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Coming soon: BMW 5 Series 2021

The BMW 5 Series saloon and estates are getting an update in 2021 - find out what's changing.

BMW has revealed its facelifted 5-Series saloon and Touring (estate) models, with pricing starting at £37,480, rising to £67,595.
BMW 5 Series hybrid
While the changes to its looks outside and inside are minor, the bigger news comes with the announcement of mild hybrid technology for every model, and the option of various plug-in hybrid versions of the 5-Series Touring from November. At the other end of the power spectrum, a mighty M550i xDrive saloon - the only version not to feature hybrid technology - will be available for the first time.
BMW 5 Series interior
Inside, new features include a larger (by two inches), 12.3in infotainment screen with smartphone integration and voice control. The new camera and radar based technology on board means safety aids such as active lane control, active cruise control and steering assistance are all now updated.
BMW 5 Series design
Outside design changes include a large, lower grille, slimmer headlights and beefed up LEDs, longer-reaching laser lights, blackened tail-light lenses and bigger air intakes and wheels for the more sporty models.
BMW 5 Series specs
The refreshed 5-Series comes in three trim levels: SE, M Sport and M Sport Edition. The base SE trim levels now gets folding mirrors, front electric lumbar support, parking assistance and automatic aircon.
The plug-in hybrid models available from November are a four-cylinder 530e (sDrive and xDrive) Touring and 545e (xDrive only) saloon. The range-topping new M550i xDrive features a 4.4-litre, twin-turbo V8 with 530 horsepower, 750Nm of torque and does the 0-62mph dash in 3.8 seconds.

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