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Brand New BMW 5 Series520d xDrive SE 5dr Auto

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From £42,335
£529 deposit
£529 per month
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Fuel consumption and range20GB Hard drive
Active GuardAverage speed gauge
BMW emergency callBMW Online services
BMW remote servicesBMW Teleservices
Brake force displayDigital cockpit
iDrive controller and display with 10.2" colour display monitoriDrive touch controller with shortcut buttons
Journey computerNavigation System Professional Multimedia
Oil sensor for level and gradeOn board computer
On-board diagnosis - OBDOutside temperature display
Personal ProfilePower tailgate
Real time traffic informationService interval indicator
Speed limiterVoice control system

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketBluetooth audio streaming
BMW professional radio/CD/MP3DAB Digital radio
Favourite buttons 

Exterior Features

Acoustic glazingActive air stream kidney grille
All round anti-corrosion systemAuto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsBody coloured side sills
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 finishersInterior rear view mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
LED daytime running lightsOpening rear tailgate window
Rain sensor with auto light activation systemxDrive designation on tailgate

Interior Features

12V power socket in rear12V socket in luggage compartment
2 X front 12v socketsAmbient interior lighting
Anthracite Velour floor matsBattery in luggage with jump start facility
Front and rear footwell lightsFront centre armrest
Front cupholders x 2Gearshift paddles
Lockable glove compartment with lightMulti-function controls for steering wheel
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storage
Rear headrestsRetractable dividing luggage net
Retractable luggage coverThree spoke sport leather steering wheel
Through load system with 40/20/40 folding rear seat 

Safety

Anti-lock brakesAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
Brake assistBrake energy regeneration
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doorsDeformation zones front and rear with door reinforcements and bumpers that regenerate
Driver/front passenger side airbagsDriver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)
DSC+Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake
Electronic brake force distributionEngine drag torque control
Front head restraints with anti-whiplashFront passenger airbag deactivation
Head airbags for first and second row seatsHill start assist
Seat belts front inertia reel with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner belt force limiter and belt restrainerSide impact protection
Three inertia reel rear seatbeltsTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm system with remote control and engine immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking 

Technical

Anti roll bar front and rearDiesel particulate filter
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.056CO2 (g/km)131
Noise Level dB(A)68NOx0.017
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)56.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)49.5

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power190Coin Descriptiond xDrive
Coin SeriesSEInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0730E
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 Front225/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleV SPOKEWheel Type17" 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.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£529
Deposit£529
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.9%
Cash price£42,335
Credit amount£36,201.40
Guaranteed future value£15,322.63
Total amount payable£46,319.23
BMW deposit£5604.60
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.56p per mile
Representative APR3.9%
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