Used BMW 5 Series Saloon 2010-2017 review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Advice for buyers

BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used BMW 5 Series saloon?

The BMW 5 Series is quite heavy on its suspension and brakes, so listen out for any clonks or rattles, and if you can see them through the wheels, check that the brake discs look to be in good condition with plenty of life left.

If the car you’re driving has Variable Damper Control, check this is working satisfactorily. You should notice a difference in the firmness of the ride when switching from Comfort to Sport mode.