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BMW 5 SERIES Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • Traditionally excellent handling; traditionally good ride quality
  • Superb six-cylinder engines - old or new
  • Interior quality's big lift 2017 onwards
  • iDrive infotainment system has been a segment benchmark
  • Some four-cylinder turbo models expensive
  • Rear legroom not palatial
  • No all-wheel-drive option on regular models
  • Not the engaging driver's car it once was
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2007 BMW 5 Series E60 MY07 525i Steptronic Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 107729 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

2007BMW 525I MSPORT...SUNROOF, LEATHER, REAR SENSOR, 18 ALLOY WHEELS, CD PLAYER, AND LOG BOOKS.

$16,999
Revesby, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2010 BMW 5 Series F07 MY11 535i Gran Turismo Steptronic Black Magic 8 Speed Sports Automatic

  • 180121 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

2010 BMW 535i GRAND TURISMO GT 3.0 TURBO 4 DOOR SEDAN AUTOMATIC PRESENTED IN METALLIC BLACK WITH CONTRASTING BEIGE LEATHER INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDED IN THIS VERY DESIRABLE BMW GRAND TURISMO PANORAMIC SUNROOF HEAD UP DISPLAY BLUETOOTH MUSIC BLUETOOTH PHONE ALLOY WHEELS SAT NAVIGATION SO MANY FEATURES AND PRICED TO SELL THIS GT TURISMO IS THE ONE TO BUY !! ONLINE PRESTIGE, IS A EUROPEAN PRESTIGE/SPORTS VEHICLE DEALERSHIP. ALL OF OUR STOCK IS KEPT UNDERCOVER IN OUR 2000 SQM WAREHO

$21,990
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
7 hours ago

Top2015 BMW 5 Series F10 LCI 520d Steptronic M Sport Black 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 130600 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

AR are pleased to be selling this well presented 2015 BMW 5 Series F10 LCI 520d M Sport Sedan 4dr Steptronic 8sp 2.0DT FEATURES & EXTRA'S - TURBO DIESEL - EXCELLENT DEALER SERVICE HISTORY - LEATHER TRIM - VOICE RECOGNITION BLUETOOTH - GPS - REVERSE CAMERA - F & R PARKINGSENSORS - ELEC SUNROOF - SPORTS FRONT ELEC SEATS - SELECTABLE DRIVING MODE - CD PLAYER WITH USB - 8 X AIR BAGS - ELEC STABILITY / TRACTION / CORNER BRAKING AND CRUISE CONTROL - 2 ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL AIR CONDITIONING - SPORT

$34,990Drive Away^
Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2013 BMW 520D SEDAN 2.0L DIESEL TURBO 8 SP AUTO

  • 19999 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2013 BMW 520D F10 SEDAN 2.0L DIESEL TURBO 8 SP AUTO 2.0DT Family sized luxury euro vehicle is an absolute economy with an average consumption of 5.2l /100kms (combined)its the best of both worlds powered by a responsible 2.0 l turbo diesel coupled to an 8 speed auto sports transmission, digital head up display, satellite navigation, bluetooth, front and rear parking sensors. push button start, rain sensors, dual zone climate control, stainless exhaust and dual electric seats and much more

Contactless
$19,999Negotiable
Kenwick, WA

Dealer used
10/05/2021

TopBMW 5 SERIES 545I E60 AUTO 137,000 KLMS EXCELLENT CONDITION 2004

$13,500Negotiable
Tewantin, QLD

Dealer used
9 hours ago

Top2011 BMW 5 Series F10 520d Sedan 4dr Steptronic 8sp 2.0DT Blue Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 192292 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

PERFECT FIRST CAR! You won't find a car like this anywhere else. SAFETY FEATURES: Parking will be a breeze with park assist. This car has ABS brakes, side airbags and brake assist. It has 6 airbags fitted for your protection with an ANCAP safety rating of 5. This car has passenger airbag, front parking sensors and driver airbag. MORE FEATURES: This car has electric power assisted steering. This car has a GPS navigation system. Using the multi-function steering wheel, listen to your favourit

