BMW 5 Series Touring 540i xDrive MHT M Sport 5dr Auto 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 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
  • BMW 5 Series Touring front right driving
  • BMW 5 Series Touring rear right driving
  • BMW 5 Series Touring interior dashboard
  • BMW 5 Series Touring interior back seats
  • BMW 5 Series Touring interior infotainment
  • BMW 5 Series Touring right static
  • 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
  • BMW 5 Series Touring interior detail
  • BMW 5 Series Touring boot open
RRP £64,120What Car? Target Price£55,389
Fuel type:
petrol
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.

The 540i is the most powerful 5 Series Touring you can buy. It is brilliant, delivering scintillating pace that gets you to 62mph in just 5.2sec and you get four-wheel drive (xDrive) as standard. It sounds sweet and, like all 5 Series', comes with a slick eight-speed automatic. If only the fuel economy was better it would be perfect – officially it averages 35mpg but you might struggle to achieve that in the real world.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

35.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

560

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

180

g/km