BMW 5 Series Touring 530e xDrive M Sport 5dr Auto [Pro Pack] Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

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  • BMW 5 Series Touring interior dashboard
  • BMW 5 Series Touring interior back seats
  • BMW 5 Series Touring interior infotainment
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  • BMW 5 Series Touring front right static
  • BMW 5 Series Touring rear right static
  • BMW 5 Series Touring alloy wheel detail
  • BMW 5 Series Touring interior front seats
  • BMW 5 Series Touring interior steering wheel
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  • BMW 5 Series Touring boot open
RRP £65,345What Car? Target Price£58,962
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

In the right specification, the 5 Series Touring is enjoyable to drive with a classy, comfortable and well equipped interior. Although it can't quite match the enormous boot that you get in a Mercedes E-Class Estate, it’s still a very practical and well-rounded option.

M Sport trim is extremely popular, thanks largely to its more aggressive body styling and bigger alloys. You don't get a lot of extra substance for the added cost, apart from sports front seats, bigger brakes, privacy glass and a much stiffer ride courtesy of the M Suspension.

If you want to avoid diesel yet desire efficiency there's the plug-in hybrid 530e. It's a punchy performer, offering a combined 288bhp from its four-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor, which is enough for 0-62mph in 6.1sec. On top of that, the electric-only range is up to 35 miles and, while it's a lot less rapid running on the electric motor alone, it'll still power you up to motorway speeds relatively easily. Just make sure you can keep the battery charged because if you just run it on the petrol engine you'll find it hard to get the fuel economy above 30mpg. This is a great option for company car drivers because the tax breaks make it seriously cheap to run.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

156.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

430

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

42

g/km