$22,950
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
10/05/2021

2011 BMW 5 28i Automatic Sedan

  • 120000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

One owner from new , Traded in on new vehicle , Sold and survived by Adelaide Motors BMW . Options, Metallic Paint, factory sun roof, Navigation, Blue tooth, park distance, Xenon Head lights, and lots more Trade-ins welcome including interstate. Competitive finance is available. Free delivery Adelaide wide. Prompt interstate delivery available. **BELOW PRICES ARE GENERAL MAY VARY SLIGHTLY** Melb $350 Syd $590 Bris $890 Tas $980 CBD Prestige is centrally located 5 minutes fr

$21,999
Prospect, SA

Dealer used
18 minutes ago

2007 BMW E60 523 i

  • 185000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Looking for a reliable luxury car? Then this car is for you. I had this beauty for 7 years. My car has been well looked after and serviced regularly. It's in excellent condition. It has 4 new tires, front and rear sensors, an electric sunroof, electric seat and steering wheel adjustments, 2 keys, rain sensing windscreen wipers, navigation, bluetooth connection for handfree calling, leather seats and many many more features. It has been washed often and garaged at night. Selling due to upgrading

$10,900
Whalan, NSW

46 minutes ago

**** NEED CASH NOW *** CALL US FIRST WE PAY TOP $$$ FOR ALL TYPES VEHI *** SOUTH SIDE CAR SALES ***

  • 123456 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

### NEED CASH NOW ### WE BUY ALL TYPES OF CARS ##### CALL US FIRST ,WE PAY TOP $$$$ FOR CLEAN CARS ### SOUTHSIDE CAR SALES IN UNDERWOOD ### $$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$ ***136 KINGSTON ROAD UNDERWOOD 4119*** 8:00AM-5:00PM MONDAY TILL FRIDAY 8:00AM-3:00PM SATURDAY SUNDAY CLOSED. ***FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK PAGE*** https://www.facebook.com/Southside-Car- ***TRADE YOUR OLD CAR IN*** *** WARRANTY AVAILABLE*** call or sms 0450. 799. 113. SOUTHSIDE CAR SALES We are located just

Contactless
$12,345
Underwood, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Wanted: WANTED : BMW M535i e12/e28

  • 0 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Hi guys, I’m after an m535i e12 or e28, please let me know if you have one and looking to sell, or know of someone looking to sell. Any condition and color is fine. Sydney preferred, will also consider interstate. Kind regards, Bill

Swap/Trade
Roselands, NSW

3 hours ago

2013 BMW 5 Series F10 LCI 520d Steptronic M Sport Black 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 120876 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2013 BMW 5 Series F10 LCI 520d Steptronic M Sport Black 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

$29,990
Launceston, TAS

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2018 BMW 530d G30 MY17 M Sport A;oine White 8 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 127718 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

FULL SERVICE HISTORY. 2018 BMW 530d M SPORT AUTO TURBO DIELEL SEDAN PRESENTED IN WHITE. HIGH SPEC LUXURY EUROPEAN SEDAN THAT IS SURE TO IMPRESS IN SHOWROOM CONDITION.DO NOT DELAY ENQUIRE TODAY. Call our experienced team NOW to secure this AMAZING INTERNET ONLY special price! Family owned Toyota dealership in PERTH, with the biggest range of quality used cars, with an exceptional personal touch. WHERE THE GUEST ALWAYS COMES FIRST..... Rigorously inspected 100 point mechanical check. Note - all

$51,500
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

BMW E60 540I MSPORT V8 SELL/SWAP

  • 132000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

My07 bmw e60 540i m sport v8 Low ks 132,000 with full documentation Has every single option ava incl all 3 m sport packages very rare optioned car incl dvd,gps,tv and more Sports exhaust Window tint Boot lip spoiler,gloss black grilles,window spoiler,gloss black m sport spyder wheels Has recently had over $3,000 in work done incl water pump,seals,gaskets,slotted rotors and pads,4x new tyres plus more There are a couple minor issues that im not going to bother with and spend any more on

