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The 2020 BMW 5 Series is a beast with its top-notch interior and robust engine. With its handsome exterior and comfortable, supportive seating, it claims a top spot in our luxury midsize car rankings. The 5 Series comes equipped with an impressive range of technology features.
The 2020 Lexus ES is a refined and spacious car with excellent ride quality. It also gets a splendid crash test rating and predicted reliability. However, it does lose a few points for its challenging tech and uninspiring performance.
Design & Style
The Lexus ES 350 is a 5-Seater with well-cushioned seats and noise-free cabin. Its power-adjustable front-seats and extra-spacious back seats are extremely comfortable. It boasts of an impressive interior brimming with top-grade material. Perforated leather seats are both heated and ventilated in the front row. It also offers some upgrades to further enhance the interior with wood or aluminum trims and the lighting.
This BMW model is also a 5-Seater and features comfortable, supportive seating, roomy interior, and terrific ride experience. You can go on long trips without dealing with aches as you don’t feel cramped in the backseats. BMW 5 Series justifies its luxury tag with its sumptuous interior.
Technology & Safety
The 2020 Lexus offers a momentous boost in technology with the inclusion of standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Despite that, its infotainment system is deemed one of the worst. The menus are complicated, and without the touch screen, it demands a lot of attention which can distract one from driving. It has plenty of other advanced safety features like lane tracing assist, steering assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights.
The 5 Series’ is packed with several standard features like dual-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, and the iDrive infotainment which is one of the best in class. It comes with a 10.25 inch touch screen, gesture control, a 12-speaker stereo, 16-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and a user-friendly interface to adjust settings and navigate menus. It doesn’t have Android Auto, but the Apple CarPlay comes standard. This BMW model has some pretty advanced driver’s assistance features like Active Protection System and also several standard safety features like blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, rear parking sensors, etc.
The ES has a 302 hp 3.5-liter V6 engine that offers reasonably powerful and refined performance. This Lexus model is not meant for rapid acceleration like its rivals, but it can overtake slow-moving vehicles on highways easily. It can spring from 0-to-60 in a span of 6.6 seconds. Also it standard eight-speed automatic transmission works smoothly.
BMW 530i, the basic Trim model features a 248 hp turbo-four engine, which is plenty of power. However, if you choose to go with greater power then M trims will get the job done with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The horsepower on M trims range between 523 and 617, and offer impressive acceleration, i.e. 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds or less.
The Bottom Line
Lexus has a charming interior, but it lacks in actual performance and has a challenging infotainment system. BMW 5 Series, on the other hand, is a power-packed car that is capable of high acceleration with cushioned seating. You must definitely give it a look as it is a top option in luxury sedans.
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At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2020 BMW 5-Series for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.