Whether it's a classic sports sedan or a high-tech touring car, the 2015 BMW 5-Series is perfect for both roles. The 5th series is characterized by fine handling, excellent smoothness and a lot of impressive technologies.

The look of the 2015 5-series models hasn't completely changed, but they've moved away from a controversial era in BMW design and brought back a more upright, classic sports sedan design. The 5-pka now has a thicker double grille, more prominent taillights and, sometimes, LED headlights.

The entire line of 5-series engines is modern, turbocharged, more powerful and more economical than the power units of most competing models. Take a basic 520d with a 184 hp diesel engine and it does its job well, and the excellent eight-speed automatic transmission responds quickly when needed.