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Our Fleet Test Drive Review: BMW 520d Touring - 13th report

Date: 27 May 2010   |   Author: Tristan Young

Brake pad miles to go
Category: Executive
P11D price: £34,790
Key rival: Audi A6

The 520d has travelled nearly 2000 miles since the front brake pads were replaced and the sensor reset.

That meant, according to the car's computer, the pads were good for another 25,000 miles. However, rather than reading 23,000 miles, the computer now shows 19,000 miles to, a drop of 6000 (see above). After a quick chat to BMW HQ, mainly about my driving style, they agree the car needs to be looked at by their technicians.

Hopefully we'll have an answer to the problem before our next report in a few weeks' time.

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,