The 530i Touring is silky smooth and glides along the road without so much as a hump or a bump. It’s quiet, which to me makes it luxurious as you feel as though you’re in your own little BMW bubble. And it’s powerful. It’s got a four cylinder, 2.0-litre engine but it feels bigger than that, and it’s on the fast end of the range - it goes from 0-100km in 6.5sec. So you can zoom up hills and get around pretty quickly. The handling is great and the steering wheel is an easy-turner, you won’t struggle with three-point turns here.
And parking is good - it is longer than other cars so you’ll have to choose your park wisely, but there’s a reverse camera, a front camera and a 360 degree view as well so you know where you are compared to things around you. The split screen can be confusing at first but I got used to it over the week.