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2023 BMW 5 Series Sedan Trim Levels and Standard Features

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The 2023 BMW 5 Series Trim Levels and Standard Features are Explained. I also go over the paint colors.

With advancements in technology, aerodynamics, and external and interior design, as well as the addition of a new 48-volt mild hybrid power system, this iteration of the 5 Series sedan continues to provide cutting-edge performance and technology as it enters its sixth decade of production.

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2023 BMW 5 Series Sedan Trim Levels

2023 bmw 5 series sedan engineThe 2023 BMW 5 Series trim levels are offered each with a distinct powertrain: the basic 530i, the plug-in hybrid 530e, the more potent 540i, a performance variant called the M550i, and the track-ready M5. The M550i and M5 come standard with BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive technology, which is an option for the other three trims.

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The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the 530i produces 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The 530e also has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which it combines with an electric motor to provide 288 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The 530e is a plug-in hybrid and, according to the EPA, can go 21 miles on a completely charged battery before transitioning to standard hybrid mode.

The 3.0-liter, six-cylinder turbocharged engine in the 540i generates 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. The M550i has a 4.4-liter V8 that is turbocharged (523 hp, 553 lb-ft).

Additionally, a more potent 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 with 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of thrust is added to the top-of-the-line M5. A 617-horsepower Competition package offers more power.

All engine choices are supported by an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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2023 BMW 5 Series Sedan Standard Features

Let’s now discuss the MSRP, standard equipment, and options for the 2023 BMW 5 Series trim levels, beginning with the entry-level 530i, which has an MSRP of $54,800.

530i – $54,800

2023 bmw 530i

The following standard features are included in the 2023 BMW 530i’s equipment package:

  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (248-hp)
  • 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Launch Control
  • Auto Start-Stop function
  • Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT, and SPORT modes
  • 18″ W-spoke reflex silver wheels, style 632 with all-season run-flat tires
  • Power-folding, heated side mirrors
  • Chrome-line exterior trim
  • Perforated SensaTec simulated leather seating
  • Fineline Ridge Wood Trim
  • Anthracite Headliner
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility
  • Connected Package Professional
  • BMW Remote Services
  • Intelligent Personal Assistant
  • HiFi Sound System with a 205-watt digital amplifier and 12 speakers
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a 1-year subscription
  • 3-spoke power telescopic leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • 3″ infotainment system
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Engine Start/Stop button
  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • Power front sport seats w/4-way power lumbar support for driver’s seat
  • 40/20/40 split fold-down rear seats
  • Multi-zone Climate Control including micro-filter and automatic air recirculation
  • 2-way power glass moonroof with “one-touch” operation
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror and driver’s-side exterior mirror
  • Multi-color, adjustable ambient lighting
  • Dual front sun visors with illuminated mirrors
  • 12V Power outlets (center console, rear center console, and in the trunk)
  • Universal garage-door opener
  • Front and rear USB ports
  • 3-stage heated front seats
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Adaptive Full LED Headlights
  • Rear-view Camera
  • Park Distance Control, front and rear
  • Active Driving Assistant, which includes:
    • Frontal Collision Warning
    • Active Blind Spot Detection
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • and Speed Limit Info

Available Packages

There are seven available packages for the 2023 BMW 530i Sedan trim level.

  • M Sport Package
  • Convenience Package
  • Premium Package
  • Executive Package
  • Driving Assistance Professional Package
  • Shadowline Package
  • Luxury Seating Package

Standalone Options

Notable standalone options for the 2023 530i include:

  • Remote Engine Start
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Power rear sunshade & rear side window shades
  • Heated front seats
  • SensaTec Dashboard
  • Front massaging seats
  • Wireless Charging
  • M Sport Brakes with Blue or Red Calipers

530e – $56,400

2023 530e

The 2023 BMW 530e has a $56,400 starting price. In order to provide effective drive modes and thrilling acceleration, this executive sedan combines the power of an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Excluding these features, the 530e is equipped exactly like the 530i:

  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and electric motor (288-hp)
  • eDrive button with AUTO eDrive, MAX eDrive, and Battery Control modes
  • AC Charging (3.7 kW)
  • 19″ V-spoke burnished orbit grey wheels, style 635

Available Packages

The 2023 BMW 530e trim level gets the same available packages and standalone options as the 530i.

