Used 2011 BMW 5 Series

2011 BMW 5 Series
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2011 BMW 5 Series

Pros

  • Strong turbocharged engines
  • capable handling
  • clean interior design with high-quality materials
  • plenty of high-tech features
  • respectable fuel economy.

Cons

  • Smaller trunk than rivals
  • feels a bit bulky on tight roads.

Used 2011 BMW 5 Series for Sale

BMW 5 Series 2011 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
91,460 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
535i xDrive
List$15,597
Est.Loan: $284/mo
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2011 BMW 5 SERIES AWD with powerful 3.0L DOHC 24-valve turbocharged I6 -inc piezo engine and driven only 0 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-445-2277All of our vehicles pass a rigorous Multi-Point Quality Inspection - Buy with confidence. No Credit, Bad Credit, No problem! Tax ID, No Problem! We Finance EVERYONE! Guaranteed Credit Approval! Rates starting at 1.99%. Apply Online at WWW.CAPAUTOVA.COM. - TRADE-IN WELCOME!!! - Extended Warranties Available! Call (703) 445-CARS (2277) to make an appointment or drop by to check out our new Chantilly showroom located at: 25280 Pleasant Valley Rd.Suite 150Chantilly, VA 20152 We are open 7 days a week - Monday thru Saturday ?9am-8pm , Sunday 11am-4pm, and any other time convenient for you - by appointment.
BMW 5 Series 2011 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
124,048 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
535i xDrive
List$11,795
Est.Loan: $220/mo
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$300 Below Market
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BMW 5 Series 2011 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
88,351 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
535i xDrive
List$14,975
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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535I XDRIVE W/PREMIUM, COLD WEATHER, AND CONVENIENCE PACKAGES (OPTIONS LISTED BELOW) - ALLWHEEL - 300 HP ENGINE - NAVIGATION/HEATED (FRONT SEATS, REAR SEATS, AND STEERING WHEEL)/POWER TRUNK/POWER AND MEMORY SEAT/BLUETOOTH/XENON HEAD LIGHTS/PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM/AND SO MUCH MORE - NO HIDDEN RECON FEES - **Premium Package includes: Dakota Leather, Autodimming rear-view mirror, exterior side-view mirrors, Interior Ambiance lighting, Integrated 3-button Universal garage-door opener** **Cold Weather Package includes: Retractable headlight washers, heated (front seats, rear seats, and steering wheel)** **Convenience Package includes: Power trunk lid opening and closing, Comfort Access keyless entry with multi-function remote control, Soft-close automatic door operation** **535I X-drive upgrades over 528I includes: 3.0-liter twin turbo inline 6 300-hp engine, xDrive all-wheel-drive system, Hill Descent Control, Xenon Adaptive Headlights with dynamic auto-leveling, LED Corona headlight-rings and Cornering Lights** **At Chantilly Mazda we promise you'll have a great experience. All you add is your state's tax, tags, and processing fee. No other fees and we mean it!! (no reconditioning fees, no dealer prep, no CPO fees, no testing fees). For more information or to schedule a test drive, call (855)423-9049. Buy Happy!**
BMW 5 Series 2011 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
42,058 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
535i
List$17,896
Est.Loan: $326/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2011 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
116,635 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
535i xDrive
(1)
Perfect Auto
17.6 mi away
List$12,999
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Extraordinary Clean Back on Beige 535i xDrive, Premium 1&2 Package, Convenience Package, Navigation, Rear View Camera, Park Distance Control, 16 Speaker Logic7 Sound System, Automatic Closing Doors, Comfort Access, Power Rear Sunshade with Rear Manual Side Window Shades, iPod and USB Adapter, Heated Seats ,Moonroof, AWD, and Much More. Original MSRP $68,050
BMW 5 Series 2011 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)
81,689 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
528i
Ammoury Auto
18.8 mi away
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2011 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
91,232 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
535i
List$14,395
Est.Loan: $269/mo
