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BMW 5 Series 2021

The 2021 BMW 5 Series range of configurations is currently priced from $97,900. Our most recent review of the 2021 BMW 5 Series resulted in a score of 7.8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing journalist Peter Anderson had this to say at the time: The G30 5 Series is an excellent car and unless you're looking for the serious punch of the V8 M550i, or want to run with the cops in the diesel, the 530e is a great option. No slower than the 530i, well-equipped and that rarest of things, a truly elegant BMW. Nobody buys a BMW with an eye on the budget, so at this level, the $3000 gap is nothing to worry too much about. For EV-sceptics, the range anxious or just for someone who just can't take the full EV plunge now, a PHEV is a great bridge between the two worlds.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Peter Anderson liked most about this particular version of the BMW 5 Series: Good to look at, Effective EV mode, Well equipped

The BMW 5 Series Sedan competes with similar models like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and Genesis G70 in the Over $80k category category.

The 2021 BMW 5 Series carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

BMW 5 Series 2021 Price and Specs

The BMW 5 Series 2021 is currently available from $97,900 for the 5 Series 520i M Sport LCI up to $154,900 for the 5 Series M550I Xdrive LCI.

Pricing guides

$126,400
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$97,900
Highest Price
$154,900
BMW 5 Series Model Body Type Specs Price
520i M Sport LCI Sedan 2.0L PULP 8 SP $97,900
530d M Sport LCI Sedan 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $125,900
530E M Sport Phev LCI Sedan 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO $120,900
530i M Sport LCI Sedan 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO $117,900
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BMW 5 Series 2021 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW 5 Series here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Should I buy an electric car now or later?

    It’s definitely true that the march of new-car technology is making big changes to the cars we’re being offered almost on a monthly basis. So, if your current car is just three years old, it might be worth holding on to it and waiting for the next big thing to arrive in showrooms. Certainly, by trading-in at just three years, you’ll pretty much max out the depreciation you’ll suffer in financial terms.

    But by waiting, you might find that you can buy an electric vehicle and be able to tap into newer and better infrastructure that will be in place in another few years, rather than put up with the relatively sparse charging-station network currently in this country.

    At the moment, a hybrid or plug-in hybrid is a pretty good way to go, provided you use the vehicle mostly in an urban setting, rather than long-distance freeway journeys where the hybrid tech is less advantageous. A hybrid is not exactly future-proof, but it’s a good next step for a lot of Australian car-owners.

     

    As for what brand is best, the tech is getting better and better as time goes by, so it’s likely to be build date rather than brand that will determine the efficiency of the vehicle in question. That said, car owners can’t hold off forever when it comes to upgrading, so for the moment, a hybrid or plug-in hybrid is a logical next car. We’re particularly impressed by the current-model Toyota Camry which is good value to buy, a classy driving experience and offers hybrid fuel efficiency in the right environment. Such cars will be a lot of Australian families’ first hybrid, and rightly so.

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  • Why is the coolant system on my 2004 BMW 525i losing pressure?

    Did you replace the coolant tank because the vehicle was losing coolant in the first place? If so, there’s a chance that even though the coolant tank is brand new, there could be a leak from somewhere else in the system (that’s allowing the system to lose pressure, as you’ve identified). Possibilities include the radiator itself or even a head gasket, not to mention any one of a number of plastic fittings that control the flow of coolant to the engine and the car’s heating system. But don’t rule out the simple stuff, either; even the humble radiator cap or loose hose-clamp can allow pressure to leak from a cooling system.

    The problem with a lot of imported cars is that they tend to use lots of plastic components in their plumbing systems. As they age (and at 16 years old, your car is hardly in the first flush of youth) these fittings and couples become brittle and can begin to leak or even fall apart altogether. In colder climates, these plastic bits and pieces don’t present the same problems to the same degree, but here in Australia, our hot-climate heat-cycles are not appreciated by some makes and models. Combine that with a modern, pressurised cooling system, and you have yourself a problem.

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  • BMW 535 2011: Using fuel additives

    I can’t see any reason for using a fuel additive, particularly as you use high-octane fuel.

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  • BMW 5-Series 2006: Where is the oil tank located?

    Oil is added through the cap on the rocker cover on top of the engine, fuel is added through the filler cap on the right rear quarter panel. If in doubt check the owner's manual.

