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BMW 5 Series (2010-2017) review

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Key features
  • Large
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel
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The BMW 5 Series has always been a hugely popular large executive car choice thanks to its blend of luxury and driving ability. The latest version, launched in 2010, boasts an impressive range of engines and lots of clever technology, but is it good enough to fend off rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz E-class and Audi A6? Find out in our full review.

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  2. 62%
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  3. 85%
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