2022 BMW 5 Series

MSRP $54,200

Ranked #3 in Sedan

8.1

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2022 BMW 5 Series Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2021

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Over the years BMW has gained popularity for making great practical and reliable cars that offer a compelling interior. The BMW 5 Series has got good off-road and towing capabilities with great performance. Luxury Sedans are becoming popular these days with the increase in demand. The handsome looks of the BMW 5 Series attract many young buyers. The 2022 BMW 5 Series hasn’t had many upgrades planned. Notably, the 5 Series Sedan was completely revamped in 2021 so expect no major changes for 2022.

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Pros

Many engine options to choose from

Best in class features and technologies

A quiet and spacious cabin

Excellent high-speed stability

Cons

Poor overall reliability 

Not as fun to drive as other monikers from BMW

Bland interior

Some of the options are ridiculously expensive

What's New?

2022 BMW 5 Series will be a carry-over model from 2021


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$54200

bodystyle

dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1450 rpm

transmission

8-Automatic w/OD

dimensions

wheelbase

117.1 in.

length

195.8 in.

width

73.5 in.

height

58.2 in.

curb weight

3765 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

98.8 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/28/33 mpg

highway range

594.00 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

530i$54,200 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 BMW 5 Series in Autumn Brown Metallic color
Autumn Brown Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine and Performace

9.0

Pricing and Features

7.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

9.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


The 5 Series justifies its price tag with its great performance and great interior features. Since the introduction of this vehicle, it has kept well with the rapidly growing Luxury Sedan industry. Some of the main competitors of the 2022 BMW 5 Series are the Mercedes Benz E Class, the Audi A6, and the Volvo S90; each one of them equally appealing as compared to the others. It’s just a matter of time to see which car emerges as the top luxury sedan car for 2022 in the US.

2022 BMW 5 Series Sedan Front View
2022 BMW 5 Series Sedan Rear View

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2022 BMW 5 Series Features

Expect some shuffle in the trim levels and a few color options here and there along with a minimal exterior change. 2021 5 Series came in 2 trims, the 530i, and the 540i. The 2022 model is also expected to get the same set of trims. 

Model

530i

540i

MSRP (RWD)

$54,200

$59,450

MSRP (xDrive)

$56,500

$61,750

Key Features

Dual Zone Climate Control

Adds/upgrades to 530i:

 

18”double-spoke wheels

Leather-trimmed dashboard

 

Live Cockpit Professional with 12.3” display

Dakota leather upholstery

 

BMW Connected Package Professional

Remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter

 

Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

Voice-activated dual-zone front air conditioning

 

12 speaker HiFi sound system

Moonroof

 

Heated and powered side mirrors

WiFi Hotspot

 

12-way power front seats

Rear Defogger

We Recommend

We would go with the BMW 540i. It is power-packed with a 335 hp turbocharged six-cylinder engine that is efficient enough for most driving needs. We recommend adding a Driving Assistant Plus package that includes safety aids like adaptive cruise control and value-added driver aids.

2022 BMW 5-Series Price

BMW hasn’t announced prices for the 2022 model year 5-Series yet. The price tag is expected to go up but not get too expensive. Expect the base 530i to be priced around $55,195 to $62,745. 540i is expected to be priced around $64,445 onwards. 

Meanwhile, 530e is expected to start at $58,195. M550i trim which is an absolute beast is expected to be at least $77,795.

2022 BMW 5-Series Release Date

The exact date for the 2022 BMW 5 Series hasn’t been released so far. However, it is expected to be released soon this summer.

2022 BMW 5 Series Engine and Performance

The 2022 BMW 5 Series will be available in three engine options. The 530i trim will carry a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 engine with 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It will be hooked to an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission with Steptronic sequential shift control. The base 2.0L turbocharged inline 4 motor engine of the 530i can accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds and a quarter-mile in 13.8 seconds. Now replace the 2.0 L Turbo inline-4 engine with the 3.0 L turbocharged inline-6 motor in the 2022 BMW 5 Series and it can do 0-60 in just 4.5 seconds.

2022 BMW 5 Series Sedan Engine Bay

The 540i trim will carry a 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 engine that churns out 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Both the RWD and the AWD are also available in both of these engine options which costs an extra $2300. The engine roster also includes a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine with 523 hp which is available only on the M550i trim. 

