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BMW 5 Series (G30/G31 Facelift) Review Rundown

BMW | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of BMW 5 Series
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The facelifted BMW 5 Series Sedan (G30) and Touring (G31) comes with either 48V mild-hybrid technology, hybrid, or plug-in hybrid drivetrain, with a large selection of petrol and diesel engine options. Its redesign incorporates a range of aggressive exterior styling that is bound to be divisive.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
M550i is a model BMW buyers in mainland Europe have been enjoying for several years. A UK M550i will save something like £30,000 compared with an M5. It starts at a reasonable-sounding £68,590 although our test car – bristling with pricey options – was priced at £89,445 on the road.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent long-distance comfort
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Intelligent four-wheel drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
BMW 5 Series has been facelifted in a bid to stave off the heightened threat posed by updated offerings from Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder B47 diesel engine is effectively the same as it was when the G30 5 Series was launched some three years ago. It continues to make a modest 187bhp and 295lb ft, all of which is delivered to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The 520d rides and handles remarkably, too.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Punchy mid-range
  • Impressive range of petrol engines
  • Excellent refinement
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The BMW 5 Series executive saloon has been a mainstay of the German brand's line-up for more than 40 years. The latest seventh-generation model delivers the talents of its predecessors with a healthy dose of hi-tech kit and construction in the mix. It uses technology borrowed from the 7 Series limousine, so has lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre in its construction. The car's top-notch refinement is backed up by one of the classiest cabins in the business.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Top-notch refinement
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The M550i is the least sensible variant of the updated 5 Series line-up, yet still achieves a 4.5-star rating. We'd recommend the more modestly priced yet equally polished options further down the range. Every version benefits from impeccable build quality, superb engines, strong refinement and tech, and tidy handling.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Superb powertrain
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

carmagazine[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Carmagazine have found the following[***]:
The 5-series is the seventh generation of BMW's longest-serving, best-selling model – the very heart of the brand. Codenamed G30, it is everything you'd expect of a modern premium exec: lighter, faster, more efficient and loaded with kit. Mild tweaks in 2020 brought in some cosmetic changes - spot the new lights, bumpers and slightly reshaped kidney grilles - with prices starting at £39,270.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Superb infotainment tech
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ BMW 5 Series M550i 2020 UK review. Autocar. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ BMW 5 Series Touring 520d 2020 UK review. Autocar. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ BMW 5 Series review. Autoexpress. 04 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ New BMW 5 Series 2020 review. Autoexpress. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ BMW 5 Series (2020) review: facelifted premium exec tested. Carmagazine. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  7. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  8. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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