Used 2013 BMW 5 Series

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2013 BMW 5 Series
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$13,194 - $24,991
2013 BMW 5 Series

Pros

  • Strong and relatively fuel-efficient engines
  • capable handling
  • clean interior design with high-quality materials
  • top safety scores
  • excellent seats
  • plenty of high-tech features.

Cons

  • Less sporty than some rivals
  • smallish trunk.
BMW 5 Series years

Used 2013 BMW 5 Series for Sale

BMW 5 Series 2013 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
90,258 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
535i xDrive
Snap Car Buying
8.3 mi away
List$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2013 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
89,427 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
535i xDrive
Alfa Romeo of Tyson's
15.3 mi away
List$16,991
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2013 528i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
64,598 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
528i xDrive
(6)
Farrish Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
16.2 mi away
List$16,000
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2013 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
79,876 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
535i
(1)
Auto Trademark
17 mi away
List$18,995
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Dealer Notes
2013 BMW 535I X-DRIVE M-SPORT PKG - M Sport Package, 2013 BMW 535i Sedan. Carbon Black Metallic w Graphite/Black Interior, Features Include Driver Assist Pkg, ABS Brakes, Cold Weather Pkg Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Automatic Transmission, Auxiliary Audio Input, Bluetooth, CD Audio, Cruise Control, Comfort Access keyless Entry, Front Seat Heaters, Head Up Display, Heated Steering Wheel, Lane Departure Warning, Leatherette Seats, Aerodynamic Kit, Memory Seat(s), Navigation System, Overhead Airbags, Parking Sensors, Power Liftgate/DeckLid, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seat(s), Power Windows, Premium Package, Rear Defroster, Rear Seat Heaters, Rear View Camera, Run Flat Tires, Heated Steering Wheel, Satellite Radio Ready, Side Airbags, Smart Key, Sunroof(s), Technology Package, Traction Control, Turbo Charged Engine, Financing And Extended Service Plans Available. Safety equipment that comes standard on all 5 Series includes two-stage front airbags, side-impact airbags and curtain front-to-rear head protection, active head restraints, LATCH child seat mounts, three-point seatbelts with force limiters and front-seat emergency pre-tensioners. Optional safety equipment includes a rearview camera with wide-angle view and tracking line; also a top view shows a full picture of vehicle surroundings; and side view monitors side traffic as viewed from front bumpers. Active cruise control adjusts speed to maintain safe interval to car ahead, with provision to stop the vehicle completely if required; collision warning indicates an imminent collision, primes the brakes for full stopping power, and will automatically apply the brakes. Active blind spot detection monitors safe lane reentry when overtaking another car; a visual signal and a recognizable vibration in the steering wheel provide further warning. Lane departure warning monitors lane markers; when a lane change begins and turn signals are not activated, the system warns the driver with vibration in the steering wheel. Automated headlights follow curves in winding roads, and automated high-beam controls switch high beams on and off as required when drawing close to another car or meeting oncoming cars up to 440 yards ahead. Adaptive brake light system flashes bright taillights when ABS is engaged or brakes are applied strongly. Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection provides early detection of objects and pedestrians in the night; warning is provided by the Control Display and is displayed on the inner surface of the windshield if equipped with head-up display. Head-up display delivers vehicle speed and other data without requiring a glance away from the road ahead.
BMW 5 Series 2013 528i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
39,921 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
528i xDrive
(1)
Perfect Auto
17.6 mi away
List$19,999
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2013 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
106,753 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
550i xDrive
King Mitsubishi
17.8 mi away
List$19,492
Est.Loan: $355/mo
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Dealer Notes
King has a wide selection of exceptional pre-owned vehicles to choose from, including this 2013 BMW 5 Series. Quality and prestige abound with this BMW 5 Series. This AWD-equipped vehicle will handle beautifully on any terrain and in any weather condition your may find yourself in. The benefits of driving an all wheel drive vehicle, such as this BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive, include superior acceleration, improved steering, and increased traction and stability. More information about the 2013 BMW 5 Series: The BMW 5-Series stands out as a traditional luxury sport sedan that not only offers strong, uncompromised performance but also some leading-edge safety and connectivity technology. And increasingly so, the 5-Series has an advantage over most of its rivals in that it offers more fuel-saving measures than most other sport sedans--with items such as Auto Start/Stop, turbocharging, direct injection and a special Eco Pro driving mode combining to provide significant gains in gas mileage. Otherwise, the 5-Series sedans offer more comfortable, refined cabins than some other sport sedans, and the 5-Series Gran Turismo body style is a good pick for those who want a little more cargo flexibility. Strengths of this model include leading-edge tech options, active-safety features, Eco-conscious performance, responsive handling, and refined, luxurious interior
BMW 5 Series 2013 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
44,204 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
535i xDrive
CarMax
18 mi away
List$24,097
Est.Loan: $439/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
BMW 5 Series 2013 528i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
85,665 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
528i xDrive
(6)
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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***ALL WHEEL DRIVE, NAVIGATION........................2013 BMW 528xi ALL WHEEL DRIVE SEDAN, BLACK WITH A BLACK INTERIOR, STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, DUAL HEATED POWER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT AND MEMORY SETTINGS, REAR HEATED SEATS, DUAL AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROLS, FOGLIGHTS, ALLOY WHEELS, CLEAN CARFAX WITH 18 SERVICE RECORDS***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
BMW 5 Series 2013 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
100,206 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
550i xDrive
Auto Max Center LLC
19.6 mi away
List$17,995
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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2013 BMW 550i XDrive AWD 4dr Sedan **WE FINANCE ALL CREDIT**
BMW 5 Series 2013 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
80,463 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
535i xDrive
Euro Motorcars, Inc.
21.2 mi away
List$19,586
Est.Loan: $357/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2013 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
66,672 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
550i xDrive
(1)
Country Chevrolet
26.7 mi away
List$23,500
