The 2011 BMW 5 Series debuted to a packed house at the 2010 New York Auto Show. Both the 535i and 550i were in attendance. For 2011, the 5 Series keeps getting better, growing a little wider, longer and lower without losing the classic BMW look.
The 5 Series represents the epitome of the brand and BMW did not forget that fact. While both models come with an 8-speed automatic, BMW offers a 6-speed manual option at no additional cost. The 535i is powered by an inline-six while the 550i uses the V8 twin turbo.
Pricing for the 535i starts just shy of $50k at $49,650 while the 550i, including nav, starts just over $10k more that the 535i at $59,750. While some may balk at the price, prospective buyers should factor in BMW’s warranty for the first 50,000 miles that provides no-cost service.
To discuss the new 5 Series, visit our BMW 5 Series Forum.