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BMW 5 Series

The 2014 BMW 5 Series comes from a long history of top design and is one of the few models still available with a manual transmission. The 5 Series has gathered a cult following and for good reasons. If you are looking for a line of luxury vehicles with performance, power and elegance then the 5 Series has something serious to offer. Check out for the inside track on safety, specs, design details, and unique, proprietary information tied to a specific vehicle. 

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Used BMW 5 Series: In Depth

Model Overview

The 2014 BMW 5 Series has a vast line-up of luxury sedans. The 5 Series is available in six models: the Sedan, Touring, Gran Turismo, m550d xDrive sedan, M550d xDrive Touring, and ActiveHybrid 5. Engine choices range from a turbo-charged 4-cylinder in the base model to a twin-turbo V8 in the 550i model. For those of you who think the recent decline of the manual transmission is a terrible tragedy, then you will want to look for the 535i sedan as it is available on this model.

Lovers of advanced driving technology will appreciate the Integral Active Steering. This technology aims the rear wheels in the same direction or opposite direction (depending on speed) of the front wheels to improve handling in all driving conditions. An updated ambient lighting package offers a choice between white or orange and the iDrive display in bordered in chrome. 

The 5 Series standard features include: front dual zone A/C, rear air conditioning, steering wheel memory, remote keyless entry, garage door transmitter, navigation system, automatic temperature control, residual heat recirculation, steering wheel mounted A/C controls, illuminated entry, an emergency communication system, and a 10 speaker sound system with Am/FM radio, MP3 and CD player, a 10.3” LCD display, and Bluetooth® wireless phone connectivity.

2014 BMW 5 Series Safety Rating

The 2014 5 Series earned a rating of “Good” by the IIHS for side impact, rear crash protection, and roof strength, as well as 5 out of 5 stars for Overall Rating, side crash, and rollover by the NHTSA.

Standard safety features include brake assist, dual front occupant sensing, dual front and overhead airbags, approach lights, a security system and panic alarm, ignition disable, electronic stability with traction control, and anti-lock brakes.

Noteworthy About the BMW 5 Series

  • J.D. Power named the 2014 5 Series “Among the Best” in Powertrain Quality Design, Overall Performance and Design, Performance, Comfort, Style, and Owner-Reported Fuel Economy.
  • 2012 German Design Award in Silver for the BMW 5 Series Touring

Vehicle Overview

Number of Owners 5 Series

Carfax Facts

Of all the BMW 5 Series currently for sale, 32.9 percent have had only one previous owner. 31.4 percent have two owners. This means that more than 2 out of 4 BMW 5 Series have had 1-2 owners.

Number of Service Records 5 Series

Carfax Chart

The BMW 5 Series has an average of 6.6 service records, such as oil changes or transmission fluid changes. 53 percent have had more than five service records, making this a well maintained vehicle.


  • From $49,500
    • 2.0-liter premium unleaded
    • 3.0-liter premium unleaded
    • 3.0-liter turbo diesel
    • 3.0-liter gas/electric
    • 4.4-liter premium unleaded V8
  • 23 city / 34 hwy mpg

  • Rear wheel drive
  • 8-speed automatic

  • 240 hp

  • 116.9 inches 

I was interested in purchasing a BMW 535i. I made an offer pending how it checked out on CARFAX. The report from CARFAX said that the automobile had 177,000 miles. The odometer reading falsely indicated the automobile had 95,000 miles on it. I didn't make the purchase. Thank you very much!

—Russ Matta