$22,500
Salisbury, SA

4 hours ago

2010 BMW 5 Series F07 MY11 535i Gran Turismo Steptronic Black Magic 8 Speed Sports Automatic

  • 180121 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

2010 BMW 535i GRAND TURISMO GT 3.0 TURBO 4 DOOR SEDAN AUTOMATIC PRESENTED IN METALLIC BLACK WITH CONTRASTING BEIGE LEATHER INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDED IN THIS VERY DESIRABLE BMW GRAND TURISMO PANORAMIC SUNROOF HEAD UP DISPLAY BLUETOOTH MUSIC BLUETOOTH PHONE ALLOY WHEELS SAT NAVIGATION SO MANY FEATURES AND PRICED TO SELL THIS GT TURISMO IS THE ONE TO BUY !! ONLINE PRESTIGE, IS A EUROPEAN PRESTIGE/SPORTS VEHICLE DEALERSHIP. ALL OF OUR STOCK IS KEPT UNDERCOVER IN OUR 2000 SQM WAREHO

$21,990
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2008 BMW 5 Series E60 MY08 520d Steptronic Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 108110 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

** Since 1994 our family run business has been specialising in prestige European car sales from our indoor warehouse in Sydney ** - 2008 BMW 520d update model - silver metalic with black leather interior - new series with the new gear shifter - heads up display - alloy wheels - electric sunroof - wider screen colour navigation - bluetooth - parking sensors - these are extremely fuel efficient cars and are so powerful - we are extremely thorough about the sort of cars we buy and go o

$14,950
Rydalmere, NSW

Dealer used
7 hours ago

BMW 5 SERIES 545I E60 AUTO 137,000 KLMS EXCELLENT CONDITION 2004

$13,500Negotiable
Tewantin, QLD

Dealer used
9 hours ago

NEED GONE!! Immaculate 2001 e39 msport

  • 225 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

ALL REASONABLE OFFERS CONSIDERED A true piece of bmw history, the iconic e39. 2001 525i msport in absolutely immaculate condition, 1 owner service history and all books from when it rolled off the show room floor. Features include Full leather seats in immaculate condition Elecric Sunroof Electric windows Remote central locking Msport lowered suspension Msport factory 17" wheels Plenty of airbags to keep you safe. This car has been meticulously maintained. It has 225,000kms but it real

$12,999.99Negotiable
Glen Iris, VIC

10 hours ago

2016 BMW 5 Series F10 LCI 520d Steptronic M Sport White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 85585 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Call Dave on..... Call Ryan on..... Call Jay on..... ?? Hunter Wholesale Cars is a family owned and operated business. We have extensive experience in the motor industry and love what we do. We are passionate about delivering you the best vehicle to suit your needs, if we don’t have it in stock we will find it for you. We highly value our customers needs and that’s why we offer only the best quality cars at very competitive prices. We can trade your old ca

$38,990
Mayfield West, NSW

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2012 BMW 5 Series F10 MY0911 520i Steptronic White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 102898 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF BEAUTIFUL CARS WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO We are proud to offer this MAGNIFICENT 2012 BMW 520i F10 2.O LITRE TURBO SEDAN BRAND NEW MOTORSPORT 19 INCH WHEELS AND TYRES ONLY 3K EXTRA STUNNING WHITE DUCO WITH BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR 3 YEAR GRAND WARRANTY INCLUDED EXCELLENT SERVICE HISTORY FINANCE AVAILABLE UP TO 7 YEAR TERMS AUSTRALIA WIDE DELIVERY TRADE- INS ACCEPTED 8 SPD AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION GEAR SHIFT PANELS AUTO START/STOP FUNCTION GLASS ELECTRI

$26,990
Laverton North, VIC

Dealer used
11 hours ago

2005 Bmw 5 45i 6 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 190812 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

