Despite a sharper focus on comfort, the latest BMW 5 Series saloon is still a sporty choice - and winner of our 2013 CarBuyer Best Large Executive Car award. It's had a minor update to keep up with the revised Mercedes E-Class, with new lights and a diferent shaped grille. Although it still looks plain, the car is more desirable than ever. All cars get EfficientDynamics equipment – on the 520d this includes stop-start that cuts the engine in queuing traffic to save fuel. All this ensures the 5 is green as well as fun to drive. Top seller is the 181bhp 520d, which gets an impressiver 63mpg. There are four specifications to choose from: SE, Modern, Luxury and M Sport. The latter has more racy looks and firmer suspension, and is aimed at keen drivers after a sportier car.