BMW 5 Series Is The Motor Trend Car of the Year
BMW’s in a constant battle for honors like the Motor Trend Car of the Year. With makers like Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Audi, and Jaguar constantly breathing down their necks, it’s impressive that BMW can stay a step ahead. The award-winning BMW 5 series features incredible luxury that’s a bit of a new focus for the already powerful sports car.
The BMW 5 Series features start with the 4.4 liter, twin-turbo V8 produces 456 hp. At 480 lb-ft of torque, the acceleration feels like butter. Zero to 60 takes a mere 3.8 seconds. It sounds good, too. There’s a real snarl to the engine hidden beneath a pretty sleek exterior.
The ZF 8-speed automatic transmission has a manual shifting mode as well. As usual, the shifting’s mapped beautifully and seems to anticipate the driver’s intentions. A quick pass on the road is really a quick pass with mid-speed acceleration that feels like a rocket. It’s a wonder that it all feels as comfortable as it does, even when zooming to race track speeds.
Combined with BMW’s legendary driving feel, you’ve got a powerful, smooth car that grips into turns and settles you in comfortably. The interior’s absolutely beautiful. Unlike some makers, BMW doesn’t throw an overly busy dashboard or center console at you. The tools are spaced obviously and intelligently but without ever getting in your face. BMW’s always had a mind for building everything around the driver, and it shows.
Outside, the 5-Series looks like an olympic athlete poised moments before the sprint. That makes it look like it’s moving even when it’s standing still. It’s smart design that leads the eye across the body without ever feeling ostentatious.
A BMW dealership in Florida can offer you a spin in the Motor Trend car of the year. A test drive really gives you a different perspective on what driving can feel like. Experience the difference.