BMW M5 saloon (2011-2017): owner reviews

"The BMW M5 is a high-performance saloon that's addictively fast and brilliant to drive, but there’s no doubt it's lost some of the involvement of previous models. It's expensive to buy and run, too"

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

92%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 1reviews
  • 2reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Brakes, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Electrics (3 cases)

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

M5

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

19
Review
I find my new M5 much heavier, stodgier and less agile than the previous model. Getting the power down on anything but perfect dry tarmac is frustrating, the brakes struggle to cope and I hate the DST gearbox. Driving it feels like piloting a very powerful oil tanker with fuel economy to match.
Performance

3 out of 5

Fast in a straight line. If it's dry. And the surface is even. Unnerving under braking.
Running Cost

1 out of 5

Nowhere near the official figures. Which I wouldn't mind if I was having fun driving it.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

23
Review
excellent as well maintained.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

in line with its characteristics.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

M5

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

13.5
Review
Probably the most perfect car I've ever owned. Everything works flawlessly and puts a smile on my face every time I get behind the wheel. Yes it's expensive and running costs are high, but try finding a cheap and efficient car that'll give you the same experience.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

15
Review
starts every time
Running Cost

4 out of 5

service package

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Year of registration

2103

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25
Review
Have had BMWs for years, time was right to move up into the M Division, and what a promotion. This car is so well behaved in and around town it drives quiet and relaxed in comfort and efficient mode, but set those M buttons up and let the devil entertain you and enjoy the ride....
Reliability

5 out of 5

BMW for years and never a problem
Performance

4 out of 5

The best in the market by none
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Don't think you are going to get 50mpg with this car, but if you bought this to be concerned on running cost sure a light touch you can achieve that, but if you do you should have bought the 520d

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

18

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

17
Review
No major issues except faulty oil sensor and blown amplifier
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Thirsty but thrilling

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

1994

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

17.4
Review
Apart from a clutch slave cylinder, it has never let me down despite numerous high speed runs around Europe
Running Cost

2 out of 5

It's thirsty, the parts are expensive ... just undergoing an expensive body restoration

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Review
No failures in 4 years of ownership
Running Cost

2 out of 5

BMW increase the price of anything for an M car by about a factor of four over a "normal" model

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

15
Review
Engine shutdown but no fault found.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Review
100%
Running Cost

3 out of 5

As expected for 400BHP!

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