BMW 5 Series 530e xDrive M Sport 4dr Auto [Tech/Pro Pack] Review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP £59,315What Car? Target Price£50,996
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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M Sport trim is extremely popular, thanks largely to its more aggressive body styling and larger 19in alloy wheels (18in on the 530e and 530e xDrive). On the inside you also get an M Sport leather steering wheel, sports seats, darker interior trim and Anthracite headlining. Buyers can also specify BMW’s optional adaptive suspension (excluding 520i and 520d models).

The 530e impresses with its punchy performance and low speed refinement. It is available with rear or xDrive four wheel drive, while the range-topping 545e is available only as an xDrive model. With CO2 emissions of just 31g/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

166.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

410

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

38

g/km

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