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VA inspection passed! Drives excellent..2011 BMW 5 SERIES Rear with powerful 3.0L DOHC 24-valve turbocharged I6 -inc piezo engine and driven 91232 miles!You can always call 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.. Older (more than 10 years old) and certain high maintenance luxury vehicles can not be applied for. Please, contact us prior submitting credit application on any vechicle if you have a question.Millage : Millage on the odometer may be higher than you see on the ads
BMW 5 Series 2011 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
118,564 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
550i xDrive
Victory Motors
19.6 mi away
List$13,777
Est.Loan: $257/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2011 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
49,100 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
535i
List$18,995
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Dealer Notes
This 2011 BMW 5 Series 4dr 535i features a 3.0L STRAIGHT 6 CYLINDER 6cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 6 Speed Automatic transmission. The vehicle is Gray with a Beige Leather interior. It is offered As-Is, extended warranty is available. - Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Dual Zone Climate Control| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Leather Steering Wheel| Power Drivers Seat| Power Passenger Seat| Memory Seat Position| Wood Trim| Tachometer| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Sunroof| Moonroof| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Keyless Entry| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Dynamic Stability| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Leather Interior Surface| 12v Power Outlet| Adaptive headlights| Aux. Audio Input| Center Arm Rest| Child Proof Door Locks| Cup Holders| Head-Protection System| Heated Mirrors| HID Headlamps| Premium Sound| Roll Stability Control| Tire Pressure Monitor| Vanity Mirrors| Xenon - Contact SALES DEPARTMENT at 703-369-7777 or FINISHLINEAUTOVA@GMAIL.COM for more information. -
BMW 5 Series 2011 550i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 6M)
89,550 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
550i
List$15,302
Est.Loan: $279/mo
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$300 Below Market
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End of Summer Sale This a great example of a beautiful 2011 BMW 550i M LOADED !! This Vehicle is equipped with V8 Twin Turbo Engine and consists of options such as HEADS UP DISPLAY and DRIVER PACKAGE/Lane Assist Park Assist Navigation Back Up Camera Bluetooth Auxiliary Input Heated & Cooled Front Seats Massage Seats Rear Heated Seats Rear Sunshades and much more!!! The Vehicle� has passed a rigorous MULTI-POINT INSPECTION and reconditioning process before being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. We strive to give every vehicle a thorough inspection and can tell you with confidence that the structural integrity of this car exceeds the highest standards. With confidence we can assure the comfort gained from this car's unadulterated interior will be unmatched. Every major mechanical system has been inspected and found to be in good working order. This car and most every car we sell comes with a STANDARD WARRANTY that covers the drive train and more. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase so we offer an optional extended warranty at a very affordable price. Just ask for the details. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Arlington Auto Group offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this car. Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. We believe in saving our customers money. That's why this car has been set below the BLUE BOOK value to help� WE OFFER GREAT MILITARY SPECIALS FOR OUR FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 703-798-0979 www.ArlingtonAutoGroup.net
BMW 5 Series 2011 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
110,148 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
535i xDrive
(6)
Prize Auto
25.2 mi away
List$13,650
Est.Loan: $255/mo
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Dealer Notes
100% Gauranteed Auto Loan Approals for anyone over the age of 18 with valid Tax ID or Social Security Number. No Driver's License Required for Purchase. Carfax Certification with every purchase. World Wide Shipping Available on all makes and models with our Door to Door Shipping Service. All our vehicles come with the Virginia State Police licensed Inspection Certificate. Special Discount Coupon for and Active, Reserve, Retired or Former Member of the United States Armed Services. Limit 1 Coupon per Transaction. For more Details or to Schedule an Appointment, contact our Knowledgeable Professional Sales Team Today at 703-971-4277. Disclaimer: Listed price for any car, truck, minivan or SUV does not include Virginia or any other state title, tax, registration fees and processing fee. Prize Auto will never sell, share, or spam your mobile number. Standard text messaging rates may apply.
