New BMW 5 Series 520i M Sport 4dr Auto [Tech Plus] Review

Category: Executive car

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RRP £55,335What Car? Target Price£52,085
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors

The new BMW 5 Series is a better all-rounder than its direct rivals, combining a classy and user-friendly interior with impressive refinement and handling. Just bear in mind that some items of equipment that you’re likely to want are expensive options, and fully electric models (including BMW’s own i5) are cheaper to run as company cars.

While it’s ultimately not short of pace, you do have to rev this entry-level petrol engine quite hard to get the best from it. Fortunately, it sounds quite good when pushed, having a rorty edge. If you’re a private buyer, it’s worth considering, but it doesn’t make much financial sense as a company car.


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Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

48.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

520

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

131

g/km