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Our Fleet Test Drive Review: BMW 520d Touring - 7th report

Date: 11 February 2010   |   Author: Tristan Young

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

When we ordered our 520d we weren't sure about the optional auto gearbox because we thought is might rob performance over the manual and also harm the CO2, plus it added £1490 to the price.

More than 5000 miles in and we're converts. The 'box is smooth and takes all the hassle out of the commute, it still comes in below 160g/km for CO2 and if we put a bit of eco-effort in we achieve good mpg. And if we want to get going you can manually select by nudging the lever to the left and pushing or pulling to move through the gears.

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,