2014 5-Series five stars for its overall performance in crash tests.

Standard safety features include brake assist, dual front occupant sensing, dual front and overhead airbags, approach lights, a security system and panic alarm, ignition disable, electronic stability with traction control, and anti-lock brakes.

Noteworthy About the BMW 5-Series

  • J.D. Power named the 2014 5-Series “Among the Best” in Powertrain Quality Design, Overall Performance and Design, Performance, Comfort, Style, and Owner-Reported Fuel Economy.
  • 2012 German Design Award in Silver for the BMW 5-Series Touring