BMW 5 Series review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Introduction

BMW 5 Series 2022
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  • BMW 5 Series 2022 driver display
  • BMW 5 Series 2022 interior detail
  • BMW 5 Series 2022
  • BMW 5 Series 2021 right rear cornering
  • BMW 5 Series 2021 RHD dashboard
  • BMW 5 Series saloon 2021 front seats
  • BMW 5 Series 2021 infotainment
  • BMW 5 Series 2022 front left tracking
  • BMW 5 Series 2022 right tracking
  • BMW 5 Series 2022 driver display
  • BMW 5 Series 2022 interior detail
What Car?’s 5 Series deals
New car deals
Save up to £9,375
Target Price from £40,168
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Introduction

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 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.

And don’t forget, you can save pots of cash when you buy a 5 Series or any of its rivals by using our free What Car? New Car Buying service. It has lots of very good BMW 5 Series deals.

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £9,375
Target Price from £40,168
Save up to £9,375
or from £445pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £24,465
Leasing deals
From £469pm
RRP price range £41,480 - £75,020
Number of trims (see all)11
Number of engines (see all)6
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol, hybrid, diesel
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) £1,133 / £5,398
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £2,267 / £10,797
Available colours