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BMW 5 Series 520D M Sport 4Dr Step Auto Diesel Saloon

14/14 Reg | 49,169 miles | Diesel | Grey | Automatic

SEAT Darlington

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MPG

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Insurance Group

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

Performance (BHP)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

CO2 (g/km)

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Number Of Seats

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

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  • Alloy Wheels
  • Low Mileage
Specification
Body Glass
Heated windscreen washer jets
Green tinted heat insulating glass
Rain sensor with auto light activation system
Fogging sensor for front windscreen
Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap all round
Brakes
ABS/EBD
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Dynamic brake control
Electromechanical parking brake
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Hill start assist
DSC+
Aluminium brake calipers
Driver Aids
Front/rear Parking distance control
Speed limiter
Driver Convenience
Luggage compartment release button in drivers A pillar
Luggage compartment with electric unlocking via key remote control
Driver Information
Check control system
On board computer
Service interval indicator
Outside temperature display
Personal Profile
BMW emergency call
BMW teleservices
Driving Mirrors
Electric + heated aspheric door mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Body coloured door mirrors
Engine
Diesel particulate filter
Entertainment
BMW professional radio/CD/MP3
Auxiliary point for auxiliary devices
DAB Digital radio
Exterior Body Features
M aerodynamic body kit
Body colour door handles
Body coloured side sills
Body coloured bumpers
Shark fin roof aerial
Chrome kidney grille with black vertical slats
Twin chrome exhaust tailpipes
Exterior Lights
Headlight range control-electric
Headlight washers
Interior Features
Front centre armrest
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Front cupholders x 2
Illuminated glovebox with lock
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storage
Multi-function controls for steering wheel
Securing rings in luggage compartment
12V socket in rear centre console
3 Spoke M sports leather steering wheel
Interior Lights
Front/rear reading lights
Front footwell lights
Front/rear courtesy lights with soft on/off dimming
Front reading lights
Safety
Rear door child safety locks
Inertia reel front seatbelts+pretensioners
Three inertia reel rear seatbelts
Fuel cut off safety device
Occupancy sensor for passenger seat
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Driver/front passenger side airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Driver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Advanced Head Protection System front + rear
Front head restraints with anti-whiplash
Seats
Heated front seats
Rear headrests
Isofix rear child seat preparation
Part electric driver and passenger sports seats
Security
Engine immobiliser
Remote central locking
Locking wheel bolts
Keyless ignition
Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
Vanity Mirrors
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels
Run flat tyres

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Ten Second Review

The BMW 520d has long been a vehicle that featured almost unfeasible fuel economy figures. The latest TwinPower Turbo engine now means you get up to 68.9mpg from an executive car that packs a 190PS punch.

Background

Every technology matures and eventually reaches a point of plateau from which further big steps forward are difficult and in some ways unnecessary. Take Apple, these days being continually criticised for not innovating, continually polishing its iPhone by tiny incremental amounts. Yet this is because its original innovators hit upon a form factor that just works. BMW offers another case in point with its 5 Series executive range. This car was first introduced in 1972 and there were huge differences between the first and second generation versions, but things have progressed, the changes between generations five and six have been harder for people to grasp. Furthermore, the upgrades that have taken place since the sixth generation model appeared in 2010 are more subtle still. That's not to say they're entirely negligible. Business buyers loved the BMW 520d EfficientDynamics model for its combination of power and economy but now that variant has been replaced by something even better. It's still a 520d, but this time powered by a TwinPower Turbo engine. What's on offer here is just another incremental step towards perfection.

Driving Experience

Were you looking for a fun steer, you probably wouldn't start with a two-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, but it's hard not to be impressed by a powerplant that delivers peak power of 190PS and a massive 400Nm of torque. That power output is up 6PS on the old EfficientDynamics model, while torque climbs by 20Nm, resulting in the saloon model scuttling to 62mph in just 7.9 seconds. That's hardly slow and as you're doubtless aware, it'll be even more impressive when kept in the fat part of the torque curve. Choose the heavier Touring estate model and that figure extends to 8.1 seconds, but that's still hardly tardy. This generation 5 Series features much improved ride quality, the issue of unsettled comportment with run-flat tyres being long resolved. The electric power steering is better than some of the old recirculating ball systems that previous 5 Series models were saddled with, but still never feels as natural as it could. This current car weighs 1695kg and you'll inevitably feel that in tighter corners. Just as well then that the electronic driver aids are some of the industry's best.

