BMW 5 Series Touring (2017–)

What's good

2000kg towing capacity throughout the range

Self-levelling rear suspension standard across the range.

520d SE auto and 520i SE auto launched at less than £40,000, avoiding luxury tax.

Rear seat takes three standard child seats across.

Seatbacks fold flat giving 1,960mm x 1,110mm x 750mm load area.

Lift up window in rear hatchback.

31-7-2018: Notified that an unexpected safety feature of 5 Series Touring is that unless 'P' on the gear selector is selected to apply the parking brake, rear passengers cannot buckle their safety belts.

What to watch out for

Steering is direct, but not very communicative.

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