What is it?
The BMW 5 Series is the latest, all-new version of a car many regard as the definitive upmarket saloon.
New engine range, upgraded interior, more technology.
The new BMW 5 Series has evolved in all areas and remains the complete package that all the rivals have to beat. Rather than striking off in any radical new direction, the car gains significantly more efficient engines, a marked increase in interior quality, and a wholesale application of the very latest technology available, particularly in terms of driver-assistance systems and infotainment.
On the road, the handling is not quite as sharp as previous 5 Series generations and the sheer breadth of the tech available can become distracting. But overall the BMW 5 Series remains a car that the target buyer will need very good reasons for not choosing first.