What used BMW M5 saloon will I get for my budget?
It’s possible to buy an M5 of this generation for around £20,000, but it’ll be one with a high mileage or previous Cat D history. Given the specialist nature of these cars and the huge expenses involved, we’d suggest spending between £22,000 and £26,000 on a 2012/2013 car with an average mileage for the year and a full history. Up this to between £26,000 and £30,000 and you’ll get your choice of good condition cars from 2013 and 2014, while £30,000 to £34,000 will get you behind the wheel of the later 2015 and 2016 models.
How much does it cost to run a BMW M5 saloon?
Rather a lot. The official fuel consumption figures pointed at an average of 28.5mpg and corresponding CO2 emissions of 231g/km. Annual car tax will be based on CO2 emissions for these M5s, as they were all registered before the tax changes of April 2017 came into force, so expect hefty bills there.
The M5 sits in insurance group 48, so a highish one that’ll attract large bills, too. Servicing is best carried out at a main dealer, we feel, especially if previous services have been, so once again bills will be high.