If you want a long-distance motorway cruiser, the chances are you’re already looking a a nearly-new or used BMW 5 Series as well as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6, and there are thousands of BMW 5 Series for sale on Parkers; saloons, estates and fastbacks. Dating back to the 1970s, the 5 Series was the first BMW to establish the three-digit, ‘series’ naming style, and it also established the German brand’s position as the ultimate driving machine for company car drivers. Go back to 1989, and the E34 set the template for modern BMWs with excellent build, amazing handling in the dry, and powerful straight six and V8 engines. The Touring expanded the range into a practical estate car, too. The E39, released in 1995, could be the best used BMW 5 Series of all, and featured class-leading diesels with incredible performance and economy - but its E60 replacement in 2003 added safety, technology and striking looks to the otherwise conservative BMW, tempting a new generation of buyers and presenting a competitive used car that can still hold its own against many brand new models. 2010’s F10 got even more versatile, with a five-door fastback Gran Turismo. In 2017 the current generation returned to saloon and estate models, and a nearly-new BMW 5 Series can offer significant discounts over new prices.
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Parkers has thousands of used BMW 5-Series cars for sale in our classified listings. Find your next secondhand model in our ads – we’ve everything from family cars and hatchbacks to executive saloons and sports cars.