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2015 BMW 5 Series gets new option packages, 550i phased out

March 25, 2015

BMW Australia has announced new option packages for the 2015 5 Series, presenting buyers with a potential increase in value across the board.

2015 BMW 5 Series

Two main option packages are added to the lineup, including the Professional and Exclusive option packs. The Professional can be had on the 520i, 520d, and 528i, while the Exclusive is for the 535i, 535d, and ActiveHybrid 5.

Starting with the Professional package, prices span from $900 to $3400, although the value of the options in the packages range from $5900 to $12,700. This gives buyers the opportunity to access features that are usually only offered on higher end models.

As for the Exclusive package, it’s priced evenly at $3800 across the upper range. The value of the kit spans from $12,200 to $16,300. It showcases a wide variety of advanced technologies and equipment. Shawn Ticehurst, head of product and market planning at BMW Australia, said,

“Over its history, the 5 Series has marked the intersection where BMW luxury, driving dynamics, and technological advances meet. This is reinforced with the development of our Professional and Exclusive options packages.”

These new options come as BMW Australia phases out the range-topping 550i variant. Those interested in V8 performance can still go for the mighty M5. See below for equipment and prices for each respective option package;

Professional package

2015 BMW 520i, 520d Sedan and Touring ($12,700 value): $3400

  • Head-Up Display
  • Comfort Access System
  • Automatic dipping interior and door mirrors
  • Lane Change Warning System
  • ConnectedDrive Freedom
  • Driving Assistant
  • Surround View
  • Digital Radio
  • Multifunctional instrument display

2015 BMW 520d Gran Turismo ($7900 value): $2400

  • Head-Up Display
  • Comfort Access System
  • Automatic dipping interior and door mirrors
  • Lane Change Warning System
  • ConnectedDrive Freedom
  • Surround View
  • Digital Radio
  • Multifunctional instrument display

2015 BMW 528i Sedan ($5900 value): $900

  • Lane Change Warning System
  • ConnectedDrive Freedom
  • Driving Assistant Plus
  • Multifunctional instrument display
  • Seat heating

Exclusive package

2015 BMW 535i, 535d Sedan and ActiveHybrid 5 ($16,300 value): $3800

  • Automatic tailgate operation
  • BMW Individual instrument panel in leather
  • Exclusive ‘Nappa’ leather upholstery
  • Soft-close function for doors
  • Sunblinds for rear and rear side windows
  • Comfort seats incl. active headrests and electrical adjustment
  • Driving Assistant Plus
  • Seat heating
  • Lane Change Warning System
  • ConnectedDrive Freedom

BMW 530d Gran Turismo ($15,900 value): $3800

  • BMW Individual instrument panel in leather
  • Exclusive ‘Nappa’ leather upholstery
  • Soft-close function for doors
  • Comfort seats incl. active headrests and electrical adjustment
  • Driving Assistant Plus
  • Seat heating
  • Lane Change Warning System
  • ConnectedDrive Freedom

BMW 535i Touring ($13,500 value): $3800

  • BMW Individual instrument panel in leather
  • Exclusive ‘Nappa’ leather upholstery
  • Soft-close function for doors
  • Comfort seats incl. active headrests and electrical adjustment
  • Driving Assistant Plus
  • Seat heating
  • Lane Change Warning System
  • ConnectedDrive Freedom

BMW 535i Gran Turismo ($12,200 value): $3800

  • BMW Individual instrument panel in leather
  • Exclusive ‘Nappa’ leather upholstery
  • Soft-close function for doors
  • Comfort seats incl. active headrests and electrical adjustment
  • Driving Assistant Plus
  • Seat heating
  • Lane Change Warning System
  • ConnectedDrive Freedom

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.