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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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Top2011 BMW 5 Series F10 520d Steptronic Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 232369 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Crazy Daves is a family run business with over 30 years experience in the industry. We stock quality used cars at wholesale prices, with new stock coming in daily. Buy with peace of mind knowing that all of our cars come with warranty, registration, guarantee of clear title and a current safety certficate. We do not stock repaired write offs and offer a large range of very competitive finance options, tailored to suit customers from all backgrounds. Give us a call today, so we can have you driv

$19,950Drive Away^
Springwood, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2012 BMW 5 Series F10 MY0712 520i Steptronic Silver, Chrome 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 115275 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

" 2012 BMW 5 SERIES 520 I SEDAN - AUTO TRANS - 2.0 LITRE TURBO BELOW AVERAGE KLMS - GOOD CONDITION " - Brake Emergency Display - Hazard/Stoplights - First Aid Kit - ABS (Antilock Brakes) Control - Traction Control - Electronic Stability Control - Corner Braking - Hill Holder - EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) Control - Par

$24,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
26/05/2022

Top2012 BMW 5 Series F10 MY0712 520i Steptronic Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 121170 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF BEAUTIFUL CARS WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO 3 YEAR GRAND WARRANTY INCLUDED FINANCE AVAILABLE UP TO 7 YEAR TERMS SITUATED AT 45 LEAKES RD LAVERTON NORTH 3026 We are proud to offer this magnificent My 2013 BMW 520i M-SPORT AUTOMATIC SEDAN AUSTRALIAN DELIVERED-FACTORY M-SPORT EDITION HIGHLY SORT AFTER COMBINATION WONDERFUL SILVER DUCO WITH CREAM LEATHER INTERIOR ABSOLUTE CREDIT TO ITS MOST FASTIDIOUS PREVIOUS OWNER M-SPORT BODY-WHEELS-SUSPENSION-GPS-ELECTRIC MEM

$27,990
Laverton North, VIC

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2017 BMW 5 Series G30 540i Steptronic Luxury Line Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 52323 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

2017 BMW 5 Series G30 540i Steptronic Luxury Line Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

$81,490
Burswood, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Top1998 BMW 5 Series E39 528i Steptronic Silver 5 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 123123 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 2.8L

*** AUTO *** 120KMS *** LEAHTER INTERIOR *** VERY WELL KEPT *** DRIVES GREAT *** 6 MONTHS REGO *** TOP VALUE *** BE QUICK *** ** SERVICE HISTORY ** ALL OUR CARS COME WITH WARRANTY ** UNBEATABLE VALUE ** THIS PRICE IS DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY! ** EASY FINANCE AVAILABLE! ** ALL ENQUIRIES WELCOME! ** WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! ** ALL our prices include registration, RWC, stamp duty and transfer fee. We have more than 150+ vehicles starting from $4999 for you to choose from, and we

$7,999Drive Away^
Rocklea, QLD

Dealer used
26/05/2022

2017 BMW 5 Series G30 540i Steptronic Luxury Line Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 52323 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

2017 BMW 5 Series G30 540i Steptronic Luxury Line Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

$81,490
Burswood, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2008 BMW 520d E60 MY07 Silver 6 Speed Auto Steptronic Sedan

  • 112135 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

ONE OWNER, LOW KMS TURBO DIESEL, AUTO, FULL HISTORY MECHANICALLY EXCELLENT, DRIVES A1 VERY CLEAN AND ORIGINAL 2.0L DIESEL MOTOR PHONE TO VIEW Vehicle is located in Perth WA. CALL OR MESSAGE GABRIEL NOW ON FOR VIEWING YES WE DO FINANCE YES WE ACCEPT TRADE INS YES WE HAVE 1 - 5 YEAR WARRANTY OPTIONS ***** We stock Passenger, Commercial, SUV, 4X4, Sedan, Wagon, Utility, Hatch, Van, Ute, Convertible, Auto, Manual, Sunroof, Petrol, Diesel, Hybrid, Electric, 7 Seat

