BMW 5 Series Touring 540i xDrive MHT SE 5dr Auto Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
BMW 5 Series Touring 2021
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RRP £54,335What Car? Target Price£49,867
Review

In the right specification, the BMW 5 Series Touring is quiet, smooth, classy, comfortable and well equipped. It’s also very practical, although it can't quite match the enormous boot that you get with a Mercedes E-Class Estate.

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SE is our pick. It's well equipped with 17in alloy wheels (18in on the more powerful versions), leather seat trim, heated front seats, front lumbar adjustment, dual-zone climate control, ambient interior lighting, cruise control, a powered tailgate and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. You also get 12.3in digital dials, a 12.3in infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, sat-nav, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera. The best bit is that you avoid the stiffer suspension that comes with M Sport trim.  

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

36.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

560

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

179

g/km

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