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BMW 5 SERIES DIESEL SALOON 520d M Sport 4dr Auto

Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
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BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 520d M Sport 4dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG65.60
  • 0-62mph7.3 secs
  • Top Speed146 mph
  • C02114 g/km
  • BHP190
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D22%

Review

BMW's 5 Series is a full-sized Executive segment model that in recent generations hasn't quite been able to achieve the required blend between luxury and driving involvement. This seventh generation version claims a much better balance between these two extremes and adds in smarter looks, impressive media connectivity and a suite of electronic driving aids able to match the best that competitors have to offer.

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The seventh generation BMW 5 Series claims to be significantly lighter, safer, quieter and more efficient than ever before. Plenty to worry rivals then. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer.

Background

For well over four decades now, the question facing customers in the segment for full-sized executive cars has less been why they should choose a BMW 5 Series but why they shouldn't. This was the car that ruled its marketplace, the business buyer's 'ultimate driving machine' and the sixth generation 'F10' version ended up becoming the most successful model of its kind that BMW had ever made. It's dangerous to meddle with such an enduring success story, but the Bavarians have done just that by introducing the MK7 model we're going to look at here. A lot of the improvements made here you could perhaps have predicted. BMW's Plug-in hybrid tech makes an appearance and the sophisticated aluminium-rich chassis from the latest generation 7 Series also features beneath the skin. The company's expertise in autonomous driving systems and media connectivity is also showcased too. 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. The 184bhp 2.0-litre petrol turbo unit in the 520i will be popular, which slots into the range just below the 252bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder powerplant used in the 530i. Alternatively, there's a 340bhp 540i variant which needs xDrive 4WD to control its prodigious 450Nm of torque. That's more grunt than older versions of the M5 super saloon used to have. BMW is of course planning another one of those for this model generation and this time round, this flagship variant will have over 600bhp. For more eco-minded folk, there's a 530e iPerformance Plug-in hybrid model that mates a four cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor to achieve a combined output of 252bhp. It can reach an all-electric top speed of 87mph. Most 5 Series buyers though, will continue to want a diesel, probably the familiar 2.0-litre four cylinder unit used in the 520d and the 525d, developing 190 or 231bhp respectively. All 5 Series models must use 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

As before, 5 Series buyers get a choice of saloon and 'Touring' estate bodystyles, both of which offer exterior dimensions that are only slightly larger than those of the previous model. At the front, twin circular LED headlights flank the familiar BMW kidney grille. From the side, the passenger cell is clearly set back and a flowing roofline plus a short front overhang aim to underscore the car's sporting appearance. Underneath the skin, the same lightweight aluminium-rich 'CLAR' structure that was pioneered in the larger 7 Series model is much in evidence. Inside, as you might expect, much is borrowed from the latest generation 7 Series, including the optional gesture control system that works as part of the lowered instrument panel and freestanding display. There's more cabin space too, with more elbow and shoulder room, plus extra headroom in the rear and a larger 530-litre boot in the saloon that has a wider opening. 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. 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.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £36,000 for the model most UK buyers will choose, the 190bhp four cylinder 520d, a variant also on offer with xDrive 4WD. There's a big price jump of nearly £8,000 to go from this to the 265bhp six cylinder 530d derivative, also available with xDrive. For petrol people, the 252bhp 530i is priced from around £40,000, while the 340bhp 540i xDrive requires a budget of around £47,000. All models get Dakota leather trim, a high quality stereo and a Bluetooth telephone kit, plus Apple CarPlay integration. And, as you'd expect, there's a wide choice of options. There are sports seats (standard on M Sport models) and 'Comfort' seats that can be specified with a Massage function: in both cases, soft Nappa leather and decorative contrast stitching are optional. The extra cost Head-Up Display system will be popular too, now featuring a projection area that's around 70% larger than in the previous model. There are key changes this time round with Driver Assistance systems. Dynamic and Active Cruise Control systems take the effort out of motorway trips and there's an optional 'Driving Assistant Plus' safety package that not only keeps you in lane but also includes an 'Evasion Aid' that helps you to deal with any hazard that might suddenly appear at speed.

Cost of Ownership

The four-cylinder diesel engine powering the BMW 520d manages 68.8mpg on the combined cycle, resulting in CO2 emissions of 108g/km - or 72.4mpg and 102g/km if you go for the eco-orientated 'SE EfficientDynamics' variant. Go for the six cylinder 530d and you can expect 60.1mpg, equating to CO2 emissions of 124g/km. Even the petrol units don't do too badly. The potent 540i xDrive returns 39.2mpg with CO2 emissions of 164g/km - a reduction of 11% over the previous model. The most efficient variant in the 5 Series petrol range is the plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance variant. Here, the BMW eDrive system and a four-cylinder petrol engine work together to achieve ultra-low CO2 emissions of just 49g/km, while fuel consumption is a remarkable 134.5mpg and the car has an electric range of up to 28 miles. 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.

