BMW 5 Series (2010 - 2017)

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reviewed by Anonymous on 30 August 2021
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reviewed by Anonymous on 28 May 2021
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reviewed by Anonymous on 21 May 2021
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reviewed by Anonymous on 27 February 2021
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reviewed by spikemears on 23 September 2020
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reviewed by Anonymous on 19 February 2020
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reviewed by Anonymous on 29 January 2019
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reviewed by Jonathan Pickard on 13 July 2018
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reviewed by Anonymous on 24 June 2018
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reviewed by gary bampkin on 20 June 2018
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reviewed by Tre Pares on 15 June 2018
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reviewed by GeoffJ on 13 December 2017
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reviewed by Anonymous on 6 November 2017
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reviewed by Charley Horse on 3 August 2017
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530d M Sport Auto 4dr Saloon

reviewed by Michael21 on 10 November 2016
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Overall rating
5
How it drives
5
Fuel economy
4
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
3
Cost of maintenance and repairs
1
Experience at the dealership
4
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

Armchair on wheels....

I have the BMW 530 M Sport Auto, 16 plate. I do a fair amount of motorway mileage and find the car drives beautifully. Presently, I am getting 42 mpg which I think is very good for a 3 ltr engine. Previously, I had a 330 M Sport Estate and the step up to the 5 series is most noticeable in two areas. Firstly, the ride quality as the 5 series is so much more composed; where the 3 series bounces around the 5 series is steady and cosseting. Secondly, whilst I found the 3 series comfortable, the 5 series trumps it. The seats are deeper, there is more legroom and the driving position with the large centre console provides for a relaxing journey. Despite driving 300 or 400 miles a day sometimes, I still feel reasonably relaxed on my arrival home.
Now the negatives. The interior, is very conservative and lacks the wow factor of a Mercedes. The car comes with BMW's sat nav and idrive. I call the sat nav "Traffic hunter" as it's absolutely useless IMHO. It seems to seek out the worst traffic jams. It's hopelessly dated, in one instance taking me to a petrol station which had in the interim been redeveloped into a 10 storey block of flats. The radio is poor too; fiddly and difficult to store and find stations.
Finally, my experience of the local BMW dealers has been poor. Shoddy bodywork repairs, crappy dealership premises dissuade me from using them. Instead I used one of HJs recommended independents for a service.

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Price£30,265–£58,075
Road TaxC–J
MPG32.1–68.9 mpg
Real MPG72.8%

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