Used 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan

Pros & Cons

  • Wide range of powerful and relatively efficient engines
  • A host of innovative features and leading-edge technology
  • Interior quarters are quiet and comfortable
  • Generous trunk capacity
  • Evolutionary styling doesn't stand out in a crowded class
  • Some interior materials are a bit below segment standards
List Price Range
$29,500 - $56,990

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2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive 2.0L 4-Cylinder Certified.Clean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. ****Options Include:, Sport Line, AWD, Auto-dimming door mirrors, Bumpers: body-color, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Gesture Control, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Seats, Park Distance Control, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, SiriusXM Satellite Radio. 23/33 City/Highway MPG
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CarMax Curbside is now available at select stores. Enjoy online car shopping with contactless pickup at participating locations. Choose your car at, get pre-approved for financing, and receive a trade-in offer - all from the comfort of home. Then come in for a solo test drive and complete the sale from the driver?s seat of your new car. We stand behind every used car we sell with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Limited Warranty. See store for details. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $399 CarMax processing fee (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 to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours. Prior Use: FLEET
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Recent Arrival! BLUETOOTH** BACKUP CAMERA** SUNROOF/MOONROOF** ONE OWNER CLEAN CARFAX NO DAMAGE REPORTED** FACTORY NAVIGATION** PUSH BUTTON START** 5 Series M550i xDrive** V8** AWD** Black w/SensaTec Leatherette Upholstery** Active Roll Stabilization** Adaptive M Suspension Professional** Cold Weather Package** Dynamic Handling Package** Integral Active Steering, Luxury Seating Package.Black Sapphire Metallic 2018 BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive AWD 6-Speed Automatic Sport V8
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2018 BMW 5 Series 530e xDrive iPerformance Bluestone Metallic **NAVIGATION**, **ALL WHEEL DRIVE**, **BACKUP CAMERA**, **ONE OWNER**, **LEATHER**, **HEATED SEATS**, **BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY**, **SIRIUS/XM RADIO**, **POWER MOONROOF**, 2.0L 4-Cylinder, AWD, Black Leather, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Active Driving Assistant Plus, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Driver Assistance Plus, Driving Assistance Package, Gesture Control, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Park Distance Control, Power Tailgate, Premium Package 2, SiriusXM Satellite Radio.Clean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. Odometer is 2084 miles below market average! Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!The Used Vehicle Sale Price is plus sales tax, tag fees and a $500 processing charge. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg, MD for details and the most current information.
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**CRUISING 540 ALL WHEEL DRIVE with M SPORT PACKAGE ($4900)**HEADS UP DISPLAY ($1100)**PARKING ASSISTANCE PACKAGE ($700)METALLIC PAINT ($550)**NAVIGATION**MOON ROOF**BACK UP CAMERA**WIRELESS CHARGING ($400)**MULTI CONTOUR SEATS ($750)**ORIGINAL MSRP $69,585.00**FACTORY WARRANTY till DECEMBER 2021**OFF LEASE from BMW**1 OWNER**CARFAX CERTIFIED with BUYBACK GUARANTEE** Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 27 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers. We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
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Delivers 25 Highway MPG and 16 City MPG! This BMW 5 Series boasts a Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 4.4 L/268 engine powering this Automatic transmission. Wheels: 19\" x 8\" Fr & 19\" x 9\" Rr M Double-Spoke -inc: Cerium gray (Style 664M), Valet Function, Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch.* This BMW 5 Series Features the Following Options *Trip Computer, Transmission: Sport Automatic, Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and STEPTRONIC Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls, Tracker System, Tires: P245/40 R19 Fr & P275/35 R19 Rr Mixed Perf. -inc: Run-flat,, Systems Monitor, Streaming Audio, Sport Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away, Sport bucket front seats, Smart Device Integration.* Stop By Today *Live a little- stop by BMW of Fairfax located at 8427 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22031 to make this car yours today!*1.9% APR*1.9% APR financing for up to 60 months on any new 2019 and 2020 BMW model (including 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, 8 Series, Z4, X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, i8). Rate is available from participating dealers to very well qualified customers with excellent credit history who meet BMW Financial Services credit requirements. No Down payment required. Taxes, title and registration fees extra. Customer liable for insurance, maintenance and repairs. Not all customers will qualify for down payment waiver or lowest rate. Other rates and payment terms available. Subject to availability. APR and valid through June 31, 2020. Qualified rate lock applicants must take delivery within 60 days of initial lock. Visit your authorized BMW Center for important details.