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BMW M5 (2018-) review

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Key features
  • Large
  • Available new
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid

The term ‘super saloon’ was coined when the original BMW M5 arrived in 1985, complete with race-car engine. Its sports-car baiting performance and subtle, upmarket appeal quickly saw the M5 become an institution, with each successive generation becoming faster and ever more luxurious. The all-new M5 faces stiff competition from the likes of Mercedes, Porsche and Audi, which offer their own take on the super saloon formula. Find out how it stacks up in our BMW M5 Competition review.

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First reviewed by Which?

April 2020

Released

March 2018

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  2. 63%
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  3. 84%
    Highest score
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