Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,543 - $18,128
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
230-500
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,543 - $18,128
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
230-500
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 BMW 5 Series If...

The BMW 5 Series earned its deserved reputation as the supreme midsize sport sedan almost on driving dynamics alone. Combined with standout styling, a well-appointed cabin and some of the most...

2008 BMW 5 Series Owner Reviews

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It is smooth ride and luxury feel.

2008 BMW 5 Series

I have owned my BMW for ten years and have been satisfied in every way. It drives smoothly and, with maintenance, has had few problems. I enjoy the heated seats and heated steering wheel as well as the communication and entertainment features. The one regret is that it does not have a build in GPS. It has been reliable in all types of weather and has comfortably fit my family as well. I leased BMW's prior to making my purchase. My satisfaction of the lease cars led me to buy this one as my retirement vehicle. Definitely a good choice!

- Kitty M

So you hate being tracked?

2008 BMW 5 Series 535i

I love the stability at every speed and talking every turn. I love the sports mode feature and the ability to teach the basics of manual shifting without risking killing my transmission. The only complaint I have is that it doesn't allow me the option to change my own oil when I know how to. It in a location where it must be lifted to change it. I don't like that or can't turn off the built in tracking system without removing my entire idrive functionality.

- Tina R

Comfort, Speed, and Class She has it All!

2008 BMW 5 Series

My car's biggest problem is it has twin turbos but those are an asset as well. I ask for a lot from my car and she delivers. She might need new spark plugs, and injection coil packs more often than most but that's ok. She has power like crazy! She is reliable, I never doubt she will take me where I want to go! She is very comfortable. I love the power, the drive, and well everything about my car.

- Rebecca B

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Ranks #7 Luxury Midsize Cars by Owners

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$6,543 - $7,996
$15,149 - $18,128

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
500 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0L DOHC DI 24
5.0L DOHC 40
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
41.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36 in.
36 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.1 in.
38.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14 cu. ft.
14 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.7 in.
113.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 ft.
40.7 ft.

Length

Length
191.1 in.
191.5 in.

Width

Width
72.7 in.
72.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3946 lbs.
4012 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
500 hp

Torque

Torque
300 ft. lbs.
383 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
10 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 17 mpg
14 mpg

City

City
16 - 17 mpg
11 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
17 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety