Following on from its international reveal, the 2021 BMW 5 Series sedan has been priced for Australia and arrives in showrooms come October.

For the 2021 model year, the 5 Series has been updated, bringing in a raft of subtle new features – including new headlights, grille, and tail-lights, along with improved tech such as a larger infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The engine range has also been revised, leading to power upgrades for most models.

The update also brings the demise of the 5 Series Touring wagon, meaning that there are now only six models in the new 5 Series line-up – in addition to the BMW M5 high performance sedan.

All 5 Series models now come standard with M Sport styling upgrades in Australia, which include 19-inch alloy wheels, M Sport suspension, BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line, sport seats, BMW Individual rooflining, M Aerodynamics Package, M leather steering wheel, M door sills, M designation on the front side panels, and tailpipe finishers in chrome with a trapezoidal design.

The 2021 BMW 5 Series range is now priced as follows:

  • 520i starts from $95,900 (up $5000)
  • 530i is $115,900 (up $3000)
  • 530d is $125,900 (up $2600)
  • 530e plug-in hybrid is $118,900 (up $6000)
  • M550i xDrive Pure is $137,900 (up $3000)
  • M550i xDrive is $152,900 (up $3000).

The 5 Series joins the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Jaguar XF and Audi A6 in the market.

VariantEnginePowerTorque0-100km/h (sec)MRLP
520i2.0-litre four cylinder petrol TwinPower Turbo135kW290Nm7.8$95,900*
530i2.0-litre four cylinder petrol TwinPower Turbo185kW350Nm6.1$115,900*
530ePHEV2.0-litre four cylinder petrol TwinPower Turbo & Synchronous electric motor215kW420Nm5.9$118,900*
530d3.0-litre six cylinder TwinPower Turbo diesel195kW620Nm5.7$125,900*
M550i xDrivePure4.4-litre V8 TwinPower Turbo petrol390kW750Nm3.8$137,900*
M550i xDrive4.4-litre V8 TwinPower Turbo petrol390kW750Nm3.8$152,900*

2021 5 Series Standard Equipment:

2021 BMW 520i
M Sport Package
19-inch alloy wheels
Adaptive LED headlights
High Beam Assist
Driving Assistant Professional
Android Auto + Apple CarPlay
Ambient lighting
Comfort Access
Connected Package Professional
DAB Digital radio
Speed Limit Info
Electric seat adjustment
Head-Up Display
HiFi 12-speaker sound system
Sensatec instrument panel
Leather Dakota upholstery
Parking Assistant Plus
BMW Live Cockpit Professional
Wireless charging
Steptronic automatic transmission

2021 BMW 530i (in addition to 520i)
Powered bootlid
Heated seats, front
Lumbar support, front
Adaptive suspension
harman/kardon surround sound system, 16 loudspeakers
M Sport brakes
Sports Automatic Transmission
Note: specification mirrored on 530d

BMW 530e (in addition to 530i)
eDrive Services
Convenience charging cable
Acoustic protection for pedestrians

BMW M550i xDrive (in addition to 530i)
20-inch alloy wheels
M Performance tuning
M Sport differential
Tyre repair kit
Adaptive M Suspension Professional
Automatic Air-Con, 4-Zone
M rear spoiler
Soft-close function for doors
Leather instrument panel
Ambient Air
Electric glass sunroof
BMW Laserlight
Metallic paint

The following items are removed for the M550i xDrive Pure:
Roll stabilisation and Integral Active Steering
BMW Laserlight inc. BMW Selective Beam
Electric glass sunroof
Metallic paintwork
Soft-close function for doors
Instrument panel finished in leather
Ambient Air

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