2018 BMW 5 Series

BMW has done it again. With superior performance capabilities in mind, they completely redesigned these models for 2018. The New BMW 5 Series comes equipped with all-new engines, the latest smart technologies, optional all-wheel drive, stunning luxury features, and a lighter body than ever before. Some may be particularly impressed by just how technologically intuitive these new models really are. Ready to meet the real 2018 BMW 5 Series lineup? Read on to discover the top myths, and facts, surrounding the all-new 2018 BMW 5 Series.

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MYTH: It is much heavier than the former models.

This is untrue. In fact, the 2018 BMW 5 Series models were made with aluminum, high-strength steel, and magnesium, rendering them up to 137 pounds less than their predecessors.

MYTH: The engines have not been upgraded with the new 2018 lineup.

The 2018 5 Series models are equipped with either a 2.0 Liter TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cyclinder engine or a 3.0 Liter TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine, depending on the model. You'll find the 2.0 Liter engine in the 530i and 530e iPerformance models, and the 3.0 Liter engine in the 540i model.

MYTH: The M550i is offered in both sDrive and xDrive.

The M440i 5 Series sedan is only offered in the xDrive model, with intelligent all-wheel drive and a 4.4 Liter TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine.

FACT: The mileage is no better than previous 5 Series models.

The fuel efficiency has not improved. It may have even become less fuel efficient, as a result of the high performance features. The 2018 BMW 5 Series fuel economy offers up to 28 MPG highway, compared to 2017's up to 34 MPG highway.

FACT: The Horsepower is stronger in the new 5 Series.

The new 5 Series offers up to 456 Horsepower at 5500 RPM. The 2017 BMW 5 Series ranged from 248 to 445 Horsepower.

MYTH: The 2018 BMW 5 Series models aren't very safe cars.

The 2018 BMW 5 Series was awarded Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which is the highest possible safety grade. Its safety capabilities are considered superior.

FACT: The 2018 5 Series can understand natural speech patterns and hand gestures to control the car.

Believe it or not, but the 2018 5 Series is truly smarter than ever. Packed with iDrive 6.0 technology, the car can fulfill every voice command by understanding your natural speech patterns. It also contains Optional Gesture Control, which allows drivers to use hand motions to convey commands to the car controlling features such as navigation, entertainment, and communication so that drivers can focus on the road ahead.