*90-Day to First Payment Program*Customers with excellent credit history and meeting all BMW Financial Services NA, LLC, credit requirements who purchase a new or used BMW model may defer monthly payments for 90 days from contract signing. This offer is available on retail installment contracts of up to 72 months for new BMW vehicles and up to 60 months on used BMW vehicles. Interest will accrue during 90-day period. Not all customers will qualify. Other financing options are available. Offer is only available on traditional retail installment contracts financed through BMW Financial Services, and is not available on Select, OwnersChoice, Lease, and Pre-Pay contracts. This offer is also not available to customers in Pennsylvania. Contact your authorized BMW Center for important details. Offer valid through June 30, 2020.
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Certified / $57K MSRP / AWD / BLINDSPOT ASSIST / HEADS UP DISPLAY / Apple CarPlay, heated seats, electric hybrid plugin, side, top and rear view cameras, sport paddle shifters and much more. Low mileage and full BMW warranty.Certification Program Details:* Powertrain Limited Warranty: 24 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever occurs first) from original purchase date* Warranty Deductible: $0* Roadside Assistance* Multi-Point Inspection* Comprehensive Vehicle Condition ReportVINS is a boutique dealership located in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail from the way we build relationships with our clients to our elegantly modern and inviting showroom. At VINS our transparency and efficiency are second to none. We view the automotive buying experience differently: We are here to HELP not just SELL. All VINS clients receive luxury service as they purchase a quality vehicle from our non-commissioned sales staff. We reinforce this by giving every client a 3-DAY NO QUESTIONS ASKED RETURN POLICY. Visit our showroom in person or take 360 tour of our vehicles and buy online. Experience the VINS difference today and see what our clients say about us online!.
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BMW Certified, CARFAX 1-Owner, ONLY 31,315 Miles! Moonroof, Heated Seats, Nav System, Aluminum Wheels, Back-Up Camera, iPod/MP3 Input, All Wheel Drive, Turbo Charged Engine, COLD WEATHER PACKAGE, harman/kardon SURROUND SOUND SYSTEMBUY WITH CONFIDENCE1-Year/Unlimited Miles plus balance of original new vehicle limited warranty (4-Year/50,000-miles), Additional plans are available to extend coverage, if desired, Every vehicle is thoroughly inspected and reconditioned by BMW-Certified technicians, 24/7 Roadside Assistance (even if someone else is driving your vehicle) , Roadside Assistance includes jump starts, tire changes, lock out service, and fuel/fluid delivery, Trip interruption benefits are includedKEY FEATURES INCLUDENavigation, Back-Up Camera, Sunroof, All Wheel Drive, iPod/MP3 Input.OPTION PACKAGESPREMIUM PACKAGE Power Tailgate, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Wireless Charging, Enhanced USB & Bluetooth, WiFi Hotspot, DRIVER ASSISTANCE PLUS Active Driving Assistant Plus, active cruise control w/stop and go, active lane keeping assistant w/side collision avoidance, traffic jam assistant, evasion aid and cross-traffic alert front, blind spot detection, daytime pedestrian protection, frontal collision warning w/city collision mitigation, lane departure warning, speed limit info and cross-traffic alert rear, DRIVING ASSISTANCE PACKAGE Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Head-Up Display, Active Driving Assistant, blind spot detection, daytime pedestrian protection, frontal collision warning w/city collision mitigation, lane departure warning, speed limit info and cross-traffic alert rear, harman/kardon SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM, COLD WEATHER PACKAGE Front & Rear Heated Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, PARK DISTANCE CONTROL.Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
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2018 BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive* Original MSRP $87,210!!1 Owner*Clean Carfax* Fully Loaded*Executive Package* Cold Weather Package* Driving Assistance & Plus Package*Dynamic Handling Package* Harman Kardon Surround Sound*Park Distance Control* Rear View Camera* Heads up Display*Apple Car Play Compatibillty* Burl Wood Trim* Rear Sun Shade* Leather Dash Board* Dynamic Digital Cluster*Gesture control* Bluetooth* USB Ports* 19 M Alloy wheels* Mocha Nappa Leather* Navigation* Sunroof*TOO MANY OPTIONS TO LIST!!!Full interior detail with shampoo. Exterior detail with 2 stage wax and engine bay cleaning. Fresh oil with new oil filter. Passed Virginia State safety inspection & Emissions test. Guaranteed to Pass Maryland state inspection and D.C inspection. We at Passport INFINITI believe in presenting our customers a no excuses product consistent with what the luxury client expects.Check out over 30 HD photos of this car ,the area's largest selection Quality Pre -owned vehicles and Certified INFINITI's at 1 location! @ www.passportINFINITI.comDue to our high volume of pre-owned inventory sales, please call ahead to confirm availability. (703) 461-1550.
