Our Cars: BMW 5 Series Touring - December

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BMW 520d Touring
BMW 520d Touring
BMW 5 Series Touring 520d M Sport

Week ending December 23
Mileage 17,600
Driven this week: 300 miles


I took the 520d for a badly needed service the other day. I was mightily impressed by how the key reader in reception dragged out lots of information on the car, including brake life, fluid levels and the fact that the oil needed changing.

The bill wasn’t too bad either, at £335 for 16,000-odd miles of hard use.

John.McIlroy@whatcar.com

Week ending December 16
Mileage 17,300
Driven this week: 60 miles


Our Five Series doesn't have full electric adjustment of its driver's seat.

You can adjust the seat height and the seat back with buttons, but if you want to move the seat backwards or forwards it’s a manual operation that I find a bit fiddly.

You get full electric adjustment on much cheaper cars; so you would have thought this kind of comfort should be standard when you spend the best part of £40,000 on a car.

Iain.Reid@whatcar.com

Our Cars: BMW 5 Series Touring - November

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