2017 BMW 530i Luxury Sport Sedan Packs in the Wow Factor

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2017 BMW 530i Luxury Sport Sedan Packs in the Wow Factor

Let me say a word or two about pricing and packaging for the 2017 5-Series. Our 530i tester arrived with a base MSRP of $51,200, which is not bad considering this is a Bimmer. That, however, quickly rose to over 72 grand on our window sticker thanks to so many options loaded onto this vehicle – and most of those really fancy items I mentioned above are optional. Fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.

2017 BMW 530i Luxury Sport Sedan Packs in the Wow Factor

The new 5-Series from BMW is spectacular and some of the technologies are just mind blowing in a vehicle. Ole Henry Ford would probably run scared hollering about witchcraft or something were he to see this 7th-generation 530i. The car rides and drives excellent (as it should) with the little turbo four offering good power and acceleration while doing it very quietly and smoothly. And an impromptu cone course set out for a bicycle rally proved to be no match for the handling skills of our tester (or its driver). BMW calls itself “The Ultimate Driving Machine” and this car proved it is worthy of that moniker while also being a showplace for the latest advancements in automotive technology.

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David Goodspeed
David was editor of AutoworldToday at Today Newspapers in the Dallas suburbs until its closing in 2009. He was also webmaster and photographer/videographer. He got started doing photography for the newspaper while working as a firefighter/paramedic in one of his towns, and began working for the newspaper group full-time in 1992. David entered automotive journalism in 1998 and became AutoworldToday editor in 2002. On the average, he drives some 100 new vehicles each year. He enjoys the great outdoors and as an avid fly fisherman, as is his spouse Tish. He especially enjoys nature photography and is inspired by the works of Ansel Adams.