BMW 5 Series 2011 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)
84,783 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
528i
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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$300 Below Market
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VEHICLE HAS PASSED SAFETY AND EMISSION INSPECTIONS, VEHICLE CHECKED AND SERVICED BY OUR ON SITE MECHANIC WITH A FRESH OIL CHANGE, EXTENDED WARRANTY AND EASY FINANCING AVAILABLE, CAR FAX REPORT AVAILABLE ON ALL VEHICLES! COME AND TAKE IT FOR A TEST DRIVE TODAY!!*****INTERNET PRICE IS BASED ON ONE TIME PAYMENT OF CASH CREDIT UNION AND OR BANKS CERTIFIED LOAN CHECKS AND EFT's. PRICES EXCLUDES TAXES TITLE LICENSE AND DEALER PROCESSING FEE. WOODBRIDGE AUTO SALES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS MISPRINTS ON EQUIPMENT.*****
BMW 5 Series 2011 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
58,216 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
535i xDrive
List$16,925
Est.Loan: $308/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
The 2011 BMW 5 Series sedan is offered in 535i trim level. The 535i is also offered as *xDrive* all-wheel-drive variant. The 535i is equipped with 18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, rain-sensing wipers, a sunroof, power and heated side mirrors, leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats, driver memory functions, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, the iDrive control interface, Bluetooth, BMW Assist emergency telematics, a 12-speaker CD audio system with HD radio, parking sensors, auto-dimming mirrors, and a hard-drive-based navigation system with voice controls and real-time traffic. The 535i comes with a 3.0-liter straight-6 turbocharged engine that cranks out 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Power is directed through a eight-speed automatic with manual-shift control. AT GUARANTEE AUTOMAXX WE SPECIALIZE IN GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL PROGRAMS. WITH OVER 20 LENDERS AT HAND, WE FINANCE THE GOOD, BAD, NO CREDIT, BANKRUPTCY EVEN REPO. NO PROBLEM! HELP IS HERE! WITH OUR 100% CREDIT APPROVAL EVERYONE RIDES! GUARANTEE AUTOMAXX WILL SHOW YOU HOW EASY IT IS TO BUY A QUALITY USED CAR. WE OFFER A 3 MONTH/3,000 MILES POWERTRAIN WARRANTY **FREE OF CHARGE**. HERE AT GUARANTEE AUTOMAXX, WE BELIEVE THAT FAIR PRICES AND OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE LEADS TO AN OVERJOYED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE! CALL US TODAY AT (703)445-1100 !!!
BMW 5 Series 2011 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
62,220 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
550i xDrive
(8)
Carnova
36.7 mi away
List$16,299
Est.Loan: $297/mo
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$300 Below Market
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5 DAY EXCHANGE POLICY, MD DC INSPECTION PROGRAM 2011 BMW 5 SERIES AWD with powerful 4.4L 32-valve twin-turbocharged V8 -inc engine and driven only 0 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-441-1770 CARFAX Certified, Extended Warranty & Financing Available
BMW 5 Series 2011 550i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 6M)
97,357 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
550i
List$15,000
Est.Loan: $273/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability
BMW 5 Series 2011 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
128,877 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
550i xDrive
List$13,000
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2011 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
71,200 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
550i xDrive
List$19,900
Est.Loan: $363/mo
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Dealer Notes
Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability
BMW 5 Series 2011 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
114,439 miles
Used 2011
BMW 5 Series
535i xDrive
Payless Motors LLC
45.6 mi away
List$12,999
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Possessing an enviable combination of performance, comfort and technology, the 2011 BMW 5 Series is a top choice in the midsize luxury sport sedan segment.

