The 5 Series is in its sixth generation, of which a million units have already been sold, making it the most successful 5 Series to date. BMW has now refined it in the middle of its life cycle. There are minor exterior tweaks such as revised lower air intakes, a reworked rear apron, redesigned taillamps and a new rear-end on the GT. Xenon adaptive headlamps and side indicator lights come as standard. Inside, you will find added chrome highlights and additional cup holders. The options list is lengthy, but all the ticking of boxes can be avoided by opting instead for one of the packages – Luxury Line, Modern Line and M Sport. The new BMW 5 Series saloon and GT will go on sale in South Africa from October 2013.

The pricing for the new BMW 5 Series Saloon is as follows:

520i: R516 449

520d: R545 000

528i: R622 257

530d: R704 936

535i: R719 348

535d: R813 847

550i: R929 605

ActiveHybrid 5: R768 475

M5: R1 205 991

The pricing for the new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is as follows:

520d: R583 462

530d: R742 886

535i: R756 887

550i: R963 644