BMW 5 Series

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

87
Priced From $47,500
MPG 28.0
Styles Reviewed
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Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2013 sedans 30
2012 sedans 87
2011 sedans 87
2010 sedans 86
2009 sedans 85
2008 sedans 84

Road & Track

02/05/10
2010-02-05
90
100

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Douglas Kott Douglas Kott 6.7 out of 10 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

With the new 5 Series, BMW treads the delicate line between not alienating the core buyers and shows the world a brash newness and forward-thinking technology.

Automobile Magazine

03/28/10
2010-03-28
90
100

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Eric Tingwall Eric Tingwall Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

With the new 5-series, BMW has found and channeled the authenticity and finesse of earlier cars. Cars that we once called the world’s best-driving sedans.

Times Online

05/16/10
2010-05-16
90
100

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Jeremy Clarkson Jeremy Clarkson 7.1 out of 10 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

When it comes to finding fault? My God, you have to be picky in the 535i. So, if you have the wherewithal, I suggest you buy a BMW 5-series. It’s the absolute best of absolutely everything we know.

Wheels.ca

02/06/10
2010-02-06
89
100

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Peter Bleakney Peter Bleakney Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

How does the new 535i shape up? Does the new electric steering compromise the 5’s legendary steering feel? Does the new double-wishbone front suspension improve this sedan’s relationship with the road? No and yes. In other words, good news all round.

MSN Autos

03/29/10
2010-03-29
89
100

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Marc Lachapelle Marc Lachapelle Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

BMW has virtually squared the circle by making its new sixth-generation 5-Series sedan bigger, roomier, better-equipped and more refined than ever before, while further improving its standard-setting dynamics.

New York Times

07/17/10
2010-07-17
89
100

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Lawrence Ulrich Lawrence Ulrich 7.3 out of 10 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The redesigned BMW 5 Series is as sober as a German math professor, but it offers a luxurious feel and performance that was born on the racetrack.

About.com

11/05/10
2010-11-05
89
100

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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

I’ve always seen BMWs as one-trick ponys, but the 550i is the first Bimmer that really can do it all. It’s one of the most impressive luxury cars I’ve driven. If I rated cars with thumbs, I’d grow an extra so I could give it three thumbs up.

Edmunds.com

01/21/10
2010-01-21
88
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The new 5 Series feels damned near ideal and not boatlike in the least. The combination of BMW’s new four-wheel-steer tech with electric-assist steering felt superb.

Motor Trend

05/12/10
2010-05-12
88
100

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Matt Stone Matt Stone Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

If you and three friends have a long way to go and a short time to get there, and want to do so in comfort and style, you won’t go wrong here. Don’t need 400 horses or want to spend quite as much? The BMW 535i should still more than get the job done.

LeftLane News

05/19/10
2010-05-19
88
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The 2011 BMW 5-Series Sports Sedan offers a mind-boggling mix of power and technology that’s sure to leave you asking, “how did they do that?”

Ward's Autos

06/01/10
2010-06-01
88
100

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Tom Murphy Tom Murphy Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

A phone is ringing at Mercedes’ headquarters in Stuttgart. BMW is on the line and wants its crown back in the midsize luxury segment. The new 5 series sport sedan provides the proof necessary to support the argument.

AutoWeek

03/16/10
2010-03-16
88
100

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Roger Hart Roger Hart Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

If your pocket is deep enough and you want a true sports sedan, you can’t really go wrong with this latest edition of the BMW 550i. It combines good looks and outstanding performance.

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