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**2018 BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance** **M SPORT PACKAGE** **AWD** **6-Speed Automatic Steptronic** **2.0L 4-Cylinder 2.0L 4-Cylinder plus electric motor** **Very Rare Diamond Cut Cognac Dakota leather upholstery****Cold Weather package: Heated Steering Wheel, Heated front and rear seats** **Navigation System** **Sunroof** **Parking Assistance Package: Active park Distance Control, Rearview Camera, Surround View w/3D View** **Woodgrain Interior Trim** **Heads-up Display** **4-Way Power Front Seats with memories and cushion extension** **M Steering Wheel** **19\" M Light Alloy Wheels** **Aerodynamic Kit** **Sensatech Dashboard** *Keyless start* * Automatic Headlights* *Blind Spot Monitor**Clean CARFAX*Recent Arrival!
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We are essential and OPEN. We offer home test drives and home delivery. Build your deal online with our online concierge service. This vehicle IS eligible to be transferred, free of charge, to any of our pickup locations. Locations are: Sterling, VA | Alexandria, VA | Frederick, MD | Temple HIlls, MD | Hyattsville, MD | Laurel, MD | Glen Burnie, MD | Baltimore, MD. Our Open Inventory means you are empowered to shop the entire Easterns inventory. Easterns Automotive Group is a family owned dealership with over 30 years of history serving the hard-working men and women of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. See what we do to give back to our community at
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***Customer Friendly, MARKET BASED NO HAGGLE PRICING Updated Regularly To Match Changing Market Conditions.*Navigation*, *Bluetooth*, *Power Sunroof/Moonroof*, *Heated Seats F&R*, *Heated Front Seats*, *Rear View Camera*, *SIRUIS Satellite Radio*, AWD, Mocha w/Nappa Leather Upholstery, 16 Speakers, Ceramic Controls, Cold Weather Package, Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster, Executive Package, Front & Rear Heated Seats, harman/kardon Surround Sound System, Heated Steering Wheel, Navigation System, Soft-Close Automatic Doors, Wheels: 20\" x 8.0\" Fr & 20\" x 9\" Rr M Double-Spoke, WiFi Hotspot, Wireless Charging.Odometer is 11350 miles below market average!***CARFAX CERTIFIED! ***VALUE PRICED BELOW MARKET! Call Passport INFINITI of Suitland at (240) 695-5500 to confirm availability and schedule a no-obligation test drive! We are located at 4731 Auth Place Marlow Heights, MD 20746. All of our vehicles are researched and priced regularly using LIVE MARKET PRICING TECHNOLOGY to ensure that you always receive the best overall market value. ASK US FOR THE VALUE REPORT ON THIS VEHICLE! We are a PureCars Platinum Dealer. 2018 BMW 5 Series Bluestone Metallic
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BMW Certified. Heated Seats, Sunroof, NAV, iPod/MP3 Input, All Wheel Drive, Turbo, COLD WEATHER PACKAGE , WHEELS: 19\" X 8\" V-SPOKE (STYLE 635), DRIVING ASSISTANCE PACKAGE, PREMIUM PACKAGE, PARKING ASSISTANCE PACKAGE. TIBBFX.OPTION PACKAGESPREMIUM PACKAGE Power Tailgate, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Wireless Charging, Enhanced USB & Bluetooth, WiFi Hotspot, DRIVING ASSISTANCE PACKAGE Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Head-Up Display, Active Driving Assistant, blind spot detection, daytime pedestrian protection, frontal collision warning w/city collision mitigation, lane departure warning, speed limit info and cross-traffic alert rear, COLD WEATHER PACKAGE Front & Rear Heated SeatsSHOP WITH CONFIDENCE1-Year/Unlimited Miles plus balance of original new vehicle limited warranty (4-Year/50,000-miles), 24/7 Roadside Assistance (even if someone else is driving your vehicle), Every vehicle is thoroughly inspected and reconditioned by BMW-Certified technicians, Trip interruption benefits are included, Service loaner and/or alternate transport are included for the duration of your protection plan, Additional plans are available to extend coverage, if desired, Roadside Assistance includes jump starts, tire changes, lock out service, and fuel/fluid deliveryVISIT US TODAYPassport BMW is your full service dealer for new BMW and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and serves Washington DC, Suitland, Waldorf, 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 $500 (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 https//
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M.S.R.P $59,045, Sport Line, AWD, Black w/SensaTec Leatherette Upholstery, Navigation System. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Certified. BMW Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Warranty Deductible: $0 * 1 year/Unlimited miles beginning after new car warranty expires. * Roadside Assistance * Transferable Warranty * Multipoint Point Inspection * Vehicle History 23/33 City/Highway MPG 23/33 City/Highway MPG *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $500 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Additional conditional manufacturer offers and incentives may apply and are not reflected in the listed MSRP. These offers and conditions on this vehicle may require financing through BMW Financial Services. Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
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Recent Arrival! Odometer is 4605 miles below market average! Located at Sheehy LEXUS of Annapolis, 2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive in Bluestone Metallic, Clean Carfax!, One Owner!, Good Service History!, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Driving Assistance Package, Gesture Control, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Park Distance Control, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Sheehy Select Cars come with a 60 Day 2000 mile Powertrain warranty, No haggle- No Hassle pricing, Carfax history report and Recall Free guarantee. See Sheehy Lexus Annapolis for details.

