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BMW 5-series (2010-2017) review

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Key features
  • Large
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
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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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  • Pros and cons
  • What's it great at?
  • What's it like to drive?
  • How reliable is it?
  • How comfortable and spacious is it?
  • How economical is it to run?
  • How safe is it?
  • Is there anything I should look out for?
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

March 2010

Released

March 2010

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Range of New and used car scores
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  2. 64%
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  3. 85%
    Highest score
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