540i – $61,600


The list price for the 540i is $61,600. The 540i receives exactly the same features and wheels as the 530e. The eBoost 48V mild hybrid 3.0 liter turbocharged 6-cylinder engine is the sole change (335-hp).

Available Packages

  • M Sport Package
  • Convenience Package
  • Premium Package
  • Executive Package
  • Driving Assistance Professional Package
  • Shadowline Package
  • Luxury Seating Package
  • Dynamic Handling Package

M550i – $79,900

2023 BMW M550 xDive sedan

The M550i follows with an MSRP of $79,900. The M550i xDrive Sedan is a potent BMW that has an interior that puts it in a class of its own and a strong V-8 engine. Improvements over the less expensive variants include:

  • 4-liter Turbocharged V-8 engine. (523-hp)
  • Sport exhaust system
  • Adaptive M Suspension with electronically controlled dampers
  • M Sport Differential
  • xDrive all-wheel-drive system
  • M Sport Brakes with Blue Calipers
  • 19″ M Y-spoke wheels, style 845M
  • Aerodynamic kit
  • Cerium Gray accent finishers (mirror caps, kidney grille, front air intakes)
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • Illuminated door-sill finishers with M550i designation
  • M rear spoiler
  • SensaTec dashboard
  • Dakota Leather upholstery
  • Aluminum Rhombicle Smoke Grey Trim with Pearl Chrome Accent
  • Harman Kardon Surround Sound Audio System with a 464-watt amplifier and 16 speakers
  • M sport steering wheel
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Power rear sunshade & rear side window shades

Available Packages

  • Driving Assistance Professional and Executive Packages
  • Shadowline Package
  • Dynamic Handline Package
  • Parking Assistance Package

Standalone Options

Notable standalone options for the M550i include:

  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Front ventilated seats
  • Front and Rear Heated Seats
  • Leather Dashboard
  • Front massaging seats
  • Head-up Display
  • Anthracite Alcantara Headliner

M5 – $107,900

2023 BMW M5

The top-spec 5-series is the M5 with a starting MSRP of $107,900.Β  Here are the standard features it gets over the M550i:

  • 4-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine (600-hp)
  • Weight-optimized dual exhaust system with M sound control button
  • 8-speed M Sport Automatic transmission with Drivelogic
  • M-developed electric power steering with Servotronic
  • M Drive and M Driving Dynamics Control
  • Aluminum Intensive suspension
  • Lightweight carbon fiber-reinforce-plastic roof
  • M-specific kinematics and elasto kinematics
  • M Compound 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes
  • Dynamic Brake Control and Cornering Brake Control
  • M xDrive all-wheel-drive system with 2-wheel drive capability
  • Active M Differential
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • 19″ M Double-spoke bi-color wheels, style 705M
  • Signature M gills
  • Extended Merino Leather upholstery
  • Aluminum Carbon Structure trim
  • Anthracite Alcantara headliner
  • Enhanced smartphone connectivity with an additional microphone
  • Simultaneous device pairing
  • Wireless Charging and WiFi Hotspot
  • Gesture Control
  • M-specific Head-up Display
  • Power Multi-function front seats including power shoulder and thigh support
  • M5 logo integrated into the front headrests
  • Seat position memory system for driver and front passenger
  • Automatic tilt-down of passenger’s side-view mirror
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights

Available Packages

  • Driving Assistance Professional Package
  • Executive Package
  • Competition Package

Standalone Options

  • Moonroof
  • Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
  • M Carbon Ceramic Brakes
  • M Compound Brakes with Red or Black Calipers
  • M Driver’s Package

The M Drivers package includes a special 1-day high-performance driving course at a BMW Performance Center in addition to increasing the maximum speed of your BMW M vehicle. The course has been designed for driving M cars through a variety of high-speed workouts, allowing you to test the vehicle’s limitations in a safe setting.

