2016 BMW M5

Rating8.1

Ranked #4 in Midsize Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$94,100

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Key Spec of 2016 BMW M5
fuel economy

14/16/20

fuel type

premium unleaded

horsepower

560 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

2016 BMW M5 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2016 BMW M5 stands as a midsize sports sedan that not only offers great performance but also offers a luxurious experience. From its muscular-looking and well-sculpted shell to its pumping engine at its heart, the new M5 makes its entry as a serious sports-oriented luxury sedan.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Enticing Design

Lacks excitement in its drive

Updated USB and Bluetooth connectivity

Luxuriant cabin setup

Lower efficiency as compared to its competitors

Standard power liftgate

Cogent Powertrain 

Over All Rating

8.1

Out of 10

Pricing and Features9.00
Engine and Performance8.00
Fuel Economy7.70
Interior8.60
Exterior8.00
Safety7.00
Competition7.00
Notable Rankings

#4 in Midsize Sedan

#5 in Sedan


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Trims

Base$94,100 onwards

  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Navigation system
  • Parking assist
  • Rain Sensing Windshield wipers

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2015 BMW M538
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $4299512 May 2022

2015 BMW M5

4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)

$41,995
Est. $570/mo
Fair Deal
$2,063 Below market
RMV: $44,058
Salem, OR
N/A
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2015 BMW M530
Price Drop, $6000
Previous Price: $4599012 May 2022

2015 BMW M5

4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)

$39,990
Est. $542/mo
Fair Deal
$1,733 Below market
RMV: $41,723
Houston, TX
N/A
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2015 BMW M556
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $4300029 Apr 2022

2015 BMW M5

4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)

$42,500
Est. $577/mo
Fair Deal
$1,558 Below market
RMV: $44,058
Noblesville, IN
N/A
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2015 BMW M51

2015 BMW M5 Sedan

Standard

$52,590
Est. $714/mo
Fair Deal
$400 Below market
RMV: $52,990
Little Rock, AR
N/A
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2015 BMW M525
Price Drop, $4
Previous Price: $4599920 May 2022

2015 BMW M5

4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)

$45,995
Est. $624/mo
Fair Deal
$320 Below market
RMV: $46,315
Van Nuys, CA
N/A
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2015 BMW M536
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $4690006 Dec 2021
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2015 BMW M5

4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)

$45,900
Est. $623/mo
Fair Deal
$260 Below market
RMV: $46,160
Anaheim, CA
N/A
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2016 BMW M552

2016 BMW M5

4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)

$56,500
Est. $767/mo
Fair Deal
$286 Below market
RMV: $56,786
Scottsdale, AZ
N/A
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2015 BMW M571
Price Drop, $1003
Previous Price: $5399523 Feb 2022

2015 BMW M5

4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)

$52,992
Est. $719/mo
Fair Deal
$163 Below market
RMV: $53,155
Houston, TX
N/A
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2016 BMW M547

2016 BMW M5 Sedan

Standard

$72,995
Est. $991/mo
Fair Deal
RMV: $72,995
Houston, TX
N/A
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Colors and Styles

2016 BMW M5 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

For the 2016 MY, the BMW M5 undergoes subtle yet evident changes. These include the introduction of a new limited-edition color, a standardized power liftgate, and improved USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Priced at $94,100 for its only variant, the sports sedan continues to be a serial performer that competes against the likes of the 2016 Audi RS7 and 2016 Cadillac CTS-V


Features

The 2016 BMW M5 is offered in only 1 trim BASE and is priced at $94,100.  It comes fitted with a mighty V8 that bestows unparalleled performance to it. Amongst its standard set of features, the mid-size sedan sports a power liftgate, front and rear parking sensors, and an auto-dimming rearview camera.

Trim

Base

MSRP (AWD)

$94,100

Key features

19" alloy wheels

 

Adaptive suspension

 

Adaptive xenon headlights

 

Front and rear parking sensors

 

Sunroof

 

Adjustable steering column

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Keyless ignition and entry

 

Leather upholstery

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Due to the availability of just one trim, the 2016 BMW M5 Base trim becomes an obvious choice for those who are looking forward to buying this super sedan. With a great array of features as standard along with a performance with it, the M5 justifies the price it commands.

Engine and Performance
8.0/10

Under its skin, the M5 packs a powerful and burbling 4.4L V8 engine that churns out an impressive 560 hp from its belly and is good for 516lb.-ft. The burbling engine not only feels powerful but also feels well-tuned and responsive. The engine shows its true nature at high speeds and offers the rider an exhilarating performance and thus makes the ride quite thrilling.

