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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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115 reader reviews for BMW 5 Series Saloon.
  • 535d M Sport 4dr

    mike ashworth , essex . Date: 24/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have now had this car for 2 1/2 years and 46k miles and am hugely impressed. The performance, handling and overall quality of the car are second to none.

    I have had none of the issues mentioned in other reviews, find the i-drive very easy to use, the bluetooth picks up all of my devices and works perfectly.

    I have no issues with the ride quality, and my wife (who complained continuously about the ride in my previous cooper s) loves it.

    The dealer experience has also been great. Originally looked at Jaguar (dealer too busy smoking to talk to me), Audi (no one available to discuss a6) and Mercedes (could the dealer have looked down his nose at me any more?). The BMW guy happily arranged test drives, dealt with my haggling over price and options well (got the monthly cost down over 15% from the first quote) and the hand over was spot on. Ongoing servicing easy and very cheap (compared to the mini!)

    The best thing though is the engine. Between 50 and something you can play with pretty much anything and the look on their face when they realise they've been had by a diesel is priceless!

  • 520d SE 4dr

    dave looker , leicestershire . Date: 04/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    I deliberated for 3 months before I I finally chose this vehicle. I wanted a car which would convey me on long distances in comfort with reasonable running costs. I read all the reviews and must say I can now see why the majority were all positive. Luxury combined with economy and a unbeatable fit and finish.I am sure that I will not be into much of a hurry to leave the BMW stable.

  • 525d M Sport 4dr

    John Holland , Essex . Date: 05/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    I picked up my 57 plate 525D M Sport, 2 months ago to replace my Touareg 3.0V6 TDI which was becoming incredibly expensive with the recent diesel price hike. I went for this car purely because the fuel consumption figures combined with the performance seemed to be the best in it's class, comparing it to the E-Class, A6 & XF. I have owned an Audi & Merc previously so was keen to find out how the BMW would compare. I have not been disappointed. It is by far the most enjoyable 'drivers' car I have had, I really enjoy driving it and there was ample room for me, the wife and 2 kids to go on holiday in. Oh, and the fuel consumption is around the 35MPG mark on average which is reasonable for someone who does not drive to gain the optimum consumption rates at all times! I would also like to add that I read quite a few negative comments about the run-flat tyres before picking the car up. For me, this has not been an issue at all and they feel great married to the M Sport package. A highly recommended car.

  • 525d M Sport 4dr

    D Findlay Date: 15/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Reviewed my car after 2 months but was still in the honeymoon phase. Nearly a year down the line I can safely say it's by far the best car i've ever owned. Handling is superb and build quality first class although the summer 07 models came with the upgraded air con package. Get this thing on a motorway and the fuel economy is great although town driving is not so good. I find the i-drive quite intuitive and the the fact my first service in not due until Feb 09 is a bonus. As before the only grumble is a flat spot low in the rev range that can catch you out at roundabouts and junctions. That and the parking scuffs i'm building up on the 19" alloys. :-( If i'm being super critical the interior is a bit bland with the Audi A6 having more bells and whistles but the sheer driving pleasure more than makes up for it.

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