Used 2009 BMW 5 Series

$6,954 - $13,388
2009 BMW 5 Series

2009 Highlights

After significant updates last year, the 2009 BMW 5 Series is mostly unchanged. A midyear change brings welcome revisions to iDrive.


  • Exceptional ride and handling dynamics, smooth and vigorous engines, premium cabin furnishings, sublime "multicontour" seats, strong resale value.


  • Subpar crash-test scores, pricier than most competitors, iDrive is still a pain.

Used 2009 BMW 5 Series for Sale

BMW 5 Series 2009 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M) Jet Black 89,957 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series528i
Est.Loan: $219/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2009 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M) Cream Beige premium leather81,409 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series535i
Est.Loan: $225/mo
Apex Motors
8.8 mi away
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BMW 5 Series 2009 528i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M) Alpine White Beige leatherette78,143 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series528i xDrive
Est.Loan: $235/mo
Monaco Blue Metallic 99,876 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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Monaco Blue Metallic Beige leatherette122,529 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes

VA inspection passed! Drives excellent..2009 BMW 5 SERIES AWD with powerful 3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC) 24-valve engine. You can always call us or text at (703) 763-4428 for quick answers to your questions..For appointments only: We are available until 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday . We are open on Sundays 11 AM - 4PM. Please call us prior to your visit...Terms of Sale Overview: We reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale and sales prices are subject to change without notice.Fees and Taxes: All vehicles sold are subject to $495 dealer processing fee. This represents the costs incurred with inspecting, cleaning, and adjusting vehicles. This fee also covers preparation of all documents, as well as all costs incurred with shipping of paperwork. Buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. Accepted Payment Type: Cash, certified check, bank transfers, EFT or 3rd-party financing.WARRANTY: Please call us about warranty details. Different terms may be applied which is dependent on the millage , year and make of the car. Warranty is applicable when full/advertised price is paid when purchasing the car. FINANCING: If you have a job we can assist with financing (bad or good credit). Interest rates may vary and related to your credit and income. Please note, processing fee, DMV fees and taxes are not included in the price..Millage : Millage on the odometer may be higher than you see on the ads

Titanium Silver Metallic Gray premium leather65,381 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series535i
Est.Loan: $262/mo
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Titanium Silver Metallic Black premium leather156,423 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series528i
Est.Loan: $142/mo
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Jet Black Black premium leather113,093 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series528i
Est.Loan: $184/mo
Fox Motors
48 mi away
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$247 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

Come TODAY to take a test drive in this EXCELLENT vehicle! The outside appearance of this car is in excellent condition! There are no scratches or dings anywhere on this vehicle! The interior of this vehicle is also in EXCELLENT condition!!! Come in and see for yourself the condition this car is in. WITH 113,093 MILES ON IT .. THIS CAR WONT LAST LONG ON OUR LOT! DON'T MISS OUT!!! FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PICTURES OF THIS CAR AND OTHERS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT FOXMOTORSVA.NET OR GIVE US A CALL AT (540-899-3322) WE ARE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 10AM-7PM AND SUNDAYS FROM 11AM-5PM. PRICES BASED ON PAYMENT OF CERTIFIED FUNDS. FINANCING OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT FOXMOTORSVA.NET. ADDITIONAL FEES SUCH AS PROCESSING ($499), TAXES AND TAGS, ETC NOT INCLUDED. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, MISPRINTS ON PRICES OR EQUIPMENT.TOTAL PRICES ON VEHICLES FINANCED MAY VARY. We work EXTREMELY hard to offer our customers the best in pre-owned vehicles. FOX MOTORS also arranges financing, warranties and service contracts. You can trust FOX MOTORS to take care of YOU!

Monaco Blue Metallic 173,196 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series528i xDrive
Est.Loan: $198/mo
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Dealer Notes

Check out this 2009 BMW 5 Series 528i xDrive. Its transmission and Gas I6 3.0L/183 engine will keep you going. This BMW 5 Series has the following options: xDrive all-wheel drive system, Vehicle-speed-sensitive Servotronic pwr steering -inc: variable assist, variable-ratio, Vehicle & key memory, Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers, Tire pressure monitor, TeleService activation, Space saver spare tire, Smokers pkg, Remote keyless entry, and Rear window defroster. See it for yourself at The Used Car Factory, 27725 Three Notch Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659.

Jet Black 145,407 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
Est.Loan: $164/mo
127,299 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series528i xDrive
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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Jet Black Natural Brown premium leather88,535 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series550i
Est.Loan: $274/mo
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Jet Black Beige leatherette129,659 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series528i xDrive
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Monaco Blue Metallic 104,490 miles
Used 2009BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
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Edmunds' Expert Review

It costs a lot and it makes simple tasks needlessly complicated, but the 2009 BMW 5 Series is quite simply one of the best cars on the road.

vehicle overview

We'd likely never go so far as to declare any model "the perfect car." There are always going to be a few bones of contention, especially if price is a factor. But if we had to pick one car to wear the mantle of perfection, the 2009 BMW 5 Series would certainly be a nominee with good Vegas odds. It's a premium sedan (and wagon) with an arguably just-right size that looks good and is beautifully built. It's quiet and comfortable, yet handles better than just about anything else with four doors, and its engines are potent but utterly refined. In other words, if you have the money to spend, it's hard to pass up the 5 Series.