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BMW 5 Series 2021 Colours

In true BMW style, there are plenty of colours available and some of them are eye-wateringly expensive. The only freebie is Alpine White, a solid colour. For $2000 you can have Black Sapphire, Carbon Black, Bluestone, Phytonic Blue, Sophisto Grey and Bernina Grey Amber Effect.

Tanzanite Blue, Alvite Grey and Aventurine Red are $4500 while Brilliant White is $6500.

Frozen cashmere Silver and Frozen Dark Silver are $7000. Frozen Brilliant White is $9100 and Pure Metal Silver a scarcely believable $15,350.

  • Alpine White
  • Carbon Black
  • Black Sapphire
  • Black
  • Sophisto Grey
  • Phytonic Blue
  • Bluestone
  • Tanzanite Blue
  • Alvite Grey
  • Pure Metal Silver
  • Frozen Cashmere Silver
  • Frozen Dark Silver
  • Brilliant White
  • Frozen Brilliant White
  • Adventure Red
  • Bernina Grey Amber
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

BMW 5 Series 2021 Interior

The standard interior is wrapped in leather and trimmed with wood that isn't horrible. Being a big sedan there is a ton of room and passengers will enjoy a quiet cabin.

BMW 5 Series 2021 Interior

BMW 5 Series 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 BMW 5 Series are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1868mm x 1479mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the BMW 5 Series 2021 Dimensions  include 1479mm height, 1868mm width, 4936mm length.
BMW 5 Series Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
520i M Sport LCI Sedan 1479x1868x4936 mm 144 mm
530i M Sport LCI Sedan 1479x1868x4936 mm 144 mm
530E M Sport Phev LCI Sedan 1479x1868x4936 mm 144 mm
530d M Sport LCI Sedan 1479x1868x4936 mm 144 mm
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BMW 5 Series 2021 Accessories

You get 19-inch alloys, a 16-speaker stereo, multi-zone climate control, ambient LED lighting, reversing camera to go with the front and side cameras, keyless entry and start, electronic dampers, active cruise control, electric and heated front seats, sat nav, auto LED headlights, heat-insulated glass, head-up display, a mostly real leather interior, auto parking, auto wipers, digital dashboard, wireless charging and run-flat tyres.

BMW 5 Series 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 BMW 5 Series is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The BMW 5 Series currently offers fuel consumption from 2.3 to 10.6L/100km. The BMW 5 Series is available with the following fuel types: PULP, Hyb/PULP and Diesel.

BMW 5 Series Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
520i M Sport LCI Sedan 2.0L,PULP,8 SP 6.2L/100km
530E M Sport Phev LCI Sedan 2.0L,Hyb/PULP,8 SP AUTO 2.3L/100km
530d M Sport LCI Sedan 3.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 5.1L/100km
530i M Sport LCI Sedan 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 6.2L/100km
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BMW 5 Series 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 BMW 5 Series will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

BMW 5 Series Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
520i M Sport LCI Sedan 245x40 R19 275x35 R19
530i M Sport LCI Sedan 245x40 R19 275x35 R19
530E M Sport Phev LCI Sedan 245x40 R19 275x35 R19
530d M Sport LCI Sedan 245x40 R19 275x35 R19
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BMW 5 Series 2021 Boot Space

The boot is smaller than the standard car's as there is a lithium-ion battery hidden underneath the now-sloping floor. With 410 litres, it's smaller than a 3 Series' but it doesn't look that small. There is also a spot for the charging cable and its bag behind the left wheel arch.

BMW 5 Series 2021 Boot space BMW 5 Series 2021 Boot space

BMW 5 Series 2021 Towing capacity

The BMW 5 Series has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

BMW 5 Series Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
520i M Sport LCI Sedan 2.0L,PULP,8 SP 2000kg
530i M Sport LCI Sedan 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
530E M Sport Phev LCI Sedan 2.0L,Hyb/PULP,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
530d M Sport LCI Sedan 3.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
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BMW 5 Series 2021 Seats

The BMW 5 Series has five seats and is exceptionally comfortable for four. The middle seat is fine for smaller folks on reasonable trips.

BMW 5 Series 2021 Seats

BMW 5 Series 2021 Speed

When in full power mode, the BMW 530e runs from 0-100km/h in just 6.1 seconds.