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Brand New BMW 5 Series520d xDrive M Sport 5dr Auto

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£319.11 per month+ VAT

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

20GB Hard driveAutomatic bootlid operation
BMW emergency callBMW Online services
BMW remote servicesBMW teleservices
Digital cockpitiDrive controller and display with 10.2" colour display monitor
Navigation System Professional MultimediaOn board computer
Outside temperature displayPersonal Profile
Service interval indicatorSpeed limiter
Voice control system 

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketBluetooth audio streaming
BMW professional radio/CD/MP3DAB Digital radio
USB socket 

Exterior Features

Acoustic glassAuto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsBody coloured side sills
Chrome exhaust tailpipesChrome kidney grille
Dynamic brake lightsElectric + heated aspheric door mirrors
Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap all roundFollow me home headlights
Heated windscreen washer jetsIlluminated door handles
Individual door sill finishersLED daytime running lights
LED fog lightsM aerodynamic body kit
Opening rear tailgate windowRain sensor with auto light activation system
Twin quadrilateral tailpipes 

Interior Features

12V power socket in rear12V socket in luggage compartment
2 X front 12v sockets3 Spoke M sports leather steering wheel
40/20/40 split folding rear seatsAmbient interior lighting
Anthracite headliningAnthracite Velour floor mats
Front centre armrestFront cupholders x 2
Front footwell lightsFront reading lights
Gearshift paddlesHeated front seats
Illuminated glovebox with lockIsofix rear child seat preparation
Multi-function controls for steering wheelReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storageRear footwell lights
Rear headrestsRetractable dividing luggage net
Retractable luggage coverThrough load system with 40/20/40 folding rear seat

Safety

ABS/EBDAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
Brake assistCBC - (Cornering brake control)
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doorsDriver/front passenger side airbags
Driver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)DSC+
Dynamic brake controlDynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brakeFront and rear head airbags
Front head restraints with anti-whiplashFront passenger airbag deactivation
Hill start assistInertia reel front seatbelts+pretensioners
Side impact protectionThree inertia reel rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Engine immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central lockingRemote control Thatcham category 1 alarm

Technical

Anti-roll barsDiesel particulate filter

Wheels

Run flat tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.057CO2 (g/km)133
Noise Level dB(A)68NOx0.008
Particles0.0001Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

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

EC Combined (mpg)55.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)60.1EC Urban (mpg)49.5

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power190Coin Descriptiond xDrive
Coin SeriesM SportInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0731E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.9Engine Power - BHP190
Engine Power - KW140Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed137

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear275/40 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1498Length4942
Wheelbase2975Width1868
Width (including mirrors)2126 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2480
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1700Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)570
Max. Loading Weight730Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1750No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.05
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 Touring

BMW has high hopes of its much improved 5 Series Touring. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Big estate cars have come a long way from their utilitarian roots and the seventh generation BMW 5 Series Touring is a good example of just how far. Air suspension at the rear offers composure with a big load onboard and you'll be able to fit plenty in one in thanks to a 570-litre capacity. The engine range is now even more efficient and the smartened styling, though formulaic, has definite elegance. It may even be sharper than the saloon's.

Background

BMW paints a not unrecognisable picture of the executive estate market before the arrival of its 1991 first generation 5 Series Touring. Before that car, big estates were pared-back workhorses to their sportier and more sophisticated saloon counterparts. After it, they were positioned more equally with equivalent design and driving dynamics. Today, many even see the estate as a more stylish alternative to the straight-laced saloon, with its extra practicality coming as a handy bonus. The MK7 model 5 Series Touring is a worthy successor to successful previous generation models and just like most of its predecessors, it has the Audi A6 Avant and Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to contend with. BMW's expertise in autonomous driving systems and media connectivity will help here, as will the greater luggage capacity on offer. If all of this can shroud a car that cossets its passengers while still rewarding the driver at the wheel, then quite a contender is in prospect.

Driving Experience

The main news on the engine front concerns petrol power. There's a fresh 252bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit in the 530i that's 7bhp up on the old 528i or alternatively, there's a 340bhp 540i variant which needs xDrive 4WD to control its prodigious 450Nm of torque. Most 5 Series buyers though, will continue to want a diesel, probably the familiar 190bhp 2.0-litre four cylinder unit used in the 520d, which in a 5 Series must be mated to an 8-speed Steptronic auto gearbox. The alternative is the six cylinder 265bhp 530d which has 620Nm of pulling power. Both these variants are available with optional xDrive if you want it. For the first time, BMW xDrive can be combined with Integral Active Steering, as well as lowered sports suspension. As for handling, well a step forward was needed here with many commentators reckoning that the previous generation model was too comfort-orientated in its standard guises. This time round, BMW's engineers reckon they've achieved a much better balance of performance and luxury thanks to reductions in weight, revised steering and new double-wishbone kinematics in the front axle.