Est.Loan: $428/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2013 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
67,052 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
535i xDrive
Premier Auto Imports
32.4 mi away
List$20,995
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2013 528i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
47,350 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
528i xDrive
(3)
Passport BMW
33.6 mi away
List$18,750
Est.Loan: $342/mo
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LOW MILES - 47,350! Navigation, Heated Leather Seats, Moonroof, CD Player, iPodMP3 Input, Aluminum Wheels, All Wheel Drive, Turbo Charged, HARD DRIVE-BASED NAVIGATION SYSTEM, DARK WOOD INTERIOR TRIM, 8-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMIS... BMW APPS, PREMIUM PKG.KEY FEATURES INCLUDESunroof, All Wheel Drive, Turbocharged, iPodMP3 Input, CD PlayerOPTION PACKAGESPREMIUM PKG pwr tailgate openclose, Comfort Access keyless entry wmulti-function remote control, satellite radio, Dakota leather upholstery, HARD DRIVE-BASED NAVIGATION SYSTEM voice feedback, voice-command system, Real Time Traffic Info, online info services, DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG rear-view camera, front & rear park distance control, active blind spot detection, side & top view cameras, COLD WEATHER PKG heated steering wheel, heated front seats, heated rear seats, retractable headlight washers, BMW APPS smartphone integration, 8-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION sport & manual shift modes, adaptive transmission control (ATC) (STD), DARK WOOD INTERIOR TRIM. BMW 528i xDrive with Mojave Metallic exterior and OysterBlack Dakota Leather interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 245 HP at 5000 RPM*.MORE ABOUT USPassport BMW is your full service dealer for new BMW and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and serves Washington DC, Suitland, Waldorf, Alexandria, and all of the VA and MD Washington DC Metro Area. All pricing is inclusive of rebates and incentives and is plus tax, tags, government fees, freight (new cars) and a dealer service fee of $300 (not required by law). See center for details. Experience The Ultimate Driving Machine today! Full Or Scheduled Maintenance MAY Be Available. Check With Center For Details .Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.Using CARFAX vehicle history reports every used vehicle's title can be researched against an extensive database. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports include title information (including salvaged or junked titles) flood damage history total loss accident history odometer readings lemon history number of owners accident indicators (such as airbag deployments) state emissions inspection results service records and vehicle use (taxi rental lease etc.). This high level of consumer protection allows you to choose and purchase any of our quality vehicles with the confidence you deserve. Note CARFAX records may be incomplete and there may also be delays in reporting information. Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open manufacturer recalls for a vehicle from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall website httpsvinrcl.safercar.govvin
BMW 5 Series 2013 550i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 6M)
95,868 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
550i
(3)
Pohanka Honda
35.7 mi away
List$19,647
Est.Loan: $358/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2013 528i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
54,484 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
528i xDrive
(29)
Carbiz
47.7 mi away
List$18,000
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Dealer Notes
: PREMIUM PKG pwr tailgate open/close, Comfort Access keyless entry w/multi-function remote control, satellite radio, Dakota leather upholstery, HARD DRIVE-BASED NAVIGATION SYSTEM voice feedback, voice-command system, Real Time Traffic Info, online info services, FRONT & REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL, HEATED FRONT SEATS, REAR-VIEW CAMERA, 8-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION sport & manual shift modes, adaptive transmission control (ATC) (STD), DARK WOOD INTERIOR TRIM, Additional Features: Brake Assist, Sunroof, All Wheel Drive, Turbocharged, iPod/MP3 Input THE CARBIZ DIFFERENCE: Our friendly, non-commissioned crew has earned Dealer Of The Year for the past 5 years and are empowered to walk you through the buying process from start to finish. NO-HAGGLE PRICING: Because our vehicles are priced below market value and with no hidden charges, there's absolutely no price haggling or typical dealer 'scare tactics.' The only additional cost to our Price is your State Tax, Tags, License, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee. Check us out online or in the showroom and experience the Carbiz difference. Because our vehicles are priced below market value and with no hidden charges, there's absolutely no price haggling or typical dealer 'scare tactics.' The only additional cost to our Price is your State Tax, Tags, License, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee.
BMW 5 Series 2013 528i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
62,575 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
528i xDrive
(1)
Carfinity
47.7 mi away
List$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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2013 BMW 528Xi - ALL WHEEL DRIVE - Alpine White with Beige Leather - Awarded a 9.1 out of 10 Safety Rating from U.S.News, the BMW 5-Series received positive points for its athletic handling and its user friendly infotainment system. U.S.News writes, ''The BMW 5 Series has crisp driving dynamics and robust engine performance.The 5 Series rides comfortably on most road surfaces while still inspiring confidence around turns. Body lean is well controlled. The steering feels responsive and nicely weighted, and the brakes bring the car to a stop commandingly.''� The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2013 BMW 5 Series sedan a Top Safety Pick. The sedan received the highest score of Good in four out of five areas tested.� Features Include: woodgrain trim, memory settings for two drivers, power seats with power lumbar, sunroof, push start, heated steering wheel, power tilt and telescopic wheel, Auto Start/Stop, Downhill Speed Regulation, Sport and Comfort Mode, rain sensing wipers, front and rear heated seats, dual auto climate, SOS Safety System, AUX-USB Input, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Audio, Auto Hold, a largescreen color display, and steering wheel controls
BMW 5 Series 2013 528i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
34,880 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
528i xDrive
Johnson Alfa Romeo of Annapolis
53.3 mi away
List$19,481
Est.Loan: $355/mo
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Alpine White 2013 BMW 5 Series 528i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L I4 AWD, Black wNappa Leather Upholstery.CLEAN CARFAX. NAVIGATION. COLD WEATHER PACKAGENEW PRICE REDUCTION!!!Here at Johnson Alfa Romeo we price our cars online aggressively to the market to ensure you not only get a great car but also a great price. Come see us for a hassle free purchase experience and find out why so many customers have made Johnson Alfa Romeo their only destination to buy a car! Odometer is 27422 miles below market average! 2233 CityHighway MPG
BMW 5 Series 2013 528i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
60,015 miles
Used 2013
BMW 5 Series
528i xDrive
(3)
BMW of Towson
53.4 mi away
List$18,990
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2013 BMW 5 Series remains a leader among midsize luxury sedans as an all-around performer.

