Moonroof, Touch Screen Navigation, Heated Steering Wheel, Heated Seats, 16-Way Power-Adjustable Front Seats (with memory settings on the driver’s side), Power-Adjustable Steering Column, Drive-Mode Selection, LED Headlights, Rearview Camera, Parking Sensors, Apple CarPlay (previously an option), Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Forward-Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection, Lane-Keeping Alert, 18” Alloy Wheels, Balance of Factory Warranty and only 10,550 kms
To describe the 2019 BMW 5 Series merely as a premium-midsize sedan is to downplay the fact that this is one of the finest cars in the world. That sounds like crazy exaggeration, but consider the data. It’s spacious enough for most people’s needs, comes with plenty of luxury items and high-tech features, the drivetrains are superb, and the ride quality/handling balance is close to perfect. We’re now a couple of years into its seventh generation and this freshness puts it on a par with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, while having a distinct edge over the Lexus GS and Audi A6.
Favorite Feature: INTELLIGENT ALL-WHEEL DRIVE – BMW calls it xDrive. This marque is famed for its rear-drive (RWD) handling qualities and so distributes power 40/60 front to back. But all the power can go to either axle if necessary. Helping to make these split-second actions are sensors for lateral movement and steering angle.
This 2019 BMW 5 Series has an elegant dashboard design, covered either in leather (the real stuff). Switches and buttons are laid out sensibly, and the infotainment system (whose rotary control also has a touch-based operation) deploys a 10.25-inch screen. The transmission lever looks like a jet-fighter control. There’s plenty of space to accommodate rear passengers. And the trunk is large: 18.7 cubic feet, easily enough for four golf bags.
This is the car to get if you want it all. Equipment, driving talent, technology, prestige and space. The perfect balance of refinement and athleticism.
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