Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
There’s no getting away from it; the D5 S is a very expensive car to buy. And while its official fuel economy of 46.3mpg puts petrol sports saloons to shame, it looks less impressive next to the 53.3mpg of BMW’s 530d.
You do at least get a lot of equipment as standard, including satellite navigation, a DAB radio, cruise control and heated front seats. But then all of this is also included in a regular 5 Series.