BMW 5 Series Touring review

Category: Estate car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel, hybrid, petrol
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RRP £41,845What Car? Target Price from£38,113
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Introduction

What Car? says...

What could possibly top a BMW 5 Series? After all, we’ve championed it as one of the best cars on sale. How about a 5 Series with an even bigger boot: the 5 Series Touring? If the theory is correct, it gives you the same driving panache and luxury as the saloon, but with enough space in the back that your dog can enjoy the experience as well.

Is that theory true in practice? Well, the 5 Series Touring features many of the engines that make the saloon so good, the same plush interior and the same abundance of fancy gizmos, so the signs are extremely promising. But being an estate it needs to have the practicality side covered, too.

Like the saloon, the Touring was also treated to an update in the latter half of 2020, introducing goodies such as LED headlights as standard (with super bright adaptive LED headlights as an option), a larger more imposing grille, a more aggressive bodykit and a smattering of new technology throughout the range e.g. it now gets the same fantastic infotainment system as is used by the BMW X5 and X7. 

It all sounds promising on paper. But, when you think that there are a plethora of other big, deluxe wagons to choose from, it's not a given that the 5 Series Touring is the one to choose. So, is the 5 Series Touring better than an Audi A6 Avant, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate or Volvo V90? And if it is, which engine and trim make the most sense in the range?

Read on and we’ll furnish you with all there is to know about the 5 Series Touring, and that's not all. What Car? could also save thousands if you check out our New Car Buying service. We can offer, with no haggling involved, huge discounts on the 5 Series Touring and almost any other new car you can think of.

 

At a glance

Number of trims14 see more
Available fuel typesdiesel, hybrid, petrol
MPG range across all versions156.9 - 55.4
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap

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