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Brand New BMW 5 Series 520d MHT M Sport 4dr Step Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

32GB hard disc drive (HDD) memoryActive Guard
BMW ConnectedDrive online servicesBMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system with 12.3" instrument display and high resolution control display
BMW TeleservicesBrake pad wear indicator
Cruise control with brake assistDriving experience switch
Electric Power Steering (EPS) with ServotroniciDrive touch controller with shortcut buttons
Intelligent emergency callMultifunctional 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 - OBDPowered by Operating System 7.0
Service interval indicatorSpeed limiting function
Stop/start button 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

48V Mild hybrid technologyDiesel particulate filter
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport modeEngine cover with twin turbo designation
M sport suspensionSteptronic transmission with gearshift paddles on steering wheel

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioFavourite buttons

Exterior Features

Acoustic glazingAll round anti-corrosion system
Automatic windscreen wipers and automatic headlightAutomatically dimming rear view mirror
BMW Individual high gloss shadow line includes exterior mirror frame, window frame surround, B pillar finish, air breather in high gloss blackBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersDoor handle illumination
Dynamic brake lights with LED technologyElectric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap facility and comfort closing function
Electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors includes integrated direction indicators and automatic parking functionFolding exterior side mirror with auto- dimming
Follow me home headlight functionHeated windscreen washer jets
High gloss black active air stream kidney grilleLED daytime running lights
LED third brake lightM designation on front side panels, left and right in chrome
Trapezoidal visible exhaust tailpipes 

Interior Features

12V power socket in front and rearArmrest - front and rear integrated door trim, centre console includes storage compartment, rear centre includes 2 cupholders
Child seat ISOFIX attachment with rear outer seats includes top tetherCup holders (2 front and 2 rear)
Front and rear footwell lightsFront reading lights
Height and length adjustable steering column and activation via lateral lever on the steering columnLockable glove compartment with light
M door sill finishersM specific pedals
M specific velour floor matsMultifunction controls for leather steering wheel
Rear headrestsThree spoke sport M leather steering steering wheel

Packs

Ambient lighting pack - 5 SeriesConnected package professional - 5 Series
M Aerodynamic pack - 5 SeriesParking assistant pack - 5 Series

Passive Safety

Airbags - driver/front passenger, rear and side, first and second row seats head airbags, front passenger seat airbag deactivation + knee airbagAnti-lock braking system (ABS)
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)Brake assist function
Brake energy regenerationCBC - (Cornering brake control)
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off and interior lightingDeformation zones - front and rear with door reinforcements and bumpers up to 2.5 mph
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 head restraints with anti-whiplash
Hill start assistMechanical child proof lock on rear doors
Passive protection for pedestriansSide impact protection
Three point seat belts for all four seatsTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure indicatorWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with remote control and electronic engine immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.116HC+NOx0.043
NOx0.018Particles0.0002
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb128
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH143WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL128
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High129WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High114
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low165WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium126

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1995Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeB47D20O1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb4.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL4.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High4.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL4.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH6.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium4.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL4.8WLTP - MPG - Comb57.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH51.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL57.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High57.6WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH50.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL57.6WLTP - MPG - High65.7
WLTP - MPG - High - TEH57.6WLTP - MPG - High - TEL65.7
WLTP - MPG - Low44.8WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH42.8
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL44.8WLTP - MPG - Medium58.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH53.3WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL58.9

General

AdBlueTrueAlternative Fuel QualifyingTrue
Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power190
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesM Sport
Generation Mark7Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0739E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %91NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %81
NCAP Safety Assist %59Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage15000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.2Engine Power - BHP190
Engine Power - KW140Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed146

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/40 R19
Tyre Size Rear275/35 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleY SPOKE STYLE 845 MWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1479Length4963
Wheelbase2975Width1868
Width (including mirrors)2126 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2345
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)530Max. Loading Weight670
Max. Roof Load100Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1675
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12
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

This improved version of the seventh generation BMW 5 Series claims to be significantly smarter, more sophisticated and more efficient than ever before. Plenty to worry rivals then. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

BMW's 'G30' 7th generation 5 series has changed - but not beyond recognition. The looks get sharpened, engine electrification now proliferates and a couple of extra powerplant variants join the range. Otherwise, the line-up of saloon and Touring models continues with much the same polished, Teutonic and mildly dynamic appeal as before.

Background

How do you right a bestseller? This refreshed version of the 7th generation 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. Over 600,000 examples of this 'G30' series '5' have been sold since its original launch in 2016 but changes were needed, following key enhancements to its two most significant rivals. An all-new version of the Audi A6 was launched in 2018 and Mercedes substantially updated its 10th generation E-class in early 2020. In terms of what's new here, you'll immediately spot the new 3 series-style nose. But arguably what's more important is what now lies beneath the bonnet. 48V mild hybrid tech has now been introduced to all the mainstream engines, plus there's a second, more powerful plug-in hybrid option. And a new V8 M Performance model, along with a re-fettled M5 too. Plus updated media connectivity as part of a lightly-smartened cabin. Plenty to talk about them.