The 5 undergoes no major changes for 2009, although the iDrive electronics interface gets a slight overhaul as a midyear change. We strongly suggest waiting to get one of these cars. You'll be able to tell the difference between the two systems by the new design's menu buttons for frequently used functions (stereo, navigation, telephone) that are now adjacent to the control knob. Unfortunately, the same old menu structure remains -- unlike the 3 and 7 Series, which get the latest, greatly improved system.

Other than all-wheel-drive models getting "xDrive" attached to their name/number, the 5 Series range continues to consist of 528i, 535i and 550i for sedans and 535i xDrive for the wagon. Of all these, the 535i is certainly our pick of the litter. The primary reason is BMW's now-familiar twin-turbocharged inline-6, which endows the 535i with a near-ideal blend of seamless power and respectable fuel efficiency. This torque-rich engine pulls hard from low in its rev range, effortlessly piling on speed whether merging on the highway or embarrassing Camaro-wielding wannabe street racers. In fact, the 535i is just 0.4 second slower from zero to 60 mph than the V8-powered 550i, yet it returns only 1 combined mpg less than the 528i, which has 70 fewer horses. Additionally, this power plant weighs less than the 550i's V8, and that makes the 535i feel better balanced and more responsive in corners.

That being said, any 5 Series model would be a commendable choice in the midsize luxury sedan segment. It is certainly on the pricey side, and if getting more goodies per dollar is important, the Audi A6, Cadillac CTS, Infiniti M series and even the Hyundai Genesis are worth consideration. Meanwhile, for about the same price as the 5, there are the stylish Jaguar XF and the prestigious Mercedes-Benz E-Class to think about. However, none of these gets mentioned in the same sentence as "the perfect car" in their reviews. Although we'll probably never crown that particular champion, the stellar 2009 BMW 5 Series is one of the few cars that make us wonder if we should.

trim levels & features

The 2009 BMW 5 Series is available in sedan and wagon body styles. Three engines are available on the sedan that correspond to the three trim levels (528i, 535i and 550i), with xDrive all-wheel drive available on the 528i and 535i sedans. The wagon comes in 535i xDrive trim only.

The 528i comes standard with 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, automatic headlights and wipers, power front seats with driver memory and power headrests, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, leatherette vinyl upholstery, automatic climate control, BMW Assist telematics, the iDrive electronics interface and a 10-speaker stereo with a CD player and an auxiliary input jack. The 535i adds adaptive xenon headlights and lumbar support and the 535i xDrive wagon adds a panoramic sunroof, fold-down rear seats and a power liftgate. The 550i adds parking assist, leather upholstery and auto-dimming mirrors.

Most of the features that are standard on upper-level 5 Series models are optional on the lower trim levels, as are numerous additional features. These include larger wheels, active steering, a lane-departure warning system, front and rear parking assist, an infrared night vision display, active cruise control, shift paddles for the automatic transmission, fold-down rear seats, rear sunshades, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel (package only), multicontour power seats, keyless ignition/entry, a navigation system, a head-up display (which requires navigation), satellite radio, HD radio, an iPod interface and a 13-speaker Logic7 surround-sound audio system. The Sport package adds bigger wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, active roll stabilization, multicontour seats and a sport steering wheel. An aerodynamic body kit is included with the 550i's sport package, and on the M Sport Package available as a late model-year addition, which is otherwise identical to the regular Sport package.

performance & mpg

BMW's model names and engine displacement used to correspond to each other, but not anymore. The 528i comes with a 3.0-liter inline-6 that produces 230 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. The 535i gets a different 3.0-liter inline-6, this one twin-turbocharged to pump out 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The 550i gets a 4.8-liter V8 good for 360 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque. The sedans are rear-wheel drive by default, but the 528i and 535i sedans can be equipped with all-wheel drive. All three engines come standard with a six-speed manual; a six-speed automatic is optional.

Performance is adequate even in the base 528i, but for those who care about moving swiftly, an upgrade to at least the 535i is in order. We clocked a 535i with the manual transmission at 5.8 seconds from zero to 60 mph. The 550i is fleeter still, completing the same sprint in 5.4 seconds with the stick shift. Fuel economy is very good in the 528i (18 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined with the automatic) and almost the same in the 535i sedan (17/26/20 mpg), with only a minimal penalty if xDrive is added. However, the 535i xDrive wagon drops to 16/24/19 with the automatic, and the 550 clocks in at 15/23/18 mpg.


