Our Fleet Test Drive Review: BMW 520d Touring - 3rd report
07 December 2009
Author: Tristan Young
We're now 3000 miles on from the 520d's arrival
|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 consumption||42.8mpg|
|Model price range||£31,090-£67,905|
|CO2 (tax)||154g/km (21%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£121/£243|
|Boot space (min/max)||500/1650 litres|
|Why we’re running it||To see if the 520d Business|
Edition is a match for rivals
|Positive||Excellent efficiency, |
great to drive, classy
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