- 5 Series
- 520d  SE 4dr Step Auto
- Spec Date
- Body Type
|CO2 emissions||109.0 g/km|
|Road tax||£20 per year|
- Manufacturer approved used
- Body coloured bumpers
- Heated door mirrors
- Remote central locking
- Traction control
- Trip computer
This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.
|BMW emergency call||BMW Online services|
|BMW teleservices||Check control system|
|Front/rear Parking distance control||Luggage compartment release button in drivers A pillar|
|Luggage compartment with electric unlocking via key remote control||On board computer|
|Outside temperature display||Personal Profile|
|Service interval indicator||Speed limiter|
|Auxiliary point for auxiliary devices||Bluetooth audio streaming|
|BMW professional radio/CD/MP3||DAB Digital radio|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror||Body colour door handles|
|Body coloured bumpers||Body coloured door mirrors|
|Body coloured side sills||Chrome kidney grille with black vertical slats|
|Electric + heated aspheric door mirrors||Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap all round|
|Fogging sensor for front windscreen||Green tinted heat insulating glass|
|Headlight range control-electric||Headlight washers|
|Heated windscreen washer jets||Rain sensor with auto light activation system|
|Shark fin roof aerial||Twin chrome exhaust tailpipes|
|12V socket in rear centre console||Anthracite Velour floor mats|
|Front centre armrest||Front cupholders x 2|
|Front footwell lights||Front reading lights|
|Front/rear courtesy lights with soft on/off dimming||Heated front seats|
|Illuminated glovebox with lock||Isofix rear child seat preparation|
|Multi-function controls for steering wheel||Reach + rake adjustable steering column|
|Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storage||Rear headrests|
|Securing rings in luggage compartment||Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors|
|ABS/EBD||Advanced Head Protection System front + rear|
|Aluminium brake calipers||Automatic Stability Control (ASC)|
|CBC - (Cornering brake control)||Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors|
|Driver/front passenger side airbags||Driver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)|
|DSC+||Dynamic brake control|
|Dynamic Traction Control - DTC||Electromechanical parking brake|
|Front head restraints with anti-whiplash||Front passenger airbag deactivation|
|Fuel cut off safety device||Hill start assist|
|Inertia reel front seatbelts+pretensioners||Occupancy sensor for passenger seat|
|Rear door child safety locks||Three inertia reel rear seatbelts|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system||Warning triangle and first aid kit|
|Engine immobiliser||Keyless ignition|
|Locking wheel bolts||Remote central locking|
|Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm|
|Diesel particulate filter|
|Run flat tyres|
|CO2 (g/km)||109||Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 6|
Engine and Drive Train
|Cylinders - Bore (mm)||84||Cylinders - Stroke (mm)||90|
|Engine Code||B47D20O0||Engine Layout||NORTH SOUTH|
|Fuel Delivery||COMMON RAIL||Gears||8 SPEED|
|Number of Valves||16||Transmission||SEMI-AUTO|
|EC Combined (mpg)||68.9||EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies||True|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||76.3||EC Urban (mpg)||57.6|
|Badge Engine CC||2.0||Badge Power||190|
|Coin Description||d ||Coin Series||SE|
|Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07||34A||Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years||6|
|Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years||3||Service Interval Frequency - Months||24|
|Service Interval Mileage||36000||Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage||999999|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years||3||Vehicle Homologation Class||M1|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||7.7||Engine Power - BHP||190|
|Engine Power - KW||140||Engine Power - PS||True|
|Engine Power - RPM||4000||Engine Torque - LBS.FT||295|
|Engine Torque - MKG||41||Engine Torque - NM||400|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1750||Top Speed||145|
|Alloys?||True||Tyre Size Front||225/55 R17|
|Tyre Size Rear||225/55 R17||Tyre Size Spare||RUN FLAT TYRES|
|Wheel Style||V-SPOKE||Wheel Type||17" ALLOY|
|Width (including mirrors)||2102|
Weight and Capacities
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)||70||Gross Vehicle Weight||2240|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)||520||Max. Loading Weight||610|
|Max. Roof Load||100||Max. Towing Weight - Braked||2000|
|Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked||750||Minimum Kerbweight||1630|
|No. of Seats||5||Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb||12|
Review courtesy of Car and Driving
BMW 5 Series
The BMW 5-Series is more than a status symbol for company directors and top management. June Neary reports.
Will It Suit Me?
