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BMW 5 Series

Price

$56,900 – $101,500

Fuel efficiency

5.3 - 13.8 l/100 km

The Car Guide rating

80
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The 5 Series is available with rear-drive or with xDrive all-wheel traction. Besides four- and six-cylinder options shared with the 3 Series, the 5 also offers a 4.4L V8 that makes 445 horsepower in the 550i and 560 horsepower in the sporty M5. While the ActiveHybrid 5 also shares its drivetrain with the 3 Series, the diesel is upgraded to a turbo 3.0L straight-six good for 255 horsepower and 413 lbs.-ft. of torque. The Gran Turismo five-door returns again this year.

Green light

  • Good handling
  • Complete line-up
  • Availability of all-wheel drive
  • High-performance, efficient turbodiesel version
  • Superior performances (M5)

Red light

  • High prices
  • Cost of options
  • Sideview mirrors are too small
  • Uninspired style and ride (GT)

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