BMW 5 Series 530e xDrive SE 4dr Auto Review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £50,035What Car? Target Price£45,982
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 the infotainment system, LED headlights and taillights, front and rear parking sensors and park assist.

We’ve yet to try this very latest 5 Series in 530e configuration, the previous version impressed 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.


Key information

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

176.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

410

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

37

g/km

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