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
SedanSedan Scores for this style only
HatchbackHatchback Scores for this style only
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2013 models 30
2012 models 87
2011 models 86
2010 models 83
2009 models 86
2008 models 84

Edmunds.com

10/11/12
2012-10-11
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 BMW 5 Series Sedan

A steady stream of improvements and innovations, plus an admirable blend of comfort, craftsmanship and performance, has set this midsize BMW apart from the middle-of-the-road cars. The 2013 BMW 5 Series proudly carries on this tradition, although its core message of performance has been obscured by luxury.

About.com

01/24/12
2012-01-24
89
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

I’m still a fan of the 528i. I’m impressed that BMW has given us a fuel economy improvement of around 8% while improving performance and without altering the basic character of the car. If this is the future of fuel economy, bring it on!

AutoBlog.com

07/20/12
2012-07-20
89
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder deserves a permanent place under the hood of the 5 Series. Couple that with an excellent all-wheel-drive system and a proven chassis and the 2012 528i continues to be the main force to be reckoned with in the midsize luxury segment.

New Car Test Drive

12/28/11
2011-12-28
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Ted West Ted West Score Pending 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The BMW 5 Series sedans remain chic, crisp and distinguished for their aggressive styling and driving character. They are a bit on the big-and-heavy side, but their excellent vehicle dynamics and agility make them excellent family sedans.

Motor Trend

04/06/12
2012-04-06
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

Most of the people purchasing one want exactly what the BMW 535i delivers: a safe, well-built, handsome luxury object that lets friends and strangers know how well they’re doing financially.

Edmunds.com

09/30/11
2011-09-30
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Richard Bremner Richard Bremner Score Pending 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The 2012 BMW 528i is a car with an unusual breadth of personality, ranging from comfortable econo-sedan to sporting four-door. And this efficient new twin-turbo four allows it to pull off these character switches with conviction.

Edmunds.com

11/04/11
2011-11-04
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

Possessing a strong combination of performance, comfort and technology, the 2012 BMW 5 Series is a top choice in the midsize luxury sedan segment. However, BMW loyalists may be a bit disappointed.

Motor Trend

10/26/11
2011-10-26
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Scott Evans Scott Evans Score Pending 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The new 528i is a triumph of the market, if not the enthusiast. It offers more power, performance, and fuel economy from a smaller, more efficient, albeit more expensive, package.

Detroit Free Press

04/12/12
2012-04-12
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mark Phelan Mark Phelan Score Pending 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The 2012 BMW 528i xDrive sport sedan is a great car in many ways, but the poor performance of its fuel-saving auto-stop feature grievously reduces its appeal.

Edmunds.com

03/19/12
2012-03-19
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 BMW 5 Series Hatchback

If the 5 Series Gran Turismo’s sport sedan/SUV cross-pollination seems like a neat idea, this BMW will no doubt work out well for you. We’re just not sure who asked for it.

Auto123.com

07/13/10
2010-07-13
97
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Bertrand Godin Bertrand Godin 6.8 out of 10 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The new 2011 BMW 5-Series really impressed me. Here’s something you will rarely see me write: even at $73,300, this car is worth every single penny based on quality and driving enjoyment.

Decisive Magazine

05/14/10
2010-05-14
91
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Lyndon Conrad Bell Lyndon Conrad Bell Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

Graced with lusciously smooth operation, amazing dynamic abilities, an outstanding hi-tech feature-set and the undeniable cachet BMW’s cars justifiably possess, it’s hard to imagine a more desirable car than the 2011 BMW 5 Series.

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