Full pricing and specification details have been revealed for the new BMW 5 Series, which is now open for order with the first deliveries set to begin imminently.
BMW has priced the new 5 Series from £51,000 in the UK, rising as high as £97,745 for the all-electric, range-topping BMW i5 M60 xDrive.
The German saloon is offered with a mild-hybrid variant here, plus two plug-in hybrids as the brand prioritises electrification.
As such, the BMW 5 Series range opens with the electrified 520i, which runs the latest version of BMW’s familiar turbocharged 2.0-litre four-pot mild-hybrid petrol engine, paired with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.
Power stands at 205bhp and 228lb ft of torque, and it completes 0-62mph in 7.5sec.An eight-speed automatic gearbox is fitted as standard, with a top speed of 143mph.
A plug-in hybrid BMW 5 Series will cost slightly more, coming in at £59,455. The rear-wheel drive 530e produces 299bhp and 331lb ft. BMW also claims a fuel consumption figure of between 403.5 and 470.8mpg.
The more powerful four-wheel-drive 550e xDrive produces 489bhp and 516lb ft, but starts from £76,550 - a £17,095 increase over the RWD version. It does however gain significantly enhanced performance, completing 0-62mph in 4.3sec, with a consumption figure of 282.5- 353.1mpg.
Both plug-in hybrid models are equipped with a new 19.4kWh lithium-ion battery, providing the 530e with an electric-only range of between 54 and 62 miles and the 550e xDrive with between 49 and 56 miles. BMW has also increased the AC charging capacity of its petrol-electric 5-series models to 7.4kW for faster recharging.
Although two diesel models, which both use a 193bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine, will be offered in the range, these won’t be available to UK buyers.
The basis for the new 5-series, in both forms, is BMW’s Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform – the same structure that underpins all BMW models featuring either a longitudinally mounted internal combustion engine or electric drivetrain.