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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Only two to choose from. If you want the ultimate then choose the V8, otherwise it’s the straight six. Both offer plenty of smooth power and a regular excuse to visit the petrol station. Great cruisers.

Doesn’t offer the poise of a 5-Series, preferring instead to deliver a cosseting environment for wafting about. Plenty of grip and road holding but not much driver involvement.