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Photos of the BMW 5-Series

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d front view

The "double kidney" grilles keep getting wider and wider. Auto-dimming LED headlights are $1,900.

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d front quarter close up

Aggressive front fascia, attractive 19-inch wheels are major parts of the $3,150 M Sport package.

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d front quarter view

Looks expensive and powerful. Looks don't deceive.

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d side view

Perfect proportions enabled by a RWD layout. Audi can't touch this.

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d rear quarter view

BMW has stopped doing silly things with the cut line for the trunk lid. M Sport Line lower body bits

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d interior

Black leather plus aluminum trim. Because you're a very serious driver.

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d instrument panel full

Center stack angled slightly towards the driver, per BMW tradition, but doesn't cramp.

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d instrument panel

A bit of a learning curve, but controls logically arranged and close at hand.

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d interior right view

BMW continues to refine its iDrive control system. Top of knob reads finger-written letters.

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d driver seat

Usually I really like BMW's highly adjustable multicontour seats. Maybe my back had an off week.

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d back seat

Roomy, comfortable back seat.

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d trunk

Largest trunk in a midsize luxury sedan.

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d engine

BMW six-cylinder diesel impresses with both performance and fuel economy.

BMW 5-Series Photos: BMW 535d engine uncovered

Intake tube blocks removal of thick piece of foam, so only half of the inline six us visible here.