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2023 (73) BMW 5 Series 520i M Sport 4dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

BMW ConnectedDrive online servicesBMW legal emergency call
BMW TeleservicesBrake pad wear indicator
Cruise control with brake assistMultifunctional instrument panel
Oil sensor for level and gradeOn board computer inc. average speed, fuel consumption, liquid crystal Info display, journey computer, outside temperature display, personal profile
On-board diagnosis - OBDPAS
Powered by Operating System 7.0Run flat indicator
Service interval indicatorStop/start button


8 speed automatic steptronic transmission with gearshift paddlesM sport suspension


DAB tunerPersonal eSim
Wireless charging tray 

Exterior Features

Acoustic glazingAdaptive LED headlights with high beam assist
Automatic cornering lightsAutomatic windscreen wipers and automatic headlight
BMW selective beamBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersDynamic brake lights with LED technology
Electric adjustable door mirrorsElectric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap facility and comfort closing function
Follow me home headlight functionHeated windscreen washer jets
LED daytime running lightsLED third brake light
Rear bootRear side wing doors

Interior Features

2 zone automatic air conditioning3 seat bench in 2nd row
3 spoke leather M steering wheel in BMW M specific design with M badge40/20/40 split folding rear seats with backrest
Armrest - front and rear integrated door trim, centre console includes storage compartment, rear centre includes 2 cupholdersChild seat ISOFIX attachment with rear outer seats includes top tether
Electric adjustable steering columnElectrically adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger
Front sport seatsHeated driver and front passenger seats
M Anthracite headliningM Sport pedal covers in stainless steel
Partially electric front seat adjustmentRear headrests
Single front passenger seatThrough load system
Velour floormats 


Ambient lighting pack - 5 Series/I5Connected package professional - 5 Series/I5
Driving assistance pack - 5 Series/I5Expanded exterior mirror package - 5 series/I5
M high gloss shadow line pack - 5 Series/ I5M Sport exterior styling pack - 5 Series/I5

Passive Safety

3 rear three point seatbeltsActive protection
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)Brake assist
Brake energy regenerationCornering brake control (CBC)
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off and interior lightingDriver and front passenger airbags
Driver central airbagDriver/front passenger side airbags
DSC - Dynamic Stability ControlDynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold function
Electronic brake force distributionEngine drag torque control
Front and rear brake discs with interior ventilationFront and rear curtain airbags
Front head restraints with anti-whiplashHead airbags for first and second row seats
Hill start assistLocking of doors after driving off
M Sport brake in dark blue metallic painted brake callipers with M designationMechanical child proof lock on rear doors
PC iBrake PostCrash approach control warning with light braking functionSide impact protection
Trailer stability controlTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit


Alarm systemBMW digital key
Locking wheel bolts 


Tyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb132
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH140WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL131
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High140WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High114
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low167WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium123

Emissions - Lifecycle

End-of-Life Emissions - CO2e (Equivalent) - tonnes0.6In-Life Emissions - CO2e (Equivalent) - tonnes34
Lifetime Emissions - CO2e (Equivalent) - tonnes45.7Production Emissions - CO2e (Equivalent) - tonnes11.1

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio11.6:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB48B20M2Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium5.4WLTP - MPG - Comb48.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH45.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL48.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High45.6WLTP - MPG - High56.5
WLTP - MPG - Low38.2WLTP - MPG - Medium52.3


Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power208
Coin DescriptioniCoin SeriesM Sport
Generation Mark8Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0735E
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)7.5Engine Power - BHP208
Engine Power - KW153Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT243
Engine Torque - MKG33.7Engine Torque - NM330
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed143

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/45 R19
Tyre Size Rear245/45 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 935 MWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2156 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight2335
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)520Max. Loading Weight610
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1725
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 5 Series

The eighth generation BMW 5 Series is familiar - yet very different. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

BMW's 'G60' eighth generation 5 Series has changed - but not beyond recognition. The looks get sharpened, there's enhanced cabin media tech, engine electrification now proliferates and an all-new full-EV variant joins the range. Otherwise, the line-up continues with much the same polished, Teutonic and mildly dynamic appeal as before.


