BMW 5 Series 530d xDrive MHT M Sport 4dr Auto [Tech Pack] Review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP £57,080What Car? Target Price£45,489
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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M Sport trim is extremely popular, thanks largely to its more aggressive body styling and larger 19in alloy wheels (18in on the 530e and 530e xDrive). On the inside you also get an M Sport leather steering wheel, sports seats, darker interior trim and Anthracite headlining. Buyers can also specify BMW’s optional adaptive suspension (excluding 520i and 520d models).

If you want more grunt, the brawnier six-cylinder 530d has it in spades; it’s effortlessly quick and is so smooth (thanks to those two extra cylinders) that you quickly forget there is a diesel engine lurking under the bonnet.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.4 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

51.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

530

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

145

g/km

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