2018 BMW 5 Series: Four Stately Choices for Taking a Bite Out of the Big Apple
The Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights neighborhoods we’re nestled between are prime territory for an intelligent luxury cruiser like the 2018 BMW 5 Series. Now available for lease or loan, this intelligent mid-size executive sedan can also split the difference between a lavish around-town ride and a blisteringly-quick athlete with the reflexes to navigate New York City’s tempestuous traffic.
The 2018 5 Series is one model year removed from being totally redesigned, and some new options have joined the 530i and 540i vehicles currently on sale. One is the 530e plug-in hybrid, which combines the 530i’s engine with an electric motor for 248 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The other is the range-topping M550i xDrive, with a 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 with 456 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque under foot.
Those models join the 530i, with 248 horses and 258 lb-ft of torque in hand, and the 540i’s 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged inline-six, rounding out a stately lineup with just as much sport under the hood as tech. And that’s where the 5 Series really sets itself apart. For example, the 540i can be had with a remote parking feature that lets you squeeze easily into tight-fitting spaces without being in the car. A gesture control system can also be equipped, letting you control vehicle functions with the wave of a hand.
Pair that with the diamond-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system, and it might even be possible to play conductor. But when a long day, or a desire for a less hands-on approach to driving makes itself known, the 5 Series’ available Active Cruise Control provides a safe and semi-autonomous way to take a load off. While it won’t steer for you, it can alert you of lane deviations, while taking over acceleration and braking duties within certain speed parameters.
Whether your dreams include traversing the highways of Staten Island and Queens in a luxury sedan you can be proud of, or you prefer refined power delivery for dodging taxi cabs in Manhattan, an opulent and connected solution awaits. If you have any questions about the 5 Series, or how to find the right financing solution, don’t hesitate to reach out.
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