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Our Fleet Test Drive: BMW 520d - 8th Report

Date: 22 February 2011   |   Author:


Considering the car's principally a company acquisition, and the mileage connotations that go with executive fleet vehicles, I've no idea why 5-series drivers have to put up with a single cupholder. It's a fairly spectacular oversight - pretty much every supermini I've ever driven has more cup and bottle space than my BMW.

Frustratingly, there's just the one spot between the front seats, complete with a spring-loaded catch that doesn't keep an average 500ml bottle in place - no deeper cupholder, no deep door pocket for storing bottles and no second holder loaded into the dash.

BMW 520d saloon SE manual
Mileage7214 miles
Our average consumption43.4mpg
Forecast CPM61.6p
Actual CPM63.4p
PositiveEmissions, running
costs, quality
NegativeElectric steering