The latest iteration of the 5 Series elbows its way into the top ten and grabs the accolade of Best Executive Car at the same time, wrestling it away from the Jaguar XF. This executive BMW looks smart, its engine line-up is impressively clean, and includes a tax-efficient plug-in hybrid edition. Packed to the gills with the latest technology, interior quality is excellent, the cabin spacious and hugely comfortable. It really is the ultimate luxury car and is even better if you opt for the Touring estate car, with up to 1,700 litres of cargo carrying capacity.
Price Ј37,775 to Ј54,060 Trim levels SE, SE EfficientDynamics, M Sport Engines 2.0 diesel (188bhp), 2.0 diesel (228bhp), 2.0 petrol plug-in hybrid (248bhp), 2.0 diesel (261bhp), Engines 4-door saloon and 5-door estate CO2 emissions 46 to 151g/km Combined fuel economy 49.5 to 141.2mpg