BMW enthusiasts know the 5 Series as one of the longest running car lines in production today. And unlike with American manufacturers, who often resurrect old model badges and stick them on new platforms completely unrelated to their predecessors, BMWs have real pedigree. Today’s 5 Series’ can trace a direct lineage back to the first 5 Series that rolled off the assembly line in 1972. This clear sense of identity can be easily recognized in the design. But it also extends to the engineering in ways that most American cars simply lack.
The 5 Series is an evolution of high engineering
There’s a strong argument to be made that what you get for the extra money that you must pony up for a BMW is about a decade of advancement in technology over many other brands. The current 5 Series is a good example of that idea.
The standard 5 Series, the 530i, comes with a 2.0 liter, turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. In times past, an engine of this size would have been considered tiny. Yet through its modern wizardry, BMW has managed to get 248 horsepower out of the diminutive power plant. That amounts to well over 2 horsepower per cubic inch, which is getting into the realm of power production that was once the exclusive preserve of top-fuel dragsters and other such heavily modified engines.
What’s incredible, though, is that the car posts nearly 35 miles per gallon, nearly unprecedented fuel economy for so much power. And the performance miracles don’t stop there. The engine is coupled to BMWs 10 speed automatic transmission, which shifts so subtly from one gear to the next, it’s nearly imperceptible. This distributes the engine’s power to the rear wheels with such efficiency that the 530i can rocket from 0 to 60 in less than 5.8 seconds. Lots of modern cars can get to 60 mph from a dead stop in less than 6 seconds, but not many that get 35 miles per gallon can. Adjusted for fuel economy, the BMW 5 Series is one of the fastest cars on the planet.
The car also features a stunning interior, full of attention to detail on a level that you simply won’t find in lesser cars. One example is the hand-made cross stitching details on the seats, an accent that gives the cabin an unmistakably upscale feel. Being a BMW, the new 5 Series is also stuffed to the brim with mind-blowing technology. From BMWs next generation iDrive infotainment system to the car’s limited self-driving capabilities, the 5 Series continues its heritage as a model 10 years ahead of its time.
The 5 Series starts at around $51,000.
Why leasing a BMW 5 Series in NYC can be your best choice
The single strongest reason to lease a vehicle is the savings. When buying a BMW 5 Series on a bank loan with typical terms, you may end up being forced to pay thousands of dollars down, thousands more in taxes and fees and ongoing monthly payments that are twice or more what they would be with a lease.
On the other hand, a BMW 5 Series can be leased for as little as $400 per month. Over the course of a 36-month lease, this can add up to tens of thousands of dollars in savings. And the typical drive-off costs on a 5 Series lease will come in at under $1,000. Compare that with buying on loan, where the up-front costs will often exceed ten times that amount.
Leasing can make the car you want and deserve affordable. Check out our 5 Series lease terms today.