If you've ever been in the market for an executive saloon, I am sure you've looked at a BMW 5-Series at one point or another.

Although it's grown in scale in the latest generations, cars like the E34 and E39 were off the charts.

They were the right size, built like tanks and, boy, they were fun to drive. 

These days the sporting intention has deteriorated, however, the interior quality has been stepped up significantly and the technology gadgets will leave you feeling like a wizard. There's just one problem. 

Everyone else in the market has been stepping up their game in a big way too. And then there's the Genesis vehicles that offer very similar vehicles for less. Between the Audi A6, Lexus GS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Cadillac CTS, how does the BMW 530i fair out?

What say you, Spies?

Now in its 7th generation the 2018 BMW 5 Series remains a stately, luxurious, feature-rich, and dynamically thrilling midsize sedan. With powertrains that range from a frugal 4-cylinder to a raucous all-wheel drive turbocharged V8 there is a 5 Series to suit a wide range of tastes and budgets.

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