BMW NA Prices the 2011 5 Series (Starting at $50k)

The new 5 Series is here and along with it comes pricing. Or should we say higherlower prices. The lowest-end 5 Series (truly a world class car with 300 hp and 300 lbs of torque) will start at $50,475 (including destination). The 550i (equipped with the 4.4L twin-turbo V8) will be offered at 60,575. Both cars come with optional manual transmissions and all the warranty and free maintenance that you ‘d expect. Also of note to our readers, both cars have very attractive sport packages consisting of; Adaptive Drive, Electronic Damper Control, and Active Roll Stabilization. Yes that means Active Steering is now a stand-alone option.

Official Release: BMW has announced pricing for the all-new 2011 BMW 535i and 550i Sedans. Including $875 Destination & Handling, the new 535i Sedan will start at $50,475, and the V-8 powered 550i will start at $60,575. The 535i receives BMW’s newest 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline, while the 550i will be powered by BMW’s reverse-flow 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. Both will feature the new 8-speed automatic transmission.Inspite of enhancements such as these, the base-prices for both models are lower than their 2010 predecessors. The 535i and 550i continue a tradition that is the hallmark of the ultimate driving machine – the option of a manual transmission, in this case a six-speed.The option of a manual transmission has been a 5 Series tradition through all six generations since its introduction to the US 35 years ago.

As on any other BMW vehicle, BMW Ultimate Service, $0 maintenance for the first 4 years or 50,000 miles, is included.

The all-new 2011 BMW 5 Series combines a whole new look, inside and out, with new powertrain options and even more cutting-edge technology. Design features emblematic of BMW are to be found at the front with its kidney grille inclined slightly forward.

When equipped with the Sport Package, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan includes Adaptive Drive, which encompasses Driving Dynamics Control, Electronic Damper Control, and Active Roll Stabilization. Optional Integral Active Steering will virtually extend or shorten the vehicle’s wheelbase for improved stability at high speeds and enhanced agility at lower speeds.

The top-of-the-range BMW 550i arrives with BMW’s “reverse-flow” V-8 engine featuring twin turbochargers and High Precision direct injection for maximum output of 400 hp. The new inline-6 of the BMW 535i features a single twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision direct injection, and, combined for the first time with turbocharging, VALVETRONIC throttle-less intake technology. It delivers a maximum output of 300 hp and 300 lb-ft. As noted, the 535i and 550i will be available with a choice of 6-speed manual transmission, BMW’s new 8-speed automatic transmission, or new “Sport Automatic” 8-speed. BMW EfficientDynamics technologies are featured in appropriate combinations on each model, including features such as Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power Steering, a gearshift point indicator, active cooling air flaps, and on-demand operation of engine accessory drives. Lightweight materials are used to balance the vehicle. Components such as doors, hood, front fenders, and suspension assemblies are made of aluminum.

The driver assistance systems offered with the new 5 Series include an all-new Parking Assistant, Top View cameras, and Frontal Collision Warning with application of the brakes when ordered with Active Cruise Control plus Stop & Go. Other driver assistance features available include Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, a Head-Up Display, BMW Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection.

+ Package and Option Pricing / Official 5 Series US Pricing (PDF)

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  • Que

    Leather is not standard on the 5 series? or a ski bag, or heated seats? Guess it been a long time since I purchased my E39, since all this stuff was standard back in the day. Just my $0.02

  • Fillip

    Hi Que… for the record, the items that you point out were never standard on a 6-cylinder E39… the 525, 528, and 530 models all came standard with leatherette and no heated seats…. though I do not recall whether or not they had ski bags.

  • jason p

    Um no, at these prices the 535i base price is $1650 LOWER than the current 535i. The V8 $900 less. Check your math.

  • yea. I believe Flillip is right on this one Que. I dont recall the 6’s every coming standard with leather either. (although I hate leather myself. Always too hot or too cold!)

  • Andre

    Leather was a part of the premium package while ski bag was a part of the cold weather package, so were the heated seats. Though, the base price on the E39 530i was $42,000 in 2002.