BMW 5 Series

“The best car in its class? Quite probably. It’s certainly the most rounded. While an E-Class majors on comfort, an XF on sportiness and an A6 on styling creases, this latest BMW 5 Series combines them all into one package. Especially if you’ve got clicky with the aesthetic M Sport options.

“We’d steer clear and keep our Five subtle, though. Passers-by will turn a blind eye on the outside, but inside you’ll be sat smug, comfortable and – when you’re in the mood to prod it into a sportier mode – grinning. The fact BMW’s brought a brand new V8 option to the UK, one which sits below the full-strength M5, says a lot about how true this car’s stuck to its driving machine root