2015 BMW 5 Series Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,451 - $38,191
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
240-445
Seats
5
Color:  Alpine White
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,451 - $38,191
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
240-445
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 3.8 Comfort 3.0 Styling 4.0 Value 3.0

Editor's Overview

Long regarded as the benchmark for midsize luxury sports sedans, the BMW 5 Series maintains the performance cred it's established over the decades. These days, this 5-passenger executive car adds to its appeal with a wide range of models to compete with rivals like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and Lexus GS.

BMW 5 Series Models & Trims

535i $28,665 - $33,352
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 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 $27,410 - $31,745
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 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
528i xDrive $24,782 - $29,113
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8, 18 X 8 (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 $24,451 - $28,576
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8, 18 X 8 (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 $32,666 - $38,191
Horsepower: 445 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 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 $28,508 - $33,287
Horsepower: 335 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (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 $31,705 - $37,062
Horsepower: 445 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 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
535d $28,963 - $33,772
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 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
535d xDrive $30,832 - $36,039
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 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

4.7

57 Reviews

5 star 74% 4 star 23% 3 star 4% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

That it is as fun to drive as it looks. The performance, handling and feel backs up the exterior.

I bought the vehicle used about 2 months ago. It looks sharp, drives well and handles well. I am not a big fan of the cupholder and the entertainment system is extremely complicated It has a few too many bells and whistles and is confusing at times and the sideview mirror leaves something to be desired. But overall, it is fun to drive and I am very pleased with it.

- Matthew M

Luxurious, everything you need and want.

My car is fast, it takes up a lot of gas. . . It is really comfortable. . . I have to fill it up at least 3 times driving from Ny to Florida which is not that bad. . But local it takes a lot of gas. Car is comfortable, ac works really good and so does the heat, it is also a push start and have navigation and heads up display built in. It is one of my best investments.

- Catherine T

The BMW is gold tier and you should buy it.

It is a very reliable vehicle that has gotten me through thick and thin. I have had a lot of travel in my work and this bad boy will do the trick! The performance itself is beautiful enough but once you do the math the car practically drives itself because on top of that it gets great mileage! This the car of the future.

- Jacob L

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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
$28,665 - $33,352
$27,410 - $31,745

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
300 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0L DOHC 24V I6 w/TwinPower Turbo
3.0L DOHC 24V I6 w/TwinPower Turbo
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
40.5 (in.)
40.5 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.3 (in.)
35.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.3 (in.)
38.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14 (cu. ft.)
14 (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
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

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

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Standard
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/40YR19
P245/40YR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
116.9 (in.)
116.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.2 (ft.)
39.2 (ft.)

Length

Length
193.4 (in.)
193.4 (in.)

Width

Width
73.2 (in.)
73.2 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4090 (.lbs)
4233 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
300 (hp)

Torque

Torque
300 (ft. lbs.)
300 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

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

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 (gal.)
18.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
26 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
31 (mpg)
29 (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 (2)

Air Bags > Frontal Oct 5, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 5, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V627000
Summary:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling these vehicles: 2014-2018 CLA250, CLA250 4Matic, CLA45 AMG 4Matic, 2015-2018 GLA250, GLA250 4Matic, GLA45 AMG 4Matic, C300 4Matic, C63S AMG, 2012-2014 C250, C350, C300 4Matic, E550 4Matic, 2013-2014 C63 AMG, 2012-2015 C250 Coupe, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG Coupe, 2013-2015 C350 4Matic Coupe, GLK250 4Matic BlueTec, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, 2016-2017 C350e, C43 AMG, 2015 C400 4Matic, 2016-2018 C63 AMG, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic, 2017-2018 C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Coupe, C43 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG Coupe, C300 Cabriolet, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C63 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Cabriolet, GLC300 4Matic Coupe, GLC43 AMG, GLC43 AMG Coupe, 2014 E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic Coupe, E350 Cabriolet, E400 Hybrid, 2015-2017 E400 Coupe, E400 4Matic Coupe, E400 Cabriolet, 2014-2017 E550 Coupe, E550 Cabriolet, B250e, 2014-2016 E250 BlueTec, E63 AMG 4Matic Wagon, 2012-2013 E350 BlueTec, 2012-2016 E350, E350 4Matic, 2015-2016 E400, E400 4Matic, 2012 E63 AMG...
Consequence:
If the driver air bag inadvertently deploys, it can increase the risk of injury and a crash.
Remedy:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components, free of charge. The recall began in December 6, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
Engine And Engine Cooling > Exhaust System > Emission Control > Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) Oct 24, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 24, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V755000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2018 BMW 328d and 328d xDrive, 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagon and 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, 2014-2016 535d and 535d xDrive, 2015 740Ld xDrive, 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d SAV and 2014-2017 X5 xDrive35d SAV vehicles equipped with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) module with an integrated cooler. If the EGR cooler leaks internally, the coolant can mix with diesel engine soot. The high EGR temperatures may result in these particles possibly smoldering and melting the intake manifold.
Consequence:
The melting intake manifold can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the EGR cooler as necessary. If a leak has already occurred, the engine intake manifold will also be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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