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Key Specs

of the 2014 BMW M5. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    16 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    560-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Acceleration
  • Adjustability of engine, suspension and steering modes
  • M styling cues
  • Premium cabin materials

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2014 BMW M5

  • New Competition Package for 2014
  • High-performance variant of the 5 Series
  • Twin-turbo V-8
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or six-speed manual
  • Available carbon-ceramic brakes

2014 BMW M5 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat M5 is BMW's high-performance variant of the 5 Series sedan. It's powered by a twin-turbo V-8 engine that makes a whopping 560 horsepower and 500 pounds-feet of torque in its regular form. Offered with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, the M5 will sprint to 60 mph in the low-four-second range, according to BMW. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, Audi S6 and Cadillac CTS-V sport sedans.
New for 2014
The M5 gets subtle exterior enhancements like a new grille design with an M5 badge, new taillights and optional adaptive LED headlights. Inside, there's a new M steering wheel, more storage space and a new touchpad for the standard iDrive system, which allows users to trace out characters when entering an address.

There's also a new Competition Package that brings the M5's output to 575 horsepower – up 15 hp - and also includes new coil springs, revised dampers, stiffer stabilizer bar and a 10-mm lower ride height. The Active M Differential and steering system have been tuned, and the package also includes 20-inch light-alloy wheels and a sport exhaust with black chrome tailpipes.
Exterior Highlights

  • Aggressive styling cues differentiate the M5 from the regular 5 Series
  • Standard 19-inch wheels; 20-inch wheels optional
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps; full-LED headlamps optional
  • Rear spoiler
  • Quad exhaust tips
  • M blue-painted brake calipers; carbon-ceramic brake system opti...
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat M5 is BMW's high-performance variant of the 5 Series sedan. It's powered by a twin-turbo V-8 engine that makes a whopping 560 horsepower and 500 pounds-feet of torque in its regular form. Offered with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, the M5 will sprint to 60 mph in the low-four-second range, according to BMW. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, Audi S6 and Cadillac CTS-V sport sedans.
New for 2014
The M5 gets subtle exterior enhancements like a new grille design with an M5 badge, new taillights and optional adaptive LED headlights. Inside, there's a new M steering wheel, more storage space and a new touchpad for the standard iDrive system, which allows users to trace out characters when entering an address.

There's also a new Competition Package that brings the M5's output to 575 horsepower – up 15 hp - and also includes new coil springs, revised dampers, stiffer stabilizer bar and a 10-mm lower ride height. The Active M Differential and steering system have been tuned, and the package also includes 20-inch light-alloy wheels and a sport exhaust with black chrome tailpipes.
Exterior Highlights

  • Aggressive styling cues differentiate the M5 from the regular 5 Series
  • Standard 19-inch wheels; 20-inch wheels optional
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps; full-LED headlamps optional
  • Rear spoiler
  • Quad exhaust tips
  • M blue-painted brake calipers; carbon-ceramic brake system optional
  • Power tilt/sliding moonroof 
  • Optional power trunk lid
  • Optional soft-close doors

Interior Highlights

  • M multicontour seats trimmed in Merino leather
  • Aluminum trim
  • 10.2-inch screen for iDrive and navigation system 
  • Heated front seats; available ventilated seats
  • Available heated rear seats and steering wheel
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Available rear-seat entertainment system

Under the Hood

  • Standard 560-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 with 500 pounds-feet of torque
  • Available Competition Package increases engine output to 575 hp
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Active M rear differential
  • Adjustable dampers with three modes
  • Adjustable steering effort 
  • Launch control on models with the dual-clutch transmission
  • Fuel-saving auto stop-start technology and regenerative braking

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Parking sensors 
  • Backup camera
  • Available night vision with pedestrian detection
  • Available Driver Assistance Package features lane departure warning, blind spot warning and additional cameras for enhanced visibility

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.1)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.1)
Value For The Money
(3.9)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Fast and the Luxurious

by M_Rod from OMAHA, Ne on May 29, 2018

This vehicle breathes speed and luxury!! It drives so comfortable and smooth that you have to constantly check your speed to ensure your not breaking the speed limit. When you are sitting inside, your ... Read full review

(5.0)

Surprisingly fast and responsive sedan.

by Scottsdale 85255 from Scottsdale AZ on December 11, 2017

Great ride with many included options. Quick acceleration. Car has specs similar to vehicles twice the price. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 BMW M5 currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 BMW M5 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by BMW

Program Benefits

Comprehensive inspection by BMW technician, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, BMW Assist. Exceptional vehicles with exceptional coverage

  • Limited Warranty

    Unlimited Miles for 1-Year

    BMW Certified Pre-Owned: Covers you for unlimited miles for 1-year, after the expiration o f the 4-year / 50,000 mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty for a total of 5 years with unlimited miles. This includes up to 5 years and unlimited miles of BMW Roadside Assistance and BMW Assist (TM) on many late model BMW vehicles. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle's coverage for up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. See your BMW Center for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Comprehensive inspection.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The M5 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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