2016 BMW M5

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2016 BMW M5
2016 BMW M5

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

193.5” x 57.3”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

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

The bad:

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

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Notable features

  • High-performance variant of the 5 Series
  • Twin-turbo V-8 engine standard
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or six-speed manual
  • Competition Package available
  • Carbon-ceramic brakes available

2016 BMW M5 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2016 BMW M5?

The 2016 BMW M5 is a five-seat sports sedan that competes with the Audi RS7 and Mercedes-AMG E. It's offered in one rear-wheel-drive trim level. This is a high-performance variant of the BMW 5 Series sedan, which is covered separately as the 528, 535 and 550.

What's New on the 2016 BMW M5?

The 2016 BMW M5 now comes standard with a power trunk lid, an upgraded USB port and enhanced Bluetooth functionality. The 2016 model year also sees the introduction of the limited-edition Pure Metal Silver BMW M5.

What Features in the 2016 BMW M5 Are Most Important?

The 2016 BMW M5 is powered by a turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 engine that produces 560 horsepower and 500 pounds-feet of torque; this engine comes mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Significant standard features include a rear spoiler, quad exhaust tips, an Active M rear differential, adjustable shock absorbers with three modes, adjustable steering effort, launch control and M blue-painted brake calipers. As required in all 2016 vehicles, the M5 comes standard with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Significant optional features include a six-speed manual transmission, a carbon-ceramic brake system and the Competition Package, which raises horsepower to 575. Launch control is not available on models equipped with the six-speed manual transmission.

Should I Buy the 2016 BMW M5?

The 2016 BMW M5's output is impressive, and the experience of stepping on the gas is downright thrilling, with quick acceleration and steering modes that allow you to find your comfort zone. This, combined with the premium cabin materials and unique M5 styling cues, make this quite an attractive package. On the other hand, it's quite heavy – its curb weight is more than two tons – and its manual transmission feels sloppy in comparison with both competitors' manuals and the M5's own standard dual-clutch automatic. The rear seat is also quite cramped, making it a suboptimal choice for a family vehicle.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


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Very well maintained BMW.

For the money I got a very nice fully loaded BMW M5. I felt like I bought the car brand new. Best thing is the car is still under BMW Warranty for 2 more years.


I love it it smooth drive!

this car was everything I was looking for. I enjoy the sound system in the car the assistive technology. the sensors and all other features that make is a memorable experience.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
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