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BMW 5-Series Touring 520d M Sport 5d (2010/60)

BMW 5-Series Touring 520d M Sport 5d (2010/60) - Owner Review

Large, quiet, economical, reasonably comfortable. 48mpg average, low road tax.

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Review submitted by
Colin King on

BMW 5-Series Touring (10-17)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Mid level professional, possibly retired.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think it's OK, nothing special.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes but only with normal tyres.

What are you likely to buy next?
Same but with 6 cylinder engine and standard tyres.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
October 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Previous ownership of 520d.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Roadholding is very good, brakes excellent, road noise rather loud at times, ride firm, acceleration just about sufficient in the UK. However, take it to Europe where drivers are faster and the 3 litre would be better. Base level headlights could be better.

What's it like to park?
Fine with the parking sensors and clever screen display. But first find a big enough space!

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Only the tyres. I will not buy another car with run flat tyres. This is my second and last! They cause all sorts of problems. Water collects in the rear doors after heavy rainfall.

What's most practical about your car?
Large, quiet, economical, reasonably comfortable. 48mpg average, low road tax.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
USB connection and on-screen music directory. Electrically retracting tow bar is very neat.

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