Our Fleet Test Drive Review: BMW 520d Touring - 10th report
14 April 2010
Author: Tristan Young
Brake pad warning
|P11D price:|| £34,790|
|Key rival:|| Audi A6|
I wasn't expecting to visit a dealer while running the BMW 520d Business Edition, especially not for a service, but a few miles back a service warning appeared on the dash. A quick look online revealed my nearest BMW service centre to be in Sunningdale, and phone call later I had the car booked in and a text confirming the matter.
The person who took the booking seemed surprised the brakes had gone so early and suggested it may be a warranty issue, possibly due to the recent snow and gritting. I felt a little relieved.
My only disappointment is that because I opted for a collect and deliver service I have to wait nearly a month.
We'll see how the issue is handled in the next report.
|BMW 520d Touring M-sport |
Business Edition 5dr auto
|Claimed combined consumption||48.7mpg|
|Our average consumption||38.3mpg|
|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 520d Business |
Edition can match rivals
great to drive, classy
|Negative||Short life brake pads, |
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