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

Reviews

Owner Reviews

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thumbs up92%of people would recommend this car to a friend

Common Problems

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

Review 1 of 12

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

M5

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

19
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

23
Tell us what you think about your car?
excellent as well maintained.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

M5

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

13.5
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

15
Tell us what you think about your car?
starts every time
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Year

2103

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25
Tell us what you think about your car?
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....
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

18
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

17
Tell us what you think about your car?
No major issues except faulty oil sensor and blown amplifier
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol

Year

1994

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

17.4
Tell us what you think about your car?
Apart from a clutch slave cylinder, it has never let me down despite numerous high speed runs around Europe
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol

Year

2001

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Tell us what you think about your car?
No failures in 4 years of ownership
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

15
Tell us what you think about your car?
Engine shutdown but no fault found.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Tell us what you think about your car?
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