What used BMW 5 Series estate will I get for my budget?
Prices start at £18,500 for a 2017 520d SE model with higher than average mileage. Increase your spend to £19,000 to £21,000 or more for a car with below average mileage from 2018 or 2019, while £22,000 to £25,000 should find you a nice post-facelift 2019 example. Spend upwards of that on a 2020 model.
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Car tax (VED)
You’ll need to be mindful of the original retail price of the car, because most 5 Series Touring would have cost more than £40,000 when new, therefore breaching the luxury car tax bracket. This means you'll have to pay the standard flat rate fee, plus an additional surcharge until the car is more than six years old. Current costs are £150 a year for the road tax and £325 a year for the luxury tax. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
BMW's servicing is marginally cheaper than Mercedes’s and generally on a par with other rivals'. However, your car's previous owner might have bought a service pack when the car was new; this covers all the routine maintenance of the car for the first three years or 36,000 miles. You can check BMW’s website to see if your 5 Series Touring is covered by one of these.
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