What Car? says...
Few cars have such a wide range of talents as the BMW 5 Series. Larger and more comfortable than the company’s hugely popular 3 Series yet only slightly more expensive, it's been at the heart of BMW's range ‘since God were a lad'.
In that time the 5 Series has become almost the default choice for those looking for a smaller luxury car, helped by the fact that it's consistently been the best of its kind. For proof, look at how successful it's been in our Car of the Year awards over the years.
Of course, the BMW 5 Series' main challengers also have their merits and produce ranges to suit various budgets and needs. So, are the Audi A6, Jaguar XF and Mercedes E-Class even better?
Read on over the next few pages of this review to find out. We'll compare the 5 Series with the best luxury cars out there, and also tell you which trim and engine choices make the most sense.
Don’t forget, we can also help you to save pots of cash when you buy a 5 Series or any of its rivals if you search our free What Car? New Car Deals pages. It has lots of very good new luxury car deals.
|RRP price range||£42,580 - £76,825|
|Number of trims (see all)||9|
|Number of engines (see all)||5|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol, diesel, hybrid|
|MPG range across all versions||156.9 - 58.9|
|Available doors options||4|
|Warranty||3 years / No mileage cap|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,164 / £5,532|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£2,329 / £11,064|