Used BMW 5 Series Touring 2004 - 2010 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Our recommendations

BMW 5 Series Touring (03 - 11)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (03 - 11)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (03 - 11)

Our recommendations

Which used BMW 5 Series estate should I buy?

Our favourite is the 525d SE. Its 177bhp diesel engine has more than enough punch to pull this estate, it's reasonably fuel-efficient and is generously equipped with cruise control, climate control, stability and traction control, a CD player, parking sensors and alloys.

The six-cylinder petrol engines - the 171bhp 523i, the 212bhp 525i and the 254bhp 530i - are all smooth and powerful, which makes the expensive 550i seem redundant.