Design and Build

This Touring model is styled the way you would expect it to look. So from the B-pillar forwards, the front is identical to the saloon, but at the rear end, there are enlarged LED tail-lights and there's a sleeker roofline than was offered by the previous generation model. This time round, the car is 36mm longer too - though it's no longer than the current saloon variant. Get out the tape measure and you'll find that it's 8mm wider and 10mm taller than the previous car, while the wheelbase has increased by 7mm. Boot capacity is up to 570-litres, which is 10 litres more than before and 40 litres larger than the saloon. The rival Mercedes E-Class betters that though, with its 640-litre capacity. In response, BMW says the boot can expand to 1,700-litres with the rear seats down - that's 30 litres more than the old car. Those seats, which fold in a 40:20:40 split, can be released remotely from the boot and have electrically folding backrests. All models get an electric tailgate, while the unique opening rear window is retained from the previous model. As with the saloon, 'Professional' navigation, telephone, entertainment features and vehicle functions can be visualised on the standard high-resolution 10.25-inch screen and controlled not just in the usual manner using the iDrive Controller, but also by means of gestures, voice commands or simply touching the buttons on the touch-sensitive display.

Market and Model

On to pricing. Expect to pay a required premium of just over £2,300 to get this Touring estate 5 Series model, rather this four-door saloon. That means pricing somewhere in the £38,500 to £48,500 bracket for mainstream models. All variants come only with eight-speed automatic transmission and if you avoid the base 520d diesel derivative, you'll get the 'Sport' version of this gearbox which offers quicker change characteristics. Very few 5 Series Touring buyers do avoid the 520d however. In fact, almost 85% of customers choose this 190bhp model. There's quite a purchase price jump if you're to consider any other engine in the range. The petrol models start with the 252bhp 530i at around £42,000, but a better bet would be the 530e plug-in hybrid variant which uses the same 2.0-litre four cylinder engine and won't cost you much more, once the available government grant has been subtracted from its asking price. Step up to 3.0-litre six cylinder power and you'll need a budget either just below or just above the £47,000 mark if you're to consider either the 265bhp 530d diesel or the 340bhp 540i petrol variants. The brand's xDrive 4x4 system is standard on the 540i and offered at a premium of around £2,000 on the two main diesel models.

Cost of Ownership

The four-cylinder diesel engine powering the BMW 520d manages over 65mpg on the combined cycle, resulting in CO2 emissions of under 115g/km. Go for the six cylinder 530d and you can expect close to 60mpg, equating to CO2 emissions of under 130g/km. Even the petrol units don't do too badly. The potent 540i xDrive returns over 35mpg with CO2 emissions of under 170g/km - a reduction of 11% over the previous model. The diesel exhaust systems operate using BMW BluePerformance technology, which combines close-coupled particulate filters and oxidation catalysts with a NOx storage catalyst. Exhaust gas after treatment in all diesel models is performed with the aid of SCR technology, including a water-cooled metering module for the AdBlue fluid, which serves to cut nitrogen oxide emissions still further. Plus the 'Drive Performance Control' system has an 'ECO Pro mode with Proactive Driving Assistant' option, which works with the 'Professional Navigation' system to detect braking situations in advance. What else might you need to know? Well, routine maintenance is dictated by 'Condition Based Servicing' that monitors oil level and engine wear, taking into account how long it's been and how far the car has travelled since its previous garage visit. You can check all of this using menus in the 'iDrive' centre-dash display and the car will give you four weeks' notice of when a check-up is needed so you have plenty of time to book it.

Summary

Why would you choose the estate version of an executive car over the saloon? A few years back, you'd have wanted the additional boot space and would have been willing to make some compromises to get it. Today, cars like this much improved BMW 5 Series Touring combine the technology and driving experience of the saloon version with real additional versatility and sharp looks that many will actually find preferable. Whichever way you look at it, the latest 5-Series 5-door has an array of capabilities that few cars of any description can match. True, it's a pity that to really create 'the ultimate driving machine', you've to spend so much on the options list. But even in standard guise, this is a hugely accomplished car, if one requiring familiarity and plenty of mileage over varying roads before its true qualities really begin to shine through.

Performance
80%
Handling
90%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£319.11
Initial Rental£1914.66
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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