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:
£38,590 - £97,980

Used price range:
£17,330 - £74,605

  • 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:
£40,840 - £55,055

Used price range:
£18,474 - £38,060

BMW 5-Series Saloon 2010 - 2017

4.7 out of 5
BMW 5-Series Saloon 2010 - 2017

New price range:
£30,265 - £58,325

Used price range:
£4,641 - £28,029

  • High-class luxury car feel
  • Superbly refined and quiet
  • Outstanding handling
  • Generous passenger room
  • Forgiving ride
  • Amazingly frugal 520d version
  • Steering lacks some of the feel you'd expect from a BMW

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