BMW 5 Series 530e SE 4dr Auto Review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP £48,825What Car? Target Price£44,991
Review

The BMW 5 Series is a brilliant, classy and wonderfully refined luxury saloon, with surprisingly low running costs if you go for the 530e plug-in hybrid or 520d mild hybrid. It's a more complete package than its chief rivals, such as the Audi A6, Mercedes E-Class and Jaguar XF.

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SE is our favourite trim. As standard you get leather seat trim, heated front seats with electric lumbar adjustment, dual-zone climate control, ambient interior lighting, cruise control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, 17in alloy wheels (18in on the more powerful engines), along with BMW’s fantastic iDrive infotainment system, LED headlights and taillights, front and rear parking sensors, a rear view camera and a parking assistance system.

The 530e impresses with its punchy performance, low-speed refinement and claimed 36 miles of pure electric range. It is available with rear or xDrive four-wheel drive, while the range-topping 545e is available only as an xDrive model. We would take our 530e in standard rear-wheel drive configuration unless you live in a particularly weather-beaten part of the country. With CO2 emissions of just 32g/km in rear-wheel drive form, it is perfect for company car buyers.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

201.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

410

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

31

g/km

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