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.
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.