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BMW M5:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

BMW M5 side view
BMW M5 angular front perspective
BMW M5 angular rear perspective

Pros and cons of the BMW M5

  • Powerful turbocharged V8 engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • Luxurious, feature-packed cabin
  • Limited legroom in rear seats
  • Performance suspension may result in a rough ride
  • Range of suspension/powertrain settings can be confusing
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the BMW M5

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the BMW M5

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual
  • City consumption13.2 - 17.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.6 - 11.5 L/100km
  • Width1891 mm
  • Length4910 - 4916 mm
  • Trunk space520 L
  • Cargo space520 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the BMW M5

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the BMW M5 2012 - present is available in 1 trim:

Basic trim features and specs

Dimensions of the BMW M5

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20161467 mm1891 mm4910 mm
20151467 mm1891 mm4910 mm
20141467 mm1891 mm4910 mm
20131456 mm1891 mm4916 mm
20121456 mm1891 mm4916 mm