2013 BMW 5 Series Overview
What’s New for the 2013 BMW 5 Series
Split-folding rear-seats and a universal garage door opener are new standard features for the 2013 5 Series.
2013 BMW 5 Series Exterior
The BMW 5 Series is mid-size luxury at its finest. Standard equipment on the base model 528i includes 17-inch wheels, adjustable driving settings, automatic and adaptive bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, fog lights, automatic wipers, heated mirrors, a sunroof, cruise control, auto-dimming mirrors, and keyless entry and ignition. Upgraded trims offer even more standard options.
2013 BMW 5 Series Performance
The 5 Series has never been just a good-looking car. BMW is known for performance and the 5 Series is certainly no exception. The 528i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder, producing 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel-drive is standard on all 5 Series, and the 528i has an eight-speed automatic transmission, with an automatic stop-start function which shuts down the transmission to save fuel at stoplights. Upgrade to higher level trims, and see even more power and versatility.
2013 BMW 5 Series Efficiency
BMW estimates fuel economy to be 24 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined for a 5 Series with rear-wheel-drive, and 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined for an all-wheel-drive.
2013 BMW 5 Series Interior
The interior of any 5 Series screams luxury. At a minimum, you’ll see dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, driver memory functions, premium leatherette vinyl upholstery, split-folding rear seats, and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The cabin is impressive, with a clean design and plenty of space for 2 adults in the backseat.
2013 BMW 5 Series Safety
Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, active front head restraints and side curtain airbags. Beyond the standard safety features, BMW offers some impressive optional and upgrade features such as a pre-collision warning system, lane departure warning system, blind spot monitor, and night vision system.
In government crash tests, the 5 Series earns the highest rating of five stars, and a top rating of “Good” in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests.
The News Wheel is a digital auto magazine providing readers with a fresh perspective on the latest car news. We’re located in the heart of America (Dayton, Ohio) and our goal is to deliver an entertaining and informative perspective on what’s trending in the automotive world. See more articles from The News Wheel.