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Which 5 Series does Edmunds recommend?

You'll very likely be content with the power from the 530i, but the extra power and more engaging sound of BMW's turbocharged six-cylinder make the 540i the 5 Series worth paying a little more for. In either case, we think the Driver Assistance Plus package, which adds a number of active safety features, is a must-have. We'd also add the Premium package to get keyless entry, heated seats and hands-free trunk opening.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

8.1 / 10

The 2018 BMW 5 Series lives up to the expectations set by its forebears. There's an engine for nearly every taste, and the car's handling capabilities are fundamentally sound. Factor in the 5 Series' latest tech and safety features, and you've got a prime pick for a midsize luxury sedan.

BMW redesigned its 5 Series last year, giving the car updated styling and a bit more interior room without increasing weight. This year brings more changes, too. The 2018 5 Series has three new powertrain options: a plug-in hybrid (530e), a six-cylinder diesel engine (540d) and a twin-turbo V8 (M550i) that puts the car very close to BMW M5 territory. We were already fans of the base 530i and the 540i, so these additions carry an added benefit, whether it be the efficiency of the 530e and the 540d or the muscular power of the M550i.

On the technology front, BMW continues to push the envelope, offering wireless Apple CarPlay integration, natural language voice recognition, and even a cool 3-D simulation of your car from the outside (you have to see to believe) by using the optional surround-view cameras. And as far as modern driver assist aids go, BMW's are among the best.

Of course, there are other luxury sedans you should consider, including the Audi A6, the Lexus GS and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. We think highly of the 5 Series within this group, though, and it earns a solid recommendation.

Notably, we picked the 2018 BMW 5 Series as one of Edmunds' Best All-Wheel-Drive Sedans and Best Midsize Sedans for 2018.

What's it like to live with?

To learn more about the BMW 5 Series of this generation, read about our experiences from a full year of living with a 2018 BMW 540i xDrive. We cover everything from seat comfort to real-world fuel economy. We were big fans of the 5 Series' performance and efficiency but experienced a few technical difficulties with the infotainment system.

