2013 BMW 5 Series: A mid-size luxury sedan with a plethora of features, the 2013 BMW 5 Series is available with either RWD or AWD. Engines consist of an 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (240 hp), a 3.0-liter turbocharged I-6 (300 hp), and a 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine (400 hp) capable of a 0-60 time of 5.0 seconds. An 8-speed automatic transmission enables the 5-series to achieve fuel mileage within an EPA estimated range of 15 mpg city to 34 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include glass sunroof, dual-zone climate controls, iPod/iPhone integration, navigation system, heated front seats, premium sound, and rear-seat entertainment system. Safety is comprised of anti-lock braking, advanced airbags, emergency brake assist (BA), stability control, traction control (TCS), brake drying, and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS), rearview camera, and night vision with pedestrian detection. The 5 Series is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2013, 550i models get a new version of the 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8 engine, making 445 horsepower and 480 pound feet of torque--that's 45 hp and 30 lb-ft more than last year. BMW 5-Series GT models now get engine stop-start, alongside the 5-Series sedans that received it last year, and the 5-Series vehicles get a new Eco Pro driving mode. 5-Series models otherwise get a new user-configurable 10.25-inch multi-function instrument display with Black Panel technology, as well as a new 'contactless' trunk opener, while a new Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system will be optional.
Eco-conscious performance; responsive handling; refined, luxurious interior; active-safety features; leading-edge tech options
The BMW 5-Series stands out as a traditional luxury sport sedan that not only offers strong, uncompromised performance but also some leading-edge safety and connectivity technology. And increasingly so, the 5-Series has an advantage over most of its rivals in that it offers more fuel-saving measures than most other sport sedans--with items such as Auto Start/Stop, turbocharging, direct injection and a special "Eco Pro" driving mode combining to provide significant gains in gas mileage. Otherwise, the 5-Series sedans offer more comfortable, refined cabins than some other sport sedans, and the 5-Series Gran Turismo body style is a good pick for those who want a little more cargo flexibility.