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BMW 5-Series Touring 530d (258bhp) SE (Professional Media) 5d Step Auto (2012/62)

BMW 5-Series Touring 530d (258bhp) SE (Professional Media) 5d Step Auto (2012/62) - Owner Review

It's just a great, useable car.

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Review submitted by
Neil Clark on

BMW 5-Series Touring (10-17)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

Would you buy this car again and why?

What are you likely to buy next?
I've had 5 series BMW's for 30 years - probably unlikely to change now!

Buying experience

5 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?
January 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
Mid December ex BMW management car, good PEX value given, net cost very good.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Swapped high mileage E61 530d Sport Touring for ex demo BMW car.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
At first it seemed very "wallowy" compared to my previous Sport version and I found myself agreeing with all the comments on the standard sprung car. But I upped the Pirelli run flat tyre pressures by 0.1 Bar from BMW's spec and it is transformed. Turn in is back to Sport standard, ride now firmer. Otherwise it is a delight.

What's it like to park?
Easy - reverse assist camera system is excellent.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?

What's most practical about your car?
It's just a great, useable car.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Gearbox, Sun roof.

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