Models 

2022 BMW 5 Series (expected)

2021 Mercedes Benz E Class

2021 Audi A6

2021 Volvo S90 

MSRP

$61,750

$56,750

$55,000

$53,650

Engine

2L Turbocharged Inline-4

2L Turbocharged inline-4

2LTurbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Twin-Charged inline-4

Drivetrain 

RWD

RWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission 

8-speed Automatic

9-Speed automatic

7-Speed automatic

8-Speed automatic

Power

248 hp @ 5,200 rpm

255 hp @ 6,000 rpm

248 hp @ 4,300 rpm

316 hp @ 5,700 rpm

Torque

258 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 2,200 rpm

0-60 MPH

5.9 seconds

6.1 seconds

6.1 seconds

5.6 seconds

Quarter Mile

13.8 seconds

N/A

13.5 seconds

14.1 seconds

Top Speed

130 mph

130 mph

130 mph

130 mph

The steering of the BMW 5-Series is very light, which makes handling very smooth and on curvy roads, the driver will feel confident. However, the performance of the 2021 Volvo S90 is a bit better than the 2022 BMW 5 Series and its rivals.

2022 BMW 5 Series Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The base 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 engine in the 530i has proved to be the most fuel-efficient. The 2022 BMW 5-Series returns 25 MPG in the city and about 33 MPG on the highway. However, the 3.0 L turbocharged inline-6 motor in the 540i trim is a bit less efficient and gives 22 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highways. 

Models

2022 BMW 5 Series (expected)

2021 Mercedes Benz E Class

2021 Audi A6

2021 Volvo S90 

MPG (City)

25

22

23

21

MPG (Highway)

33

31

31

31

MPG (Combined)

28

25

26

25

Fuel Capacity

18 gallons

17.4 gallons

19.3 gallons

15.9 gallons

Range (City/ Hwy/ Combined)

450/594/504 miles

383/539/435 miles

444/598/501 miles

334/496/397 miles

The MPG figures are better than its previous models all thanks to its upgraded engine. Although all of the 2022 BMW 5 Series’s competitors hit the same ballpark in terms of the MPG figures, the 5 Series is the most fuel-efficient in its class.c

2022 BMW 5 Series Interior

9.0/10

As soon as you enter the car, you will be mesmerized by the cabin's exquisite leather upholstery. The 2022 BMW 5 Series has a luxury vibe to it with its high-quality materials. Even the base models feel premium with their upscale materials. The space in the front is excellent so taller folks won’t find any issues getting in and out of the car. The dashboard is designed like a cockpit of a fighter jet. The doors and the dashboard are so streamlined that it looks like one single piece. 

The two-tone interior throughout the car looks beautiful. Small bits of wood finishes make the car feel more premium. The center console has a lot of buttons with the infotainment system integrated into the dashboard. Leather seats are standard with three variants of Sensatec leather upholstery namely Canberra Beige, Cognac Perforated, and the Black Perforated. Along with this, there is another Dakota leather upholstery and three variants of optional Nappa leather upholstery which are $1500 and $2500, respectively. 

2022 BMW 5 Series Sedan Dashboard

The front seats are cushioned and are very comfortable. The bolstering on the seats makes it look sporty as well. The armrest is wide enough and comfortable for both the driver as well as the passenger. At the rear, legroom is abundant. The rear seats are also cushioned and comfortable for long rides. Three adults can sit comfortably in the rear to see these days. 

Models

2022 BMW 5 Series (expected)

2021 Mercedes Benz E Class

2021 Audi A6

2021 Volvo S90 

Seating Capacity 

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head, Shoulder, Leg) (in)

38.8/58.7/41.4

37.9/57.8/41.3

38.0/57.8/41.3

37.8/57.5/42.2

Second Row (Head, Shoulder, Leg) (in)

37.5/55.9/36.5

38.2/56.9/35.8

38.1/56.5/37.4

37.8/55.4/40.4

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

18.7

13.1

13.7

13.5

A dual-display rear media system will keep the passengers entertained. The navigation system will help you to reach your destination and works perfectly fine. Finally, a surround sound system will take the party to the roads. Overall the entire interior layout of the 2022 BMW 5 Series is very well designed with comfort and beauty at its peak. Some major interior features include:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Moonroof
  • Powered front seats with lumbar support
  • 40/20/40 Split folding rear seat
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Automatic climate control
  • Live Cockpit Pro
  • Connected Package Pro

2022 BMW 5-Series Infotainment System

Every BMW 5 Series gets a 12.3-inch floating infotainment display. The display is of excellent quality and there is no screen glare issue even in bright sunlight. The display includes HD and satellite radio with several USB and auxiliary ports.

