*With the wind behind it. Official top speed now stands at 198mph – which is still very fast
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The Top Gear car review:BMW 5 Series Touring
For:Spacious, sporty, refined, desirable, well built
Against:Expensive at first and then again when you option it up
What is it?
One the all-time greats in every age of its existence, the 5-Series Touring seems to have a finger firmly in every pie, with great chassis dynamics, immense carrying ability, superb comfort and wonderful engines. And for the current model those dubious looks have been replaced by something far more svelte, understated and enduring. It’s a wonder sometimes that everyone else doesn’t just pack up and head off home. Latest facelift added new trims and standard sat-nav to please business users.