Every 5 Series comes with BMW’s range-topping Professional Multimedia system, which brings a whopping 10.2in widescreen, sat-nav, various online services, a DAB radio and even a built-in 20GB hard drive to store your music on. It’s one of the best systems in the world.
The screen is touch sensitive, so you can control it by pressing it in much the same way you would an iPad. However, there’s also a rotary dial between the front seats that's surrounded by shortcut buttons. It’s much easier (and safer) than using the touchscreen when you’re driving because you just twist the dial to scroll through the on-screen menus and press it down to make a selection. It helps that the menu system is logical and easy to get the hang of.
On the options list you’ll find a range of increasingly powerful sound systems, a wifi hotspot, a digital TV and Apple Carplay, the latter of which lets you sync up your iPhone and use some of its functions on the move. There’s even a gesture control feature, which lets you operate certain functions using mid-air hand signals.