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4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
BMW 5-Series Touring (03-10) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £25,835 - £52,690
Used price £1,095 - £12,070
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £155 - £600
Insurance group 31 - 45 How much is it to insure?


Wide choice of strong yet efficient engines, good load area, great to drive, superbly built cabin


Styling still not to everyone's taste, similar-sized estates offer more boot space

BMW 5-Series Touring rivals

4 out of 5 4.0

Written by David Ross on

Making an estate car equally practical and stylish is no easy task but the 5-Series Touring comes close. While the looks caused some controversy when the model was first introduced, the angled design has aged well but still stands out. It comes with a usefully large luggage area too and folding down the rear seats is fairly straightforward. True other estates like the Mercedes E-Class and Volvo V70 offer more space, but the BMW is unrivalled when it comes to driver appeal and enjoyment.

In 2007 the 5-Series line-up was revised and the firm introduced the Efficient Dynamics technology to the range which brought more efficient engines with increased power - the frugal 520d is able to return an impressive 53mpg.

BMW 5-Series Touring rivals

4 out of 5 4.0

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