Up for sale is my 2005 545i bmw 4.4L V8 engine Have owned the car for about 3 years now, have just upgraded to a family suv and working fifo so car is just sitting around under a cover, Has had a couple of issues during the time of ownership, me and the brother in law both mechanics so most work been done by us, Service all upto date. - Coolant leak from pipe in valley of engine. Normally an engine out job but We Replaced with a upgraded style pipe. - alternator and battery issues, brand new

$9,500
Munster, WA

23 hours ago

2010 BMW 5 Series F11 535i Touring Steptronic Black 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 136000 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

For Sale is our RARE 2010 BMW 535i TWIN TURBO M-SPORT Wagon! This car has been kept in great condition and is will be supplied with 2x Keys and log book service history. Fitted with BMW's Flagship 3.0L Inline 6 Twin Turbo petrol engine with 8 speed automatic transmission. Finished in Deep Blue Sea Metallic paint over black leather interior. Features Include; Panoramic Sunroof M Sport Package Heads Up Display Steering Pedal shifters Automatic Windshield Wipers Automatic Headlights Roof Racks

$29,500
Darra, QLD

Dealer used
23 hours ago

2004 BMW 5 Series E60 530i Steptronic Bronze 6 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 230288 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

2004 BMW 5 Series E60 530i Steptronic Bronze 6 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

$8,555
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
24 hours ago

2016 BMW 5 Series F10 LCI 520d Steptronic M Sport Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 35374 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

UNBEATABLE VALUE - HAGGLE FREE FIXED PRICE - NO OFFERS PLEASE Just arrived to us is this stunning 2017 Bmw 520d Sedan. Finished in Grey over Black Leather Interior, it is uniquely specified with the following stunning equipment options: - Navigation - Front and Rear Parking Sensors - Reverse Camera - Eco Stop/ Start Function - Blind Spot Warning - Heads Up Display - Dual Zone Climate Control - Full Service History Through our game-changing purchase method, you can have complete confidenc

$46,990
Molendinar, QLD

Dealer used
24 hours ago

2006 Bmw 5 25i 6 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 174000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Selling my Bmw e60 , 525i ,2006 model in very good condition , rego until September2021. Body is very straight and the paint it In pretty good condition , all power options. Service history . Very smooth drive . Leather Interior it’s clean . This car won’t disappoint . Don’t PRICE IS FIRM

$6,000
Woonona, NSW

Yesterday

Bmw 2007

  • 159179 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

2007 bmw 6 cyl turbo diesel , very quick and extremely economical. Gets 900 k around town and 1200 k on highway . Silver , black interior all vgc . Extremely comfortable car to drive , Reg 03/06/21 but will put another 6 months rego on fir the right buyer . Rwc . Car is in Parkinson. Tony

$11,450Negotiable
Parkinson, QLD

Yesterday

2004 Bmw 5 30i 6 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 160000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

2004 BMW 5 series Great condition 160000kms Ac Black leather interior 3 litre straight 6 cylinder Has 19inch husslers brand wheels with good tires Good on fuel Lots of extras Perfect everyday car Has fresh 3 months registration Selling due to moving to Brisbane for work

$9,200Negotiable
Adelaide CBD, SA

Yesterday

2010 BMW 5 Series F10 528i Steptronic Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 93243 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

2010 BMW 5 Series F10 528i Steptronic Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

$19,888
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2015 BMW 5 Series F10 LCI 520d Steptronic M Sport Black 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 130600 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

AR are pleased to be selling this well presented 2015 BMW 5 Series F10 LCI 520d M Sport Sedan 4dr Steptronic 8sp 2.0DT FEATURES & EXTRA'S - TURBO DIESEL - EXCELLENT DEALER SERVICE HISTORY - LEATHER TRIM - VOICE RECOGNITION BLUETOOTH - GPS - REVERSE CAMERA - F & R PARKINGSENSORS - ELEC SUNROOF - SPORTS FRONT ELEC SEATS - SELECTABLE DRIVING MODE - CD PLAYER WITH USB - 8 X AIR BAGS - ELEC STABILITY / TRACTION / CORNER BRAKING AND CRUISE CONTROL - 2 ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL AIR CONDITIONING - SPORT