vehicle overview

In the 40 years the BMW 5 Series has been in production in its various iterations, it has come to define the midsize luxury sedan market, and for good reason. 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 in its market segment.

The 2013 BMW 5 Series proudly carries on this tradition, although its core message of performance has been obscured by luxury. When this generation of the 5 Series debuted two years ago, it took to the stage with larger dimensions and a decidedly more relaxed personality. For those who put a premium on comfort and space, the compromise was certainly justified.

But don't think for a second that the BMW 5 Series is a laggard. Even the entry-level 528i's turbocharged four-cylinder engine has the decisive response of an inline-6, yet delivers 28 mpg in combined driving. For those who put a greater emphasis on power, the 535i with its turbocharged inline-6 and the 550i with its V8 will surely satisfy your cravings. Then there's the raucous M5 with its raucous twin-turbo 560-horsepower V8 (a model covered in a separate review). The only exception is the ActiveHybrid 5, which hardly seems to justify its marginal fuel savings at its high price.

Whatever your leanings, it seems there's a 2013 BMW 5 Series to suit you. But those in the market for a midsize luxury four-door would also do well to check out some of its competitors. The rare driver who yearns for the days of BMW's "ultimate driving machine" will find that spirit alive and well in the 2013 Audi A6 and, to a lesser degree, the 2013 Lexus GS 350. Others who seek even more luxury will likely find the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Jaguar XF to their liking. If you're undecided among any of these choices, rest assured; there's not a bad one in the bunch.

