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Used BMW 5 Series for Sale

Since 1972 Used BMW 5 Series for Sale in South Africa has been the executive vehicle choice for a number of generations of businessmen and families. Initially owned sold as a sedan, there have been a number of generations which have subsequently included wagon or estate model variants which are named BMW 5 Series Tourings. There has also been the 5-door BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo sold between 2009 to 2017.

Used BMW M5 for Sale

From its introduction in 1984 until today the 5 Series BMW has also included the iconic M5. These Used BMW M5 for Sale are part of the iconic BMW M model variants and have become an iconic vehicle both here in South Africa and abroad due to their sports sedan appeal and powerful engines.

Own a Used BMW 5 Series Today!

The current generation of Used BMW 5 Series for Sale at Group 1 is only sold in sedan format in South Africa at this time, but these include 3 trim level variants, which are:

  • BMW 5 Series Basic Line
  • BMW 5 Series Luxury Line
  • BMW 5 Series Sports Line

There is also, of course, the M Sport Package available as well. The stars of the show, however, are undoubtedly the new BMW M550i xDrive Saloon as well as the new BMW 530e Plug-in Hybrid. These are very hard to find a pre-owned vehicle however due to the fact that they only very recently were made available to purchase in South Africa.

Seventh Generation BMW 5 Series
2017 – Present

The current seventh generation BMW 5 Series is a vehicle that creates a powerful impression from the moment you first see it. But its once you’re inside that it truly will blow you away. It is packed full of luxury features across all of the trim levels and comes standard with an array of impressive safety features. These are high-performance cars which are in high demand, so you best be quick if you want to find one of these legendary sports saloons as they are snapped up almost as fast as they hit our showroom floors.

Did You Know? This generation of 5 Series is built using the same modular platform as the 7 Series BMW. All current 5 Series cars are manufactured in Dingolfing, Germany and in Magna Steyr, Austria. From there they are exported across the globe to multiple markets, where they are the second best selling BMW car series after the 3 Series BMW.

7th Generation BMW 5 Series at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 3.0 L petrol
  • 4.4 L V8 petrol
  • 2.0 L Electric Motor Hybrid
  • 2.0 L diesel
  • 3.0 L diesel

Transmission

  • 8-speed automatic
  • 6-speed manual
  • Please note that not all engine or transmission options might be available in South Africa at this time.

Wheelbase

  • 2,975 mm

Length

  • 4,936–4,943 mm

Height

  • 1,479–1,498 mm

Width

  • 1,868 mm

Sixth Generation BMW 5 Series
2010 – 2017

Collectively referred to as the F10, the sixth generation BMW 5 Series is also one of the top-selling in South Africa. It makes up a large portion of our Used 5 Series Sales and remains one of the most sought after luxury sedans in the country. This is due in part to its affordability (due to it being a previous generation vehicle), but the fact that it has one of the highest standard spec levels of any vehicle in its class. The BMW M5 of this generation had a “Competition Package” version, which pushed the power and torque levels to unbelievable heights.

This generation of 5 Series BMW underwent two facelifts during it production run, which were in 2012 and 2014

Did You Know? The sixth-generation 5 Series received a 5-star safety rating during its Euro NCAP Crash tests. This included a 95% safety rating for all adult occupants.

6th Generation BMW 5 Series at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.0 L turbo petrol
  • 2.5 L petrol
  • 3.0 L petrol
  • 3.0 L turbo petrol
  • 4.4 L V8 turbo petrol
  • 2.0 L turbo diesel
  • 3.0 L turbo diesel

Transmission

  • 6-speed manual
  • 8-speed automatic
  • 7-speed dual clutch (M5)
  • Please note that not all engine or transmission options might be available in South Africa at this time.

Wheelbase

  • 2,970 mm

Length

  • 4,910–5,000 mm

Height

  • 1,460 mm

Width

  • 1,860 mm

Fifth Generation BMW 5 Series
2003 – 2010

Launched globally between 2003 and 2004, this generation of 5 series was an instant hit with the driving public thanks to its standard features. These included the iDrive infotainment system which was previously only found in the 7 Series BMWs. Optional features in the fifth-generation 5 Series BMW included an 8-inch LCD screen, satellite navigation and even DVD video playback.

Did You Know? There were two very different model variants of the 5 Series built during this generation. These were the BMW 5 Series Security which came standard with ballistic steel, aramid, polyethene and 21mm polycarbonate layered glass; and the BMW 5 Series Authority Vehicle which was designed for police forces. This last model variant was (and is still used) by our local police services.

