The embargo has lifted at select publications are beginning to post their initial reviews of the new 2017 BMW 5 Series. At the highest level writers seem impressed by the technology and general quality of design and fit and finish. The drive seems to be superior to that of the previous 5er but does quite involve as much as the smaller and more focused 3 Series. So they say. We’ll have our own verdict early next year.

Here’s the current list of published reviews: