Before SUVs dominated the automotive landscape, executive sedans like the 5 Series were the chariots of choice for white collar workers climbing the ladder of success. And even though they’re not as popular as they once were, this new 540i serves as a reminder that the segment is still alive and well.
The 5 Series is a technological tour de force, as long as you go all in on the option packages. And this one has some really great cutting edge features including some new stuff that even I haven’t seen before, most of it related to driving assistance. Like the graphical depiction of surrounding vehicles while driving on the highway to help with lane changes. Speaking of which, this one can do that for you while using adaptive cruise control by simply tapping the turn signal…hands free. And the extended traffic jam assistant can even do the mundane stop and go driving for you during your commute without constantly needing to grab the steering wheel. And I also love how the head-up display integrates your smartphone’s mapping directions so no matter which navigation system you’re using the 540i has got you covered.
2020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe Review By Auto Critic Steve Hammes.
This is an inarguable truth: BMW’s naming protocols are ridiculous; a bunch of mumbo-jumbo fully understood by only the most ardent Bimmer brain. But as a general rule of thumb, the higher the number the bigger the body, engine and price.
When I first heard that BMW was making a 2 Series Gran Coupe I just assumed it was going to be a 4-door version of the current model, much like the 4 Series Gran Coupe. But it isn’t. Unlike the standard Coupe and Convertible, this one is based upon a front-wheel drive car made in the UK. Is this bodystyle going to be a hit for BMW or a one and done?
MSRP as-tested: $48,195
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