$14,990
East Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

BMW 530D 2006 Automatic Silver 207k

  • 207000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

$3999 Its priced due to some very minor cosmetic issues which ive factored in. Basically it’s priced for those who tidy up & flip cars. 2006 BMW 530D with Msport packages Drives beautifully and is mechanically good, reliable. Just rego and can be driven Interior close to immaculate. 207,000kms Auto The bad, has front bar damage and slight quarter panel. I haven’t put back in the parking sensors ect so there’s warning codes for fog lights, sensors that’s easily fixed. Unfortunately

$3,999
Salisbury East, SA

6 hours ago

2004 Bmw 530i M Sport 6 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 228000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

BMW 530i Auto M Sport. Genuine M SPORT fully loaded with all the factory extra’s – lowered suspension, body kit, Leather, iDrive, Sat Nav, Climate control and run flat tyres. Mechanically it’s very sound, it’s powerful 3.0 litre 6 cylinder engine delivers power and torque when needed, the drive is very smooth. The sparkling silver paintwork shines like new. The black leather interior is sporty, very comfortable and fresh and clean. This is a true German sports car, it’s a real head

$10,999
Taylors Lakes, VIC

7 hours ago

2011 BMW 5 Series F10 520d Steptronic Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 232369 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Crazy Daves is a family run business with over 30 years experience in the industry. We stock quality used cars at wholesale prices, with new stock coming in daily. Buy with peace of mind knowing that all of our cars come with warranty, registration, guarantee of clear title and a current safety certficate. We do not stock repaired write offs and offer a large range of very competitive finance options, tailored to suit customers from all backgrounds. Give us a call today, so we can have you driv

$19,950Drive Away^
Springwood, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2008 BMW 520d E60 MY07 Silver 6 Speed Auto Steptronic Sedan

  • 252102 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

BMW 520D *** 2.0Ltr Turbo Diesel *** Automatic sedan with log books, climate control, power steering, power windows, power mirrors, keyless entry & drive, cruise control, dual airbag package, ABS, leather upholstery, multi function control screen, reversing camera, satellite navigation, bluetooth connectivity, DVD, fog lights, front & rear parking distance control, alloy wheels & more, looks & drives great, come in and test drive today, open 7 days a week till late. * Australia wide, interstat

$9,950
Penrith, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

2012 BMW 5 Series F10 MY0712 520i Steptronic Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 121170 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF BEAUTIFUL CARS WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO 3 YEAR GRAND WARRANTY INCLUDED FINANCE AVAILABLE UP TO 7 YEAR TERMS SITUATED AT 45 LEAKES RD LAVERTON NORTH 3026 We are proud to offer this magnificent My 2013 BMW 520i M-SPORT AUTOMATIC SEDAN AUSTRALIAN DELIVERED-FACTORY M-SPORT EDITION HIGHLY SORT AFTER COMBINATION WONDERFUL SILVER DUCO WITH CREAM LEATHER INTERIOR ABSOLUTE CREDIT TO ITS MOST FASTIDIOUS PREVIOUS OWNER M-SPORT BODY-WHEELS-SUSPENSION-GPS-ELECTRIC MEM

$27,990
Laverton North, VIC

Dealer used
Yesterday

Wanted: 2007 Bmw 5 40i 6 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 135852 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.0L

One fine example of a 540. V8 auto(6speed). Log book history w everything leather sunroof new tyres . You won’t Fault this much sought after model 540i saloon. RING ME. Or miss out

$13,750Negotiable
New Farm, QLD

26/05/2022

2011 BMW 5 Series F10 MY0311 520d Steptronic Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 134012 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Our dealership is proud to be able to bring to you this beautiful 2011 BMW 520D Sedan Finished in beautiful Silver duco. This is a must to inspect and test drive with its Black Leather trim, Excellent Service history. Use your favourite search engine to lookup sherwood Adelaide and read our reviews and find our stock. Just some of the features of the car - 2.0 L 4 cylinder turbo diesel Motor - Freezing Cold Aircon - Power Steering - Power Windows and Mirrors - Sunroof -

