2013 BMW 5 Series Overview Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2013 BMW 5 Series and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2013 5 Series featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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Vehicle 528i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Review I’ve had my 2013 BMW 528i for a little over a year and I love it - best car I've owned. I’ve driven sports cars and luxury sedans and for me this is a great hybrid of “fun to drive” and “creature comfort”. The 4-cyl engine is plenty powerful for city and highway driving and the fuel economy is surprisingly good. It’s a very comfortable car for daily driving and easily accommodates four adults. The interior is quiet, comfortable, luxurious, and attractive. The handling is excellent. I purchased it from a BMW dealer as a CPO vehicle and I haven’t had any reliability issues. Overall, the 528i is an excellent car with a great balance of luxury, comfort, sportiness, and fuel economy
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The 2013 Bmw 5-series earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
Available BMW 5 Series 2013 Submodel Types: Sedan, Hybrid, Diesel, Wagon, M550i xDrive
Exterior Colors: Jet Black, Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Titanium Silver Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Monaco Blue Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Callisto Grey Metallic, Platinum Gray Metallic, Bluestone Metallic, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, Cashmere Silver Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic II, Amethyst Gray Metallic, Jatoba Brown Metallic, Orient Blue Metallic, Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Titanium Gray Metallic, Silver Gray Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Citrin Black Metallic, Deep Green Metallic, Jatoba Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Milano Beige Metallic, Mojave Metallic, Atlas Cedar Metallic, Glacier Green Metallic, Montreal Blue Metallic, Olivin Green Metallic, Oxford Green Metallic, Platinum Bronze Metallic (Late Availability), Pyrite Brown Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Sterling Grey Metallic, Tasman Green Metallic, Arctic Silver Metallic, Aspen Silver Metallic, Blue Water Metallic, Cashmere Beige Metallic, Mystic Blue Metallic, Platinum Bronze Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic
Interior Colors: Black Dakota leather, Black premium leather, Cinnamon Brown Dakota leather, Black Nappa premium leather, Black Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping leather, Beige leatherette, Black SensaTec leatherette, Black leatherette, Venetian Beige Dakota leather, Cognac Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping leather, Black Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching leather, Gray premium leather, Black Dakota w/Blue Contrast Stitching/Piping leather, Canberra Beige/Black Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping leather, Amaro Brown Extended Merino premium leather, Black, Cinnamon Brown leather, Everest Gray leather, Ivory White/Black Nappa premium leather, Venetian Beige leather, Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec leatherette, Mocha w/Black Nappa premium leather, Natural Brown premium leather, Cream Beige premium leather, Beige, Black Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping premium leather, Gray, Venetian Beige/Black Dakota leather, Mocha Nappa w/Black premium leather, Everest Gray Dakota leather, Oyster and Black Nappa premium leather, Night Blue Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping leather, Oyster/Black leather, Venetian Beige Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching leather, Veneto Beige leatherette, Black leather, Venetian Beige SensaTec leatherette, Ivory White w/Oyster Nappa premium leather, Oyster and Black Dakota leather, Ivory White Nappa w/Black premium leather, Ivory White Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping premium leather, Auburn premium leather, Beige premium leather, Ivory White Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping leather, Ivory White Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping and Dark Coffee Dashboard premium leather, Mocha Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping premium leather, Venetian Beige/Black SensaTec leatherette, Individual Platinum Extended Merino premium leather, Ivory White Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping and Dark Coffee Dashboard leather, Nutmeg Extended Merino premium leather, Sand, Sand Beige, Silk Gray/Black Extended Merino premium leather, Venetian Beige/Black Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching leather
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Trip Computer, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Tire Pressure Warning, Bluetooth, Automatic Emergency Braking, Aux Audio Inputs, Post-collision safety system, Upgraded Headlights, AWD/4WD, USB Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Navigation, Leather Seats, Back-up camera, Parking sensors, Heated seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Pre-collision safety system, Heads up display, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Stereo, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Mobile Internet, Adaptive Cruise Control, 360-degree camera, Cooled Seats, Rear Entertainment System