Used BMW 5 Series Cars For Sale

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The ultimate sign of automotive success is when a car model becomes shorthand for an entire market segment, much like the VW Golf, Porsche 911 and Land Rover Defender. To that list we can add the BMW 5-series, because since its launch in the 1970s, the 5-series has become synonymous with the executive car, as well as the benchmark that rivals must beat.

There’s no single reason for the BMW’s success, instead it bundles its diverse strengths into one must-have package. It is great to drive enthusiastically yet comfortable to cruise around in, beautifully designed and built yet surprisingly affordable to run and, more recently, has spearheaded the way when it comes to in-car infotainment.

With everything from practical fuel-sipping estates to high-performance super-saloons to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect used BMW 5-series for your needs and budget.

Read on to learn more about the seven-generation 5-series introduced from 2017 and still in production today…

Or try these: Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-class, Jaguar XF

What engine is in a BMW 5-Series?

The 5-series is offered with a choice of petrol, diesel or hybrid engines, and while BMW is famous for rear-wheel-drive handling, the seventh-generation 5-series was the first to be offered in the UK with xDrive all-wheel drive – a growing number of examples are either fitted as standard or optionally available with this excellent system.

The earliest 5-series (as launched from 2017) are offered with the 530i four-cylinder and 540i six-cylinder petrol engines, and 520d four-cylinder and 530d six-cylinder diesels. A plug-in petrol is also available as the 530e, which can run on electric power alone for short periods.

Later examples are offered with the entry-level 520i petrol, plus the 545e (a plug-in hybrid with a six-cylinder engine) and the high-performance 550i, with its potent twin-turbo V8 engine. You might also be lucky to find the 540d and M550d ultra high-performance turbodiesels.

When the 5-series was facelifted in mid-2020, all four- and six-cylinder engines benefitted from mild-hybrid technology, except the full plug-in hybrid models.

For ultimate high-performance there’s no substitute for the legendary M5, with its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 and switchable all-wheel drive.

What is the body style on a BMW 5-Series

The BMW 5-series is offered with both four-door saloon and five-door estate body styles, the latter sold as the Touring and accounting for about 25 per cent of 5-series sales in the UK. It carries up to 1700 litres of luggage, and features rear air-sprung suspension as standard to automatically compensate for whatever’s loaded in the boot.

BMW 5-Series trim levels explained

The 5-series keeps it relatively simple when it comes to trim levels, with three main choices for the core engines: SE, M Sport and M Sport Edition.

  • Choose SE and you’ll get either 17-inch (for the 20i/20d models) or 18-inch alloys as standard, plus air-con, heated leather seats, cruise control and LED headlights.
  • M Sport spec steps up to 19-inch alloys (or 18s on the plug-in ‘e’ models and earlier examples of the 520d), plus there’s more purposeful body styling, sports seats and uprated M suspension (except for the ‘e’ models).
  • The M Sport Edition has been added more recently, and builds on M Sport’s foundations with 20-inch alloys, shadowline exterior trim, adaptive LED headlights, and M multi-function seats (for the saloon).

The top-of-the-range M5 and next-best-thing M550i are both high-performance models in their own right. They’re equipped with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine and xDrive all-wheel drive as standard, there’s uprated handling and braking, plus a luxurious specification.

What technology will I find in my used BMW 5-Series?

Earlier examples of the 2017-on 5-series are fitted with the Professional Multimedia Navigation System, with its 10.25-inch central screen, plus there’s a 12.3-inch digital instrument binnacle, if with revs and speed still displayed in physical metal-arced dials. This was updated for the mid-2020 facelift with the introduction of BMW Live Cockpit Professional, which combines a 12.3-inch central touchscreen with an all-new 12.3-inch digital instrument binnacle (with no metal dials this time). The updated model’s Personal Assistant lets you ‘wake’ the infotainment with a simple ‘hey BMW’, and from there you can ask it to programme the sat-nav, change the temperature or choose a radio station, all without you needing to remove hands from steering wheel.

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