2018 BMW 5 Series models

The 2018 BMW 5 Series is a five-passenger sedan available in five trim levels, all with different powertrains. The 530i (248 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque) and the 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (248 hp, 310 lb-ft) are powered by variants of BMW's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Next are two six-cylinders: The 540i (335 hp, 332 lb-ft) gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, and the 540d (261 hp, 457 lb-ft) has a 3.0-liter inline-six diesel. At the top of the range is the M550i with its turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (456 hp, 480 lb-ft). BMW's all-wheel drive, called xDrive, is an option on the 530i, the 530e and the 540i. It's standard on the 540d and the M550i. An eight-speed automatic is standard across the board.

The base 530i and the 530e come pretty nicely equipped from the start with LED adaptive headlights, 18-inch wheels, and driver-selectable vehicle settings to alter steering, transmission response and throttle calibration. They also include power-folding and heated mirrors (the driver's side has auto dimming), automatic wipers, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable steering wheel, power-adjustable front sport seats, driver-seat memory functions, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat and simulated leather upholstery.

Standard technology features include the iDrive interface, with a knob and button-based touchpad controller and a 10.2-inch touchscreen display. Also standard: a navigation system, natural-language voice controls, Bluetooth, BMW emergency services, two USB ports, and a 12-speaker sound system with a CD player.

The 540i and the diesel-powered 540d are equipped very similarly to the previous two trims but have standard leather upholstery.

It's a bigger price jump to the new performance-focused M550i xDrive, which includes everything above plus 19-inch wheels with performance tires, an adaptive suspension with electronically controlled dampers, upgraded brakes, full LED adaptive headlights with automatic high beams, aerodynamic bodywork, a rear spoiler, upgraded power front seats, an M Sport steering wheel, keyless entry and a power trunklid.

With the exception of the M550i xDrive, after you decided what powertrain you want, you can select from one of three 5 Series styling packages. The Sport is the default choice and comes with gloss-black design elements on the bumpers. The Luxury style features chrome accents from the front grille to the rear tailpipes, with light alloy wheels and modified bumper inserts to match. The M Sport steps up the sportiness with an aerodynamic style treatment, a lower M Sport suspension, and Shadowline exterior trim.

From this point, BMW offers a variety of packages, or "tiers'' in BMW lingo. The Premium package adds a power trunk, keyless ignition and entry, satellite radio, gesture control and heated front seats. Go with the Executive package to get full LED adaptive headlights with automatic high beams, soft-close automatic doors, parking sensors, an automatic parking system, a dynamic digital instrument cluster, and a surround-view camera system with 3-D mode.

Naturally, more customization is available. The Dynamic Handling package includes an adaptive suspension and active roll stabilization. For the M550i, which comes with the adaptive suspension, you also get Integral Active Steering, which is a rear-steer system. A Luxury Seating package bundles ventilated multicontour front seats with massage function and upgraded leather upholstery.

The Driving Assistance package has two levels, the first of which includes a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning. Upgrading to the Driving Assistance Plus version also gets you forward collision warning with object and pedestrian protection, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist.

Many of these features can be equipped as stand-alone options alongside Apple CarPlay, remote control parking, night vision with pedestrian detection, a heated steering wheel, a rear-seat entertainment system, Harman Kardon or Bowers & Wilkins premium audio systems, wireless smartphone charging and ceramic-trimmed controls.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 BMW 530i (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | RWD).


If the driving experience is truly important to you, then the 530i is a sedan to consider. With the exception of upgraded brakes, this BMW doesn't rely on sheer horsepower or road grip to sling it around corners. What you get instead is a package that feels extremely well-rounded, which is better.


There's a surprising amount of punch from this turbo four-cylinder and you won't feel like you've compromised for efficiency. Power delivery is smooth and quiet with a robust midrange that only begins to fall off a tad at the very top. For the class it's quick, covering 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds.


Braking is ultrasmooth and easy but also powerful when you need it to be. Our test car had the upgraded M Sport brakes, which delivered good feedback and drama-free stability. It took the 530i 108 feet to stop from 60 mph, which is admirable especially with all-season tires.


