SUCCESS FOR BMW 5 SERIES AT WHAT CAR? CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018.

awards24 Jan 2018



The BMW 5 Series Saloon and Touring have both been awarded at the annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2018 ceremony held in Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Tuesday 23 January. The BMW 5 Series Saloon 520d SE took the title of overall 'Best Luxury Car', while the BMW 5 Series Touring 520d SE was named 'Best Estate Car' in the over £30,000 category.

It is the second year in a row that the BMW 5 Series Saloon has been crowned as the 'Best Luxury Car', which is a testament to the success of this business saloon since its launch in February 2017. It was praised for its 'plush' interior and user-friendly BMW iDrive infotainment system. Furthermore, its generous standard specification even on the entry-level SE model and comfortable rides – particularly with the optional adaptive dampers – helped to secure the accolade for the second time round.

At the awards, What Car? judges, said: “Last year’s Car of the Year remains plush and comfy enough to worry cars which cost twice as much. BMW’s iDrive system helps here, too, as it’s one of the most user-friendly set-ups around.”

Find out more about the BMW 5 Series Saloon here.

It is the first time that the What Car? Car of the Year Awards has come around since the BMW 5 Series Touring's launch in March 2017. Like its saloon counterpart, the generous specification on the entry-level SE model was a highlight, along with its BMW iDrive infotainment system and interior quality. However, it was the space and practicality of the touring that secured its title of 'Best Estate Car' in the over £30,000 category.

Commenting on the win, What Car? judges, said: “The 5 Series Touring is one of the most complete cars money can buy – spacious, comfortable and great to drive. This 520d offers class-leading refinement, and you get plenty of kit even on SE models.”

Find out more about the BMW 5 Series Touring here.



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