BMW 5 Series models

The BMW 5 Series is an executive car manufactured by BMW since 1972. It is the successor to the New Class Sedans and is currently in its seventh generation.

Initially, the 5 Series was only available in a sedan body style. The wagon/estate body style (called "Touring") was added in 1991 and the 5-door fastback (called "Gran Turismo") was produced from 2009 to 2017. The first generation of 5 Series was powered by naturally aspirated inline-4 and straight-6 petrol engines. Following generations have been powered by inline-4, straight-6, V8 and V10 engines with both natural aspiration and turbocharging. Since 1982, diesel engines have been included in the 5 Series range. The 5 Series is BMW's second best-selling model after the 3 Series. On January 29, 2008, the 5 millionth 5 Series was manufactured, a 530d Saloon in Carbon Black Metallic. BMW's three-digit model naming convention began with the first 5 Series, thus the 5 Series was BMW's first model line to use "Series" in the name.
Since the E28, all generations of 5 Series have included an M version, called the BMW M5.

  • First generation (E12; 1972–1981) The E12 is the first generation of 5 Series, which was produced from 1972 to 1981
  • Second generation (E28; 1981–1988) The E28 is the second generation of 5 Series, which was produced from 1981 to 1988
  • Third generation (E34; 1988–1996) The E34 is the third generation of the 5 Series, which was produced from 1988 to 1996
  • Fourth generation (E39; 1995–2003) The E39 is the fourth generation of 5 Series, which was sold from 1995 to 2004
  • Fifth generation (E60/E61; 2003–2010) The E60/E61 is the fifth generation of the 5 Series, which was sold from 2003 to 2010
  • Sixth generation (F10/F11/F07; 2010–2016) The F07/F10/F11/F18 is the sixth generation of 5 Series, which debuted in November 2009
  • Seventh generation (G30/G31/G38; 2017-Present) The BMW G30/G31/G38 is the seventh generation of the 5 Series. It was officially announced in October 2016, and sales began in February 2017