5th Generation BMW 5 Series at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 2.2 L petrol
  • 3.0 L petrol
  • 3.0 L turbo petrol
  • 4.0 L V8 petrol
  • 4.8 L V8 petrol
  • 5.0 L V10 petrol
  • 2.0 L turbo diesel
  • 2.5 L turbo diesel
  • 3.0 L turbo diesel

Transmission

  • 6-speed automatic
  • 6-speed manual
  • 7-speed SMG III
  • Please note that not all engine or transmission options might be available in South Africa at this time.

Wheelbase

  • 2,890 mm

Length

  • 4,843 mm

Height

  • 1,470–1,491 mm

Width

  • 1,850 mm

Fourth Generation BMW 5 Series
1995 – 2004

With a production run of nearly a decade, this fourth-generation BMW 5 Series underwent the most changes during its sales cycle. These included numerous upgrades, improvements and a facelift in the following years:

  • 1996 update
  • 1997 update
  • 1998 update
  • 1999 update
  • 2000 facelift
  • 2001 update
  • 2002 update
  • 2003 update

Did You Know? This fourth-generation 5 series was included in the 10 Best Cars list six consecutive times, from 1997 to 2002. It was also given the highest rating at the time of any car reviewed up to that point in the 2001 US Consumer Report.

4th Generation BMW 5 Series at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 3.0 L petrol
  • 3.5 L petrol
  • 4.9 L V8 petrol
  • 2.0 L turbo diesel
  • 2.5 L turbo diesel
  • 2.9 L turbo diesel

Transmission

  • 4-speed automatic
  • 5-speed automatic
  • 6-speed manual
  • 5-speed manual

Wheelbase

  • 2,830 mm

Length

  • 4,775–4,805 mm

Height

  • 1,435–1,445 mm

Width

  • 1,800 mm

Please note that although the first to third-generation BMW 5 Series were sold in South Africa we do not stock vehicles of this age. If you are a classic car collector and would like us to source one of these older model 5 Series for you we will only be too happy to assist you.

Used BMW 5 Series Prices

The Used BMW 5 Series Prices in South Africa reflect the fact that this is a luxury vehicle, but thanks to our team of experienced pre-loved vehicle specialists you can rest assured that we source only the very best quality cars and offer them at the most competitive Used BMW 5 Series Prices. Please don’t hesitate to contact at any one of our Pre-owned Showrooms to take advantage of some of the Best Used BMW 5 Series Prices around!

Please Note! We offer nationwide delivery of all Used 5 Series BMW Cars sold on this page. Simply chat to any one of the Group 1 Pre-owned Cars Team Members at any one of the following showrooms:

Used BMW 5 Series in Cape Town

Kuils River (just outside of Cape Town), Stellenbosch and Knysna are home to four of our Group 1 Pre-owned Cars Showrooms in the Western Cape. Contact us directly on the following numbers to find out more about the Used BMW 5 Series for Sale in Cape Town and the surrounding areas:

Group 1 Cars Kuils River
Tel:
021 900 5200

Group 1 Cars Stellenbosch 1
Tel:
021 201 1867

Group 1 Cars Stellenbosch 2
Tel:
021 887 6900

Group 1 Cars in Knysna
Tel:
044 302 2600

Used BMW 5 Series in Johannesburg

No matter where in Gauteng you are, one of our Group 1 Pre-owned Cars Showrooms will not only be able to offer you a quality Used BMW 5 Series in Johannesburg but thanks to our vehicle delivery service we can get it to you anywhere in the province. Call us at any one of the following showrooms to find out more about the Used 5 Series BMW Cars on this page:

Group 1 Cars Alberton
Tel:
010 593 4393

Group 1 Cars Johannesburg
Tel:
011 210 7600

Group 1 Cars Midrand
Tel:
011 312 2678

Used BMW 5 Series in P.E. & Uitenhage

With Pre-owned Cars Showrooms in both Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage, we are perfectly placed to provide you with some of the most affordable Used BMW 5 Series for Sale in the Eastern Cape. Call us at one of the following showrooms to learn more about how we can help you get behind the wheel of your very own BMW 5 Series Luxury Car:

Group 1 Cars, Port Elizabeth
Tel:
041 994 1818

Group 1 Cars, Uitenhage
Tel:
041 994 1800

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