2013 BMW 5 Series configurations

The 2013 BMW 5 Series is a midsize luxury sedan available in four trim levels that correspond with engine choice: 528i, 535i, 550i and ActiveHybrid 5. The high-performance M5 model is reviewed separately.

Standard equipment on the 528i includes 17-inch wheels, adjustable driving settings (which alter suspension, steering, throttle and automatic transmission response), automatic and adaptive bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, foglights, automatic wipers, heated mirrors, a sunroof, cruise control, auto-dimming mirrors and keyless ignition/entry. Inside you get dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats (with four-way power lumbar), driver memory functions, split-folding rear seats, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery and a power tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel. Electronic features include the BMW Assist emergency communications system, Bluetooth, the iDrive electronics interface and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.

The 535i gets a six-cylinder engine, 18-inch wheels and leather upholstery. The ActiveHybrid adds four-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system with real-time traffic and a larger iDrive screen. The 550i gets a V8 engine, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and 14-way power front seats, but reverts back to the dual-zone climate control. All of these extra luxury and convenience features are available on the respective lower trim levels.

There is a wealth of other options available on every 5 Series trim, many of which are available within packages or as individual options. These include a power trunk lid, active cruise control, an automatic parallel parking system, active steering, a blind-spot warning system, a lane-departure warning system, automatic high beams, headlight washers, side/top-view parking cameras, a head-up display and an infrared night-vision display. Inside you can add four-zone automatic climate control, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a sport steering wheel, a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound audio system, smartphone app integration, a power rear sunshade, manual rear side sunshades, a rear-seat entertainment system, satellite radio and a premium sound system.

The Sport package adds bigger wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, a sport steering wheel, an increased top speed and the 14-way seats. The M Sport package adds to those items a special aerodynamic body kit, special wheels and an M Sport steering wheel.

2013 Highlights

Split-folding rear seats and a universal garage door opener are now standard features for all 2013 BMW 5 Series models.

Performance & mpg

The 2013 BMW 528i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 240 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. As with all 5 Series models, rear-wheel drive is standard and "xDrive" all-wheel drive is optional. Also standard are an eight-speed automatic transmission and an automatic stop-start function that shuts down the engine when the car stops in order to save fuel. In Edmunds performance testing, a 528i went from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, which is about average for base-model midsize luxury sedans. BMW-estimated fuel economy is 24 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined with rear-wheel drive and 22/33/26 with all-wheel drive.

The BMW 535i gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine that produces 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel-drive models get a standard six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic; all-wheel-drive models are automatic only. Automatic stop-start is standard. In Edmunds performance testing, a rear-drive 535i with the automatic went from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, which is average among comparable sedans. BMW-estimated fuel economy is 20/30/23 with the manual, 20/30/24 with rear-wheel drive and the automatic and 21/30/24 with all-wheel drive.

Powering the ActiveHybrid 5 is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 that is paired to an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. Combined, they produce 335 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque and achieve a (disappointing) rating of an EPA-estimated 23/30/26 mpg. In Edmunds performance testing, the ActiveHybrid 5 took the slightest of leads over the 535i by accelerating to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds.

The BMW 550i gets a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that produces 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The same transmission and drive options from the 535i are available on the 550i, with the exception of auto stop-start. In Edmunds performance testing, a rear-drive automatic-equipped 550i went from zero to 60 in 5.2 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 17/25/20 with the automatic and rear-wheel drive, 15/22/17 with the manual and rear-wheel drive and 15/20/17 with all-wheel drive.

Safety

Standard safety equipment for the 2013 BMW 5 Series includes stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. 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. Also standard is the BMW Assist emergency communications system, which includes automatic crash notification, an emergency response button, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle recovery.

When equipped with active cruise control, the 5 Series 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. A lane-departure warning system and a blind-spot monitor are optional. The night-vision system is capable of displaying possible hazards that are otherwise out of regular headlight range.

In Edmunds brake testing, various 5 Series models with the Sport package's summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in distances ranging from 110-114 feet. Those are excellent numbers, but typical for summer tires. By comparison, the heavier ActiveHybrid 5 with all-season tires stopped in 125 feet: longer, but also about average.

In government crash tests, the 5 Series earned a top five-star rating for overall performance, with four out of five stars being given for overall 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 the frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests.