How do you right a bestseller? This eighth generation G60-era 5 Series is BMW's answer to that question when it comes to the Munich maker's uber-successful offering in the full-Executive segment. It's G30 predecessor was the biggest selling 5 Series design to date, this model line's lineage dating all the way back to the Seventies. It's never looked quite like this though. Diesels have been dumped, there's just one single entry-level variant you can't plug-in and a huge proportion of sales will be accounted for by an all-electric version, the i5. There are of course more familiar elements to this MK8 design: a developed version of the old car's 'Cluster Architecture' CLAR platform; the 'Curved Screen' cabin tech we now see in all new BMWs. And the car rolls out of the same German Dingolfing factory as its predecessor. Its role though, is to prepare us for a very different 5 Series future.

Driving Experience

For decades now, 5 Series sales have been primarily diesel-led. The line-up's perennial bestseller, the 520d, still on sale in Europe, isn't even offered here now. And the only variant that doesn't require a plug to maximise its efficiency returns is the entry-level 520i sDrive. This runs the latest version of the brand's 2.0-litre four-cylinder 48V mild hybrid petrol engine driving the rear wheels. There's 208hp on tap, which means 62mph in 7.5s en route to 143mph. The alternative is the all-electric i5, which borrows its EV drivetrain from the only slightly smaller i4. And like that car is offered in two forms: the rear-driven eDrive40 with 340hp (62mph from rest in 6.0s en route 119mph) giving up to 356 miles of range. Or there's the four-wheel drive M60 xDrive, which mates its stablemate's rear motor with an additional one at the front, creating a combined output of 601hp (so 0-62mph in 3.8s en route to 142mph, with up to 315 miles of range). If you need to go electric but aren't quite ready for a full EV, then you can choose between a couple of Plug-in Hybrids, the rear-driven 530e sDrive with 299hp; and the four-wheel drive 550e xDrive with 489hp. Both use a larger 19.4kWh battery than their previous generation counterparts, allowing the 530e to go up to 63 miles on battery power - it's up to 56 miles for the 550e. Across the 5 Series range, firm M suspension is the standard ride set-up, which suggests a driver-orientated vibe. You can option that up to 'Adaptive Professional' suspension, which gives you adaptive dampers and rear wheel-turning 'Integral Active Steering'. The top set-up is 'Adaptive M Professional' (standard-fit on the M60), which combines rear-wheel steering with active roll stabilisation.

Design and Build

This is a meaner, leaner, more muscular kind of 5 Series and this eighth generation G60 model has grown in every direction - 93mm longer, 35mm wider and 24mm taller. The saloon is of course joined by a Touring estate version. Both body styles share what the brand calls 'a clear, reduced design language and athletic proportions'. The classic kidney grille continues at the front, even though it isn't needed on the i5, where it's blanked off. And traditional door handles have made way for flush-fitting ones. These, along with a flat underbody, explain an impressively sleek drag factor of up to 0.22Cd. There are no surprises inside if you happen to have tried the current 7 Series. Which means a triple-layered dashboard supporting a single 'Curved Display' panel combining a 12.3-inch instrument screen with a 14.9-inch central monitor. The latter runs the latest 8.5-spec version of BMW's media operating system, which means it gains video and gaming functions for the first time. As in the '7', a touch-sensitive back-lit 'Interactive Bar' can be specified, this featuring colour-adaptive functionality. As standard, the cabin comes decked out in vegan leather upholstery; and the lower console now has only a small toggle for a gear selector. For this MK8 design, BMW's added 20mm extra to the wheelbase length, which has freed up a little extra back seat space. Boot capacity is rated at 520-litres (appropriately) for the 520i, 410-litres for the PHEVs or 490-litres for the i5. As previously, you can flatten the rear backrest on the saloon to increase luggage space length.

