What alternatives should I consider to a used BMW 5 Series saloon?
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the BMW’s most obvious 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.