The steering feels nicely weighted in all drive modes. Sport mode isn't needlessly hefty but is just enough to be noticeable, and Comfort felt like the perfect luxury balance. The steering isn't hypercommunicative, but the car's response to our inputs feels precise and direct.


This is how a sport sedan should handle. The 530i isn't a high-performance machine, but it has very solid fundamentals. It's balanced, it turns and rotates as asked, and it handles midcorner bumps without issue. This car isn't so much about speed as it is the pleasure of driving.


The turbo four-cylinder and eight-speed complement each other. Response varies depending on the drive mode — Sport keeps a higher gear and Comfort favors fuel efficiency — but either works well. There's a short lag when kicking down a gear in Comfort mode, but it's inoffensive.


The 530i is a supremely comfortable car with impressive climate control features, highly adjustable and massaging seats, and a whisper-quiet, soft-riding cabin. The only issue we had with the climate system is its capacity to keep us properly chilled.

Seat comfort

The seats come with everything: a ton of adjustment, ventilation and heat, and massaging bottom cushions. Strip these wonderful things away and the front bottom seat cushions do feel a little flat. Rear seat cushions are comfortable and heated, with ample padding on all the armrest areas.

Ride comfort

The ride is comfortable and relatively plush yet well-damped so it doesn't feel floaty or untethered. This level of ride quality is especially impressive considering our 530i test car was outfitted with run-flat tires, which are often associated with a busier ride due to stiff sidewalls.

Noise & vibration

There's a mild amount of low-frequency road noise that creeps in, but for the most part this cabin is pretty quiet. There's no wind noise and the engine is audible but doesn't come through much at all, which helps the 530i sneak below the decibel level of the Mercedes-Benz E300.

Climate control

The climate controls have a lot of variability with dual-temp and dual-fan speed control. You can also warm or cool the cabin or seats at a preset temperature or time. The seat ventilation is loud but not very effective, and the auto climate didn't ever turn up the fan speed quite enough.


The 530i's cabin is an excellent place to spend time as long as you aren't a tall rear passenger. The controls are as easy as they can be, but the countless functions take time to learn. Climbing in and out is a breeze, and between the camera aids and windows, there's no worry about blind spots.

Ease of use

BMW is great at minimizing button count, but that leaves a lot for iDrive to control. The iDrive menus are pretty straightforward and easy to navigate, but it takes time to wrap your head around all the options and customization available. It can be a little intimidating.

Getting in/getting out

The generous door openings make climbing in and out a breeze, with plenty of head clearance front and rear. An easy-entry seat moves back, providing even more room for the driver to get in. A lack of rear leg clearance may be the only downside for a rear passenger sitting behind a taller person.

Driving position

The driver's seat offers a good amount of adjustment, with electronic adjusters for reach and tilt of the steering column. The steering column has quite a bit of range, so drivers of all sizes should be able to find their ideal position.


There's ample space in all directions up front and a decent amount of legroom in back, but underseat toe room is a little sparse. Rear headroom is more than sufficient, and a tall person shouldn't have any issues sitting behind a tall driver.


The windows are nicely sized, especially in the rear. There's great visibility out of the rear window thanks to rear headrests that don't impede the view. The excellent 360-degree, high-definition camera system offers a ton of multiple angles. It doesn't get much better.


The quality of BMW's electronics is top-notch, from the central touchscreen to the driver's gauge cluster. The fit of interior panels is also nice, but some materials used — including the wood trim, leather and plastic — aren't quite at the level of Audi and Mercedes-Benz.


The 530i has a fairly generous trunk with flexible cargo configurations thanks to the 40/20/40-split folding rear seat. In-cabin storage has improved over previous years, and the car seat anchors are easily accessible. The amount of backseat space is the only concern for larger car seats.

Small-item storage

BMW has done a better job with in-cabin storage: water bottle pockets on all the doors, a retractable cover that houses a bin for wireless phone charging up front, and a decent-size glovebox and center armrest space. Still not a ton of storage, but it's sufficient for a European luxury sedan.

Cargo space

At 18.7 cubic feet, the 530i's trunk is bigger than most in the segment. The trunk has a wide opening and a low liftover, but it narrows a fair amount toward the back of the rear seats. The folding rear seats are split 40/20/40, which provides some nice flexibility.

