Our Fleet Test Drive Review: BMW 520d Touring - 4th report
09 December 2009
Author: Tristan Young
|P11D price:|| £34,790|
|Key rival:|| Audi A6|
It's time to be picky. The digital radio in the 520d Business Edition isn't as good as rival systems' DAB radios.
Now admittedly I've only limited experience in this area, but the reception in the BMW isn't as good as my previous long termer, a Volvo XC60, or as good our Jag XF (which has a digital radio as standard).
BMW's system may cost £305, less than half the Volvo's price, but it has a habit of cutting out momentarily in areas of poor reception. This is something the Volvo's radio only did in one area of limited digital coverage. Maybe I should try using AM again.
|BMW 520d Touring M-sport |
Business Edition 5dr auto
|Claimed combined consumption||48.7mpg|
|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 |
is a match for rivals
|Positive||Excellent efficiency, |
great to drive, classy
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