5 Series





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Carzone Review:

4.8 / 5

The new 5 Series has been eagerly anticipated and it has certainly been well worth the wait, as it is a significant improvement over its predecessor and shoots to the top of the executive class. BMW has delivered a strong balance of development from its handling and engines, right through to the vibrant new technology features which you would expect to only feature in luxury models. The styling changes may be too tame for some and the entry pricing has indeed increased, but when you weigh up the additional spec, comfort and tech on offer, the new 5 Series makes for an exceptional buy.

  • Luxurious interior
  • Sharpened styling
  • Excellent new tech
  • More expensive than before

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New BMW 5 Series Range

In terms of styling, the new 5 Series is more of a steady evolution from its predecessor rather than an outright redesign. The most notable changes include more pronounced body sculpting along the doors and side panels, reshaped lights at the rear and also the addition of air curtains on the side of the car in the same vein as the latest BMW 6 Series. The new 5 Series is longer and wider than its predecessor, but it seems beautifully proportioned nonetheless. Our test car is a high specification M Sport model with sporty 20-inch alloy wheels, but base SE models make do with lighter 10-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels.

It’s easier to point out the differences between the old and new 5 series when you step inside. From the driver’s seat, there is more elbow and shoulder room which lends the cabin a more spacious feel than before, while rear seat passengers are treated to more leg room courtesy of the longer chassis. Boot space has also been increased to 530 litres which adds a touch of practicality.

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