• (4.5) 8 reviews
  • MSRP: $36,649$54,921
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 16
  • Engine: 560-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
2013 BMW M5

Our Take on the 2013 BMW M5

The five-seat M5 is BMW's high-performance variant of the 5 Series sedan, and it returns for 2013 following a brief absence from the U.S. market. It's powered by a new twin-turbo V-8 engine that makes a whopping 560 horsepower and 500 pounds-feet of torque. Offered with a six-speed man... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Manual transmission
  • Replication of engine noise through stereo
  • Cozy backseat
  • Two-ton-plus curb weight

Notable Features

  • Returns for 2013
  • High-performance variant of the 5 Series
  • 560-hp twin-turbo V-8
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic or six-speed manual
  • Available carbon-ceramic brakes

2013 BMW M5 Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

The ultimate 5 Series sedan — ranking above the 535i and 550i — BMW's M5 is blazingly fast. This four-door "family sedan" with 560 horsepower and insane acceleration rivals the thrill of most dedicated, two-door sports cars. Channeling the M5's tremendous power is a six-speed manual transmission, which high-horsepower super-sedans like Mercedes' E63 AMG and CLS63 AMG ... Read full review for the 2013 BMW M 5

Consumer Reviews


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What an Amazing Machine!!

by JT from Oakland, MI on March 28, 2014

Sold my 2008 M5 a few months ago and hated to see it go. It was getting up there in miles and although I had no major repair bills, I was afraid some big bills were in my near future. Bought the 2013... Read Full Review

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2013 BMW M5 Safety Ratings

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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