Alternatives

Used BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17) review

(2010 - 2017)
BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used BMW 5 Series estate?

The most obvious rival to the BMW 5 Series Touring is the Mercedes E-Class Estate which offers a similar executive experience to the BMW yet has the Bavarian beaten for luggage carrying ability.

There’s also Audi’s A6 Avant which has a similar sized boot to the BMW and offers better rear seat accommodation. Equally as frugal as the BMW if not quite as good to drive, it is also available with four-wheel drive.

Volvo estates have been perennial favourites for years now and while the V70 may not have quite the executive cachet of its German rivals it’s well made, relatively commodious and very comfortable.

And if driving enjoyment is top of your list, you should also try out the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Its interior isn’t quite built to the same standards as the BMW, but it’s an absolute hoot on a flowing back road.

What alternatives should I consider to a used BMW 5 Series estate?

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BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17)
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Verdict

It might not be the most commodious estate but BMW’s 5 Series Touring offers an almost unrivalled blend of driving dynamics and carrying capacity.

  • Excellent performance
  • High-quality interior
  • Tidy handling
  • Not the roomiest
  • Some reliability problems
  • Rear suspension expensive to repair