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Our Fleet Test Drive: BMW 520d - 6th Report

Date: 13 January 2011   |   Author:

Wing mirror

Just before Christmas I found myself chatting to former BMW fleet boss Chris Brownridge, who's now the firm's product tzar in the UK.

He asked what I thought of the 520d. After singing its praises I mentioned that my previous long-termer, a Merc E-class, auto folds the mirrors when it locks, and that this would be a handy feature rather than having to hit a button, as you do in the 5-series. It transpires, as Chris pointed out, that holding down the lock button on the key fob sees the mirrors automatically tuck themselves in. Oops. There's a lesson here in reading a manual when you get a new car.

BMW 520d saloon SE manual
Mileage5599 miles
Our average consumption46.3mpg
Forecast CPM58.2p
Actual CPM59.8p
PositiveEmissions, running
costs, quality
NegativeElectric steering