Which of the 2023 BMW 5 Series trim levels to Buy

Of the 2023 BMW 5 Series trim levels, I suggest going with the somewhat more costly 540i in order to have the improved turbocharged six-cylinder engine. It adds about 100 horsepower while providing nearly the same levels of fuel efficiency as the 530i’s engine. Or, if you’re looking for something more economical, the plug-in hybrid 530e is also more robust than the 530i and starts off at a comparable price. And if you have a few more bucks gnawing at your wallet, grab the M550i since it has many more standard features than the cheaper versions and is virtually as fast as the M5 for a much lower price.

2023 BMW 5 Series Sedan Paint Colors

Lastly, let’s go over the paint colors for the 2023 BMW 5 Series trim levels. There are 14 available colors. Not every color is available on every trim level.

  1. Alpine White
  2. Jet Black
  3. Mineral White
  4. Black Sapphire
  5. Phytonic Blue
  6. Dark Graphite
  7. Alvite Grey
  8. Arctic Race Blue
  9. Aventurin Red
  10. Skyscraper Grey
  11. Carbon Black
  12. San Remo Green
  13. Marina Bay Blue
  14. Tanzanite Blue II

2023 BMW 5 Series Sedan Image Gallery (73 Pictures)

Exterior Features

You will notice when you look at the pictures in the image gallery that the 2023 BMW 5 Series exterior has a smoother surface design. The new BMW Kidney Grille style with reshaped headlights is the most prominent aspect. The redesigned grille is encircled by a single-piece grille element and is larger, broader, and extends deeper into the front bumper cover. More noticeable and extending further into the airflow are the vertical grille slats. There are several pictures in the image gallery showing the grille.

While the majority of the external and internal measurements are the same, the length increases by 1.2 inches to provide a more sweeping look. With the 530i sedan reaching a coefficient drag as low as 0.27, the new 5 Series Sedans’ aerodynamics benefit from the precisely crafted lines.


The new standard adaptive LED headlights can be seen in many images in the image gallery to have a thinner profile and two L-shaped daytime driving light components on each side. These components serve as turn signals as well.


In other photos, you can see the new, standard trapezoidal tailpipe finishers that are incorporated into the lower bumper region highlight the 5 Series’ rear. New rear taillights have three-dimensional lenses and black edges.


Redesigned front and rear bumpers, bigger front air intakes with mesh inserts, and a reshaped rear diffuser panel are all features of the M Sport Package. The M Sport Package is installed on the blue 530e in the gallery photos.


The M550i xDrive Sedan adds a rear trunk lid spoiler and the new aerodynamic package from the M Sport Package for improved performance and aesthetics. The model inscription, BMW Kidney Grille surround, front air intake inlays, and air breathers are all given a Cerium Grey treatment. Black chrome makes up the twin trapezoidal exhaust finishers, while high-gloss black make up the window surrounds.

Interior Features

The standard Live Cockpit Professional with iDrive 7 and its 12.3″ central touchscreen control display stands out in the 2023 BMW 5 Series Sedan. Included are basic navigation, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The center console’s buttons are currently coated in high-gloss black. There are some great close-up photos of the central touchscreen in the image gallery.

Premium Perforated SensaTec leatherette with contrast stitching is included as standard on all four-cylinder and six-cylinder versions, offering the cabin an even more attractive appearance and feel. The M550i xDrive comes standard with Dakota Leather, while the other versions have it as an option. On all versions, Nappa Leather is an optional feature. The M550i xDrive’s standard black SensaTec dashboard with brown stitching is standard on the four- and six-cylinder 5 Series models.

A standard 40:20:40 split folding rear seat and M Multi-contour seats are available on all versions.

Final Thoughts

Okay, that’s it. I’m going to wrap this video up. I went over the MSRP, standard features, available packages, standalone options, which trim level to buy, and the paint colors for the 2023 BMW 5 Series trim levels. If you found this video helpful, informative, or entertaining, please like and share.

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