Driving

Among the many choices you have in the way the 2013 BMW 5 Series is configured, the 550i comes closest to justifying the company's traditional definition as the "ultimate driving machine." That said, 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. Likewise, the ActiveHybrid 5 uses the supplemental electric power more for performance than fuel economy. (To its detriment, though, the hybrid power plant is relatively unrefined in its launch and power delivery in low-speed stop-and-go traffic.)

Regardless of which engine you choose, the 2013 BMW 5 Series comes standard with BMW's Driving Dynamics Control, which alters the suspension, steering, throttle and automatic transmission response based on four driver-selected settings. In theory, it allows drivers to set up the car as they'd like, but overall this larger iteration of the 5 Series has lost the agility and communication of its predecessors. The steering transmits less feel, the larger dimensions make it feel bulky on tighter roads, and there's just a general feel of isolation that didn't exist before. Then again, its quieter cabin, more comfortable ride and lighter steering in parking lots should appeal to more buyers than before.

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 features a center display screen and a configurable display in the gauge cluster. The iDrive controller provides a large amount of customization of the car's features, though we think Mercedes' COMAND system is still a little easier to use overall. 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 unmatched degree 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.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2013 BMW 5 Series.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Awesome Car!
beachbum20,02/16/2015
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
Fatal Flaw in Windshield and Mileage
semitame,02/24/2013
I have had several BMW's from the M3C to the X5M. The 550ix with sport line package satisfies my need for a nice looking, powerful 4-dr sedan that is less challenging to drive than an M series. There are two fatal flaws for me. 1. Windshield area and angle makes it impossible to get out of too much direct sun. Even with cooling seats and the a/c running, it can be quite uncomfortable in summer. 2. After 5,000 miles, still getting only 14 mpg. Have had problems with variable comfort settings (comfort, normal, sport and sport plus) and battery not holding a charge. The battery issue came up with X5M as well. Ridiculous placement of what is supposed to be an ashtray.
six month review
blus535i,06/08/2013
I have owned my 535i for six months and love the car. I have had no issues at all with it and have already put 8,500 miles on the car. I average 27-28 mpg combined and have gotten 35-36 mpg on the highway doing 70mph. I have gotten a lot of compliments on the car it is Deep Sea Blue with Gray interior and W-spoke wheels. My car had a special production run with these wheels and I love these wheels. My only complaint's no spare tire and the cup holder on the manual is useless. I don't plan on putting run flats back on the car too expensive for the staggered wheels. The car is fast, smooth and quiet.
First impressions - 500 miles driven - wonderful so far
jim9757,02/05/2013
Was looking for a smooth highway ride with nice handling. This car came closer to my desires than Lexus, MB and Audi. Very quiet and handles well on winding roads. Soaks up road imperfections. Will come back later with updates. Edmunds projected price was right on target. Everyone comments on how quiet it is inside and how well laid out the interior is. Back seat is more roomy than I expected.
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Features & Specs

MPG
23 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 5000 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 Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.3%
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 2013 BMW 5 Series
Used 2013 BMW 5 Series Overview

The Used 2013 BMW 5 Series is offered in the following submodels: 5 Series Sedan, 5 Series Hybrid. Available styles include 528i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 528i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 550i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 6M), 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), and ActiveHybrid 5 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A).

What's a good price on a Used 2013 BMW 5 Series?

Save up to $300 on one of 27 Used 2013 BMW 5 Series for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $13,194 as of12/10/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2013 BMW 5 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 BMW 5 Series 528i xDrive is priced between $13,194 and$19,999 with odometer readings between 34880 and123999 miles.
  • The Used 2013 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive is priced between $15,995 and$24,991 with odometer readings between 22909 and90258 miles.
  • The Used 2013 BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive is priced between $17,995 and$23,500 with odometer readings between 0 and106753 miles.
  • The Used 2013 BMW 5 Series 528i is priced between $14,299 and$15,995 with odometer readings between 56247 and70135 miles.
  • The Used 2013 BMW 5 Series 535i is priced between $18,995 and$18,995 with odometer readings between 79876 and79876 miles.
  • The Used 2013 BMW 5 Series 550i is priced between $19,647 and$19,647 with odometer readings between 95868 and95868 miles.

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Which used 2013 BMW 5 Serieses are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2013 BMW 5 Series for sale near. There are currently 27 used and CPO 2013 5 Serieses listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $13,194 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2013 BMW 5 Series. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $300 on a used or CPO 2013 5 Series available from a dealership near you.

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Find a used BMW 5 Series for sale - 3 great deals out of 21 listings starting at $25,666.

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Should I lease or buy a 2013 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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