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BMW 5-Series M5 boot space, practicality and safety

2011 - 2016 (change model)
Practicality rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Parkers Published: 20 February 2023 Updated: 21 February 2023

The M5 is an incredibly safe car. Although it hasn’t been crash tested by Euro NCAP, the standard 5-Series saloon on which it is based scored the maximum five star rating. The M5 is fitted with driver, passenger, front and side airbags, Dynamic Stability Control Plus which is linked to the anti-lock brakes, Cornering Brake Control, Dynamic Brake Control, brake assistant, brake fade compensation and brake disc drying.

The front head restraints have anti-whiplash protection.

The M5 offers identical practicality to the standard 5-Series model. Visibility is pretty good in the 5-Series and the standard front and rear parking sensors are very useful. We would add the rear camera as an option as it makes parking in town a cinch. In terms of load-carrying ability, the boot has an overall capacity of 520 litres – slightly less than the main alternatives – but it’s still useful thanks to a wide boot opening.

Storage space is ample: the glovebox is of a decent size and there’s twin cupholders up front. A small downside is that the door pockets are quite narrow and have little depth.

Euro NCAP rating

Ratings for this model not available

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (28)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
M5 Standard Equipment (3)
  • Audio remote
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
M5 Optional Equipment (3)
  • DVD
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats
M5 30 Jahre Edition Standard Equipment (4)
  • DVD
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
M5 30 Jahre Edition Optional Equipment (3)
  • Audio remote
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
M5 M Performance Edition Standard Equipment (6)
  • Audio remote
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
M5 M Performance Edition Optional Equipment (2)
  • DVD
  • Metallic Paint


Length 4910mm
Width 1891mm - 2119mm
Height 1448mm - 1456mm
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