BMW 5 Series Leasing
Top 3 Features
A hugely accomplished all-rounder.
Available as a 4-door saloon or 5-door estate.
Plug-in hybrid models can be exceptionally cheap to run.
Why Lease A BMW 5 Series?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
Depending on how practical you need your 5 Series to be, you’ll choose to lease either the 5-door saloon or 5-door Touring estate. The latter is ideal for dog owners, or those who often embark on family holidays or undertake big DIY projects. But the saloon shouldn’t be sniffed at, either – it may not be huge, but it will take a couple of big suitcases in the boot with ease, while remaining slightly more refined at speed than the estate.
You may be thinking running a large executive car like the 5 Series will be a pricey undertaking, but that’s not necessarily the case. Even the entry-level petrol-engined version (the 520i) returns a respectable 44mpg fuel economy, while the 520d diesel can easily exceed 50mpg with gentle driving. For the very lowest running costs, however, you’ll want the 530e plug-in hybrid. An electric motor and battery give it the ability to cover more than 30 miles without using any fuel at all – although keep in mind you do need to have a charging wallbox installed at home in order to reap the full benefit of this.
BMW 5 Series saloonThis is the classic 5 Series body shape – a sharp and sporty-looking 4-door saloon that offers plenty of interior space, a reasonably large boot and that very desirable BMW image, all in one package.
BMW 5 Series Touring estateEstates aren’t as popular as SUVs, but looking at the 5 Series Touring will make you wonder why – this model offers a huge boot and loads of room for occupants, while retaining the classy looks and excellent handling of the 4-door.
High Performance ModelsEnthusiasts know that any BMW with the letter ‘M’ in front of its name is something special, and the M5 high-performance model has been around almost as long as the regular 5 Series. It’s explosively fast, but also very expensive to lease and run. The M550i xDrive is a slightly more sober choice, but still extremely quick.
BMW 5 Series vs Competitors
BMW in general, and the 5 Series specifically, has tended towards the middle and sometimes the bottom half of respected industry customer satisfaction surveys, so reliability is pretty good if not class-leading.
It varies. The saloon can hold 530 litres, dropping to 410 litres if you choose the plug-in hybrid model. With all seats in place, the Touring estate will swallow 560 litres, again with a reduction to 430 litres in the case of the plug-in.
If you’re looking to lease a BMW 5 Series, you’ll be picking between SE, M Sport and M Sport Edition trim levels with the standard petrol, diesel and hybrid engines, while the range is topped off by high-performance M550i and M5 versions.
Yes, every 5 Series from the base SE model up comes with BMW’s Parking Assistant parking sensors.
The 4-door 5 Series has the same practicality limitations as any saloon car, in that its boot opening is tight, so it can’t take very big boxes or awkwardly shaped items on board. The 5-door Touring estate solves these issues, however, offering a similar amount of luggage space to many medium-sized SUVs.
People are always keen to get a good lease deal on a 5 Series as it offers so much car for your money. The neighbours will be envious, you’ll be enjoying the fantastic handling, and your passengers will marvel at the comfort and interior technology.
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