BMW 5 Series 520d MHT xDrive M Sport 4dr Auto [Plus Pack] Review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors
Available colours:
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  • BMW 5 Series 2020 awards
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  • BMW 5 Series Saloon 2019 infotainment RHD
  • BMW 5 Series Saloon 2019 front seats RHD
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  • BMW 5 Series Saloon 2019 front right static studio RHD
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RRP £46,720What Car? Target Price£39,418
Review

The BMW 5 Series is a brilliant, classy and wonderfully refined luxury saloon, with surprisingly low running costs if you go for the 530e plug-in hybrid or 520d mild hybrid. It's a more complete package than its chief rivals, such as the Audi A6, Mercedes E-Class and Jaguar XF.

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Trim: M Sport

Hugely popular thanks to its sportier looks – inside and out – and bigger alloy wheels. However, you also get stiffer suspension that does nothing for ride comfort. SE trim is better value and is where our money would go.

Engine: 520d MHT xDrive

This may be the entry point to the 5 Series range, but with mild hybrid tech it has the best balance of performance (0-62mph takes 7.2sec) and running costs (from 131 g/km CO2 and 56.5mpg). It's also refined at a cruise and comes with BMW's excellent eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard. Four-wheel drive is an optional extra.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.3 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

52.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

530

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

141

g/km

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