Used BMW 5-Series M5 (2011 - 2016) Costs

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The Holy Grail, if you like, is for BMW to outstrip its own very high standards and build the best ‘M’ car ever. They probably achieved that with the 1 M Coupe launched in early 2011 but now this, the fifth generation of the M5, is seeking to take that title and there's no doubting it is a class act.

3 out of 5

Running costs

On an average run the M5 should return 28.5mpg. That’s a very optimistic figure because that accelerator pedal is very tempting. Insurance costs will be high as will servicing costs but it'll hold its value well.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period



Three years/60,000 miles

Road tax (12 months)

£585.00 - £585.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

3 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Emissions are high at 232g/km, which sounds a lot but the CO2 emissions have tumbled thanks to stop/start technology. Compare this M5 with the previous V10 and you’ll notice that it emitted 344g/km: that’s a staggering reduction of 112g/km. It’s certainly getting greener.

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