$21,999
Mile End, SA

Dealer used
26/05/2022

2012 BMW 5 Series F10 MY0712 520i Steptronic Silver, Chrome 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 115275 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

" 2012 BMW 5 SERIES 520 I SEDAN - AUTO TRANS - 2.0 LITRE TURBO BELOW AVERAGE KLMS - GOOD CONDITION " - Brake Emergency Display - Hazard/Stoplights - First Aid Kit - ABS (Antilock Brakes) Control - Traction Control - Electronic Stability Control - Corner Braking - Hill Holder - EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) Control - Par

$24,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
26/05/2022

1998 BMW 5 Series E39 528i Steptronic Silver 5 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 123123 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 2.8L

*** AUTO *** 120KMS *** LEAHTER INTERIOR *** VERY WELL KEPT *** DRIVES GREAT *** 6 MONTHS REGO *** TOP VALUE *** BE QUICK *** ** SERVICE HISTORY ** ALL OUR CARS COME WITH WARRANTY ** UNBEATABLE VALUE ** THIS PRICE IS DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY! ** EASY FINANCE AVAILABLE! ** ALL ENQUIRIES WELCOME! ** WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! ** ALL our prices include registration, RWC, stamp duty and transfer fee. We have more than 150+ vehicles starting from $4999 for you to choose from, and we

$7,999Drive Away^
Rocklea, QLD

Dealer used
26/05/2022

2001 Bmw 5 30i Executive 5 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 213647 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

- If you're a first car buyer you would love this car! A durable first car. Very Reliable. Mechanic A1 Condition. Very loved car very well looked after Climate control air conditioning - Remote central locking - Leather steering wheel - Cruise control - 16" alloy wheels brand new - Front & rear power windows - Power steering

$12,500
Middle Dural, NSW

24/05/2022

2007 BMW 530i E60 Auto M Sport

  • 180000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

Well looked after and maintained BMW E530i Series Auto M Sport. This car is fully loaded with all the features, and only 180,000 ks Comes with Rego and RWC This is the LCI model which has an updated look and the newer engine ( N52 ) and gearbox. Recently serviced gear box and engine. Full black leather and brushed aluminium interior M Sport Pack Comfort access ( keyless entry and ignition ) Premium 16 speaker sound system with CD stacker and DVD player Heads up display Sat nav and TV Sunroof

$9,990
Jimboomba, QLD

23/05/2022

2007 Bmw 5 30i 6 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 147000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

Sports pack. Tyres are only a few months old. Car is surplus to my needs and is sitting in the driveway collecting dust. This car present well. Make me an offer!

$15,000Negotiable
Guildford, WA

20/05/2022

BMW E39 525i M Sport

  • 188500 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 2.5L

2003 BMW 525i M sport E39 WBADT42040G022911 (vin number will list all the options this car has on the vin decoder website) 188xxx kms Bought from the original owner comes with original books and purchase quotation. I am second owner. Well maintained car, reliable daily driver. Non smoker owner All this car does is drive up and down southern expressway for work at Marion so it’s not had a hard life at all Just had a service as of the 15th of this month (full synthetic oil and oil filter change

$10,500Negotiable
Christies Beach, SA

19/05/2022

2007 Bmw 5 30d MSport 6 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 171000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

BMW 530D MSport sedan 171,000 Km’s Exterior & Interior in great condition. RWC will be provided for sale. 2x Brand New front tyres. Regretful Sale due to upgrade to a family vehicle. $19,000 Please no unreasonable offers or time wasters

$19,000Negotiable
Bacchus Marsh, VIC

18/05/2022

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

  • 171000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 2.5L

Hey I’m selling my 5 series BMW it’s in great condition for a 2006 never misses a beat, I’ve just got 4 new tyres and it’s just been serviced last week so everything is mechanically sound. Only selling as I’m upgrading to a 4wd. Car goes great and has very cold aircon cool and warm. Really quiet and an extremely smooth drive come and have a test drive and you will not be disappointed. $8100ono. But extremely low ballers won’t be responded to. Call or text anytime.