Driving Experience

Thanks to a reduction in weight of about 100kg, this 7th generation 5 Series proved to be a little sharper to drive than its immediate predecessor and still feels a little more agile than its direct Audi and Mercedes rivals. Especially if you add in options like 4-wheel steering and adaptive damping. The kind of full air suspension set-up you can have on a rival Mercedes E-Class is still lacking, though there's an air suspended rear axle on the Touring estate variant. You'll want to know about engines which continue to work via an 8-speed ZF auto gearbox. All the mainstream four cylinder and six cylinder powerplants now get the Munich maker's latest 48V mild hybrid technology. Most 5 series buyers still want a diesel - there are three options again available. Things kick off with the four-cylinder 188hp 520d, which sits below a couple of six cylinder variants, the 281hp 530d and the 335hp 540d xDrive. The 520d and 530d can be had with either standard rear wheel drive or extra cost xDrive 4WD. BMW expects petrol power to enjoy a greater take-up with this facelifted model. The mainstream part of the range uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo unit, things kicking off with a 181hp 520i. Above the 520i, xDrive 4WD is either optional or mandatory. That 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit features in more powerful 248hp form in the 530i. And in the plug-in hybrid 530e, which offers up to 288hp. If you think a 5 Series really needs a six cylinder engine and you want petrol power, the conventional option is the 329hp 540i. A 248hp version of the 540i's same 3.0-litre petrol 'six' is paired to a 107hp electric motor in a new more powerful plug-in hybrid derivative, the 545e xDrive. Finally, there are a couple of potent V8 variants, starting with a freshly-added M Performance version, the 550i xDrive, which offers 523hp from its 4.4-litre powerplant and bridges the gap to the top M5 Competition super saloon. The M5 Competition uses the same V8 engine in 625hp form.

Design and Build

One day, BMW might choose to visually differentiate this car from the style of the smaller 3 Series model that sits below it in the company's line-up, but that day hasn't come yet. This updated '5' adopts a look that brings it back into line with the 7th generation 3 Series model introduced in 2018, with a wider single-frame front grille flanked by beadier LED headlights and structured rear LED tail lamps. L-shaped daytime running lights also feature at the front and the bumpers have been re-profiled at both ends, which has increased the length of the saloon by 27mm and the Touring estate by 21mm, so that both now measure in at a fraction under 5m. Plus all variants now get trapezoidal tailpipes. Underneath the skin, the same lightweight aluminium-rich 'CLAR' structure that was pioneered in the larger 7 Series model remains much in evidence. Inside, the changes made are much harder to spot and mostly concern updates to the centre stack. There's a re-designed lower climate display, revised trim materials and gloss black centre console details. More significant is the adoption of the 7th generation version of BMW's iDrive infotainment system, which offers buyers a standard 10.3-inch centre-dash touchscreen, with the option to upgrade to larger 12.3-inch monitor on request. There's also a digital display for the instrument binnacle, but you still can't get it to show a full-dash screen map, as is possible with rivals. There is room for up to three adults on the rear seats, which are also designed to allow room for up to three child seats. The saloon has a 530-litre boot; the Touring estate can swallow 570-litres, extendable to 1,700-litres with the rear seats down. Build quality is almost faultless.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £37,500 for the base 520i petrol model. There are three trim levels: SE, M Sport and M Sport Edition. The Touring estate body style requires an extra premium of £2,250. M Sport trim adds a premium of £3,500 across the range. As for the freshly added variants, the 545e xDrive costs from around £55,000, while the M550i xDrive costs from around £68,000 - which makes it around £30,000 less expensive than the top M5 Competition model. Even base SE models are, as you would expect, very well equipped, featuring alloy wheels of between 17 and 19-inches in size, Dakota leather upholstery, a Sport leather steering wheel and heated front seats. Freshly added to SE trim are features like power-folding mirrors, front electric lumbar support for the seats and BMW's Parking Assistant package. M Sport trim adds alloy wheel designs in 18, 19 and 20-inch sizes, plus the M aerodynamics body styling packages. Inside, there's an M leather steering wheel, front sports seats, an anthracite headliner and a distinctive instrument panel finished in Sensatec artificial stitched leather. Top M Sport Edition trim gives you 20-inch alloy wheels, Adaptive LED headlights, red brake callipers and sun protection glass.

Cost of Ownership

The 5 Series has always been impressively frugal for a car of its size. The four cylinder 520d diesel, for instance, can deliver well over 55mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and around 130g/km of WLTP CO2. And across the range, things have taken a turn for the even better with the addition of BMW's latest 48V mild hybrid technology for the mainstream four and six cylinder petrol and diesel engines. This consists of a 48-volt starter generator that enables particularly intensive braking energy recuperation along with an additional battery to store the electricity that's generated in this way. The 48-volt battery not only supplies the electrically operated vehicle functions, it also makes its energy available to generate additional drive power. For this purpose the current flows back to the starter generator, which now takes on the role of an electric drive. This reduces the load on the combustion engine, allowing it to run as often as possible in an efficiency-optimised load range. If you want something more sophisticated than mild hybrid tech, you'll want to look at the two plug-in hybrid petrol variants. The 530e four cylinder model can offer a WLTP electric driving range of up to 42 miles. For the six cylinder 545e, it's up to 35 miles.

Summary

The whole point of a mid-cycle product refresh is to give the car in question the feel of an all-new model - and that's the case here. The looks have more attitude, the engines have the required dose of electrification and there's now less of yawning gap between the mainstream models and the fire-breathing M5. Are there issues? A few. BMW's decision not to develop the kind of full air suspension system you'd find as an option on a rival Mercedes E-Class means that a Merc with that set-up has a small edge if your over-riding priority is ride comfort. A 5 Series with optional 'VDC' 'Variable Damper Control' gets close though. Without 'VDC', some might find its damping a little too firm. We can't find much else to grouse about though. There's premium pricing of course, but that applies to most comparable 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. Conservatively styled it may be: conservative in outlook it certainly isn't.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* 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.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£549
Deposit£1499
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate1.5%
Cash price£43,985
Arnold Clark deposit£3223
Credit amount£39,282
Guaranteed future value£16,683
Total amount payable£47,208
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.61p per mile
Representative APR2.9%
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