What Car? says...
What could possibly top a BMW 5 Series? After all, we’ve championed it as one of the best new cars on sale. How about a 5 Series with an even bigger boot: the 5 Series Touring? If the theory is correct, it gives you the same driving panache and luxury as the saloon, but with enough space in the back that your dog can enjoy the experience as well.
Is that theory true in practice? Well, the 5 Series Touring features many of the engines that make the saloon so good, the same plush interior and the same abundance of fancy gizmos, so the signs are extremely promising. But being an estate it needs to have the practicality side covered, too.
When you think that there are a plethora of other big, deluxe wagons to choose from, it's not a given that the 5 Series Touring is the one to choose. So, is the 5 Series Touring better than an Audi A6 Avant, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate or Volvo V90? And if it is, which engine and trim make the most sense in the range?
Read on and we’ll furnish you with all there is to know about the 5 Series Touring, and that's not all. What Car? could also save thousands if you check out our new car deals pages. We have huge discounts readily available with no haggling involved on UK-dealer-supplied cars. And not just for the 5 Series Touring, but almost any new car you can think of.