Child safety seat accommodation

Car seat anchors are easily accessed under plastic flip doors, with a pair of anchors at each rear outboard seat. Top tethers are also easy to access.


BMW is a technology juggernaut and one of the more aggressive manufacturers when it comes to innovative features. Most of them are useful, while some are cool parlor tricks, but we appreciate them all. But iDrive's character recognition may be getting too smart for its own good.

Audio & navigation

The audio system sounds great and responds well to BMW's gesture control, sometimes more convenient than using the regular volume control. iDrive provides an easy interface for the nav system, but the touchpad's character recognition kept misidentified letters we entered as special characters.

Smartphone integration

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a wired native interface mean there are a ton of options and they all work quite well. The only other luxury brand that provides such comprehensive device integration is Genesis, but it still requires a USB connection for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.

Driver aids

One of the leading active driving aids, adaptive cruise, works extremely well to maintain a tight gap between traffic. The system can also actuate the brakes hard yet smoothly when needed. The most impressive feature: The HD cameras that help render an amazing 3-D image of the outside of the car.

Voice control

You can use the native voice recognition (VR) or the VR through your smartphone. The native system responds well to natural language and provides control of radio, media and phone functions. If you attempt a function that doesn't exist, the system tells you rather than just beeping.


Overall8.1 / 10

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C. Michael Morgan,05/16/2018
540i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Great luxury car and worth the investment. Sport, Comfort, and Eco Pro modes make this car feel like owning three different cars. Each one engaging in its own right. I'm blown away by this car's ability to effortlessly accelerate and sustain speeds in Sport mode. It continues to pile on the torque while getting north of most legal speed limits. Ride is smooth and handling is superb. Comfort mode gives you the luxury ride and stability you'd expect from a BMW and when not looking to blow past people on the freeway. Eco Pro gives you the tools to best conserve fuel when driving in city and stop and go traffic. Fuel economy is in the low 30's MPG on the freeway - lows 20's MPG in the city. Interior is very comfortable and technology are accommodating and helpful. iDrive system takes some getting used to but offers engaging and cool tech views of your car's performance and diagnostics. USB and Bluetooth Phone integration allow easy access to contacts and music. A pleasure to drive in any setting. An absolute joy on the open road!
BMW's Feature/Technolgy Lottery
Edward Fasano,01/30/2019
540i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Like many, I didn't need this vehicle - I wanted it. I owned two Hyundai Genesis sedans before this BMW 540i and was considering a new Genesis G80 Sport instead. I didn't and don't regret a moment of Genesis ownership. I can recommend them highly and without hesitation. Still, I was drawn to the German luxury sedan mystique. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. So I explored carefully and ended up ordering and writing a check 2018 BMW 540i. At MSRP, my very fully optioned $72,500 BMW was $16,000 more than the Genesis G80 3.3t Sport that I was considering. I knew that there was a steep factor of diminishing returns, but I was willing pay the price to experience what was heavily promoted to be the joy of BMW driving and ownership. The joy of BMW driving has been largely fulfilled. My 540i is, in many (but not all) ways a wonderful car. However, the joy of BMW ownership and my respect for the BMW brand has sunk to a point that I thought unimaginable. I will try to explain. My Genesis ownership made me accustomed to and in some ways, reliant upon several advanced safety and convenience features. Chief among them was Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Warning systems. Thus, I was careful to opt for (and pay $3,400) for the two BMW packages (Driving Assistance and Driving Assistance Plus) that provide these features which, by the way, worked flawlessly and were standard on the Genesis. The BMW Blind Spot Warning system is functional, but differs greatly from that in the Genesis. In addition to the visible warning in the affected outside rear-view mirror, a Genesis delivers an audible warning if the turn signal in the affected direction is activated. The BMW is silent. Asking BMW how the activate the audible warning, I was told that it did not exist because BMW engineers deemed that to be a distraction. It most certainly is (I thought to myself). I wanted that “distraction”. That was the point! Far worse yet however, was/is the Front-Rear Cross Traffic/Pedestrian Alert System. Put plainly, this piece of $3,400 safety technology in my 2018 BMW 540i is of no use. It’s level of vigilance is laughable. Any reliance on a warning of traffic approaching and/or crossing your path when backing out of a parking space virtually assures me of T-boning the crossing vehicle. An approaching pedestrian would likely suffer much more. In other words, my BMW fails to