What used BMW 5 Series hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for a 5 Series GT begin at about £7000 for a high mileage 2009 example. We’d recommend spending a little more and finding one with an average mileage for the year, say around £9000. Spend between £10,000 and £12,000 on a good 2011 or 2012 car from an independent dealer, £13,000 to £15,000 on a 2013 or even a 2014 car, or around £16,000 to £18,000 on a 2015 GT, £19,000 to £21,000 on a 2016 car and £22,000 to £24,000 on a 2017 version.
How much does it cost to run a BMW 5 Series hatchback?
The most economical 5 Series GT is the 520d, returns an official average 53.3mpg according to the older NEDC tests, and CO2 emissions of just 139g/km, from its silky-smooth diesel. At the top end of the scale, there’s the 550i V8 petrol with a claimed fuel consumption of 30.7mpg on the NEDC test’s combined cycle.
All 5 Series GTs should have been registered before the tax changes of April 2017 came into force, and as such will be taxed on CO2 emissions alone. Beware that any that were registered after that date will pay a flat rate of annual car tax, currently £145 a year, but if the cost new were over £40,000 then it’ll attract a supplementary luxury car tax.
Insurance costs and groupings are very much in line with the standard 5 Series saloon, while servicing costs are more or less the same at franchised dealers. There are plenty of independent specialists who will service your 5 GT at a more reasonable cost than the franchised dealers, however.
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