Standard safety equipment includes stability control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags. Rear-seat side airbags are optional. The available lane-departure warning system alerts the driver via vibrations in the steering wheel if the car starts to veer out of its lane, and a night vision system warns of possible hazards out of regular headlight range. Both hill start assist and hill descent control are standard on AWD models.

In government crash tests, the 2009 BMW 5 Series earned only three out of five stars for driver protection in a frontal crash, although it did receive a full five stars for front passenger protection and front and rear side protection. In crash testing performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 5 Series achieved the top score of "Good" in the frontal-offset test. However, the IIHS gave it the second-lowest rating of "Marginal" for side safety because of potential torso injury risk for front occupants.


The 2009 BMW 5 Series is a well-balanced machine that can handle aggressive driving on winding back roads just as easily as it dispatches weekday commutes on crumbling expressways. The 5's adeptness at both ride comfort and handling prowess borders on the amazing. The steering is equally sublime, with perfect weighting and a near-telepathic feel. Opting for the sport package nets a sport-tuned suspension, bigger wheels and active roll stabilization, which enables the 5 to tackle tight corners as skillfully as some dedicated sports cars.


The 2009 5 Series boasts one of the most spacious and comfortable cabins in its class, particularly when optioned with the fantastic multicontour front seats, which adjust in seemingly infinite ways. Rear-seat head- and legroom are also satisfactory. In addition to the accommodating cabin, the 14-cubic-foot trunk can hold a fair amount of stuff, and its opening is wide. The wagon has a maximum cargo volume of more than 58 cubic feet.

The overall look of the interior is on the austere side, even though materials quality is beyond reproach. Early-year 5 Series feature the old iDrive electronics interface, which is needlessly complicated, particularly for ordinarily simple tasks like going from one stereo mode to another, and its display screen is responsible for the unsightly hump in the center of the dashboard. A midyear change adds a series of physical menu buttons that orbit the main control knob. This hastens access to those menus, but their submenus are still irritatingly laid out. The automatic transmission's joystick-like gear selector is also on the Rube Goldberg side -- an unnecessarily different and complex way of doing a fairly straightforward thing.

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Features & Specs

528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)528i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)550i 4dr Sedan (4.8L 8cyl 6M)
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Horsepower230 hp @ 6500 rpm300 hp @ 5800 rpm300 hp @ 5800 rpm230 hp @ 6500 rpm360 hp @ 6300 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

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Fuel System
Great car, but the problems with the fuel system are ridiculous. 4th time it has been in, reprogrammed software, new software, new fuel pump. This is a serious safety issue as the car will not get fuel and will stop or lose acceleration. BMW needs to take this seriously.
Realistic review for people who want to buy a used 535i
I bought my 2009 535i with sport/cold/light packages with 49k miles. First make sure you find the service records on the car so you know what you will be facing. THIS CAR IS NOT A MAINTENANCE FREE CAR LIKE TOYOTA! With that being said, there is a lot of 'common' issues with this car. Gasket leaks, the HPFP (high pressure fuel pump) and one of the taillights have recalls so make sure you have the new HPFP. Water pump also goes to shit after about 50k miles i read so that is something i'm looking forward to. This is not a smooth car like Mercedes, you will feel the road. Other than that, the car can take serious curves, and the twin turbos make the car go!
Are you willing to trade the good for the bad?
My 535i came with the sport package, which does improve handling--especially the active roll bar in the rear. This car rides almost like an Avalon in a straight line, but has almost ZERO body roll on a turn. Really amazing handling. The turbo engine is very impressive as well. HOWEVER, you cannot change your battery on your own. The dealer MUST do it. Seriously--I'm a DIY car guy. Also, I just had two injectors replaced at 20K MILES. BMW forum people act like the injectors are SUPPOSED to go out because they're just such "high performance", but I've had 3 Lexuses with direct inject and had ZERO problems. On top of reliability being spotty, the dealer treated me like a pariah.
Used 2009 BMW 5 Series Overview

The Used 2009 BMW 5 Series is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 528i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 535i xDrive 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), and 550i 4dr Sedan (4.8L 8cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 BMW 5 Series?

Save up to $294 on one of 12 Used 2009 BMW 5 Series for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,954 as of 07/16/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3.4 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2009 BMW 5 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 BMW 5 Series 528i is priced between $6,954 and $10,700 with odometer readings between 89957 and 156423 miles.
  • The Used 2009 BMW 5 Series 528i xDrive is priced between $8,972 and $11,499 with odometer readings between 78143 and 173196 miles.
  • The Used 2009 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive is priced between $7,999 and $9,995 with odometer readings between 99876 and 145407 miles.
  • The Used 2009 BMW 5 Series 535i is priced between $10,999 and $12,800 with odometer readings between 65381 and 81409 miles.
  • The Used 2009 BMW 5 Series 550i is priced between $13,388 and $13,388 with odometer readings between 88535 and 88535 miles.

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