vehicle overview

Few models have sustained such a high level of excellence as the BMW 5 Series. Over the course of five generations, the 5 has consistently been one of the best automobiles you could buy, period. Now it's time for generation six to take its place in the automotive world in the form of the 2011 BMW 5 Series.

This new 5 certainly has a tough act to follow, however, particularly in regards to styling. The last generation represented a radical change to the 5 Series' previous evolutionary look, sporting curves and flourishes that attracted some buyers but repulsed others. For better or worse, the 2011 5 Series returns to a more conservative appearance, one that shows a stronger family resemblance to other BMW sedans. Though it may lack its predecessor's visual extravagance, the new 5 remains a very attractive sedan (the wagon has been discontinued for the United States).

It's also been given a full shot of adrenaline. The base 528i's 3.0-liter straight-6 is up by 10 horsepower to 240 hp. The 535i's turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-6 is unchanged in terms of output, but a switch to a new turbocharger design has improved low-end torque and fuel economy. The prize for the biggest punch goes to the 550i; this year it gets the same 400-hp 4.4-liter turbo V8 as the 7 Series. BMW has also introduced a new eight-speed automatic transmission that boosts fuel economy and acceleration compared to last year's six-speed auto. Notably, a manual transmission is still available on all models.

As the 2011 550i is about 300 pounds heavier than last year's model, the extra power will certainly be put to use. Part of that weight gain is due to the car's increased size, as it's now both longer and wider.  Mechanically, it has a lot in common with the 7 Series and features the 7's new multilink front suspension and a new electric-assist steering rack. New feature highlights include the latest (and greatly improved) iDrive system, an automated parallel parking system, a head-up display, top-view and sideview cameras and a blind-spot monitoring system.

Taken as a whole, a lot of good things have happened for the latest 5 Series. If there's a downside, it's likely that the larger size has moved the 5 off of its previous Goldilocks slot of being the "just right" choice between the smaller 3 Series and bigger 7. On tight roads especially, the car's larger size and 2-ton curb weight can seem a bit too much for a midsize sedan. This aside, however, the latest 5 is utterly brilliant. Sportier than the 2011 Mercedes E-Class, cleaner-looking inside than a 2011 Audi A6 and roomier than a 2011 Jaguar XF, the 2011 BMW 5 Series continues to be one of the best vehicles you can drive, period.

Trim levels & features

The 2011 BMW 5 Series sedan is offered with three available engines that correspond to three trim levels: 528i, 535i and 550i. The 535i and 550i are also offered as "xDrive" all-wheel-drive variants.

The 528i comes standard with 17-inch wheels, rain-sensing wipers, a sunroof and power and heated side mirrors. On the inside you'll find leatherette upholstery, eight-way power front seats, driver memory functions, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, the iDrive control interface, Bluetooth, BMW Assist emergency telematics and a 12-speaker CD audio system with HD radio.

The 535i is equipped in a similar fashion but includes 18-inch wheels and adaptive xenon headlights. The 550i adds leather upholstery, upgraded front seats, parking sensors, auto-dimming mirrors, interior ambience lighting and a hard-drive-based navigation system with voice controls and real-time traffic. These features are optional on the 528i and 535i.

Opting for the Dynamic Handling package equips the 5 Series with an adaptive suspension. Required for this package is the Sport package, which includes 19-inch wheels, performance tires, special exterior trim and the 14-way multicontour front seats.

Other major options, which may or may not be grouped into other packages, include keyless ignition/entry, a night-vision camera, automatic high-beam headlights, active cruise control, active four-wheel steering (535i and 550i), an automatic parallel-parking system, sideview and top-view cameras, a rearview camera, a premium audio system, an iPod/USB adapter, satellite radio, a rear sunshade, heated and ventilated front seats, rear climate control, a rear-seat entertainment system, a head-up display, a heated steering wheel and smartphone integration.

2011 Highlights

The 2011 BMW 5 Series has been completely redesigned. Highlights include less adventurous styling than in years past, more powerful engines and new technology features. The wagon model has been discontinued. All-wheel drive is not available currently but will return later in the model year.

