The BMW 5 Series is a brilliant, classy and wonderfully refined luxury saloon, with surprisingly low running costsread the full model review
Hugely popular thanks to its sportier looks – inside and out – and bigger alloy wheels. However, you also get stiffer suspension that does nothing for ride comfort. SE trim is better value, too – it's where our money would go.,
A four-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor combined, but the 530e can be driven for up to 29 miles on electricity alone. This silent progress befits the 5’s luxury remit very well, but the little petrol engine can struggle when all the charge is gone. However, with emissions of just 46g/km of CO2, it’s a company driver’s dream.