BMW 5 Series 520i MHT SE 4dr Step Auto Review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP £40,125What Car? Target Price£37,589
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.

SE is our favourite trim. As standard you get leather seat trim, heated front seats with electric lumbar adjustment, dual-zone climate control, ambient interior lighting, cruise control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, 17in alloy wheels (18in on the more powerful engines), along with BMW’s fantastic iDrive infotainment system, LED headlights and taillights, front and rear parking sensors, a rear view camera and a parking assistance system.

The entry-level petrol in the range, the 520i, is the least recommendable – it needs revving hard to achieve its best; not ideal in a luxury saloon.


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Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

45.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

530

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

142

g/km

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