2013 BMW 5 Series Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,788 - $27,131
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
245-407
Seats
5
Color:  Titanium Silver Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,788 - $27,131
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
245-407
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 3.9 Comfort 3.1 Styling 4.1 Value 3.1

Editor's Overview

With nearly 40 years of history under its belt, the sixth-generation BMW 5 Series is faster and more fuel-efficient than its predecessors while retaining all the comfort and luxury demanded by its reputation. Entry-level models are powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder, while the high-performance M5 employs a new 560-horsepower twin-turbo V8.

BMW 5 Series Models & Trims

528i $17,788 - $21,027
Horsepower: 245 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
528i xDrive $18,527 - $22,020
Horsepower: 245 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
535i $21,193 - $25,144
Horsepower: 306 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
535i xDrive $22,793 - $26,810
Horsepower: 306 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
ActiveHybrid 5 $18,655 - $21,816
Horsepower: 340 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas/Electric I6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
550i $21,799 - $25,916
Horsepower: 407 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas V8
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
550i xDrive $22,874 - $27,131
Horsepower: 407 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas V8
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.51

41 Reviews

5 star 66% 4 star 20% 3 star 15% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

BMW 535i sedan - the good and the not so good.

Is a sleek looking car, gets very good gas mileage for its size. The interior could use improvements, the door handles are sticky, they have melted from heat, there is minimal storage space in the glove box. The sunroof drains get clogged and the water backs into the interior driver seat and back seat, have had the drains unclogged many times, recurring problem.

- Susan G

It delivers great performance and has one of the best interiors in the class.

The 5 series is a great car. It offers several energetic powertrains, a smooth ride, and sharper handling than many other luxury midsize cars. This BMW's spacious cabin uses plenty of quality materials and provides two rows of comfortable seats. It comes with a lot of standard features and gives you more cargo room than most rivals.

- Alejandra R

Smooth ride BMW 5 series with leather interior.

It has most of the features I want except for review camera, heated seats, push button keyless entry. I have navigation system, leather seats, sunroof, etc. The car runs smooth and is high tech for the most part. It will alert when I need a oil change or if my tires are low and which tire that is specifically low.

- Tiffany B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,788 - $21,027
$18,527 - $22,020

Horsepower

Horsepower
245 (hp)
245 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0
2.0
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 (in.)
41.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 (in.)
39.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 (in.)
36.1 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 (in.)
38 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18.363 (cu. ft.)
18.363 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Standard
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
245/45R18
245/45R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
116.85 (in.)
116.85 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.206 (ft.)
39.206 (ft.)

Length

Length
192.874 (in.)
192.874 (in.)

Width

Width
73.228 (in.)
73.228 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3714 (.lbs)
3924 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
245 (hp)
245 (hp)

Torque

Torque
258 (ft. lbs.)
258 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 (.lbs)
200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.492 (gal.)
18.492 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
29 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

City

City
24 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
34 (mpg)
33 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (3)

Service Brakes, Hydraulic Oct 7, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 7, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V627000
Summary:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon, 2012-2014 BMW 320i Sedan, 328i Sedan, 320i xDrive Sedan, 328i xDrive Sedan, 2012-2013 BMW 528i Sedan, 528i xDrive Sedan, 2013-2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2013-2014 BMW X3 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2012-2014 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadster, and 2014 BMW 428i Coupe, and 428i xDrive Coupe. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454.
Consequence:
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location, free of charge. The recall began on December 2, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic Sep 26, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 26, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V454000
Summary:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive, and 328i xDrive sedans; model year 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagons; model year 2012-2013 528i and 528i xDrive sedans, model year 2013-2014 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles and model year 2012-2014 Z4 sDrive28i roadsters. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.
Consequence:
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the vehicles to prevent insufficient vacuum pump lubrication, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in November 2013. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Exterior Lighting Mar 31, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 31, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V188000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, 550i xDrive, and M5 vehicles, 2013 ActiveHybrid 5 vehicles and 2014 525d xDrive vehicles. The rear reflex reflectors may not reflect enough light. As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence:
The vehicle may be less visible to other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear reflex reflectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 24, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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