Codenamed G30, the latest BMW 5 Series was introduced in 2017 and it is the winner of the What Car? Best Luxury Car 2020 award.
Utilising the Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform which was first employed in the 7 Series (G11) saloon, the chassis is made of a mixture of various grades of steel and aluminium (for most of the body panels including the bonnet, door and roof) to ensure an optimal balance of lightness, rigidity and strength. With the kidney grille and headlights directly linked, the 5 Series looks powerful, even when stationary, and the low roofline which slopes gently towards the rear delivers an almost coupe-like silhouette. Inside, the centre console is angled (slightly) at the driver thus allowing for driver-oriented experience while the almost 2975 mm wheelbase translates to ample legroom for five adults. For its suspension, the 5 Series uses a double-wishbone front and 5-link rear setup while the electric power steering is of the rack and pinion type.
Our BMW 530i M Sport saloon is propelled by a turbocharged BMW TwinPower Turbo 2-litre engine It produces 252 hp and 350 Nm. Equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, the century sprint is dispatched in 6.1 seconds. This is excellent performance from a car that weighs more than 1.6 tonnes and equipped with many features.
About features, the 530i M Sport saloon is headlined by a package of M Sport goodies. The M aerodynamic bodystyling is complemented by the M Sport Plus’ 20-inch bi-colour V-spoke style alloy wheels and M rear spoiler while the cabin is made sportier by M specific floor mats, pedals and sport steering wheel. The 530i M Sport saloon’s stopping performance is prodigious, thanks to M Sport braking system with large, powerful multi-piston callipers and larger disc rotors while the ability of the car to take on corners with aplomb is further improved by the M sport suspension.