In traditional M5 fashion, there are very few outstanding points of differentiation between this near £90,000 super-saloon and a standard 5-series when it comes to the interior. Seatbelts in the M colours, heavily bolstered sports seats and a bright red starter button are the only indications that you’re sitting in something a bit special.
And yet, the M5 has always traded on being understated, so buyers are unlikely to be disappointed – and besides, that similarity to the 5 Series means it’s supremely well thought out. Thanks to a wide range of steering wheel and seat adjustment, you'll find it easy to get comfortable. Plus, visibility is good all around and there are lots of storage places for odds and ends.
As a range-topping car, there’s lots of standard equipment, too, including dual-zone climate control, electric heated memory seats, a DAB radio, sat-nav, Bluetooth and USB connectivity. In fact, it’s so well equipped that you don’t really have to add any options.
The M5 also comes with BMW’s range-topping Professional Multimedia system, which brings a whopping 10.25in widescreen, various online services, and even a built-in 20GB hard drive to store your music. It’s easier to use than Audi, Mercedes and Porsche systems, thanks to intuitive menus that can be accessed either through a touchscreen or a rotary controller.
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