2021 BMW 5 Series vs 2021 BMW 7 Series Comparison in Torrance, CA

Stepping into the world of the luxury sedan brings its own set of challenges. With so many to choose from, it's hard to know which one will best suit the needs of you and your family. BMW understands how daunting this task can be so we've put together a side-by-side comparison between two of our best-selling luxury sedans: the 2021 5 Series and the 2021 7 Series. While both offer upscale styling, a variety of exciting powertrains, and lavish interiors, there are differences between the two that can help you make the right decision. Continue reading below to learn more then stop by the showroom at South Bay BMW to speak to any of our friendly BMW experts.

2021 BMW 5 Series vs 2021 BMW 7 Series Exterior

2021 BMW 5 Series vs 2021 BMW 7 Series Design & Utility

The 2021 5 Series has standard 18" W-spoke reflex silver wheels and trapezoidal exhaust tips for an elegant yet sporty appearance. The 2021 7 Series offers standard 18" V-spoke wheels with a sophisticated silhouette that will keep people staring long after you've passed by. Both luxury sedans boast power-folding, heated side mirrors and a standard power moonroof for a more open-air feeling. The 7 Series has the option of an available panoramic Sky Lounge LED roof that offers even more breathtaking views. Both the 5 Series and the 7 Series offer a remote trunk release for easy access. The 7 Series is the larger vehicle of the two, with 18 cubic feet of trunk space and a vast 115 cubic feet of passenger volume. Even though the 5 Series is smaller, it still has plenty to offer with 14 cubic feet of trunk room and 99 cubic feet of passenger volume.

2021 BMW 5 Series vs 2021 BMW 7 Series Comfort & Convenience

Keeping you in the utmost comfort is alway important to BMW, hence the amazing luxurious touches inside the cabins of the 2021 5 Series and 2021 7 Series. The 5 Series offers standard 16-way power front sport seats with available heated front and rear seats and ventilated front seats. Upgrade to the M550i for 20-way multi-contour front seats with 4-way lumbar support, Dakota leather upholstery, and three-stage heated front seats. For the commute home after a long day, the 5 Series M550i offers available massage functions for the front seats.

Dakota leather upholstery is standard in the 2021 7 Series, as are heated front seats, steering wheel, and armrests. Upgrade to the 7 Series 750i for Nappy leather upholstery and available ceramic controls, ventilated front and rear seats with massage functions, and a leather dashboard.

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2021 BMW 5 Series vs 2021 BMW 7 Series Interior

Keeping connected in today's busy world is important and that's why BMW offers the latest technology inside every vehicle. Both the 2021 5 Series and 7 Series offer enhanced smartphone integration and on the 7 Series you get simultaneous device pairing. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability are standard on both sedans as well as real-time traffic info and hazard preview to make your drive safer and easier. The Live Cockpit Professional is standard fare on both the 2021 5 Series and 7 Series and comes with a 12.3" display screen that can be controlled by voice, touch, or available gesture control. Wireless charging is available on the 5 Series while a drive recorder is standard only on the 7 Series.

2021 BMW 5 Series vs 2021 BMW 7 Series Performance

The 2021 BMW 5 Series and 7 Series give you a plethora of powertrains to choose from so you can have the perfect amount of power at your command. The base engine of the 5 Series is a solid 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that generates 248 horsepower and offers available xDrive all-wheel drive for better balance and handling. The 5 Series 540i model has the same engine as the base 7 Series: a 3.0L turbocharged V6 with an output of a hefty 335 horsepower and 331 lb/ft of torque. A 4.4L turbocharged V8 graces the 5 Series M550i and the 7 Series 750i, both making a thunderous 523 horsepower. All of these engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and launch control.

If you're looking for the pinnacle of BMW power, check out the 7 Series Alpina B7. This mighty machine boasts a 4.4L BMW ALPINA Bi-Turbo V8 and generates a blistering 600 horsepower. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission with ALPINA SWITCH-TRONIC software and quick-shift buttons, you're in for the ride of your life. On the other side of the coin, if you're looking for something greener, both the 5 Series and the 7 Series offer an efficient plug-in hybrid version. Ask for more details when you stop by the showroom.

2021 BMW 5 Series vs 2021 BMW 7 Series Features

2021 BMW 5 Series vs 2021 BMW 7 Series Safety

BMW's commitment to your safety and that of your family has always been the highest priority and it's most evident in the 2021 5 Series and 2021 7 Series sedans. Both come standard with adaptive brake lights, programmable LED daytime running lights, and Icon Adaptive LED headlights to help make you the most visible car on the road plus give you the best view of the road as possible. The Active Driving Assistant, a wide array of driver assist technology, is standard as well and includes Speed Limit Info, Lane Departure Warning, and much more. The Active Driving Assistant Pro is available on both sedans and offers even more technology such as Evasion Aid and Traffic Jam Assist. No matter which vehicle you choose to get you to your destination, BMW will get you there securely.

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Which Luxury Sedan is Right For You? Find Out at South Bay BMW

Finding that perfect luxury sedan is a big deal and here at South Bay BMW, we're committed to getting you behind the wheel of your dream car. Whether it's the stylish and powerful 2021 BMW 5 Series or the classy, serene 2021 BMW 7 Series, your perfect family vehicle is waiting for you. Stop by our showroom or contact us to schedule a hassle-free test drive (or two) and feel the excitement of being behind the wheel of the ultimate driving machine.

2021 BMW 5 Series2021 BMW 7 Series
$54,200Starting MSRP*$86,800
Midsize Sports SedanBody StyleFull-Size Luxury Sedan
248Standard Horsepower335
257Standard Torque (lb-ft)331
5.9 SecondsStandard 0-60 MPH Time5.3 Seconds
Available UpgradexDrive All-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
Not AvailableSelf-Leveling Air SuspensionStandard
Available UpgradeGenuine Leather UpholsteryStandard
Available UpgradeHarmon Kardon® Premium Surround Sound SystemStandard
36.5"Rear Legroom44.4"

*MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.