The latest G30 BMW 5 Series was launched in Malaysia just two months ago, in a single fully-imported (CBU) 530i M Sport guise. It’s priced at RM398,800, pitting it squarely against the W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (RM349k-RM459k), Volvo S90/V90 (RM389k-RM459k) and Audi A6 (RM328k-RM488k).

In the video above, you’ll find our thoughts and opinions on the G30 530i – how it compares to its predecessor (F10) and class rivals in terms of driving dynamics, comfort, interior features, quality and space. It’s an improvement over the F10 in most, but not all departments. Watch the clip to find out the details.

It’s a rather lengthy review – we’re trying out a new approach for simple, quick to produce yet informative video reviews, so do let us know your thoughts on it in the comments section below.

You can also browse the G30 BMW 530i M Sport’s full specifications and equipment, and compare them against its rivals on CarBase.my.