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

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

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph7.5 secs
  • Top Speed140 mph
  • C02114 g/km
  • BHP190
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D30%

Review

Big estate cars have come a long way from their utilitarian roots and this improved version of 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. Thanks to mild hybrid tech, 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

Thanks to a reduction in weight of about 100kg, this 7th generation 5 Series Touring 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 this 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.

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 quite a sleek roofline. This updated '5' adopts a wider single-frame front grille flanked by beadier LED headlights. Boot capacity is 570-litres, which is 40-litres larger than the saloon. The rival Mercedes E-Class betters that though, with its 640-litre capacity. BMW says the boot can expand to 1,700-litres with the rear seats down. 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. Inside, the changes made to this improved model are hard 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.

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 £40,000 to £55,000 bracket for mainstream models and there's a choice of either 'SE', 'M Sport' or 'M Sport Edition' trim levels. 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 190hp 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 Touring 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

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
Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
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
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
Powered tailgate operation
Real time traffic information
Recovery system
Service interval indicator
Voice control system
Entertainment
6 speakers
Auxiliary input socket
Bluetooth audio streaming
BMW professional radio with MP3 + DVD playback capability
DAB Digital radio
Favourite buttons
Exterior Features
High gloss shadow line exterior trim
High gloss shadow line roof rails
LED Headlights
M designation on left and right front side panels
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
Independent opening for tailgate window
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
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Interior Features
2 zone automatic air conditioning
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 socket in luggage compartment
3 Spoke M sports leather steering wheel
40/20/40 split folding rear seats with additional mechanism in luggage compartment
Ambient interior lighting with 6 selectable light designs
Anthracite headlining
Automatically retracting and lowering load cover
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
Retractable luggage compartment dividing net
Through load system
Trim
Aluminium rhombicle interior trim with pearl chrome finish
Sensatec instrument panel
Wheels
18" M double spoke light alloy wheels - style 662M + mixed tyres
Tyre mobility system
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
Technical
48V Mild hybrid technology
Anti roll bar front and rear
Automatic transmission with gearshift paddles
Diesel particulate filter
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
M sport suspension
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 114
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 161
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 155
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 139
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 161
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 144
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 139
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 125
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 175
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 162
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 156
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 137
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 XD5141O0
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 4.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb 46.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 47.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 53.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 44.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 45.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 51.4
WLTP - MPG - High 51.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 53.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 58.9
WLTP - MPG - Low 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 42.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 45.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium 47.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 47.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 54.3
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 190
Coin Description d MHEV
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
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) 7.5
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 140
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle Second Act
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 245/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear 275/40 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
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 2440
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1700
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 570
Max. Loading Weight 700
Max. Roof Load 100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1740
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12

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Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £472.19 p/m £10.96 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £480.01 p/m £11.45 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £498.18 p/m £42.07 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £514.06 p/m £49.62 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £527.46 p/m £65.71 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £539.00 p/m £95.63 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £409.45 p/m £23.13 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £416.91 p/m £31.82 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £438.23 p/m £48.59 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £461.28 p/m £69.84 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £479.39 p/m £93.29 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £496.56 p/m £113.54 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £384.65 p/m £30.08 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £390.10 p/m £35.64 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £424.71 p/m £83.25 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £483.46 p/m £597.04 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £456.05 p/m £125.75 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £566.63 p/m £13.15 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £576.01 p/m £13.74 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £597.82 p/m £50.48 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £616.87 p/m £59.54 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £632.95 p/m £78.85 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £646.80 p/m £114.76 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £491.34 p/m £27.76 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £500.29 p/m £38.18 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £525.88 p/m £58.31 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £553.54 p/m £83.81 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £575.27 p/m £111.95 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £595.87 p/m £136.25 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £461.58 p/m £36.10 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £468.12 p/m £42.77 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £509.65 p/m £99.90 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £580.15 p/m £716.45 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £547.26 p/m £150.90 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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