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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
BMW 5-Series Touring (97-04) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Understated elegance, practical, image, good to drive.

CONS

Hardly a proper estate car.

PROS

Understated elegance, practical, image, good to drive.

CONS

Hardly a proper estate car.

BMW 5-Series Touring rivals

This 5-Series Touring - with its subtle refined looks - has now been replaced with an all-new and more eyecatching modell. It may have been launched in 1996, but but the excellence of engineering and understated styling are matched only by the Mercedes E Class and Audi A6. It's a high achiever with such ability and maturity it doesn't need to boast.

If you want an executive model that combines restrained elegance, subtle design, refined power and luxury without ostentation, put this car on your acquisitions list.

BMW 5-Series Touring rivals

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