Used 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

$11,795 - $20,500
2011 BMW 5 Series

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.


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


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

Used 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan for Sale

BMW 5 Series 2011 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) Alpine White Black premium leather110,007 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series550i xDrive
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2011 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Dark Graphite Metallic Black premium leather53,642 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
Est.Loan: $361/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2011 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Space Gray Metallic Cinnamon Brown leather91,460 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
Est.Loan: $291/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.

107,372 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series528i
Est.Loan: $222/mo
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Jet Black Black premium leather124,048 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
Est.Loan: $220/mo
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Carbon Black Metallic Cinnamon Brown leather107,912 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
Est.Loan: $258/mo
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Black Sapphire Metallic Black premium leather44,636 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
Est.Loan: $362/mo
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Titanium Silver Metallic Black premium leather51,784 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series550i
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Imperial Blue Metallic Oyster/Black premium leather81,995 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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2011 BMW 535I, X-Drive, Imperial Blue Metallic w Oyster/ Black Leather, Equipped with ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Automatic Transmission, Auxiliary Audio Input, Bluetooth, CD Audio, Cold Weather Package, Cruise Control, Front Seat Heaters, Heated Steering Wheel, Leather Seats, Memory Seat(s), Navigation System, Overhead Airbags, Parking Sensors, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seat(s), Power Windows, Premium Package, Rear Defroster, Rear Sunshade, Rear View Camera, Run Flat Tires, Satellite Radio Ready, Side Airbags, Sport Package, Sunroof(s), Traction Control, Turbo Charged

Black Sapphire Metallic Venetian Beige leather70,387 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
Est.Loan: $308/mo
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Milano Beige Metallic Black leather88,860 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series535i
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Tasman Green Metallic Cinnamon Brown leather63,958 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Dark Graphite Metallic Black premium leather94,574 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
Est.Loan: $337/mo
Alpine White Oyster/Black leather83,121 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Space Gray Metallic Venetian Beige leather49,100 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series535i
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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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. -

Jet Black Cinnamon Brown leather107,335 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series550i
Est.Loan: $275/mo
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This 2011 BMW 550i is in immaculate condition !! It is fully equipped with Bluetooth Sunshades Back-Up Camera Navigation Heated Seats M SPORT PACKAGE and much more !!! This car 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 helpWE OFFER GREAT MILITARY SPECIALS FOR OUR FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 703-798-0979WWW.ARLINGTONAUTOGROUP.NETWE OFFER GREAT MILITARY SPECIALS FOR OUR FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 703-798-0979 WWW.ARLINGTONAUTOGROUP.NET

Jet Black Oyster/Black leather62,220 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series550i xDrive
Est.Loan: $317/mo
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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

Space Gray Metallic Black premium leather86,570 miles
Used 2011BMW 5 Series535i xDrive
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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.

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.


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.


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


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.

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Features & Specs

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)550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic6-speed manual8-speed shiftable automatic6-speed manual8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower240 hp @ 6600 rpm300 hp @ 5800 rpm300 hp @ 5800 rpm400 hp @ 5500 rpm400 hp @ 5500 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

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

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • 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
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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buyer beware!
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
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!
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.
Used 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan Overview

The Used 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan is offered in the following styles: 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 Sedan?

Save up to $300 on one of 44 Used 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $11,795 as of 07/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i xDrive is priced between $11,795 and $21,990 with odometer readings between 44636 and 127524 miles.
  • The Used 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i is priced between $11,892 and $16,000 with odometer readings between 71772 and 120957 miles.
  • The Used 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 550i is priced between $14,370 and $19,995 with odometer readings between 51784 and 107335 miles.
  • The Used 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 550i xDrive is priced between $13,995 and $20,500 with odometer readings between 55992 and 118554 miles.
  • The Used 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i is priced between $13,981 and $18,990 with odometer readings between 49100 and 91755 miles.

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