The 2017 BMW 5 Series is comfortable, quick and loaded with tech, but its "Ultimate Driving Machine" moniker is no longer appropriate.
It’s sad when something isn’t as good as you remember it to be. Like a familiar restaurant that no longer makes your favorite dish or a favorite musician who can’t quite hit all their notes in concert anymore.
That’s how I feel after spending a week with not one but two BMW 5 Series sedans, the 2017 BMW 540i and 530i xDrive. Make no mistake: These are fine automobiles, nicer inside than they’ve ever been and chock-full of amazing technology (some useful, some silly). They’re powerful, efficient, quick and smooth. But they’ve most assuredly lost the mojo that used to make BMWs sing in the hands of enthusiast drivers. In a quest to chase sales, BMW has... Read More