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Our Fleet Test Drive Review: BMW 520d Touring - 12th report

Date: 18 May 2010   |   Author: Tristan Young

Wheelbarrow shot
Category: Executive
P11D price: £34,790
Key rival: Audi A6

After the shock of paying for new front brake pads, the 520d Touring has returned to normal and has been doing what it was designed to.

Over Easter it took the entire family Young from the South East to Northumberland - and that meant packing two adults, two kids and three dogs into the estate plus enough luggage for almost a week. The 520d did it in style, and had the dogs not been occupying half the boot I could have drawn the luggage shut thanks to the huge 500-litre boot. The 700-mile round trip also saw a healthy 43mpg in fuel economy. Impressive stuff.

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,