It is: All-new saloon, with estate to follow.
Motors: Only the 520d is a four-cylinder. All the rest (bar the 550i) are straight six threelitre engines, with power differences designated by the engine number.
Most frugal: 520d at 56.5mpg.
Most powerful: 550i 4.4litre V8 turbo at 407hp with 0-62 in five seconds using eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
Eco: BMW is doing lots to cut down on pollutants. Even the 550i has an official 27.2mpg. Its CO2 is 243g. CO2 for the rest is below 200g.
Easy feeling: At 80mph, the engine of the 530d automatic is turning at 1,550rpm. Length: 193 inches (4.9m). All have: Leather, front and rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloys.
Options: All can have the eight-speed auto, parking assistance, a virtual overhead view to help with parking, rear-wheel-steer, head-up display and lots more.
Verdict: You just want to keep on driving this car. It rides poor roads with ease and, in Sport mode with active steering, is a belter.
Coming: M Sport versions, chosen by a majority of customers, will be here within a year, as will the Touring estate. An M5: they are not saying. Maybe it will be dieselpowered. More: 0800 0836 464. Or: Jaguar XF and Mercedes E-Class for summer. The Audi A6 for white winters.