BMW M5

BMW M5

About BMW M5

The 2016 BMW 5 Series remains the benchmark sedan for the midsize luxury- performance market. Earning its performance credentials over many years, the 5 Series continues to grow both its model range and its fan base. With models ranging from a $51,000 4-cylinder turbo to a tire-smoking M5 costing twice as much, the 5 Series offers a dizzying number of choices. Need something with more versatility? There’s the 5-door Gran Turismo. Looking for power and fuel economy? Try a 5 Series diesel or hybrid trim. You can find similar levels of luxury in a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 or Lexus GS, but not the same performance. Conversely, the Cadillac CTS-V can challenge the M5 at the track, but not quite yet at the country club.

2016 BMW M5
What's new for 2016?
2016 BMW M5

Changes for the 2016 BMW 5 Series are modest. A power tailgate and harman/kardon Surround Sound audio system are now standard on the 550i, while all models receive enhanced USB and Bluetooth.

2015 BMW M5
What's new for 2015?
2015 BMW M5

For 2015 the 5 Series gains more standard features, including a sport leather steering wheel, LED fog lights, and enhanced Bluetooth and USB/smartphone connectivity. Higher-trim 550i models now include Comfort Access, which enables keyless entry and starting, plus a hands-free trunk-opening system. The Modern Line has been dropped.

2014 BMW M5
What's new for 2014?
2014 BMW M5

A diesel sedan is added, while new standard features include xenon adaptive headlights, navigation and BMW Apps. New options include adaptive LED headlights, a rear-seat entertainment system and two new packages: Luxury and Modern. The 550i gains 45 horsepower, but loses its manual transmission.

2013 BMW M5
What's new for 2013?
2013 BMW M5

For 2013, the new 560-horsepower M5 joins the 5 Series lineup along with a number of minor performance and cosmetic enhancements. Leading the list of changes is a next-generation navigation system with weather forecasts and crowd-sourced traffic information, newly available bespoke features from BMW Individual and a 45-horsepower bump for Gran Turismo variants sporting the twin turbo V8.

2008 BMW M5
What's new for 2008?
2008 BMW M5

Like other 5 Series models, the 2008 M5 gets an exterior freshening, interior upgrades and some new features, including six programmable memory keys in the iDrive control system. New options include a heated multi-function M steering wheel, soft-close doors, premium audio, High Definition (HD) Radio and an iPod/USB adapter that integrates the iPod's functions into the car's control system.

Consumer Reviews

Makes my 650i convertible look like a Honda.

By on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 400

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Driving dynamics, spacious interior, engine noise"

Cons: "None so far."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought the 2013 M5 for my wife. She absolutely loves it. It is an incredible driving car. One of the best. Have owned Porsche, multiple MB AMG, and Range Rover's, none of them comes close to this car. It drives very similar to 911, but can seat 5 comfortably. Options can be pricey. Had over $17000 of options put in. But at this price who cares. Remember, happy wife happy life."

25 people out of 39 found this review helpful

Absolutely Fantastic!!!

By on Thursday, September 19, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "560 Twin Turbo Horsepower! Four luxe Seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love this car. I have a 2000 M5, two Vipers, a 2012 Fisker Karma, a bullet bike, the only ones of the bunch that are the M5's equal in the fun department are the Vipers, they of course are nowhere near it's four door, quintessential super sedan status that provides comfort, luxury, and cutting edge technology. This is the wife's favorite of the fleet."

29 people out of 58 found this review helpful

Rocketship (and last of the dinosaurs)

By on Monday, December 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,750

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Pride of owning a bespoke rocketship"

Cons: "Parking away from everyone else (door dinggers)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Fresh off the transport boat in Brunswick, GA, USA

"Ordered the 2015 M5 while living in Germany, took delivery and unleashed it for a run around the EU. Imported it back to Brunswick, GA (reg in FL)paid a fee or two and have it registered and insured on American roads. Brilliant driving dynamics, the car learns you !. (don't actually use the flappy paddles much). Initial start up is a growl of power then it idles down. Sensors let you know all is well and you can play with the drop down menus all day if you want (but don't just go drive). Initial set of personal parameters was with the help of a BMW M computer pro...they are trained and ready to help you. Solid horse power and buckets of torque, ceramic brake stop way quick....its a bespoke suited track car that blends into normal traffic only the trained eye spots it fast and that's what I like. Quality is top rate, materials are premium grade, BMW dealer loves to see the car for free services. Yes, no one needs a super car, but if you can pay for it and enjoy spirited driving, this is the best sedan on the road."

Fresh off the transport boat in Brunswick, GA, USA

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