Used BMW 5-Series Touring (2010 - 2017) Buying & Selling

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 27 Aug 2015
For those executives seeking more practicality than the saloon can offer, the BMW 5 Series Touring (or estate in everyday speak) is BMW’s answer. It takes on the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate and the Audi A6 Avant, and each of these estates aren’t simply a bigger, boxy version of the saloons they are based on.
4 out of 5

Buying used

The most popular model will be the 520d SE followed by the 525d SE though look for ones with the optional eight-speed automatic, Dynamic Package with comfort seats, integrated sat nav and Bluetooth preparation with telematics (both come as part of the Media Package). Also worth looking for the Visibility Package that adds Xenon headlights that swivel as the steering wheel is turned plus dip automatically when it senses on-coming traffic at night.

There is a plethora of other options which range from useful (towbar, roof rails, heated seats, etc) to the more frivolous (TV package, remote control, heated steering wheel). All will do little to boost second-hand values but can enhance owner experience depending on the owner’s requirements.

See 179 used BMW 5-Series Tourings for sale, starting at £4,985

4 out of 5


A clean car with full dealer service and the minimum options of auto gearbox, Media, Dynamic and Visibility packages will find buyers. Mileage is less of an issue on petrol models as long it is reflected in asking price. BMW is a sought-after brand and the 5-Series Touring diesels will prove the greatest pull for potential buyers especially the 520d thanks to its competitive running costs.