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

Category: Luxury car

Section: Version review

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RRP £42,580What Car? Target Price£40,922
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors

The 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, Jaguar XF and Mercedes E-Class.

SE may be the entry-level trim but it still comes with plenty of luxuries. As standard you get 17in alloy wheels (18in on the more powerful engines), 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, BMW’s fantastic iDrive infotainment system, LED headlights and tail-lights, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera and a parking assistance system. The only option that we’d suggest adding is the split-folding rear seats.

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