Performance & mpg

The entry-level 528i comes with a 3.0-liter straight-6 engine that's rated at 240 hp and 230 pound feet of torque. Going with the 535i gets you a turbocharged variant of that engine that cranks out 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The 550i has a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that produces 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with xDrive all-wheel drive being optional on the 535i and 550i.

Power is directed through either a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic with manual-shift control. The 528i, 535i xDrive and 550i xDrive only come with the automatic. A sport version of the automatic (it can make quicker shifts and comes with shift paddles on the steering wheel) is also optional.

In Edmunds testing, a 535i with the automatic accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds; that's slower than last year's 535i but still respectable for the segment. EPA-estimated fuel economy is above average for the class. The 528i earns 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined. The automatic-equipped 535i checks in at 20/30/24 mpg, and the automatic 550i is still respectable at 17/25/20 mpg. All-wheel-drive versions of the 535i and 550i drop by about 1 mpg across the board.

Safety

Standard safety equipment for the 2011 BMW 5 Series includes stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and the BMW Assist emergency communications system. The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically wiping the brake rotors dry in wet conditions and automatically snugging the brake pads to the rotors when the driver abruptly lifts off the throttle.

When equipped with active cruise control, the 5 Series also comes with a pre-collision system that can warn the driver of the possibility of rear-ending a vehicle ahead. If a collision is imminent, it can also automatically apply the brakes.

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; the same sensation is felt for the available blind-spot monitor, which also utilizes side-mirror indicators when other vehicles move into the BMW's blind spots. A night-vision system is capable of displaying possible hazards that are otherwise out of regular headlight range.

In the government's new and more stringent 2011 crash tests, the 2011 BMW 5 Series earned a top five-star rating for overall performance, with four out of five stars being given for front-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the 5 Series earned a top rating of "Good" in both frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests.

Driving

It wasn't too long ago that the high-performance M5 was throwing down 400 hp. Now you get that (plus a lot more torque) out of the latest 550i, which accelerates as quickly as a V8 sport coupe but without the pretentious bombast. Choosing the 300-hp 535i or even the less potent 528i is hardly like sitting in the cheap seats; most people will be more than satisfied with their power and fuel economy. With any engine choice, the new eight-speed automatic works exceptionally well, even when multi-gear downshifts are performed. We're happy that BMW continues to offer a manual transmission, though this choice is obviously meant for driving enthusiasts only.

If equipped with the optional adaptive suspension and active steering, the 2011 BMW 5 Series does an excellent job of providing both a comfortable ride and capable handling. The steering feel isn't as lively as what you'll get out of, say, a 3 Series, but the new electric-assist rack is still precise. On a curving road, the 5 is confidence-inspiring and unflappable. However, when the road tightens up, the car's larger size and 2-ton curb weight can make it seem a bit bulky, especially if you're driving a 5 without the adaptive suspension and steering.

Read our BMW 528i Long-Term 20,000-Mile Test

Interior

Both drivers and passengers will be quite pleased with the 5 Series' cabin. There's nothing particularly fancy going on, but the overall look of the dash is clean thanks to the standard iDrive interface that eliminates the need for a gaggle of buttons. The layout is quite similar to that of the 7 Series, with a center display screen and a configurable display in the gauge cluster. The iDrive controller, thanks to the new physical buttons and menu structure, is pretty easy to figure out and provides a large amount of customization of the car's features. Opting for the navigation system is recommended, as its screen is larger and much better looking than the standard center display.

