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BMW 5 Series (2010 - )

Last updated 10 September 2014

 
5
Simply the best executive saloon on the market. Refined and high quality interior. Great to drive with a forgiving ride. Remarkably efficient 520d. Five-star NCAP crash rating.
Steering doesn't quite have the feel or weight you'd expect from a BMW.
Updated 28 July 2014

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Introduction

There's no shortage of high-quality executive saloons around, but none can match the quality of the latest 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 incredibly rewarding to drive with amazing 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 56.5mpg - 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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5

The best BMW I have owned

On 28 August 2014
5
520d M Sport 4dr Saloon
By Corporate Gypsy

Almost perfect

On 23 January 2014
5

Quite close to perfection.

On 18 December 2013

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