See the new BMW 5-series in action in our exclusive video
1 February 2010

The new BMW 5 Series goes on sale in the UK in March - and you can see the car in action for the first time in our exclusive video review.

All models save for the top-of-the-line 550i come as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, though BMW expects the majority of buyers to opt for the optional eight-speed automatic.

Watch our BMW 5 Series drive review video here

Rear-wheel drive is a given, but expect selected models to also receive optional four-wheel drive before the end of 2010.

Along with the saloon driven here, a Touring version is also planned from October.

You can also read the first drive reviews of the two models we've driven so far by following the links below.

BMW 530d first drive

BMW 535i first drive

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Our Verdict

BMW 5 Series

The BMW 5 Series offers a compelling blend of all-round abilities, but wants specifying carefully

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