BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive M Sport 4dr Auto [Tech/Plus Pack] Review

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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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Trim: M Sport

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 and is where our money would go.

Engine: 540i xDrive

This six-cylinder petrol is smooth, fast (0-62mph takes 4.7sec) and really lovely if you don't mind paying for petrol. In the real-world the 530d diesel feels just as quick and is much more economical. Comes with four-wheel drive as standard.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

38.2

Urban: 30.7Motorway: 44.8
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

530

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

165

g/km