Since we’re dealing with the most advanced 5 Series executive sedan ever, we already knew the model won’t come to our doorway cheap, with prices kicking off at 45,200 euros in Germany and 36,025 pounds in U.K.
For that money you’ll get the same base model in both countries – the 520d with the well known turbodiesel 2.0-liter engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission and sending 190 horsepower (140 kilowatts) to the rear wheels for a 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint of 7.5 seconds. Of course, if money is no objection, the best 5 Series you can snatch right from the start of deliveries is the M550i xDrive in Germany – starting from €82,700, while Great Britain has to do with the 540i xDrive M Sport that can be had for £49,945. Those looking to save the environment a little bit will have to wait until March next year, when the plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance and the very efficient 520d SE Efficient Dynamics will enter the roster.
The UK pricing guide is not official, but shows production for the local market will kick off from February 2017. M Sport brakes will be standard amenities on the 530i, 530d, 530d xDrive, and 540i xDrive M Sport models, while the base 520i and 520d won’t even get them as optional parts. The optional M Sport package will cost £3,000 and comes with LED fog lights (available separately for £175), 18- or 19-inch wheels depending on trim, along with a lot of M amenities such as the aero kit or interesting cabin amenities such as sporty steering wheel, pedals, and floor mats.