It gets mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that reeks of refinement and never seems to be in the wrong gear. It transfers power to the rear wheels of the SUV. The 2016 BMW M5 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and can breach the quarter-mile run in 12.2 seconds, making it the slowest vehicle in the segment.

Models

BMW M5 Base

Audi RS7 4.0T AWD

Cadillac CTS-V Base

MSRP

$94,100

$108,900

$83,995

Engine

4.4L V8

4.0L turbocharged V8

6.2L V8

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

7-speed A/T

8-speed A/T

8-speed A/T

Horsepower

560 hp

560 hp

640 hp

Torque (lb-ft)

500 lb.-ft

516 lb.-ft

630 lb.-ft

0-60 MPH

4.2 sec

3.6 sec

3.8 sec

Quarter mile

12.2 sec

N/A

11.9 sec

Top Speed (mph)

N/A

190 MPH

N/A

In terms of setup, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is the most powerful engine in the segment belting out 640hp and 630lb.-ft of torque. On the other hand, the 2016 RS7’s turbocharged engine gets mated to an AWD setup and produces similar power as the BMW.

When tested for the 0-60 timing, the 2016 Audi RS7 takes 3.6 seconds, making it the quickest in the segment and is closely followed by the 2016 CTS-V taking 3.8 seconds and thus finishes at the second place.

Fuel Economy
7.7/10

When it comes to giving long and break-free drives, the M5 trails behind its rivals as it offers an unimpressive amount of fuel economy of 16 mpg. It is rated at 14 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway. However, it features the largest fuel tank in the segment that can hold 21.1-gallons and manages to cover a range of 295 and 422 miles in the city and on the highway, respectively.

Models

BMW M5 Base RWD

Audi RS7 4.0T AWD

Cadillac CTS-V Base RWD

MPG (city)

14

17

14

MPG (highway)

20

27

21

MPG (combined)

16

21

17

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

21.1

19.8

19

Range (miles)

295/422

297/495

266/399

When compared to the competitors, the 2016 RS7 is the most efficient sedan in the segment despite its strong performance averaging 21 MPG. The 2016 CTS-V is a notch above the BMW. However, like efficiency, the Audi leads the pack in terms of range covering 297 and 495 miles in the city and on the highway, respectively. However, both contemporary sedans lose out due to their smaller fuel tanks.

Interior
8.6/10

As soon as the rider steps inside, the cabin feels warm and welcoming. The cabin feels just as luxurious as any other luxury sedan in this price bracket from its stylish and well-laid interiors. On the inside, premium and high-quality materials like leather and aluminum accents have been appointed to enhance the overall interior experience and give a plush ride to the occupants.

The 2016 BMW M5 interiors provide a supple and comfortable ride quality. It can seat five passengers and the front seats are very comfortable, supportive and offer an ample amount of room to stretch. Just like the regular 5-series sedan, the M5 offers a spacious and comfortable rear cabin with enough room for the legs and the head to move and relax.

Models

BMW M5 Base

Audi RS7 4.0T

Cadillac CTS-V Base

Passenger capacity

5

4

5

Front (head/shoulder/leg) (in.)

40.5/58.3/41.4

36.9/57.2/41.3

40.4/56.9/45.7

Second (head/shoulder/rear) (in.)

38.3/56.2/36.1

36.6/55.9/37

37.5/54.8/35.4

Cargo capacity (cu.-ft)

14

14.1

13.7

In the segment, the Audi RS7 loses out to its competitors due to its seating capacity of four passengers only. The Cadillac CTS-V on the other hand has maximum space for the front seat passengers without compromising on the rear-seat comfort. In terms of cargo capacity, it is difficult to declare a certain winner, as each competitor has eerily similar trunk volume.

Some standout interior features include:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Keyless Start
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Cruise Control

How intuitive is the infotainment system of the 2016 BMW M5?

The 2016 M5 makes use of BMW’s proprietary and intuitive iDrive system and comes loaded with features to the brim. As standard, it makes use of a 10.2-inch touchscreen system that does not have a steep learning curve and can be controlled using a central rotary knob which also has a touchpad interface. It comes connected to a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. Some of its other infotainment features include:

  • Satellite Radio
  • Surround Sound System
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • USB Connection
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • DVD Player
Exterior
8.0/10

With its muscular and aggressively styled sheet metal, the 2016 BMW M5 indicates the power that it is hiding beneath its hood. With its main body structure taken from the regular 5-series and then worked upon to look beefed up, the M5 looks like a muscular man with a lot of iron pumped into his body. From its low-slung stance to its aggressive front fascia and smooth lines running across its body, the M5's sophistication sits perfectly well with its spottiness in its DNA.

