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Used BMW 5 Series cars for sale

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BMW 5 Series

520d M Sport 4dr Step Auto [Start Stop]

£14,599
2013(62)
 
 
  • 81,123
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 2L
Call the dealer:03300293295View vehicle

BMW 5 Series

2.0 520D SE TOURING 5d AUTO 181 BHP 5-Door

£13,879
2013(62)
 
 
  • 79,500
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 2L
Call the dealer:03300370417View vehicle

BMW 5 Series

2.0 520d M Sport Touring 5dr Auto

£12,390
2011(60)
 
 
  • 95,377
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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BMW 5 Series

518d [150] M Sport 4dr

Low mileage
 
£17,999
2014(64)
 
 
  • 19,995
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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BMW 5 Series

520d M Sport 4-Door

Low mileage
 
£14,995
2012(62)
 
 
  • 26,906
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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BMW 5 Series

520D M SPORT Automatic 4-Door

Low mileage
 
£17,388
2013(62)
 
 
  • 33,595
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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BMW 5 Series

2.0 520d SE 4dr Auto

£13,790
2013(63)
 
 
  • 35,000
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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BMW 5 Series

530d SE Auto 4-Door

£3,690
2003(53)
 
 
  • 130,000
  • Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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BMW 5 Series

520d M Sport Auto 4-Door

Low mileage
 
£16,995
2013(13)
 
 
  • 30,000
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 2L
Call the dealer:03300374605View vehicle

BMW 5 Series

2.0TD 520d M Sport Auto 4-Door

£26,990
2016(66)
 
 
  • 4,705
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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BMW 5 Series

520d [190] Luxury 4dr Step Auto

£17,317
2014(14)
 
 
  • 29,754
  • Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 2L
Call the dealer:03300370355View vehicle

BMW 5 Series

Diesel 530d Luxury 4dr Step Auto

£21,990
2014(64)
 
 
  • 32,480
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
Call the dealer:03300379150View vehicle

BMW 5 Series

535d [313] SE 4dr Step Auto [Professional Media]

£19,971
2012(62)
 
 
  • 39,526
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
Call the dealer:03300292253View vehicle

BMW 5 Series

2.0 520d SE 4dr Auto

£10,495
2011(11)
 
 
  • 93,000
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 2L
Call the dealer:03300290442View vehicle

BMW 5 Series

520d EfficientDynamics 4dr

£11,780
2013(13)
 
 
  • 84,132
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
Call the dealer:03300379897View vehicle

Used Bmw 5 Series

A history lesson…

The 3-Series’ bigger brother, the 5-Series is a mid-executive saloon designed to keep the businessmen of the UK happy as they travel up-and-down the country doing business-type things. Since its birth, it has become the yardstick for the saloon market. It’s the car that every manufacturer aspires to; it’s just the absolute business.

The 2003-2010 model caused a lot of controversy regarding its radical styling, which was done by Chris Bangle. Despite this initial row, most people have come to terms with the 5’s looks and now, with the new model, it’s become a lot more understated. 

What most people think about when they think 5-Series is the M5. Since the first one arrived in the 1980’s, everyone wants one. It’s an expensive top-of-the-range fire breather with more power than God and more performance than you could ever imagine. 

Bang for your buck

Cruise control, climate control, traction control; there’s a lot of control with any 5-Series. Whichever model you pick, you’re guaranteed to be up to the neck in gadgets and tech. Whether you chose the M5 which has about a trillion different options for gearbox ratios and power, or you get a basic diesel, the 5-Series will stun you with its technology.

Most 5-Series are designed to be powerful and economical. So even a small engined 520d will keep you entertained on long journeys. The best diesels come with the 530d and 535d. These beautiful engines are unbelievably torquey and very, very impressive on the open road. In truth, they probably make more sense than the petrol V8s.

What you’ll pay

If you want a relatively modern 5-Series you’re talking anywhere between £14,000 - £26,000. There 5-Series holds its value extremely well – thanks mostly to its fan-base and reputation – but there are bargains to be had out there.

The V10 M5 will set you back around £30,000, but it is the absolute pick of the bunch if you can afford the biblical running costs and insurance. 

What to check

Like any BMW, quality is of paramount importance. They are well-built cars, so in theory, there shouldn’t be too many problems. Check to see if the car’s had lots of owners in a short amount of time. If it has, it could be a car with plenty of issues; so walk away.

The 5-Series has big alloys, so make sure they’re all in check, or you could be faced with a refurb bill of up to £70 per alloy.

Parts

Again, parts are not cheap for the 5-Series. Buying from the main dealer will cripple anyone financially, as exhausts are upwards of £500 and clutch assemblies aren’t far away from £200. 

It’s a dear do owning a 5-Series, but if you get a good one, they are worth the money.

How it drives

Ah, how does the 5-Series drive? What a question that is. Well, in short: Brilliantly. Absolutely brilliantly. It is not a small car by any means, and some of the models do drive a bit harshly – thanks to the suspension – but for the most part, they are just awe-inspiringly superb.

There’s little body roll, lots of power and plenty of composure through the bends. The M5 takes power to a whole other level with a 500bhp V10, but even the diesels are a hoot to drive. You won’t be disappointed!

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