You could be forgiven for thinking that the world of the executive car is a rather macho one. All those business high flyers struggling to out do each other with a bigger engine, a more sumptuous cabin or a higher gadget count, it can all appear very unseemly when viewed from afar. There's little doubt that the one-upmanship which creeps into the thinking of so many car buyers is more prevalent when we're talking about these executive expresses thanks to the burning desire to keep up appearances for the benefit of colleagues and rivals but they are just cars and some of the best cars in the world at that. I took a look at BMW's latest 5 Series to see what it has to offer those who aren't jockeying for position on the greasy corporate pole. The 5 is a big executive car that's bigger than ever in its latest form thanks to a basic chassis that's shared with the even more luxurious 7 Series. Its key rivals need little introduction partly because this BMW, the Mercedes E-Class, Audi's A6 and, increasingly, the Jaguar XF have the executive car market virtually sewn-up between them. The 5 Series has to get itself selected ahead of these very capable rivals whether that's by private buyers or, more importantly, but the business people lucky enough to be offered this kind of vehicle as a company car.
It's important to remember that although it's fiercely competitive, the executive car market is quite conservative. Outlandish styling and left-field ideas don't tend to go down very well as BMW found with the previous generation 5. It was a very advanced car that drew criticism for its unorthodox looks and complex menu-driven control systems. Today's model is much more conformist with handsome but understated looks and controls that have been finessed to improve usability. You'll need to look quite carefully for the cosmetic updates to this latest version and believe me, that's a good thing. There's a maturity and elegance to the F10 generation 5 Series, a certain understatement that speaks of confidence. The wheelbase of this car is 80mm longer than the previous generation model and this is made to count inside where there's lots of rear passenger space, including an extra 13mm of knee-room. The seats split 40:20:40 and fold down but even without them lowered, 520-litres of capacity is on offer beneath the boot lid. The design of the cabin throws up few surprises with much of the switchgear being similar to items seen before on the larger BMW products. The minimalist design is appealing and there's still a button for all the important functions with only the more arcane stuff accessed through the dreaded iDrive menu system which has been greatly simplified since it first reared its head.
Behind the Wheel
BMW has a fantastic line-up of different engines with scope to turn the Five into anything from a snarling performance saloon to a super-economical motorway mile muncher. Across the range, the level of fuel economy you get for the performance on offer really is first class. I tried the 530d diesel model and came away hugely impressed with its powerful performance and particularly with the huge swell of torque that hits home early in the rev range. It makes the car feel effortless under normal driving conditions and properly quick if you elect to put your foot down. As much as most customers would love an M5, reality for many is the 184bhp four cylinder unit in the 520d. Then there's the same engine offered with 218bhp in the 525d before you get to the six cylinder 24v diesel variant that most customers choose, the 258bhp 530d. This sits just below the top 313bhp 535d version. An interesting alternative to diesel is provided by the petrol/electric ActiveHybrid5 model, costing a little more than the top diesel and putting out 306bhp from a 24v six cylinder 3.0-litre petrol powerplant. More conventional petrol Fives start with the 184bhp 520i. Using the same 2.0-litre four cylinder engine is the 245bhp 528i, arguably a better choice than the 272bhp six cylinder 530i. Really quick 5 series motoring starts with the 306bhp turbocharged 535i and the 407bhp 550i before culminating with the aforementioned 4.4-litre V8-powered M5 super saloon. Refinement is very good whatever powerplant you select, as befits an executive car like this. The engine is muted and there's very little wind noise. The suspension can clunk and bump over sudden undulations in the road surface but generally the ride is very comfortable. Options such as the M Sport suspension and the DDC adaptive dampers provide a sharper feel on the road.
Value For Money
More than the prices, it's the specification where BMW is attempting to get ahead of the competition. All models get leather trim, a high quality stereo and a Bluetooth telephone kit along with all the usual features while six-cylinder models gain a USB audio connector and ambient lighting around the cabin. There are SE and M Sport models to choose from and a choice of saloon or Touring estate bodystyles.
Could I Live With One?
That the 5 Series comes across as an extremely good car will be no surprise but it's up against a plethora of similarly capable models in the executive car class. Splitting the leading contenders isn't easy but the latest 5 with its sparkling engine range smart looks and elegantly crafted cabin is a powerful contender.
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|Representative finance example|
|Total amount payable||£32,595.60|
|Fixed interest rate||5.1%|
|APR representative||Fixed 9.8% APR representative|
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