With its low profile and big 19" wheels, the M5 stands as a stylish showstopper that can make the heads turn towards itself and make the driver feel like a celebrity. It is, however, the shortest in overall length of 193.5 inches but sports the longest wheelbase of 116.7 inches. It sports a ground clearance of 4.6 inches and stands a total height of 57.3 inches.

Models

BMW M5 Base RWD

Audi RS7 4.0T AWD

Cadillac CTS-V Base RWD

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4387

4564

4134

Length (in.)

193.5

197.3

197.6

Width (in.)

74.4

75.2

72.2

Height (in.)

57.3

55.4

57.2

Ground clearance (in.)

4.6

4.7

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

116.7

114.8

114.6

When compared to its competitors, the 2016 Audi RS7 is the heaviest sedan in the segment weighing 4,564 lbs, while the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is the lightest having a curb weight of 4,134 lbs. The Cadillac is also the longest sedan measuring 197.6 inches and on the other hand, the Audi sports the highest clearance from the ground of 4.7 inches.

Some of its exterior features include:

  • 19-inch performance tires
  • LED taillamps
  • LED headlights
  • Rear Spoiler Delete
  • Limited-edition color option
Safety
7.0/10

The 2016 BMW M5 comes equipped with a large number of safety features like anti-lock disc brakes, a full suite of airbags, and BMW Assist emergency services. Its safety quotient is backed by its ratings that it receives in the crash tests conducted by the NHTSA and IIHS, where it receives the highest possible ratings.

The 2016 BMW M5 comes with the following safety features

  • Ventilated antilock disc brakes
  • Stability control
  • Traction control
  • Cornering brake control
  • A full suite of airbags
  • Rearview camera
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Blindspot warning system
  • Active front seat head restraints
  • BMW Assist emergency services
  • Night vision camera
Final Verdict

The 2016 BMW M5 carries forward the sedan’s bespoke legacy and reflects the highest quality of German engineering. Its engine feels adequately powered but lacks engagement in its drive. It also suffers due to its lower efficiency, but buyers of sports sedans seldom worry about the frugality. In all other aspects, the BMW M5 is an absolute delight. The interior is skillfully crafted, resonates with an upmarket aura and features the best-in-class comfort creatures and infotainment specifications. The standard safety features feel adequate and in each divisible criteria, it translates into an affable performer. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$94100

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

268 cu in

horse power

560 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

500 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

7-Speed Automated Manual

dimensions
length

193.5 in

wheelbase

116.7 in

width

74.4 in

curb weight

4387 lbs

Height

57.3 in

Ground Clearance

4.4 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

99.5 cu ft

cargo volume

14 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

14/16/20 mpg

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.


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Lauren Butler

2016 BMW M5

4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 19, 2022

Absolute beast

Pros - Power, Acceleration, Comofrt, Quality.

Cons - Stiff ride.

Very reliable For $45,388, the M5 is the best car that I could find and I have amazing joy rides in it. This car can also do daily driving with family as its got the space and comfort for it. A premium dealership and very friendly set of staffs.

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Melis Mckinstry

2016 BMW M5

4dr Sedan (4.4L 552 hp 8cyl 6M)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 11, 2022

Powerful luxury midsize sedan

Pros - Intoxicating power, outstanding grip when going around turns, responsive transmission and comfortable front seats.

Cons - Cramped rear quarters and small trunk.

Classic midsize sport-sedan with outstanding road grip. Calling this BMW a hot rod is an understatement. True, it has the standard go-fast bits and pieces, such as a twin-turbocharged V8 with up to 575 horsepower, a beefed-up suspension and performance-oriented tyres for improved handling, and just enough subtle body changes to impart a hint of fear. In Comfort mode, the six-speed manual gearbox ...

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Maisie Roberts

2016 BMW M5

4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: December 28, 2021

midsize sedan with high ownership costs and below-average safety ratings

Pros - Potent engine, good on gas, lots of high tech features, excellent front seats and outstanding grip around turns.

Cons - Awkwardly shaped trunk, lacks thrilling V-8 sound and the adaptive suspension doesn't achieve ideal comfort.

fast luxurious sedan with high ownership costs. When I was looking for a sedan for my family and myself three years ago, I knew nothing could compare to the BMW M5. And now when I own it I am able to completely appreciate the boundaries of the ultimate driving machine. The twin-turbocharged engine fires up quickly with low turbo lag, but peak power and that wonderful V8 exhaust sound don't kick i...

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