Summary

Despite its enormous success over five decades and now seven different generations, BMW's 5 Series remains a car that's often underestimated. That's a little unfair for if properly specified, it can not only be the most efficient car in its class but also the best one to drive, a combination that takes some beating. Bear in mind also that to claim class leadership, it's not only got to manage that but also cover off the build integrity you'd expect in an Audi and the gadgetry and ride quality you'd want from a Mercedes-Benz. An enormous task. But not an impossible one, as this seventh generation 5 Series proves. 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. As before, it's quiet and roomy and now it's smarter, cleaner and even better on the balance sheet. A benchmark business BMW then. Just as a 5 Series has always been.

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Driver Convenience
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection with USB audio interface
Cruise control with brake function
Electric Power Steering (EPS) with Servotronic
Park distance control
Fuel consumption and range
20GB hard disc drive (HDD) memory
Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
Average speed gauge
BMW emergency call
BMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system including 10.25" high resolution display and Intelligent Voice Assistant
BMW Online services
BMW remote services
BMW Teleservices
Brake force display
Control display - 10.25" colour touch sensitive display screen
iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttons
Journey computer
Navigation System Professional Multimedia
Oil sensor for level and grade
On board computer
On-board diagnosis - OBD
Outside temperature display
Personal Profile
Real time traffic information
Service interval indicator
Speed limiting function
Voice control system
Entertainment
6 speakers
Auxiliary input socket
Bluetooth audio streaming
BMW professional radio/CD/MP3
DAB Digital radio
Favourite buttons
Exterior Features
High gloss shadow line exterior trim
LED Headlights
Solid paint
Acoustic glazing
Active air stream kidney grille
All round anti-corrosion system
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour door handles
Body coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrors
Body coloured side sills
Door handle illumination
Door sill finishers with BMW designation
Door sill inlays with illuminated BMW M designation
Dynamic brake lights with LED technology
Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap facility and comfort closing
Electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors includes integrated direction indicators
Follow me home headlights
Heated windscreen washer jets
Interior rear view mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
LED daytime running lights
LED fog lights
Left and right single chrome quadrilateral exhaust tailpipes
M aerodynamic bodystyling
M designation on left and right front side panels
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Interior Features
2 zone automatic air conditioning
Anthracite headlining
Dakota leather upholstery
Front and rear reading lights
Front seat heating
Front sports seats
Part electric adjustable front seats
12V power socket in front and rear
12V power socket in rear
3 Spoke M sports leather steering wheel
Ambient interior lighting with 6 selectable light designs
Battery in luggage with jump start facility
Front and rear armrests integrated in door trim + centre console includes storage compartment and rear centre armrest includes 2 cupholders
Front and rear cupholders x 2
Front and rear footwell lights
Height and length adjustable steering column and activation via lateral lever on the steering column
Lockable glove compartment with light
M specific floor mats
M specific key
M specific pedals
M specific steering wheel
Multi-function controls for steering wheel
Rear headrests
Technical
M sport suspension
Anti roll bar front and rear
Automatic transmission with gearshift paddles
Diesel particulate filter
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
Variable vane geometry
Trim
Aluminium rhombicle interior trim with pearl chrome finish
Sensatec instrument panel
Wheels
18" M double spoke light alloy wheels - style 662M + Run flat tyres
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Brake assist function
Brake energy regeneration
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
Crash Sensor - activation of central locking release, hazard warning light and interior lighting
Deformation zones front and rear with door reinforcements and bumpers that regenerate
Driver/front passenger, rear and side airbags
Driver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold function
Electronic brake force distribution
Engine drag torque control
Front head restraints with anti-whiplash
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Head airbags for first and second row seats
Hill start assist
Seat belts front inertia reel with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, belt force limiter and belt restrainer
Side impact protection
Three inertia reel rear seatbelts
Two tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Alarm system with remote control and engine immobiliser
Locking wheel bolts
Remote central locking
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.74
CO2 (g/km) 119
Noise Level dB(A) 67
NOx 0.02
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 160
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 151
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 165
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 155
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 143
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 135
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 188
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 178
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 158
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 149
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1995
Compression Ratio 16.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 84
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 90
Engine Code B47D20O1
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 62.7
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 67.2
EC Urban (mpg) 56.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 46.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 49.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 44.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 47.9
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 51.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 55.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 39.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 41.5
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 47.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 49.6
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 190
Coin Description d
Coin Series M Sport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 31E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 91
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 81
NCAP Safety Assist % 59
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 15500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 7.3
Engine Power - BHP 190
Engine Power - KW 140
Engine Power - RPM 4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 295
Engine Torque - MKG 40.8
Engine Torque - NM 400
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 146
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 245/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear 275/40 R18
Tyre Size Spare RUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel Style M DOUBLE SPOKE
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1479
Length 4936
Wheelbase 2975
Width 1868
Width (including mirrors) 2126
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 66
Gross Vehicle Weight 2270
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 530
Max. Loading Weight 675
Max. Roof Load 100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1595
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12

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