2020 BMW M5

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2020 BMW M5
2020 BMW M5

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

195.5” x 58”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Active suspension available
  • Adaptive LED headlights available
  • All-wheel drive available
  • Cabin quality

The bad:

  • Backseat isn’t that roomy
  • Styling may be too evolutionary for some

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat mid-size luxury sedan
  • Turbo four-cylinder (530i) or six-cylinder (540i) engine
  • Plug-in hybrid, M Performance and M5 versions available
  • Apple CarPlay standard
  • Gesture-recognition system available

2020 BMW M5 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 BMW 5 Series?

The 2020 BMW 5 Series is a five-seat mid-size luxury sedan that competes with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6, among others. It offers a choice of turbocharged gas engines as well as plug-in hybrid, M Performance and M5 versions. Rear- and all-wheel-drive models are offered.

What’s New on the 2020 BMW 5 Series?

Keyless entry is now standard. The performance-oriented M550i’s twin-turbocharged V-8 engine is now rated at 523 horsepower and 553 pounds-feet of torque; that’s an increase of 67 hp and 73 pounds-feet of torque from last year, and the sedan’s 0-60-mph time has dropped 0.3 second to just 3.6 seconds. Meanwhile, the 530e gets a larger high-voltage battery pack that increases the car’s all-electric range from 16 to 20 miles for rear-drive versions and from 14 to 18 miles for all-wheel-drive models.

Newly standard features for the M5 include a digital instrument panel and wireless device charging. The M5 lineup also includes the Edition 35 Years, which celebrates 35 years of the M5 sports sedan. Just 35 have been allotted for the U.S.

What Features in the 2020 BMW 5 Series Are Most Important?

Standard active safety features include blind spot warning, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, city collision mitigation and rear cross-traffic alert. Standard luxury features include wood trim, automatic air conditioning and navigation. Available features include an active suspension, power trunk lid, aluminum cabin trim, Nappa leather upholstery, massaging front seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, wireless device charging, a gesture-based interface, a Harman Kardon or Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system, a night vision system, adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree camera system.

Should I Buy the 2020 BMW 5 Series?

Whether you’re looking for an efficient luxury car or a high-powered sports sedan, there’s probably a version of the 5 Series that’ll fit your needs. Its high-quality interior impresses and the car can be loaded up with tech features, but some shoppers might find the backseat not roomy enough.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


World class performance from a sedan

World class performance from a sedan, after having a number of sports cars, never thought we would achieve the same type of performance from a four-door sedan, the BMW M5 competition is truly an all star


Awesome car!

I had to switch from a two door sports car to a four door car. The M5 is just as great as a smaller sport car. The performance is awesome.


Just purchased

Just purchased 3 days ago...At this time it is PERFECT...Fast...Fun to drive...Looks Great... Nothing else to add at this time. Thank you, George Knupple...Nothing more to be said.

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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
36 months/36,000 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
Roadside assistance
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