Design and Build

It's fair to say that the styling of the previous E60 generation 5 Series model was something most of us got accustomed to but few loved. This current F10 5 Series is a genuinely elegant thing that makes the Audi A6 appear lumpen and the Mercedes E Class deeply conservative. A slightly revised version of this design was introduced in 2013 and here, the low profile nose is subtler, while the deep bonnet contours and swage lines cut into the flanks bring tension to what is a very assured piece of vehicle styling. As ever, the wheels are pushed right out to the corners of the car, creating very short overhangs front and rear and a planted stance. The expanded wheelbase is made to count inside where there's lots of rear passenger space, including an extra 13mm of knee-room compared to the previous generation model. The seats split 40/20/40 and fold down, but even without them lowered, 520-litres of capacity is on offer in the boot. The design of the cabin brooks few surprises, with much of the switchgear being similar to items seen before on other BMW products. Quality is very good and the minimal design is appealing. There's still a button for all the important functions, with only the more involved processes accessed through the iDrive menu system. Those of you deterred by iDrive should note that the system has been rehabilitated. It's actually fairly easy to navigate these days.

Market and Model

In removing the distinction between a 'normal' 520d and an EfficientDynamics model, BMW has made the range a bit easier for most people to comprehend and stymies Audi, who had just copied BMW by bringing out their own efficiency line, badged 'ultra'. BMW is, in effect, saying that you don't need to buy a special eco version of its cars now. Efficiency is fitted as standard. The range starts at just under £32,000 for the SE saloon, with the desirable ZF eight-speed manual tacking on another £1,500. The top of the range M Sport auto retails at just over £36,000 while the Touring estates are another £2,300 or so. The entry-level SE trim nets you 17" alloy wheels, DSC+ stability control, leather seats and Bluetooth connectivity. The mid-range trim is badged Modern and comes with 18-inch alloys, electrically-adjustable sport seats and extra metal finish. At the top of the range are the Luxury and M Sport trims. The 'Luxury' trim level features equipment like a 20GB hard disc drive, BMW Connected Services, the iDrive touch controller, BMW Professional navigation and voice control amongst other things. 'M Sport' trim nets you double-spoke M-Sport 18-inch alloys, a body styling kit, M Sport suspension, seats and steering wheel, an anthracite headlining and aluminium hexagon interior fabric..

Cost of Ownership

As recently as eight years ago, the little 118d was BMW's low emission poster child. It emitted 150g/km of CO2, its engine made 122bhp and it would return 50.4mpg. That all looks a bit quaint now that you can buy this beefy BMW 520d that cranks out 190PS, yet in automatic form, the saloon achieves 68.9mpg and emits just 109g/km. With a manual gearbox, those figures ease out to 65.7mpg and 114g/km. Choose a manual Touring estate variant and you're looking at 61.4mpg and 122g/km. Still leagues better than the old 1 Series. That one of BMW's biggest cars is now cleaner than its smallest was just eight years ago demonstrates that although the form factor remains similar, what lies beneath is anything but. As well as Auto Start-Stop, Optimum Gearshift Indicator, Brake Energy Regeneration and Active Aerodynamics, the BMW 520d also features an ECO-PRO Mode. A driver-activated switch promotes economical and comfortable driving at low speeds by adjusting the engine mapping, throttle sensitivity and the amount of power consumed by electrical items such as climate control and heated seats. It's all about working smarter rather than harder.

Anthracite Velour floor mats, Heated windscreen washer jets, ABS/EBD, Front/rear Parking distance control, Luggage compartment release button in drivers A pillar, Check control system, Electric + heated aspheric door mirrors...

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)7.9
Engine Power - BHP184
Engine Power - KW135
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT280
Engine Torque - MKG39
Engine Torque - NM380
Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed143
Green Stats
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)129 (g/km)
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg)57.6
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)62.8
EC Urban (mpg)49.6

Cash Price

The Cash Price is the ‘On the road price’ that the Dealership offers the vehicle at the point of sale. This is derived from any Manufacturer or Dealer savings from the Recommended Retail Price listed by the Manufacturer.

With thousands of models available we can offer you a competitive cash price quotation against any of our vehicles.

Our deals and offers change on a daily basis so please contact us for most up to date cash price.

PCP

PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) a simple cost effective way to buy your new or nearly new car.
You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.

HP

Hire Purchase allows you to take ownership of a car once all payments are made.

This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the car is yours.

One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on monthly payments.
Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.

Lease

Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for private individuals. This is one of the most common form of leasing.
With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a car for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the car and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your car.

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