The front seats are quite comfortable, with the optional multicontour seats in particular providing an impressive amount of adjustability. In back, there's enough room for a pair of 6-foot adults to be comfortable, and the backseat is nicely contoured and padded. The trunk, at 14 cubic feet of luggage capacity, is smaller than average for this segment.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 BMW 5 Series.

buyer beware!
citroen3,06/29/2011
I bought a 2011 550i Xdrive in late 2010, within the last six weeks I have had; 4 runflat tires (on 19inch wheels) go bust over fairly minor pot holes. they were 4 unrelated incidents. Cost to replace, just shy of $2000. Last week my car with about 10,500 miles on the clock, broke down on the highway, message 'transmission malfunction'. One tow and 5 days, later I got it back with the rear differential replaced. One day after I got it back from the local BMW dealer, new warning '4 by 4 chassis stabilisation malfunction contact your BMW dealer , do not brake hard' Given that this fully loaded, nearly $70,000 car is completely unreliabe, I am seriouly thinking of getting rid of it.
No BMW USA Service Support
blunt1,09/14/2011
While my salesman was one of the most knowledgeable salesman I have ever encountered, I was reassured that this very expensive investment would receive any service and support it needed. I drove the car off of the lot with a warning message regarding the electrical system. Two trips back to the dealer I finally get a new battery. Second trip back I explained that the road noise and pulling to the right was excessive. Their response was, "well its just the sports suspension", and nothing we can do. Third trip was concern about a quart of oil added every 7,000 miles. Nothing they can do. Now I need $2200 in tires, and the car leaks. No support for this lemon of a car.
Hesitation Problems driving me crazy!
wonmarco,02/05/2011
I would think twice about purchasing this vehicle. I have had a big problem with surging and hesitation at low speeds. The dealer has insisted that it is normal with the adaptive transmission, but I can assure you it is not normal! (Google BMW F10 transmission problems and you will see the problem is widespread). The sad thing is that I really love the rest of the car, but after spending $50,000+, I don't think I should be dealing with this. It really takes the pleasure out of owning the car.
Buyer beware!!
AJ,08/16/2016
If you're considering buying this car, please look into the N64 customer care program for this car. There are about 20 engine components that were essentially recalled. Depending on when, or if, your 550i went through this program will determine the number of components you may have had replaced. Initially, BMW changed out these components, one at a time and each time you had a check engine light come on the would replace the next most commonly malfunctioning part. Eventually, they started flat out replacing all the components since they would eventually fail (I believe due to the heat and pressure they are placed under with the twin turbo. This added up to owners paying for their vehicle while they spent months in the shop. While BMW did cover the costs of the replacement and extend the warranty, having engine issue undoubtedly will lead to transmission issues. This was the case of the most recent 550i owner I met at an German auto shop while getting another vehicle pre purchase inspected. He said he spend over 10k on transmission work and eventual replacement while he owned the vehicle for only 6 months, 2 of those months was spent in the shop. These repair costs were not covered by BMW. Some sleazy owners, will not mention this program/issue at all to you when selling the car (which was what happened in my case). Luckily the deal fell through in the 11th hour at the bank when the vehicle failed state inspection (due to worn out tires and brakes in this case). Owner claimed that both tires and brakes were replaced within the last 6 months. Some owners and used car salesmen are doing whatever they can to u load these problematic vehicles. Buyer beware!!!
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 6600 rpm
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
19 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
400 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2011 BMW 5 Series
Used 2011 BMW 5 Series Overview

The Used 2011 BMW 5 Series is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A), 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 550i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 6M), and 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A).

What's a good price on a Used 2011 BMW 5 Series?

Save up to $300 on one of 31 Used 2011 BMW 5 Series for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $10,500 as of09/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2011 BMW 5 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive is priced between $10,500 and$16,925 with odometer readings between 58216 and146160 miles.
  • The Used 2011 BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive is priced between $13,000 and$19,900 with odometer readings between 62220 and128877 miles.
  • The Used 2011 BMW 5 Series 535i is priced between $13,000 and$18,995 with odometer readings between 42058 and107727 miles.
  • The Used 2011 BMW 5 Series 528i is priced between $11,995 and$16,877 with odometer readings between 45652 and84783 miles.
  • The Used 2011 BMW 5 Series 550i is priced between $15,000 and$15,302 with odometer readings between 89550 and97357 miles.

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Which used 2011 BMW 5 Serieses are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2011 BMW 5 Series?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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