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BMW 5 SERIES DIESEL TOURING 520d M Sport 5dr Auto

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

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  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG60.10
  • 0-62mph7.8 secs
  • Top Speed139 mph
  • C02124 g/km
  • BHP190
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D28%

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.

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

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.

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Driver Convenience
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection with USB audio interface
Cruise control with brake function
Electric Power steering with Servotronic
Park distance control
Fuel consumption and range
20GB Hard drive
Active Guard
Average speed gauge
BMW emergency call
BMW Online services
BMW remote services
BMW Teleservices
Brake force display
Digital cockpit
iDrive controller and display with 10.2" colour display monitor
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
Power tailgate
Real time traffic information
Service interval indicator
Speed limiter
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
High gloss shadow line roof rails
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 sill inlays with illuminated BMW M designation
Dynamic brake lights with LED technology
Electric + heated aspheric door mirrors
Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap all round
Follow me home headlights
Heated windscreen washer jets
Illuminated door handles
Individual door sill finishers
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 body kit
M designation on left and right front side panels
Opening rear tailgate window
Rain sensor with auto light activation system
Interior Features
2 zone automatic air conditioning
3 stage heated front seats
Dakota leather upholstery
Front and rear reading lights
Front sports seats
Part electric adjustable front seats
12V power socket in rear
12V socket in luggage compartment
2 X front 12v sockets
3 Spoke M sports leather steering wheel
40/20/40 split folding rear seats with additional mechanism in luggage compartment
Ambient interior lighting
Anthracite headlining
Battery in luggage with jump start facility
Front and rear footwell lights
Front centre armrest
Front cupholders x 2
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
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storage
Rear headrests
Retractable dividing luggage net
Retractable luggage cover
Through load system with 40/20/40 folding rear seat
Technical
M sports suspension
Anti roll bar front and rear
Automatic transmission with gearshift paddles
Diesel particulate filter
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
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
Anti-lock brakes
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Brake assist
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 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 0.052
CO2 (g/km) 125
Noise Level dB(A) 67
NOx 0.021
Particles 0.0005
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 169
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 160
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 176
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 167
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 152
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 145
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 196
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 185
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 164
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 155
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) 58.8
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 62.7
EC Urban (mpg) 53.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 44.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 46.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 42.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 44.1
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 48.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 37.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 45.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 47.9
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
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) 7.8
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 139
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 1498
Length 4942
Wheelbase 2975
Width 1868
Width (including mirrors) 2126
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 66
Gross Vehicle Weight 2405
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1700
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 570
Max. Loading Weight 720
Max. Roof Load 100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1685
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12.05

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