BMW 5 Series Review & Prices
The BMW 5 Series is an upmarket saloon with a lovely cabin, but its boot isn't quite as big as alternatives
Find out more about the BMW 5 Series
Think of an all-rounder, and two things are likely to spring to mind. First will be a Swiss army knife – the global icon for ‘it does everything’ – and the next could well be the BMW 5 Series.
Since debuting five decades ago, this German executive car has proven time and again that it can offer comfort, bags of practicality, the latest technology and serious performance. A new model has arrived, but will it be better than ever?
Also taking inspiration from recent new models is the stylish interior. A vegan-friendly leather upholstery comes as standard, though you can opt for the real stuff, as well as a part-Alcantara choice if you’d prefer.
BMW’s latest infotainment system is present and correct, combining a 12.3-inch digital drivers’ display with a 14.9-inch central screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as standard, and operate wirelessly.
The new BMW 5 Series promises to be the most luxurious yet, but company car buyers are best off waiting for the plug-in hybrid option to arrive
So you get all the good tech stuff, but if practicality is key, you might be a touch disappointed. Petrol-powered versions of the new 5 Series promise 520 litres, which is less than the Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6, but not by much. A Touring estate version will arrive later if you need the extra room.
The BMW 5 Series will launch with one petrol engine, offering 208hp, with plug-in hybrid versions to follow down the line. Notably, there’s no diesel version, which is a sign of the times given that this model is typically popular with those who rack up serious motorway mileage.
It’s goodbye to diesel, but hello to electric for the first time in a 5 Series. Called i5, it will do up to 361 miles on a charge, but is quite a bit more expensive than the petrol-powered model.
We’ll be getting behind the wheel of the new BMW 5 Series very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for an in-depth review.
Until then, check out the latest BMW 5 Series deals available through carwow, or see how much you could save on the outgoing model by browsing used 5 Series stock from our network of trusted dealers. You can sell your car through carwow, too.
The BMW 5 Series has a RRP range of £51,010 to £87,905. However, with carwow you can save on average £3,363. Prices start at £48,518 if paying cash. Monthly payments start at £606. The price of a used BMW 5 Series on carwow starts at £38,170.
Our most popular versions of the BMW 5 Series are:
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|520i M Sport 4dr Auto||£48,518||Compare offers|
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