$8,100Negotiable
Kinross, WA

16/05/2022

2014 BMW 5 Series F10 LCI 520d Steptronic Luxury Line Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 103530 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2014 BMW 5 Series F10 LCI 520d Steptronic Luxury Line Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

$33,500
Blacktown, NSW

Dealer used
15/05/2022

2004 Bmw 530i 6 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 239860 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

This car is in great condition, used daily, and has the economical, yet sporty 3L 6cyl engine. It is always garaged. Silver with grey leather interior. 17 inch alloy wheels. New front tyres, recent rear tyres. New spark plugs and coils. Comes with 3 keys. Electric sunroof (no leaks). New rear window rubber glass surround. Very tidy inside and out, icy cold Climate control air conditioning with 2 zones. Electric seats, Front and rear armrests, Body colour bumpers, Brake assist, Chrome Exhaust ti

$5,250
Quinns Rocks, WA

14/05/2022

Bmw E39 540iTU Msport Rego RWC Leather 1999 Vanos

  • 184320 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.4L

540i E39 Msport 1999 Facelift Brand New Hella Angel Eye Headlights 900$ each brand new 2021 Alpine Touchscreen Stereo with Sub and Amp in boot receipts included for stereo over 2000$ INDIVIDUAL MODEL 540iTU Technical Update Just been Serviced Extremely low kms for age 184,320kms Titan Silver Msport Bumpers Msport trims Msport steering wheel Shadow line trims 18inch Style 166 Wheels and Brand New Tyres Ice Cold Air Con Automatic Transmission Electric windows mirrors and SUNROOF Full Grey Leather

$19,990
Labrador, QLD

13/05/2022

2010 Bmw 5 35i 8 Sp Automatic 4d Sedan

  • 87650 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

Clean car with service history done new tyres new brakes

$28,900
Thornleigh, NSW

12/05/2022

2010 Bmw 5 30d Gt 8 Sp Automatic 4d Coupe

  • 101000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

2010 BMW 5 Series 530d F07 Auto MY11 V6 3.0TDI 101000km (major service done) Rego and ctp 22-07-2022 This BMW 5 Series 530d Gran Turismo (Hatch) is a joy to drive, with heads up information display, active cornering headlamps and regenerative brakes. The all leather interior has been perfectly maintained, and the large sunroof, built-in Professional GPS navigation system and rear-controlled air conditioning make for a wonderfully comfortable ride. Enjoy the USB audio input and integrate

$20,800
Auburn Area, NSW

12/05/2022

1990 bmw 525i

  • 321000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 2.5L

This lovely late classic BMW is up for grabs as unfortunately we have some person trouble and need to move her on. She's got new: Tires Spark plugs Leads Starter motor Exhaust system And a couple other things aswell. She's just had a major service and is running terrifically, my father's just put 6 months rego on her. Unfortunately the factory stereo doesn't work but it wouldn't cost alot to replace or repair. I've got all the receipts from the maintenance that I've had carried out and many mor

$8,000Negotiable
Penguin, TAS

12/05/2022

BMW e39 523i 1997

  • 208000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

New front struts Sump gasket Rocker cover gasket All oils filters - gearbox Nice inside, outside is average especially paint wise as you can see, m sport front bumper, airbag light on (comes with new seat sensor) Passed out inspection before I bought it. Message for more info 3k ono

$2,800Negotiable
Warrenup, WA

10/05/2022

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.