5 Series 2019 Awards

BMW 5 Series 530e xDrive SE 4dr Auto Review

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The BMW 5 Series is a brilliant, classy and wonderfully refined luxury saloon, with surprisingly low running costs

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Trim: SE

This entry-level trim comes with all the essentials and quite a lot more on top. You get heated leather seats, a 10.2in sat-nav, dual-zone climate control, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers, and 17in alloy wheels, so only really need to fork out for adjustable lumbar support and split-folding rear seats.,

Engine: 530e

A four-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor combined, but the 530e can be driven for up to 29 miles on electricity alone. This silent progress befits the 5’s luxury remit very well, but the little petrol engine can struggle when all the charge is gone. However, with emissions of just 46g/km of CO2, it’s a company driver’s dream.

Key information

0-62 MPH6.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: N/AMotorway: N/A
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating