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BMW 5 Series (2010 - )

Last updated 24 October 2016

Simply the best executive saloon on the market in 2010. Refined and high quality interior. Great to drive with a forgiving ride. Remarkably efficient 520d. Five-star NCAP crash rating.
Steering doesn't have the feel or weight you'd expect from a BMW.
Updated 7 September 2016

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There's no shortage of high-quality executive saloons, but none can match the quality of the BMW 5 Series. It manages to blend limousine-like luxury with one of the highest quality interiors seen on any mainstream car, along with unmatched refinement and some of the most remarkably efficient engines available.

The design doesn't break too many boundaries but the elegant shape gives the BMW 5 Series a sophisticated appearance. This is carried over inside where the cabin, which is similar to the 7 Series and 5 Series Gran Turismo, has a classy design with some cutting edge features, giving it a truly luxury-car feel that you'd expect from a much more expensive car.

On the move it's supremely refined and makes an ideal long distance car, with quiet engines and a supple ride. But that doesn't mean this BMW 5 Series has gone soft. It's still rewarding to drive with good grip and precise steering.

Then there's the wide choice of engines which offer a great blend of performance and economy. The 520d is the star of the line-up though. It's great to drive with plenty low down torque, yet will average more than 60mpg - a mightily impressive figure for a car of this size.

Add in a high standard kit count including leather seats and Bluetooth as standard and it's easy to see why the BMW 5 Series is head and shoulders above everything else in this class. It's as close as you'll come to a faultless car.

BMW 5 Series 2010 Road Test and Video

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Owners' Reviews

By djmill

thouroughly enjoyed it

On 18 March 2016

The best BMW I have owned

On 28 August 2014
520d M Sport 4dr Saloon
By Corporate Gypsy

Almost perfect

On 23 January 2014

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