The BMW 5 Series was one of the last vehicles in the German automaker’s lineup hanging onto the brand’s old look. This made the 5er look quite dated on BMW lots, but that should all come to an end soon, as BMW has just revealed the all-new 530, which takes the place of the outgoing 528.
The basic silhouette of the 530 resembles the current 528, but there are some significant differences. First, its body is 1.2 inches longer, 0.3 inches wider, and 0.6 inches taller. This larger body requires a 0.2-inch-longer wheelbase as well. BMW also spread its new front-end design to the 530, which includes to-the-grille adaptive LED headlights and a bolder, more upright kidney grille. Around back, this new midsize sedan gains wider taillights with BMW’s signature L-design graphics.
The cabin will also undergo a complete redo. This new cabin will include standard Sport seats with 16-way electric adjustments and available massage function, climate-controlled seat heating and cooling, the latest version of BMW Gesture Control and Intelligent Voice Control, iDrive 6.0, a new 10.25-inch screen, the latest multi-color heads-up display, a Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system with diamond tweeters, and more.
Buyers will also enjoy an extra 4.7 cubic feet of luggage room, thanks to its 18.7 cube trunk. There is also a new 40:20:40 fold-down rear seat for flexible hauling of larger items.
Powering the 530 will be a new version of BMW 2-liter turbocharged engine that will produce 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This model will do the 0-to-60 sprint in just six seconds in its base format and 5.8 seconds with xDrive all-wheel drive. Top speed will ring in at 130 mph as standard and 155 mph with the M Sport package.