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What Car? says

5 out of 5 stars

For The 5 Series Touring has wonderfully smooth engines, it's great to drive impressively spacious

Against Some find the iDrive system awkward to use, and the Five is expensive to buy used

Verdict The 5 Series is as practical as it is enjoyable - it’s a classy estate, but dear to buy used

Go for… 525d SE

Avoid… 550i M Sport

BMW 5 Series Touring
  • 1. Every Touring has self-levelling rear suspension
  • 2. The well shaped boot is big, but the rear seats don’t fold completely flat
  • 3. High-mileage cars can be a sound buy if they were looked after on a company fleet
  • 4. Check the iDrive rotary control system works - and that you're happy working it
  • 5. There have been reports of the run-flat tyres losing pressure, so check if a potential buy has these fitted
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