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Other BMW 5-Series (2003 - 2010) models:

Available new from: March 2007  -  January 2010

BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)


Power268 bhp
Top Speed155 mph
0-60 mph6.1 secs
Torque320 Nm, 263 ft-lb
CO2 Emissions186 g/km
Euro Emissions Standard4
Miles Per Tank539 miles


Used price range£1,760 - £4,000
See 106 used BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)s for sale, starting at £1,899
Fuel consumption
Pre-2017 test standard Explanation
Official fuel economy tests explained
An improved official test for car fuel economy was introduced in September 2017.
The new WLTP test gives figures closer to a car's "true mpg" than the pre-2017 NEDC test, which tended to overstate mpg compared to what real-world drivers would get.
When looking at mpg for two cars, always check the figures were measured under the same test system. Comparing one car's WLTP figure with another's NEDC figure will not tell you which has the better mpg.
35 mpg
Insurance group41
Annual road tax £260 - £300 See all rates
Monthly company car tax cost (Basic Rate)£210 - £218
Monthly company car tax cost (Higher Rate)£420 - £435


Fuel Capacity70 litres
Turning Circle11m

Equipment list & trim options

Cabin & Luggage

Luggage Capacity520 litres
Unbraked Towing Weight750kg
Braked Towing Weight2000kg


Engine Size2996cc
Fuel TypePetrol
Gearbox6 Speed
DrivetrainRear wheel drive

Safety ratings

Euro NCAP Rating

The BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Pedestrian - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.