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BMW 5 Series

The BMW 5 Series may well be known as a police car in some Australian states these days, but the Bavarian luxury brand’s large sedan has a history dating back to 1972.

The 5 Series Touring wagon joined the fray in 1990 and has been part of the mix ever since, and over the seven generations of 5 Series the model has grown into a technologically-focused, high-end vehicle offering unsurpassed levels of safety technology. A performance variant – the BMW M5 – has also carved its own niche as one of the brawniest battle sedans on the market.

The BMW 5 Series range starts at $89,990 for the 5 Series 520i Luxury Line, and spans all the way up to $149,900 for the flagship 5 Series M550I Xdrive.
 

BMW 5 Series Models Price and Specs

The price range for the BMW 5 Series varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $89,990 and going to $149,900 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $89,990 $149,900
2020 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $94,900 $112,900
2019 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $52,700 $124,190
2019 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $57,200 $101,310
2018 Sedan 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $46,800 $110,110
2018 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $48,500 $89,870
2017 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $40,000 $83,710
2017 Sedan 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $40,400 $113,740
2017 Hatchback 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $44,100 $64,570
2016 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $30,600 $99,660
2016 Hatchback 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $34,100 $55,000
2016 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $39,000 $72,820
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BMW 5 Series Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW 5 Series here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

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BMW 5 Series Colours

  • Alpine White
  • Black
  • Black Sapphire
  • Glacier Silver
  • Imperial Blue
  • Sophisto Grey
  • Mineral White
  • Mediterranean Blue
  • Bluestone
  • Carbon Black
  • Almanadine Brown
  • Azurite Black
  • Alvit Grey
  • Rhonodonite Silver
  • Brilliant White
  • Pure Metal Silver
  • Frozen Cashmere Silver
  • Frozen Dark Brown
  • Frozen Dark Silver
  • Frozen Arctic Grey
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

BMW 5 Series Dimensions

The dimensions of the BMW 5 Series Sedan, Wagon and Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Sedan 1479x1868x4936 mm 144 mm
2020 Wagon 1498x1868x4942 mm 140 mm
2019 Wagon 1498x1868x4942 mm 140 mm
2019 Sedan 1479x1868x4936 mm 144 mm
2018 Sedan 1479x1868x4936 mm 144 mm
2018 Wagon 1498x1868x4942 mm 140 mm
2017 Hatchback 1559x1901x4998 mm 145 mm
2017 Sedan 1464x1860x4899 mm 140 mm
2017 Wagon 1462x1860x4907 mm 140 mm
2016 Wagon 1462x1860x4907 mm 140 mm
2016 Sedan 1464x1860x4899 mm 140 mm
2016 Hatchback 1559x1901x4998 mm 145 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW 5 Series Dimensions

BMW 5 Series Fuel Consumption

The BMW 5 Series is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/PULP, Diesel, PULP and — fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 2.3L/100km for Sedan /Hyb/PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Sedan 2.3L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 Sedan 5.1L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 Sedan 6.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 2.0L 8 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 4.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 Sedan 2.3L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 Sedan 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 Sedan 6.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 4.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 Sedan 2.3L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 Sedan 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 Sedan 6.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 4.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 8.2L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 2.3L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 6.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 Hatchback 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2016 Hatchback 8.2L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 6.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 7L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 Wagon 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2016 Wagon 8.5L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All BMW 5 Series Pricing and Specs for 2020

BMW 5 Series Wheel Size

The BMW 5 Series has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 245x45 R18 for Sedan in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 18x8 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Sedan 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2020 Wagon 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2019 Sedan 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2019 Wagon 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2018 Sedan 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2018 Wagon 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2017 Sedan 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2017 Wagon 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2017 Hatchback 245x45 R19 19x8.5 inches 275x40 R19 19x9.5 inches
2016 Sedan 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2016 Wagon 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2016 Hatchback 245x45 R19 19x8.5 inches 275x40 R19 19x9.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW 5 Series Wheel Sizes

BMW 5 Series Towing Capacity

The BMW 5 Series has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Sedan 0kg 2000kg
2020 Wagon 0kg 2000kg
2019 Sedan 0kg 2000kg
2019 Wagon 2000kg 2000kg
2018 Sedan 2000kg 2000kg
2018 Wagon 2000kg 2000kg
2017 Sedan 2000kg 2000kg
2017 Wagon 2000kg 2000kg
2017 Hatchback 2100kg 2100kg
2016 Sedan 2000kg 2000kg
2016 Wagon 2000kg 2000kg
2016 Hatchback 2100kg 2100kg
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