$34,990Drive Away^
Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2013 BMW 5 Series F10 LCI 520d Steptronic Luxury Line Alpine White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 102717 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

THIS IS ONE NICE LOOKING BMW 5 SERIES!!!! *2013 BMW 520 DIESEL STEPTRONIC *102,000 KM'S WITH FULL SERVICE HISTORY *METALLIC WHITE OVER SOFT BLACK LEATHER *UPGRADED M-SPORT 20 INCH ALLOYS *NAVIGATION *REVERSING CAMERA *PUSH BUTTON START *DUAL RANGE SUNROOF *DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL *THIS CAR IS IMMACULATE For more details go to 37 Hartnett Drive in Seaford, VIC ... This car comes with a 1 year Value Advantage warranty with the option of a 3 or 5 year warranty ... We can ship this c

$29,999
Seaford, VIC

Dealer used
Yesterday

2004 BMW 5 Series E60 530i Steptronic M Sport Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 221453 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

All our cars are checked in house and come with a PPSR Certificate * Ask us about weekly payment options! * We can assist you with finance and extended warranty options * Enquire and view our 170+ cars, commercials and 4x4's online now! View all of our other stock on www.somertoncarsales.com.au we accept all major credit cards

$7,990
Morphett Vale, SA

Dealer used
Yesterday

  • Common FAQs
  • The M package upgrades your BMW 5 Series to a sportier version and includes features such as adaptive suspension, aerodynamic design and sports seats.
  • BMW 5 Series owners report few problems, even for pre-2010 models. Since its arrival in Australia 1972, each successive generation of the BMW 5 Series has lived up to the marque's reputation for uncompromising quality.
  • The price of a BMW 5 Series varies enormously according to specifications and age, with for example a 2019 G30 M Sport commanding as much as $89,990. While late 1990s models can be found for as low as $3,000, a key price barometer across the board is kms on the clock.
  • All engines in the current generation (2017 onwards) BMW 5 Series range are turbo charged, and you can choose from four- or six-cylinder petrol or diesel powertrains.
  • The fastest BMW 5 Series model is the 540i and it can take you from a standing start to 100 km/h in an impressive time of 5.1 seconds on your way to a top speed of a blistering 250km/h.

Overview of the Bmw 5

Overview of the Bmw 5

BMW 5 SERIES GENERATIONS (SINCE 1996)

1996-2003

2003-2010

2010-2017

2017 onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption (2014 onwards)

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 4.8 to 4.9 litres per 100km

3.0L 6-cylinder turbo diesel: 5.1 to 5.6 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo: 6.2 litres per 100km

3.0L 6-cylinder turbo: 7.2 to 8.0 litres per 100km

4.4L V8: 9.9 to 10.5 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

BMW's Service Inclusive package for the 5 Series costs from about $1695, covering five years or 80,000km. BMW 5 Series parts and accessories can be found on Gumtree.

SIMILAR MODELS TO BMW 5 SERIES

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: BMW 5 SERIES (2010 TO 2016)

Let's get something straight here: These are complex, sophisticated, expensive machines and unless you really know your way around them, an independent pre-purchase inspection is an absolute must.

It's not that the 5 Series is inherently faulty, but there's so much going on in one of these that you really need to call in an expert.

That said, there are a few things you can look for while whittling the short-list down.

That starts with a rattling noise from the turbo diesel engine that is often traced back to stretched timing chains.

This is seriously bad news on early versions of the turbo diesel as the whole engine has to be removed to replace the chains (they were at the back of the engine). In some cases, the crankshaft also had to be replaced as a result, meaning that a new motor was often a cheaper option.

The VANOS variable valve timing system can leak and fail. A check-engine light on the dash and/or a weep of oil at the front of the engine is the first clue. Again, this is an expensive fix.

The electric coolant pump on some variants can also fail leading to overheating. If this has occurred, there's a good chance the engine could be damaged beyond economical repair.