Used BMW 5 Series Saloon 2010-2017 review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Alternatives

BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon (10-17)

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used BMW 5 Series saloon?

If you’re the kind of luxury car buyer who values driving enjoyment, the Jaguar XF should be on your list, too. Its interior isn’t quite as well finished as the BMW’s, and its engines are a good deal thirstier, but it looks the part and drives beautifully.

The Audi A6, by contrast, isn’t as much fun to drive as the 5 Series, but it does have a beautifully-made interior and fabulously comfortable seats, and Ultra models are remarkably efficient.

Overview

The BMW 5 Series is a luxury executive saloon that's comfortable, efficient and drives beautifully

  • Brilliant to drive with the right options
  • Low running costs
  • Easy-to-use entertainment system
  • A little skimpy on standard safety equipment
  • Needs optional extras fitted to fulfil its potential
  • Not as reliable as some rivals