2019 BMW 5 Series vs BMW 7 Series
Two of the flagship sedans in the BMW lineup are the 2019 BMW 5 Series and the BMW 7 Series. Check out the similarities and differences between the 2019 BMW 7 Series vs. BMW 5 Series so you can make the best choice for you.
BMW fans are discerning about the vehicles they drive. Every car in the manufacturer’s lineup offers the height of performance, luxury, technology, and a driving experience that is tough to beat. The biggest challenge for many drivers across the areas of Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx is deciding which model of BMW they want to drive.
7 Series vs 5 Series
What set the 2019 BMW 7 Series and BMW 5 Series apart from one another are drivetrain and size. The BMW 5 Series is a midsize luxury sedan that’s designed for performance driving with rear-wheel drive. The BMW 7 Series, on the other hand, is a full-size sedan with all-wheel drive, also designed for luxury and performance.
If you love to have the latest and greatest, the 5 Series may appeal to you a bit more. The 7 Series doesn’t come with any new upgrades this year, being a carryover from 2018’s outstanding entry in the sector.
The 5 Series, on the other hand, comes with standard Apple CarPlay™ available on all models, and brings a number of safety features to the forefront including frontal crash warning and automatic emergency braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning, right at the base level trim. It is worth noting that the 7 Series already offered these safety features at the base level, so you’ll still enjoy them if you choose the 7 Series.
BMW 7 Series vs BMW 5 Series: Drivetrain and Engines
The BMW 5 Series is a rear-wheel drive sedan that comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that puts out 248 horsepower with 250 lb-ft of torque. From there, you have three upgrade engines available. Next up is a hybrid 4-cylinder which gives you 248 horsepower with 310 lb-ft of torque. Third in the lineup is a 3.0-liter turbo inline six which delivers 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the top of the line engine is a 456 horsepower, 480-lb-ft-of-torque, 4.4-liter V8 powerhouse.
The 2019 BMW 7 Series gives you all-wheel drive out of the gate, and starts with a 320-horsepower, 330-lb-ft-of-torque inline 3.0-liter engine. Like the 5 Series, there are three upgrades available. First is the 4.4-liter V8 that kicks out 443 horsepower with 479 lb-ft of torque. Next is the 2.0-liter turbo 4 plug-in hybrid that gives you a combined 322 horsepower. At the top of the line is a V12 engine which gives you 601 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.
It’s worth noting that the increased performance of the 7 Series comes at decreased fuel economy. The 5 Series gets an EPA-estimated 26 MPG in the city and 36 on the highway at the base level, while the 7 Series gets 21 MPG city and 29 MPG highway.
BMW 7 Series vs BMW 5 Series: Technology
The BMW 7 Series starts off with the latest version of BMW’s iDrive infotainment system featuring a 10.2-inch screen combined with center console knob and touchpad controller featuring gesture control. It’s also got integrated GPS navigation as well as a Wi-Fi Hotspot, dual USB ports, and 16 speakers. An Apple CarPlay™ trial subscription and wireless device charging are also included.
The 2019 BMW 5 Series comes with the same technology, though its sound system is only 12 speakers due to the smaller size of the car. It also includes BMW emergency services with the infotainment system, but doesn’t include the Wi-Fi Hotspot at the base level.
See Both at BMW of Manhattan
In the end, if you want newer updates and better fuel economy, the BMW 5 Series is the way to go, and if you want AWD and more power, as well as a bigger car, you will love the BMW 7 Series. If you’re in the areas of Manhattan, the Bronx, or Queens, you can check out both at BMW of Manhattan. Contact us to take a test drive today.