2018 BMW 5 Series vs. 2018 BMW 7 Series: Worth the Upgrade?

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5 Series vs. 7 Series: Which Larger BMW Sedan Is Right for You?

There’s a term in the automotive world called “segment creep.” It explains the incremental but near-constant growth of cars as they are replaced with a new generation. This is often done to compete with rivals that might claim larger dimensions or stats.

The BMW 5 Series and 7 Series are not immune to this phenomenon. The 5 has grown to the point where someone coming out of a decades-old 7 Series might find the size and pricing of a new 5 Series more manageable.

Both vehicles are very competitive in their respective segments. The 5 Series scores well in U.S News & World Report’s luxury midsize car rankings, while the 7 Series ranks near the top in our super luxury car rankings.

Both cars score extremely close to one another, so which one is the BMW luxury sedan king? We’ve compared these cars in the categories that shoppers care about most, using U.S. News & World Report’s scoring data. Keep in mind that we update our scores constantly as new expert reviews and data become available.

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