BMW 5-Series

BMW 5-Series Parkers 2015-07-07

The German company’s iconic saloon is probably best known in the form of the BMW 3 Series, but the company’s larger executive saloon arrived three years earlier.

  • BMW 5-Series Touring (17 on)
  • BMW 5-Series M5 (11-16)
  • BMW 5-Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5-Series Touring (10-17)
  • BMW 5-Series GT (09-17)
  • BMW 5-Series M5 (05-10)
  • BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)
  • BMW 5-Series Touring (03-10)
  • BMW 5-Series Touring (97-04)
  • BMW 5-Series Saloon (96-03)

The German company’s iconic saloon is probably best known in the form of the BMW 3 Series, but the company’s larger executive saloon arrived three years earlier.

First built in 1972, the current BMW 5 Series saloon launched in 2010, making it the sixth generation 5 Series saloon to date.  

The current BMW 5 Series range consists of the BMW 5 Series saloon, the BMW 5 Series Touring (estate), the BMW M5 and the BMW 5-Series GT (stands for ‘Gran Turismo’).

BMW’s sizzling M5 was first introduced in 1984 with the second generation 5 Series. It is a high performance saloon and at the time it was the first production saloon ever made. Ever since, the BMW 5 Series M5 has been a byword for the ultimate in rapid saloons.

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

BMW 5-Series Saloon 2017 on

4.8 out of 5
BMW 5-Series Saloon 2017 on

New price range:
£37,555 - £56,680

Used price range:
£16,471 - £68,768

  • Great to drive
  • Strong engines
  • Exceptional comfort
  • Packed with technology
  • Best-in-class standard kit
  • Drive varies according to spec
  • E-Class has a bigger boot
  • Only two trim levels
  • Occasionally jerky gearchanges

BMW 5-Series Touring 2017 on

4.75 out of 5
BMW 5-Series Touring 2017 on

New price range:
£39,825 - £58,815

Used price range:
£17,282 - £36,850

BMW 5-Series Touring 1997 - 2004

3.5 out of 5
BMW 5-Series Touring 1997 - 2004

New price range:
£25,495 - £45,640

Used price range:
£380 - £3,143

Understated elegance, practical, image, good to drive.
Hardly a proper estate car.

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