Base Versus Loaded: 2013 BMW M5

Reviews I By Brandon Turkus I May 23, 2012
BMW’s new M5 is just around the corner, with all 560 horsepower ready to take on the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and Cadillac. Perhaps you are one of the lucky souls who has the means of adding an M5 to your life, or are just curious what size of wallet you’d need to snag Munich’s hottest sedan.
Lucky for you, we’ve broken down the pricing for the 2013 M5 and all of its assorted options. While it starts at around $90,000, it’s not too hard to jack the price up into the six-figure range. Check below for the full details, and sound off in the comments section.
Price: $89,900 (2013 BMW M5) + $895 (Destination & Handling) + $0 (Options) = $90,795
Price: $89,900 (2013 BMW M5) + $895 (Destination & Handling) + $25,481 (Options) = $116,276
What $25,481 Buys
Azurite Black Metallic Paint: $1800
Platinum/Black Extended Merino Leather: $5000
Piano Finish Black Trim: $1080
Driver Assistance Package: $1900
            – Lane Departure Warning
            – Active Blind Spot Detection
            – Side and Top View Cameras
            – Speed Limit Info
Executive Package: $5500
            – Heated Steering Wheel
            – Heated Rear Seats
            – Power Rear Sunshade with Rear Manual Side Window Shades
            – Power Tailgate
            – Active Front Seats
            – Satellite Radio with One-Year Subscription
            – BMW Apps
            – Front Ventilated Seats
            – Soft-close Automatic Doors
            – Comfort Access Keyless Entry
            – Heads-Up Display
            – Smartphone Integration
            – Four-zone Automatic Climate Control
Twenty-inch M Light Alloy Wheels Style 343M: $1300
Bang & Olufsen Sound System: $3700
Rear-Seat Entertainment System Professional: $2200
Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection: $2600
BMW Apple iPhone Media/BMW Apps: $249
BMW Carpeted Floor Mats: $152
No Cost Options
Manual Transmission: $0
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color: $0
Standard Features
Performance and efficiency
4.4-liter, 32-valve 560-hp V-8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, High Precision Direct Injection, 4 overhead camshafts, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
Electronically controlled engine cooling (map cooling)
Auto Start-Stop function      
7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic
Brake Energy Regeneration to convert kinetic energy into usable electrical power        
Handling, ride and braking
Vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-assist (Servotronic), variable-ratio power steering  
Aluminum front and rear subframes
Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers  
M Dynamic Damping Control
M Compound 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)       
M Chassis and Suspension system
M Drive and M Driving Dynamics Control   
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features; with M Dynamic Mode
Active M Differential 
Star Spoke (Style 345M) 19 x 9.0 front, 19 x 10.0 rear forged alloy wheels, and 265/40 front, 295/35 rear performance tires       
Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed
Xenon Adaptive Headlights with dynamic auto-leveling, Corona headlight-rings and Cornering Lights
Retractable, high-intensity headlight washers
Power-adjustable, heated, body-color, power-folding side-view mirrors with automatic-dimming function       
Choice of standard or metallic paints
Rear spoiler   
Shadowline exterior trim
Interior seating and trim
20-way power front M Multi-contour seats with 4-way lumbar support, articulated upper backrest, adjustable thigh support, passenger’s-seat memory, and Active Head Restraints with adjustable side support. Includes memory system for driver’s and front passenger’s seats, steering wheel, and outside mirrors (2 positions)    
Extended Merino Leather upholstery and door trim (Leather includes seat surfaces, armrests in center console and doors, headrests for front and rear seats, and gear shift lever boot)
Aluminum Trace interior trim           
Anthracite Alcantara headliner
Split fold-down rear seats    
Comfort and convenience
Automatic climate control with separate left/right temperature and air distribution controls, with automatic air recirculation           
Micro-filter ventilation system with replaceable active-charcoal filters
2-way power moonroof with remote, expanded "one-touch" operation, anti-trapping feature, and sliding interior sunshade   
Automatic-dimming inside and power-folding outside rear-view mirrors
Power tilt and telescopic steering wheel with automatic tilt-up    
Power windows with key-off and "one-touch" up and down operation both front and rear, anti-trapping feature, opening from remote, and closing from exterior lock
Park Distance Control, front and rear, with graphic display           
Electric park brake
Adaptive light control for Automatic headlight on/off control        
Ambiance interior lighting
Dual front sun visors with illuminated mirrors        
Rear-seat reading lights
Cupholders for front seats    
Heated driver’s door lock and rear-window defroster
3-stage heated front seats  
Ski bag
Fully finished trunk with interior trunk release        
Integrated 3-button Universal garage-door opener
Instrumentation and controls
3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel with paddle shifters and controls for audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone        
Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling (if equipped with compatible Bluetooth phone) and phonebook downloading capabilities (please visit your authorized BMW center for details on standard and optional services)
Instrument cluster with additional integrated LED display
Expanded Check Control vehicle monitor system
Combox controller    
iDrive system with on-board computer and Controller, and 8 programmable memory buttons
Rear-view Camera    
Exterior temperature display with alarm for freezing temperatures
Dynamic Cruise Control       
Navigation system with 10.2-inch Display, voice feedback, Voice command system, and Real Time Traffic Information
Engine Start/Stop button      
Tire Pressure Monitor
Vehicle & Key Memory         
Audio system
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 audio system with Radio Data System (RDS), Auto-Store, and 3-channel FM diversity antenna. Includes 12-speakers with Dirac signal processing and Surround mode, discrete 5.1 multi-channel sound, 7-band equalizer incorporating an analog amplifier with 500-watt output power and vehicle-specific equalizing. The system includes 5 tweeters, 5 midrange and 2 bass speakers 
Pre-wired for satellite radio and CD/DVD changer installation
HD Radio™ with "multicast" FM station reception 
iPod® and USB adapter
6-disc DVD changer 
Auxiliary audio input for portable music players
Safety and security
Driver’s and passenger’s front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment      
BMW’s Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
Active Head Restraints in front seats         
Active Knee Protection
Front-seat side-impact airbags       
Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
Acoustic safety belt warning
ISOFIX attachment for child-restraint safety installation
Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)       
Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
Adaptive Brakelights
Daytime Running lights
Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; and turns on hazard lights, interior lights and unlocks doors      
Coded Driveaway Protection (prevents engine start when your key fob with constantly changing electronic code is not used)
Remote keyless entry security alarm system with selective unlocking and double-lock feature (programmed at authorized BMW center), remote trunk opening, interior motion detector, and panic feature          
Anti-theft alarm system with keyhead remote operation and interior motion detector
BMW Assist™ Safety Plan includes four years of Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Request, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Door Unlock, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Customer Relations, TeleService, Mobile Office features; MyInfo lets you send business locations and street addresses directly to your BMW and Navigation system (for complete details, visit
BMW Services
BMW Ultimate Service® (for complete details, visit

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