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For The BMW 5 Series 520d SE is a refined, comfortable and spacious – and considerably more economical to run than its direct competition.

Against Ride is suspect without the active ride and integral active steering options. Larger wheels than standard also impinge.

BMW 5 Series Touring

What Car? says

5 out of 5 stars

The BMW 5 Series 520d SE is an extremely good car, even in its standard form, but you have to pick the right dynamic chassis options to turn it into a great one.

What Car? readers say

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Comfort
Electric steering adjust Not Available
Electric Sunroof Not Available
Manual sunroof Not Available
Air conditioning Not Available
Cruise control Standard
Electric mirrors Standard
Heated mirrors Standard
Electric windows front Standard
Electric windows rear Standard
Seat height adjustment Standard
Climate Control Standard
Power Steering Standard
Steering adjustment reach Standard
Steering adjustment rake Standard
Power Seats £950
Heated Seats Standard
Panoramic sunroof Not Available
Electric Panoramic Sunroof £1,250
Power Folding Mirror £300
Engine & Transmission
Auto £1,550
CVT Not Available
Tiptronic Not Available
Particulate filter Standard
Entertainment
Radio/Cassette Not Available
RDS Radio/Cassette Not Available
CD Standard
Multi CD £450
MP3/iPod Connection Standard
DVD Player £2,130
MP3 CD Player Standard
RDS CD Standard
Hard Drive Pack Only
Exterior
Metallic paint £675
Alloy wheels Standard
Front Foglights £175
Powered sliding doors Not Available
Interior
Hands Free Phone Kit Standard
Satellite navigation Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Split/fold seats Standard
Bluetooth Standard
7 seat pack Not Available
Safety
Passenger airbag Standard
Side airbags Standard
ABS Standard
3 Point centre belt Standard
Driver's airbag Standard
Belt pretensioners Standard
Isofix Standard
Side Impact Bars Standard
Traction control Standard
Curtain Airbag Standard
Rear Parking Sensor Standard
Electronic stability programme Standard
On/Off Passenger Airbag Standard
Driver's knee airbag Not Available
Reversing Camera £355
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control £1,330
Lane Departure Warning £540
Front Parking Sensor Standard
Passenger Knee Airbag Not Available
Security
Alarm Standard
Immobiliser Standard
Deadlocks Standard
Central locking Standard
Remote locking Standard
Unique fit stereo Standard
Marked Parts Standard
Etched Windows Not Available
Locking Wheel nuts Standard
Visible VIN Standard
Secure spare wheel Not Available
Satellite tracking £148
Laminated Glass Not Available
Options calculator Price
Power Seats £950
Electric Panoramic Sunroof £1,250
Power Folding Mirror £300
Auto £1,550
Multi CD £450
DVD Player £2,130
Metallic paint £675
Front Foglights £175
Reversing Camera £355
Adaptive Cruise Control £1,330
Lane Departure Warning £540
Satellite tracking £148
Total Price: £34,290
Running costs
Town mpg 48.7
Out of town mpg 64.2
Average mpg 57.6
Tank capacity (litres) 70
CO2 Rating (g/km) 129
Carbon offset cost £19
Green rating D
Insurance group 33
Typical insurance £865.00
% Value retained (3yrs/36000 miles) 48%
Typical contract hire £0.00
Pence per mile 0
Servicing costs - 3 years £0.00
Service intervals Variable
Warranty period 3yr/UL + 3yr Paint + 12yr Perforation + 3yr Breakdown
Three-year cost£20,721
Company car tax
Percentage charge 21
Benefit in kind £7,189.00
Tax payable 20% £1,438.00
Tax payable 40% £2,876.00

Performance and measurements

Body type Estate
Number of doors 5
Number of seats 5
Engine (cc/type) 1995/4
Number of Valves 16
Fuel type Diesel
Max power (bhp/rpm) 181/4000
Pulling power (lb/ft) 280
Engine position F
Driven wheels Rear
Length (mm) 4907
Width (mm) 1860
Height (mm) 1462
Boot space (min ltr) 560
Boot space (max ltr) 1670
Towing weight (kg) 2000
Kerb weight (kg) 1710
Manufacturers figures
0-60 mph (secs) 8.3
Max speed (mph) 141
Euro NCAP Test Scores
Adult protection Unavailable
Child protection Unavailable
Pedestrian protection Unavailable

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