BMW Saloon car reviews

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If you like the security of a separate boot, a traditionally styled car, and you aren’t interested in those new crossover cars, then a saloon car could be the best choice for you. 

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  • BMW 3-Series Saloon (2019 onwards) Review

    BMW’s excellent 3 Series remains one of the best compact saloons

    Parkers rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6
    New price: £31,110 - £49,845

    PROS

    • Wide range of engines and trims available
    • Looks good inside and out
    • Great fun to drive while still comfortable
    • High-quality interior with lots of tech

    CONS

    • Options can make it quite pricey
    • Some tech doesn’t work as well as in rivals
    • Firm and fidgety ride on M Sport models
    • Not much else
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  • BMW 5-Series Saloon (2017 onwards) Review

    Benchmark premium executive saloon – monster M5 imperious

    Parkers rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8
    New price: £36,890 - £105,785

    PROS

    • Great to drive
    • Strong engines
    • Exceptional comfort
    • Packed with technology

    CONS

    • Drive varies according to spec
    • E-Class has a bigger boot
    • Only two trim levels
    • Occasionally jerky gearchanges
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  • BMW 7-Series (2015 onwards) Review

    An engaging driver’s car in a limousine world

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    New price: £70,955 - £146,750

    PROS

    • Comfort, front and rear
    • Cutting-edge technology
    • It's still as good as ever to drive
    • Wafty plug-in hybrid model

    CONS

    • Facelifted model has challenging looks
    • Rear seat space less generous than rivals
    • Expensive options
    • Huge V12 running costs
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  • BMW 3-Series M3 (2014 - 2018) Review

    Parkers rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
    New price: £55,955 - £61,310

    PROS

    • Engaging performance
    • Muscular stance
    • Communicative handling
    • Family car practicality
    • Manual gearbox standard

    CONS

    • Very expensive 3 Series
    • Interior lacks drama
    • ‘Piped’ exhaust sound
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  • BMW 3-Series Saloon (2012 - 2019) Review

    Despite its age it remains a compelling all-rounder

    Parkers rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
    New price: £23,425 - £85,185

    PROS

    • Engaging handling regardless of engine
    • Comfort isn’t spared for agility
    • Generous equipment levels
    • Performance/efficiency balance

    CONS

    • Interior doesn’t feel as premium as some rivals
    • Ride can be unsettled without adaptive dampers
    • Cabin isn’t the roomiest in this segment
    • Wide range of expensive options
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  • BMW 5-Series Saloon (2010 - 2017) Review

    Parkers rating: 4.7 out of 5 4.7
    Used price: £4,058 - £24,763

    PROS

    • High-class luxury car feel
    • Superbly refined and quiet
    • Outstanding handling
    • Generous passenger room
    • Forgiving ride
    • Amazingly frugal 520d version

    CONS

    • Steering lacks some of the feel you'd expect from a BMW
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  • BMW 5-Series GT (2009 - 2017) Review

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    Used price: £5,166 - £29,099

    PROS

    Supremely refined, incredibly spacious and high class cabin, clever twin-opening tailgate, practical and large boot

    CONS

    Rather ungainly looks, not as agile to drive as a standard 5 Series

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