2022 BMW 5 Series Sedan Infotainment System

It also has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in its tech suite along with wireless device charging. Along with that it also includes WiFi Hotspot connectivity that will always provide a good internet connection inside the car. Some of the notable features of the infotainment system are:

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Wireless Charging
  • USB and auxiliary ports 
  • HD Satellite radio
  • SiriusXM with a one-year subscription
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

2022 BMW 5 Series Exterior

9.0/10

The 2021 BMW 5 Series received a massive change in terms of interior and exterior styling along with some advanced features. The 2022 Model is expected to have the same sense of style as that of the 2021 model year. 

2022 BMW 5 Series basic Sedan Front Angle View

However, the LED headlamps will be of two hockey stick shapes which are not confirmed yet and taillights will be LED. The grille on the front will be updated on the 2022 5 Series as well. The grille has a very bold look and is one’s personal preference whether it looks good or not.

Models

2022 BMW 5 Series (expected)

2021 Mercedes Benz E Class

2021 Audi A6

2021 Volvo S90 

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,942 lbs

4,134 lbs

4,266 lbs

4,819 lbs

Length (inches)

195.8

193.8

194.4

200.1

Width (inches)

73.5

72.9

74.3

74.4

Height (inches)

58.2

57.8

57.4

57.1

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.5

4.3

6.5

6.0

Wheelbase (inches)

117.1

115.7

115.1

120.5

The total length of the 2022 BMW 5 Series is 195.8" just behind the 2021 Volvo S90 that makes it one of the longest luxury sedans in the segment. Some of the notable exterior features are:

  • Sunroof
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated and powered side mirrors
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Automatic headlamps
  • LED headlights with DRLs
  • LED tail lights
  • Rear defogger

2022 BMW 5 Series Safety

6.0/10

When the 2021 5 Series was tested by the IIHS, it received excellent scores in its crash tests. NHTSA on the other hand has not tested the 2021 5-Series yet. The 2022 models are yet to be tested, however, considering the impressive construction of the 5 Series fills us with impressive confidence for its safety. 

Some of the standout safety features of the 2022 BMW 5 Series in a nutshell:

  • High-Definition surround vision camera
  • Standard Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • High-strength side-door guard beams
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Active Lane Control
  • Automatic Emergency Braking

2022 BMW 5 Series Competition

9.0/10

2022 BMW 5 Series vs 2021 Mercedes Benz E Class

The 2021 Mercedes Benz E Class is one of the toughest competitors of the 2022 BMW 5 Series. The main reason for this is that the E Class offers a roomier cabin. The interior of Mercedes cars is very well appointed and it is no different for the 2021 E Class.

2021 Mercedes Benz E Class

The interior of the 2022 5 Series is a bit sparse when compared to that of the Merc. So, if you are more interested in the interior experience, then the 2021 E Class is the better option. 

2022 BMW 5 Series vs 2021 Audi A6

The 2021 Audi A6 is a direct competitor to the 2022 BMW 5 Series. The Audi A6 is a dignified car, much like the E Class, but with a lesser price tag. It is the least expensive luxury sedan in the segment.

2021 Audi A6

It has more space than the 5 Series just like the Merc E Class. But, the 5 Series is better than the A6 in every other aspect. So, the 2022 BMW 5 Series is a better option to go for.

2022 BMW 5 Series vs 2021 Volvo S90

The 2021 Volvo S90 is one of the most luxurious and stylish cars in the segment. The Volvo 90 offers a compelling cabin, adorned with premium materials in the most classy way imaginable.

2021 Volvo S90

The S90, unfortunately, feels a lot more lethargic and down on power when compared to the BMW 5 Series. The most critical thing, however, is that the long-term reliability of the S90 is questionable. So, the 2022 5 Series is a better option than the 2021 Volvo S90. 

2022 BMW 5 Series Final Verdict

The 2022 BMW 5 Series has carried the styling from the completely redesigned 2021 BMW 5 Series but with more features. If you are ready to pay the extra bucks for the 2022 5 Series then you won’t have any issues as it proves its worth and is a masterpiece. BMW did not take any chances and looks like it will give a very tough competition in the market. However, the true potential of all the cars will only be known after they are launched in the public market. All in all, we highly recommend considering the 2022 BMW 5 Series for your next purchase.