2016, 2017 BMW 5 Series Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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While the 2017 BMW 5 Series has been a popular car with luxury buyers for decades, the 2017 model year could easily be one of the best selling models yet. Thus far, the reviews with both consumers and reviewers have been very positive.
Overall, buyers of the 2017 model year will have five different trim levels to choose from. The base trim level is the 528i, which is a four-door sedan that comes coupled with a four-cylinder engine. The 528i can be purchased for as little as $50,000 if no additional upgrades are selected.
The most powerful, and expensive, option for the 2017 model year is the 550i, which can come as either a sedan or five-door hatchback. This trim level starts at just over $70,000 and includes the majority of all tech and safety upgrades while also pairing with a V-8 engine.
Like most years, the 2017 2017 BMW 5 Series will be popular with drivers that are looking for a powerful engine in a stylish sedan. The base engine option, which is a four-cylinder engine still provides and impressive 225 horsepower. Those that are looking to upgrade to the highest option can get the twin turbo V8 engine, which has been tested to produce over 350 horsepower.
While the BMW 5 Series has a lot of power, it is still surprisingly fuel-efficient. Those that choose the lowest engine option available will get highway mileage of close to 25mpg. Those that want the more powerful V8 engine will still receive around 22mpg. In all situations, the BMW can be upgraded from rear wheel drive to all wheel drive. Along with this upgrade, drivers will sacrifice about 10% of their fuel efficiency.
Beyond the performance measures of the 5 Series, the safety ratings have also come in pretty positive on this model year. Most of the major rating agencies have given ratings of four to five stars, which is similar to prior model years. While there have not been many upgrades compared to the 2016 model year, drivers will still receive eight airbags, brake assist, electronic stability control, blind spot monitoring, night vision, and rear view cameras.
The 2017 model year also comes standard with a lot of impressive features. This includes leather seating, 14-way adjustable seats, heated and ventilated seats, and power rear shades. All cars can also come standard with an impressive audi system, navigation, righ-resolution display, and a touchpad screen.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base BMW 5 Series invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All BMW 5 Series Prices above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.