2014 BMW 5 Series Sees Myriad of Improvements, $1,700 Price Bump

By Jacob Brown | May 20, 2013
With a heavily refreshed Mercedes-Benz E-Class in showrooms and the introduction of the 2014 Cadillac CTS just  a few months out, BMW isn't messing around with the mid-cycle refresh it's giving its 2014 5 Series. New for the 2014 BMW 5 Series are a long list of new features, some revised styling, a $1,700 price bump, and a new competition package for the BMW M5 and M6.
All models, from the 528i to the range-topping BMW M5, are getting tweaked headlights with a new trapezoidal design, revised tail lights, and subtle nips and tucks in the sheetmetal. Inside, they're all getting iDrive4.2, the infotainment interface that debuted in the 2013 BMW 7 Series and BMW M6 that comes with 3D navigation mapping, the ability to pair more than one phone at a time with Bluetooth, and an iDrive controller that can read characters that the user writes out on it with his or her finger.
The 2014 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo also has modifications to its cargo bay, leading to a 2.1 cubic-foot improvement in cargo capacity to 17.7 cubic feet total. Other new options across all models but the M5 are adaptive LED headlights and Luxury Line and Modern Line trim levels that join the M Sport package.
Under the hood, BMW has kept horsepower the same for the 528i at 240; the BMW 535i will also keep its 300-horsepower, turbocharged inline-6. But the 2014 BMW 550i is slated to get bumped from 400 to 445 horsepower, and there is an addition of a diesel 535d with 255 horsepower and a whopping 413 pound-feet of torque--down 45 horsepower versus the gas model but up 113 pound-feet. If that's not enough, BMW is going a step further with its 560-horsepower 2014 M5, offering a new $7,700 Competition package that ups that number by 15 horses to 575. It also adds a unique rear differential in its axle for improved traction, more direct steering, 20-inch lightweight wheels, and a sport exhaust system. The M5 range will also be featuring new BMW Individual colors as of July. Carbon ceramic brakes will be available for $9,300. Prices for all 2014 BMW 5 Series models, including $925 for destination and handling:
  • 528i: $50,425
  • 528i xDrive: $52,725
  • 535i: $56,025
  • 535i xDrive: $58,325
  • 535d: $57,525
  • 535d xDrive: $59,825
  • 550i: $64,825
  • 550i xDrive: $67,125
  • ActiveHybrid 5: $62,325
  • 535i Gran Turismo: $60,925
  • 535i Grand Turismo xDrive: $63,225
  • 550i Gran Turismo: $68,825
  • 550i Gran Turismo xDrive: $71,125
  • M5: $91,825
Source: BMW