Used BMW 5 Series Touring 2010 - 2017 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Alternatives

BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17)
  • BMW 5 Series Touring (10 - 17)

Alternatives

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.

Overview

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