BMW 5 Series Touring 520d xDrive MHT M Sport Edition 5dr Step Auto Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
BMW 5 Series Touring 2021
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RRP £52,550What Car? Target Price£48,178
Review

In the right specification, the BMW 5 Series Touring is quiet, smooth, classy, comfortable and well equipped. It’s also very practical, although it can't quite match the enormous boot that you get with a Mercedes E-Class Estate.

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M Sport Edition adds even more visual garnish, including 20in wheels, black rather than chrome exterior trim, blue M Sport brake calipers, adaptive LED headlights and it has adaptive suspension, which improves the ride greatly. It's costly, though.

The 520d is punchy enough and it's our pick of the range. If you don't believe us, check out its claimed 0-62mph time of just 7.6 seconds, which is plenty for whisking you up to motorway speeds without any fuss. Performance is roughly on a par with the rival Mercedes E220d Estate's, although in terms of real-world drivability (as opposed to outright 0-62mph acceleration), the Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI has a slightly wider performance window making it fractionally more relaxing to drive. It's quieter than the 520d, too, although you won't be disappointed with the 520d's excellent mid-fifties average fuel economy and CO2 emissions, which drop it into a lower company car tax band than the Mercedes E220d.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.6 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

52.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

560

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

142

g/km

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