provide a warning of approaching traffic. It can’t even detect traffic that is already behind my car! My BMW dealer and the area’s BMW regional service manager and BMW USA in New Jersey stand behind the statement that my vehicle is “operating as designed”. They all stand firm in this regard while BMW’s own online video demonstration of this feature says otherwise. Because BMW USA and my BMW dealer have deemed my car to be “operating as designed”, They have also tagged it as ineligible for further repairs in this regard. Astonishingly , when confronted with the evidence of their own demonstration video, BMW was comfortable telling me that not all vehicles perform identically and performance can vary depending on the build date and more. Thus, because others report that their BMW 5-series cars do function as expected in this regard and as BMW is comfortable telling me that all cars cannot be expected to perform similarly (or, I suppose, as engineered) BMW expects me to be satisfied with the fact that I lost the BMW FEATURE-TECHOLOGY LOTTERY. A sad state of affairs and an example of corporate arrogance. Be sure to test ALL of the features and technologies in your new BMW BEFORE taking delivery. Afterwards, it may be too late!
The best car I've ever owned!
Chris G.,12/07/2018
530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
I wasn't a "BMW guy" before I bought this car. My wife has an M4 and we owned a Z4, and they're both great cars, but I never had a desire to own a BMW as a daily driver - and certainly not one that is the base model of the series with a 4 cyl engine. But after years of owning performance cars, the maintenance, insurance and gas bills (not to mention the nagging guilt of my carbon footprint), I was looking for something a little more practical that wasn't boring. I found it. I drove models with the larger engines, but the 530i X-Drive had plenty of pep and I couldn't justify spending the extra money for hp and torque that years of experience told me I'd hardly ever use. The cabin is spacious, laid out well, and QUIET! I've averaged nearly 30mpg combined and recently got right at 40mpg in Economy mode with the cruise set at 75 on a trip from St. Louis to Chicago. Braking is smooth and powerful. Handling is firm and confident, but always provides a comfortable ride. The car is truly a joy to drive. My only complaint - and it's a small one - is the base entertainment system. Cars in this segment shouldn't require an upgrade to have a good stereo and things like Apple Car Play, but again, I couldn't justify what BMW wants to charge you for the Harmon Kardon or Bang and Olufsen systems.
Comfort and Performance Excel
Bill Beegle,11/18/2018
530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
The 530i Sedan has a very comfortable ride. We make long 500+ mile trips and the ride is amazing. With the standard 4 cylinder engine, the gas mileage is 33+ on trips. This is exceptional for a sedan. Traded in our 2011 528i, which we had super reliability, for the 2018 530i and are not disappointed again. We feel the front seats are comfortable for us. The controls take some time to get used to but having the 2011 528i made it less of a problem.

Features & Specs

N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
24 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
335 hp @ 5500 rpm
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
456 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Our experts like the 5 Series models:

Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection
Uses infrared technology to see and alert you of things such as people and animals in the road before they become visible to the naked eye.
Active Blind Spot Detection
Alerts you of vehicles in the adjacent lanes using radar sensors and will indicate if it's safe to change lanes.
City Collision Mitigation
Automatically brakes the car at speeds under 38 mph when it detects an imminent collision and the driver has taken no action.
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
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan Overview

The Used 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan is offered in the following styles: 530e iPerformance 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), 530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 540i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), M550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), 530i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 540i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and 540d xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan M550i xDrive is priced between $43,900 and$56,990 with odometer readings between 11501 and60704 miles.
  • The Used 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530e xDrive iPerformance is priced between $31,690 and$37,998 with odometer readings between 9693 and47996 miles.
  • The Used 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i xDrive is priced between $29,500 and$38,308 with odometer readings between 15878 and58584 miles.
  • The Used 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i xDrive is priced between $39,000 and$51,990 with odometer readings between 3969 and35843 miles.
  • The Used 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i is priced between $44,833 and$44,833 with odometer readings between 27055 and27055 miles.

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