The ultimate executive saloon, the inimitable 5-Series offers comfort, economy and class in one sophisticated package. If you’re looking for superior performance, this is the car for you.
While the BMW 5-Series isn’t cheap, you certainly get what you pay for. Winner of the What Car? Executive Car of the Year from 1997 – 2002, it comes in a choice of saloon or Touring body styles. Spacious and the perfect choice for motorway miles, the Touring is a beast of a car. For its estate size, the ride is smooth and with 560-litres of boot space, you can fit practically anything in there. Passengers will simply enjoy the ride – with optional leather seats and Bluetooth connectivity, even the moodiest of teenagers will thank you for it.
With a choice of four petrol engines and four diesel engines, there’s also an eight-speed automatic gearbox available across the range. With the 5-Series, you’re getting the very best of German engineering; mechanically superior with enough room to fit 5 adults comfortably, even the basic models are a delight to own.
Gadget-wise, the iDrive system is a particular BMW innovation. Managing the stereo, navigation and other driver-initiated features, it puts you firmly in control without distraction. The intuitive controller allows you to adjust the cabin settings according to your preferences while the glare-free control display gives you immediate access to vital driving information. It’s one of the many refinements you can expect from BMW.
BMW 5 Series 520d SE in a nutshell...
- Insurance Group: 32
- CO2 Emissions: 129g CO2/km
- Road Fund License: Band D - £90 per year
- Euro NCAP: 5-star
- Top Speed: 141mph
- MPG: 57.6 (average, combined)