Many of us were prepared to write BMW off entirely after the new 3 and 4 Series were unveiled. The face only a blind mother could love was enough for many of the BMW faithful to declare the death of their favorite brand, or at the very least, make some very accurate edits to Wikipedia. Don’t write the whole marque off just yet, though. Remember BMW’s awesome looking 2021 5 Series? It looks even better as a wagon.
The new 5 Series got a slightly larger grille, but not cartoonishly so. The “e” is no longer a mark of shame in BMW names, as the new 530e’s 48-volt plug-in hybrid system delivers a nice little bump in performance.
BMW’s press photos are of the 2021 530d xDrive Touring, which features BMW’s new-generation inline-six diesel engine—another thing that isn’t coming to the States. Still, it looks sharp as hell, with a neat little Bavarian-blue line across the top of the headlights and a finely sculpted hatch that carries the crease that runs down the side of the 5er around the back end.
The glass and interior cargo cover even open up separately from the whole door in case you can’t or don’t want to open up the full hatch—a feature that seems like a