Buyer’s Guide: 2016 BMW 5 Series

April 14th, 2016 by

BMW M BMW 5SeriesRefinement, power, prestige and efficiency. The 2016 BMW 5 Series is the perfect tool for productivity, an oasis of modern technology spurning the ultimate business machine. With standard turbocharged power and an eight-speed “sport” automatic transmission, any 5-Series model plays the perfect complement to Colorado’s highways, scenic byways, and mountain roads alike. Read on to discover what makes each model, from 528 to 550, so uniquely individual.
2016 BMW 528i xDrive – Starting MSRP: $52,500*

Anything but basic, the BMW 528i xDrive packs serious value and performance into its five-seat, four-door frame. Under the hood, a 240-HP, twin-scroll-turbocharged four-cylinder engine revs as freely as BMW engines of yore, offering plenty of pulling power in all gears. Thanks to BMW’s Efficient Dynamics parameters, the 528i xDrive returns up to 34 MPG on the highway – a tremendous feat within its class. Newly standard features for the 2016 model year include a sport automatic transmission with launch control and enhanced Bluetooth with USB connectivity. Both features augment an already extensive list of standard luxury and business equipment.
* 240-HP twin-scroll-turbocharged four-cylinder engine
* xDrive full-time all-wheel drive
* Eight-speed sport automatic transmission
* 0-60 MPH in 6.3 seconds
* 22/34 city/highway MPG rating**
* Standard touchpad navigation, power moonroof, leather seating, and xenon headlamps
2016 BMW 535i xDrive – Starting MSRP: $58,150*

Adding to the 528’s generous list of standard equipment, the powerful BMW 535i xDrive packs a 300-HP, six-cylinder punch. Larger front brake rotors and standard 18-inch wheels augment the higher performance caliber and up the fun factor on twisty roads. Aside from these mechanical differences, standard features between the 528 and 535 are identical. When you meet with your Schomp BMW Genius or client advisor, be sure to drive both models back to back, and discover which one best suits your personality.

* 300-HP twin-scroll-turbocharged six-cylinder engine
* 0.4-inch larger front brake rotors (versus 528)
* Standard 18-inch wheels and tires
* 0-60 MPH in 5.6 seconds
* 21/29 city/highway MPG rating**
* Available 2016 BMW 535d (diesel) xDrive model
* 255-HP twin-turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine
* 0-60 MPH in 5.7 seconds
* 30/37 city/highway MPG rating**


2016 BMW 550i xDrive – Starting MSRP: $68,600*

Raw power, tremendous versatility, and teutonic presence. The BMW 550i xDrive is an effortless way to reach your destination on time. Thanks to a roaring 445-HP twin- twin-scroll-turbocharged V-8 and xDrive all-wheel-drive, power hits the pavement like never before. A wealth of additional standard equipment ensures ultimate comfort for both driver and passengers, while EcoPro mode reigns everything in for heightened economy. It’s the perfect way to harmonize capability and flexibility to maximize every Rocky Mountain adventure, both for business and pleasure.

* 445-HP twin- twin-scroll-turbocharged V-8
* 0.7-inch larger rear brake rotors (versus 535)
* 0-60 MPH in 4.3 seconds
* 16/25 city/highway MPG rating**
* Standard rear parking aid, backup camera, premium audio system, satellite radio, and more.


2016 BMW 5-Series xDrive GT (Gran Turismo) – Starting MSRP: $63,200*

Sized to fit your active lifestyle, the BMW 5 Series GT is a reflection of limitless versatility. Standard rear parking aid and remote trunk release ease parking and cargo loading, while sliding, reclining, and split-folding rear seats keep passengers comfortable and cargo secure. It’s still very much a BMW in every sense, offering outstanding driving dynamics and stability, rapid acceleration, and excellent efficiency. Simply put, family excursions to the foothills and beyond have never been easier. The 2016 5-Series GT is the ultimate road trip machine.

* 300-HP six-cylinder engine or 445-HP V-8
* 0-60 MPH in as little as 4.7 seconds
* Up to 18/26 city/highway MPG rating**
* Standard parking aid, panoramic moonroof, remote trunk release, adjustable rear seats, and more.


*MSRP excludes destination and handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.
**EPA estimate. Your actual mileage will vary dependent on a wide range of factors including load, accessory use, ambient conditions, and driving style.

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