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Our Fleet Test Drive Review: BMW 520d Touring - 10th report

Date: 14 April 2010   |   Author: Tristan Young

Brake pad warning
Category: Executive
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 consumption48.7mpg
Our average consumption38.3mpg
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 520d Business
Edition can match rivals
PositiveExcellent efficiency,
great to drive, classy
NegativeShort life brake pads,