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BMW 5 SERIES Used Car Review



  • 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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1999 bmw series 5 535i

  • 166000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 3.5L

1999 bmw series 5 535i new tyres and suspension one owner since new

Devonport, TAS


2005 Bmw 5 50i 6 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 98527 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.8L

Dark blue BMW 550i, V8 4.8L, naturally aspirated, drives like new, I am the second owner, Very well taken care of, beautiful care to drive, very clean inside and out. Comfort, luxury and power, Way to many extras to list, Has all log and purchase books with it, Safe and reliable car, never had any major problem. Reluctant sale,

South Coogee, NSW


Bmw e60 for sale 2005 model

  • 192000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

Up for sale bmw e60 2005 model, if you looking for a car doe's not give you headaches you got the right one as mechanical like brand new! body not damaged but need new spray📢 as I tried to spray it through lockdown and didn't do a good job. Inside the car I used to use it for work so seats can be replaced for a better look can be done with extra $500 I will replace the whole inside for you to look like brand new. Please don't ask me stupid questions, and don't waste my time you buying a second

Frankston, VIC


2005 Bmw 5 30i 6 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 174500 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

This is an exclusive BMW 530i. 174500 on the odometer The car comes with a custom exhaust (sounds nice and can provide a video of the sound if interested) Always only ran on 98 premium petrol Black rims Sunroof The colour of the car is exclusive BMW which looks great in the sun The car comes with M sport package The car will also come with an android screen worth $900 Recently changed the back wheels and can provide evidence The car has amazing leg room for both front and back passengers Always

Crace, ACT


2003 Bmw 525i 6 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 259000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 2.5L

Up for sale is my BMW 525i E60 6 cylinder Tinted windows Electric seats Electric windows Sunroof Interior in cream leather nice and tidy 259,000km Drives very nice and with automatic transmission providing a comfortable and dynamic ride Cold air conditioning, great heating! Genuine alloys with good tyres X1 key (battery is flat) Cons: Paint in average condition: sun damage on driver side door and small spots around vehicle few scratches Does show a few codes but have never had an issue with

Mawson Lakes, SA


2000 Bmw 5 28i 5 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 203000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 2.8L

2000 bmw e39 528i 203,000km plenty of power (142kW) it is P plate approved) great control Pros: * Airbag Passenger * Airbag drivers * Airbag rear,sides * Anti-Lock Braking * Automatic Air Con / Climate Control * Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft * bmw M5 Wheels (spent $3,000 for all 5) * Cruise Control * Compact Disc Player * Central Locking * Fog Lights - Front * Halo headlights * Leather Trim * Metallic Paint * M series interior/ steering wheel * Power Front Seats * Power Steering * Power Sunro

Armidale, NSW


2001 BMW E39 530i Executive Automatic

  • 245081 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

Selling my 2001 BMW E39 530i Executive with automatic transmission. Well taken care of (Recent major service 2022) reliable car. Comfortable and powerful drive, with working electric seats, windows, sunroof, aircon and all lights work as they should. Exterior and Interior is well taken care with minor superficial damage from previous owner. This car is still used as a daily driver and has never skipped a beat. Registration until September 2022. Selling as I am looking to purchase a brand new

Leichhardt, NSW


Overview of the Bmw 5

Overview of the Bmw 5





2017 onwards


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.


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.



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.