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Our Fleet Test Drive: BMW 520d - 12th Report

Date: 26 May 2011   |   Author:

Two BMWs

I had a bit of M-sport envy recently, when another 5-series came into the office. As lovely as our silver 520d SE is, parking it next to the black M-sport-clad version made me wish my car was adorned with aerodynamic kit, special sport alloys and plush interior.

It costs £3300 for the privilege, which certainly isn't cheap, but that equates to an extra 3p per mile over three years and 60,000 miles, and £20 per month on a higher rate taxpayer's BIK. Logically, the 520d SE is all the business car anyone would ever need, but the M-sport version really is appealing.

BMW 520d saloon SE manual
Mileage9411 miles
Our average consumption43.4mpg
Forecast CPM62.7p
Actual CPM64.6p
PositiveClassy, comfortable
and efficient
NegativeElectric steering,
start-up procedure