2023 BMW M5

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BMW M5 highlights

Customer rating

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  • Potent turbocharged V8
  • All-wheel drive helps with stability and traction
  • Comfortable yet supportive seating
  • Crisp-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission


  • The cabin may not feel as plush as others
  • Rear-facing child seat installation can be challenging
  • Limited room for small items inside

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 21 highway, 17 combined

Pricing for current inventory

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The 2023 BMW M5 blends high performance with luxury sensibility

The BMW M5 is a midsize luxury sedan that flies under the radar of most passersby but has the heart and performance of a dedicated sports car. The M5 competes with vehicles such as the Audi RS 7, Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 63, and Porsche Panamera. For 2023, BMW offered two new M5 paint colors, San Remo Green metallic and Skyscraper Grey metallic. Audiophiles should consider earlier model years as the Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system was not available for 2023.

BMW M5 models equipped with the Competition package received a number of notable features, such as larger 20-inch wheels, an upgraded suspension, a sport exhaust system, racing-inspired front seats, and a 17-horsepower increase.

The M5 is so good that our complaints are minor. Installing a rear-facing child safety seat can be challenging, due to the thickness of the M5's front passenger seat. Also, depending on your tastes, some may feel that the M5's cabin isn't quite as luxurious as its competitors'.

All BMW M5 years

What is new for the 2023 BMW M5?

  • The CS trim has been discontinued for 2023.
  • Bowers & Wilkins Audio features are now available as options on select trims.

2023 BMW M5 trims

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  • 600-hp, 553-lb-ft of torque 4.4L
  • Smart Key
  • Power Mirrors
  • Head Up Display
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Seats
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Adjustable Suspension
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5 reasons to buy the 2023 BMW M5

What We Like

Fun factor: If you are looking for driving excitement in a luxury sedan, look no further. The BMW M5 will take you to the edge of performance that is dictated only by your driving skills and the legal limits of the road. It does all of that while flying under the radar not advertising its many strengths.

Comfortable seats: The M5's front seats are aggressively bolstered to keep both driver and passenger firmly anchored when cornering. M5 models with the Executive package will have the added perk of ventilated and massaging seats that take comfort to the next level. You're not likely to experience any seat fatigue after numerous hours on the road.

Quiet but not too silent: Despite the M5 being a performance sedan, it doesn't forget its luxury roots and has a relatively quiet cabin. That said, it doesn't isolate the sound enough to make you forget about its throaty V8, which is a good thing in our book.

What Needs Improvement

Menu-heavy entertainment system: BMW's iDrive operating system does require a bit of a learning curve. It offers tons of information, settings, and entertainment features, but you'll need to know where those items are in the menus and use either the touchscreen or the rotary control knob.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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Below Average

RepairPal gave the BMW M5 an overall reliability rating of 2 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Below Average. This rating ranks BMW M5 44th out of 48 among Luxury Fullsize Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a BMW M5 is $998, compared to an average of $725 for Luxury Fullsize Cars and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, BMW M5 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 2.1 times per year, compared to an average of 1.7 times for Luxury Fullsize Cars and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 27% for the BMW M5, compared to an average of 17% for Luxury Fullsize Cars and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

BMW M5 features and specs

(no trim) 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Bowers & Wilkins Audio
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Seat Massagers
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.4"/R 36.5"

Head room

F 40.7"/R 38.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




2023 BMW M5 FAQ

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