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The 2019 BMW 5 Series lives large in a midsize package

BMW's midsize luxury sedan can surpass $100,000 if you check every option box.

Manuel Carrillo III
A Porsche 911 S brought Manuel Carrillo III home from the hospital after he was born, so it's no surprise his lifelong trajectory has centered on cars, leading him to a robust career creating rich automotive media for publications prior to joining CNET.

The Southern California native briefly lived in Sydney, and is proud to have developed a barely passable Aussie accent. He also serves on the board of directors of the Motor Press Guild. When not reviewing cars or nerding out on OEM premium audio, you can find manual-labor-averse Manuel doing his best to convince his closest friends to fix the very Porsche that delivered him home.
Manuel Carrillo III
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The BMW 5 Series has been on sale in the US since 1975. 

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A 2017 redesign brought it into its seventh generation.

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Aside from there no longer being a diesel variant, not much is new for 2019.

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Base prices for the 5 Series start at $53,400 and top out at $74,450, but checking every option box can yield a $101,420 MSRP plus $995 for destination.

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The base 530i comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. 

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All 5 Series models pair their engines with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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According to EPA estimates, the most efficient gas-powered 5 Series returns 24 miles per gallon in the city and 34 mpg highway.

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The 5 Series interior is spacious enough for five people with up to 18.7 cubic feet of space for cargo.

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Standard driver-assistance features include pedestrian-detecting collision mitigation braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. 

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