For more than 40 years the BMW 5 Series has been the go-to executive saloon for millions of mile-crunchers with an enthusiasm for driving. Every new BMW launches under the weight of tremendous expectations, & this generation 5 Series was no exception.
Saloon: The saloon is underpinned by the same platform as the larger 7 Series luxury limousine (albeit without that car's carbon core), meaning it’s bigger than its predecessor & now matches its largest rivals for interior space. If you’re looking for a saloon, this car’s top-notch refinement is backed up by one of the classiest cabins in the business.
Touring: How can you possibly top a 5 Series? That’s it. Give it an even bigger boot. If the theory is correct, it gives you the same driving panache & luxury as the saloon, but with enough space in the back that your dog can enjoy the experience as well.
The saloon is aimed squarely at the Mercedes E-Class, Jaguar XF & Lexus ES. It offers all the luxury & build quality you’d expect from a premium German manufacturer, with a distinctly sporty character that BMW prides itself on. The Touring competes with the Mercedes E-Class Estate (better driving experience in the BMW) & the Audi A6 (higher quality & more stylish interior in the BMW).
There's only one real argument against buying the 5 Series: its price. It costs quite a bit more than many other luxury midsize cars, but there's a valid argument that it's worth the money. The reason? Few other luxury sedans offer the kind of all-round quality you get in this car.
“Bringing together BMW’s heritage of innovation & design excellence to perform stunningly, the BMW 5 Series grabs attention for all the right reasons.”