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Our Fleet Test Drive Review: BMW 520d Touring - 3rd report

Date: 07 December 2009   |   Author: Tristan Young

We're now 3000 miles on from the 520d's arrival
Category: Executive
P11D price: £34790
Key rival: Audi A6

Now the 520d's passed 3000 miles, we've had our first go at an economy fuel consumption figure.

The 520d Touring is an automatic and, like many autos is slightly less efficient for the claimed combined fuel figure than its manual-gearboxed counterpart. At 48.7mpg it's down 8% on the manual.

Surprisingly, we achieved the official figure over a mix of cross-country and motorway driving. And while we did turn off the aircon, we didn't go crazy and turn off any of the other electrical niceties such as satnav, day-running lights and auto wipers. We even used the heated seats.

The question now is, how long we can keep up this eco-driving?

BMW 520d Touring M-sport Business Edition 5dr auto
Claimed combined
Our average consumption42.8mpg
P11D price£34,790
Model price range£31,090-£67,905
CO2 (tax)154g/km (21%)
BIK 20/40% per month£121/£243
Service intervalvariable
Insurancegroup 16
Boot space (min/max)500/1650 litres
Engine size/power1995cc/177PS
Top speed/0-62mph139mph/8.6secs
Why we’re running itTo see if the 520d Business
Edition is a match for rivals
PositiveExcellent efficiency,
great to drive, classy
NegativeRide comfort