The 5 Series has a 530-litre boot, which is officially smaller than that of a Mercedes E-Class, although only fractionally. There’s more than enough room for a couple of large suitcases and some smaller bags, but rather than being a simple, square shape, the load bay is full of various contours that can be restrictive when trying to load a large bulky object. There is quite a step down from the boot lip to the boot floor as well.
Like all saloons, the boot opening is far smaller than a hatchback or an estate's, which can make loading tricky, although access to the boot is better than in the rival E-Class. An electric bootlid is on the options list if you can’t be bother with the hassle of raising and lowering it yourself.
Unsurprisingly, bootspace in the 530e iPerformance saloon is reduced from the standard car’s 530 litres to 410 due to a battery pack located under the rear seats.
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