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Used BMW 5 Series Touring 1996 - 2004 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Our recommendations

BMW 5 Series Touring (96 - 04)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (96 - 04)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (96 - 04)
Used BMW 5 Series Touring 1996 - 2004 review
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Our recommendations

Which used BMW 5 Series estate should I buy?

There's no need to spend masses of money getting a big engine for the BMW 5 Series Touring, but it is worth having the updated 170bhp 520i introduced in late summer 2000. If you're carrying substantial weight in the boot, you'll appreciate the adding pulling power.

The rest of the six-cylinder petrol engines are all fine options if you want extra poke, but we think they're nice, rather than necessary. The V8s are little more than a quick way to get to the next petrol station.