Market and Model

Expect an increase over previous 5 Series prices, which means you'll be looking at £51,000 for the entry-level 520i sDrive. You'll need well over £74,000 for the i5 eDrive40; and nearly £98,000 for the i5 M60 xDrive. For the 520i and the i5 eDrive40, the default trim level is 'M Sport', BMW having realised that most customers previously upgraded to this trim level anyway. If you want more, there's an 'M Sport Pro' trim option. The 530e PHEV prices from around £60,000, while the 550e PHEV is pitched from just over £76,500. Even the standard spec comes with quite a lot. 'M Sport' trim includes 18-inch alloy wheels, power-folding mirrors and Adaptive LED headlights with high beam assist. Inside, there's a Harmon Kardon audio system, heated front sports seats, a wireless smartphone charging tray, ambient lighting and automatic air conditioning. If you stretch to 'M Sport Pro' level, you get an illuminated front grille, meaner looking 'Shadowline' headlights, a rear spoiler, larger wheels with red-painted brake calipers and, inside, an upgraded audio system and M Sport seat belts. Most customers will want to add in one of the available optional packs. The 'Comfort Pack' gives you a heated steering wheel, an auto boot lid and keyless entry. The 'Comfort Pack Plus' includes 4-zone air conditioning, heated rear seats and ventilated front seats. The 'Tech Pack' includes BMW's 'Parking Assist Plus' system that automatically steers you into spaces, plus gesture control and an interior camera. The 'Tech Pack Plus' adds the brand's 'Parking Assistant Pro' set-up that remembers parking spaces, and the pack also includes BMW's suite of 'Driving Assistant Pro' driver assist features.

Cost of Ownership

For the 520i sDrive petrol model with its 48V mild hybrid powertrain, expect up to 48.7mpg on the combined cycle and up to 132g/km of CO2. As for the petrol Plug-in Hybrids, the 530e sDrive and 550e xDrive models both use the same 19.4kWh battery, giving an EV range of 58.4-63.4 miles for the 530e and 52.8-55.9 miles for the 550e. We gave you the all-electric i5 eDrive40's driving range figure in our driving section - up to 356 miles. Or up to 316 miles for the M60 xDrive. These figures come via an extremely slim high-voltage battery located low down in the vehicle floor and providing 81.2kWh of usable energy (quite a lot smaller than the 101.7kWh battery used in the larger i7). The heat pump technology used in the integrated heating and cooling system for the cabin and drive system helps boost efficiency, as does the adaptive or individually adjustable recuperation feature. The high-voltage battery is heated using a dedicated 5.5 kW electric flow heater. The Combined Charging Unit in the i5 eDrive40 allows AC charging at a rate of up to 11kW, while DC power can be taken on board at a rate of up to 205kW. This allows for a 10-80% charge within 30 minutes. Hooked up to a 7.4kW garage wallbox, a full charge would need around 13 hours. The 'BMW Charging' package comes as standard on the i5, which gives owners attractive kilowatt hour tariffs for AC and DC charging throughout the UK and Europe. The high-power charging network run by the BMW Group's joint venture IONITY also forms part of the BMW Charging network. Almost 16,000 charging points are included in the UK and Ireland, while the monthly fee for BMW Charging and IONITY is waived for the first 12 months for all retail customers.


The 5 Series is BMW's oldest nameplate, a model that pre-dates the current industry obsession with SUVs and will probably outlast it. Though it's true that you might prefer the cossetting luxury of a Mercedes E-Class - or perhaps the cool, understated vibe of an Audi A6 - it's also difficult to deny that now, more than ever before, this BMW provides much of what you get from those two rivals in a package that's slightly more purposeful, both visually and dynamically. There's premium pricing of course, but that also applies to the latest versions of key prestige-badged rivals. At least with this BMW, you feel that money's buying you a car that showcases the current state of the automotive art. Whether you prioritise clever gadgetry, hi-tech engineering or sharp running costs in your full-sized Executive car, this BMW operates from an agenda that will certainly impress. In summary, though much is different here, much is as it always was. Over five decades, the question facing customers in the segment for full-sized Executive cars has often less been why they should choose a 'Five' but why they shouldn't. And it still is. By a small but significant margin, this Munich maker still sets the class standard.


* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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47 monthly payments of£891.07
Total amount payable£62,200.29
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Representative APR8.9%
Cash price£49,998
Credit amount£49,749
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.98p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£20,070
Term (months)48

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  • BMW 5 Series - 520i M Sport 4dr Auto
  • SY73WHT
  • GBP
  • 49998
  • 4150 miles, Inverness BMW