Used BMW 5-Series Touring (1997 - 2004) Review

Review by Parkers on
3.5
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.
BMW 5-Series Touring (97-04)
Understated elegance, practical, image, good to drive.
Hardly a proper estate car.

New price range:

£25,335 - £45,540

Used price range:

£243 - £2,314

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

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.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The versatility, the amount of storage available. The ability to eat up the miles on motorways, autobahns etc.  

5 out of 5

Peter Allingham ,   23 Feb 2014    ... read more

 It does satisfy the requirements of a large family estate and also capable of putting a grin on your face whenever you wanted.  

5 out of 5

Istvan Darok ,   01 Aug 2013    ... read more

 Even though it doesn't have many optional extras it is still very well equipped: cruise control, climate control, loads of airbags, etc.  

4 out of 5

Ian Moore ,   06 Dec 2009    ... read more

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