BMW 5 Series - best executive cars

Latest G30 generation of BMW's executive saloon sits at the top of the class

The BMW 5 Series has over 40 years of development under its belt, and when you consider that even the fourth-generation was considered just about the best car in the world, it's no surprise that this latest seventh-generation G30 is the best executive on the market today.

Like its predecessors, BMW's Ultimate Driving Machine philosophy remains intact, with engaging rear-wheel-drive handling and excellent performance whatever engine you choose. But the main thing that sets the latest 5 Series apart from its rivals is the sheer amount of technology on board.

BMW 5 Series review

It uses plenty of the cutting-edge features from the 7 Series limo, including lightweight carbon fibre reinforced plastic in its construction, and a long list of electronic driver aids, including adaptive cruise and lane keeping, and even remote-control parking from outside the vehicle.

Where the 5 Series really impresses is that it manages to be a technical showcase, yet still delivers the efficient running costs business users need. Go for the 520d, and you get emissions from 117g/km, which will keep BIK costs keen.

Best executive cars to buy 2019

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    1. 1. BMW 3 Series
    2. 2. BMW 5 Series
    3. 3. Mercedes C-Class4. Alfa Romeo Guilia
    4. 5. Volvo S90
    5. 6. Mercedes E-Class
    6. 7. Jaguar XE
    7. 8. Audi A6
    8. 9. Jaguar XF
    9. 10. Tesla Model 3

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