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

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BMW 5 Series Touring
Review

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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Trim: SE

This entry-level trim comes with all the essentials and quite a lot more on top. You get part-electrically operated and heated front seats, leather trim, a powered tailgate, a 12.3in infotainment screen, digital instruments, concierge service, sat-nav, Apple CarPlay, ambient interior lighting, dual-zone climate control, LED headlights, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror, front and rear parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers, and 17in alloy wheels (18in with the more powerful engines). You only really need to fork out for adjustable lumbar support and adjustable dampers (Variable Damping Control).

Engine: 540i xDrive

This six-cylinder petrol is smooth, fast (0-62mph takes 5.1sec) and really lovely if you don't mind paying for petrol. In the real-world the 530d diesel feels just as quick and is much more economical. Comes with four-wheel drive as standard.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

35.7

Urban: 27.4Motorway: 42.8
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

570

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

166

g/km