The BMW 5-Series: A Personal Look BackSam Smith4/14/10 2:00pm1671EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkLast year, sales of BMW's midsize sedan hit 5.5 million. The outgoing 5er, known as the E60, represented the car's fifth generation. I have at least five personal stories to tell about the 5-series. Coincidence? I think not!