First drive: BMW 5 Series 530d xDrive
BMW’s all-new 5-Series executive saloon isn’t due to go on sale in the UK until early 2017, but we’ve driven several lightly disguised prototype models ahead of launch to find out how it performs.
The seventh-generation 5-Series, codenamed G30, is crucial to the manufacturer’s continued bid for greater volumes, profit and success. It will face up to the latest versions of the Jaguar XF, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Our test drive took in the kind of challenging, coarse-chip roads on which the model’s ride and handling dynamics have been honed. It gave us an insight into the newcomer’s... read more
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