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Used BMW 5 Series Saloon 2017-present review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Alternatives

BMW 5 Series back seats
  • BMW 5 Series cornering front three quarters
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon 2019 dashboard RHD
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon 2019 front seats RHD
  • BMW 5 Series boot
  • BMW 5 Series back seats
  • BMW 5 Series driving
  • BMW 5 Series infotainment
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon 2019 rear left tracking RHD
  • BMW 5 Series cornering front three quarters
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon 2019 dashboard RHD
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon 2019 front seats RHD
  • BMW 5 Series boot
  • BMW 5 Series back seats
  • BMW 5 Series driving
  • BMW 5 Series infotainment
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon 2019 rear left tracking RHD
Used BMW 5 Series Saloon 2017-present review
Star rating

Alternatives

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

The Mercedes E-Class is the BMW’s closest rival. When equipped with the optional air suspension it’s sublimely comfortable, and it has a wonderfully classy interior. However, it’s not quite as quiet or as good to drive, and it’s pricier to buy.

The Audi A6, by contrast, is cheaper than the 5 Series, but it’s also less efficient and comes with less equipment. It still has a classy interior, but on the whole, the BMW is light years ahead.

Overview

Classy, comfortable and efficient, the multi-talented BMW 5 Series is one of the best used luxury cars money can buy

  • Delightful to drive
  • Well equipped
  • Extremely economical
  • A little pricey
  • Average rear seat space
  • Slight question mark over reliability