BMW 5 Series Touring estate (2010-2017): owner reviews

"The BMW 5 Series Touring is comfortable and packed with technology, proving that it's possible for estate cars to be both desirable and practical."

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

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Owners Rating

3.5 out of 5

69%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 4reviews
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  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Engine, Other (1 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics (15 cases)
  • Other (9 cases)
  • Engine (2 cases)
  • Electrics, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Suspension (3 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Suspension, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

520d M Sport Auto

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
V.disappointed in new 520d M-Sport Tourer Auto. 1st choice was A6 Avant 2.0 Tdi Ultra Auto, but 5 was loads cheaper to lease than Audi. Annoyed as I can choose any car & the old adage 'you get what you pay for' comes back to haunt me. Complaints are: 1. Consumption is PATHETIC. Despite VW scandal, my previous car, a VW CC GT was MOST economical car I have owned out of 30+ cars from virtually all manufacturers except Jag & Alfa. VW consistently returned 42mpg for urban driving with my record of 65.9mpg during a steady A road run. I drive the 5 like a SAINT, in Eco-Pro mode, air con off, tyre pressures 2 psi over & average 31.6 mpg! On same run that produced 65.9 mpg for VW, 5 only achieved 33.5mpg!! Believe it may the EURO 6 spec that is causing the problem. Local dealer no help at all. 2. Auto handbrake defaults back to 'off' every time you switch ignition off. Cannot configure it to stay in auto mode all the time. Therefore, it isn't really automatic, is it? 3. Ditto for Eco-Pro mode. Defaults back to 'Comfort' at every re-start. Irritating & doubly so, given fuel consumption problem. 4. No synchronisation for the 'Dual zone' climate control. Just cheapskate. 5. Average drivers car, not enough grunt, box sluggish to respond at times. Nowhere near as good as my last 5 - 2004 model owned 2004 to 2006. 6. Packaging is so so. Far more room in new VW Passat est. All magazine's over hype the 5. Case of 'Emperors Clothes' or just blinded by advertising revenue??

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

530d se auto touring

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
Bought BMW 530D SE AUTO TOUURING March 2012. The first problem was after a month when reversing up my steep drive had to rev to over 2000 reves to get it up the drive. A fault notice came up on the display'gear train fault'. BMW did a quick diagnostic and said there was no fault. The odd thing was I towed my twin axle caravan several times after that for about 1500 miles with no problems. I booked the car in for a 2 day diagnostic in October 2012 after the gearbox started having rough down changes. After the 2 days I was telephoned to say it needed a new gearbox, which would be delivered over night. 2 weeks later the box had not arrived from Germany, so after to many excusesI got in touch with BMW customer service. Two weeks later they found the box and was fitted the next day. I explain to BMW customer service that was this what I had not expected from BMW, they agreed and came up with £150 compension.Second issue was spell of diesel for the first 4000 miles, turned out to be the particulate filter trying to clear it sell, no spell from then upto present 9500 miles. MPG from 53 mpg when fully load on trips to Cornwall 42 mpg every day use and when towing a 1650 klg caravan 24 mpg at 60 per hour, motorway use.I chose the options of auto box, tyre pressure sensor, electricaly operated tow bar and tailgate and ajustable suspention which this car needs. I owened a e39 2000 2000 model petrol for 12 years previously this was simpler car to start just turn the key. The 530d foot on brake press ignition button set the suspension into eoc, always defaults to comfort. The car is obviousley its a lot more powerfull car and never know what gear I am in. The auto box is very smooth and no further problems. The steering did seem a lot lighter to start with.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Review
Since owning I have had every 5 series related problem known to man - the list extends over 2 A4 pages
Running Cost

4 out of 5

The consumption isn't great, although expected from a big heavy diesel like this.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
Swirl flaps detaching can kill this engine - shocking BMW dont fix them free.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Dealers charge stupid mark ups

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

1998

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Review
For an old car it is fantastically reliable - just things that wear out through age and mileage - nothing else
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel economy not great although I still get 32mpg on a long run. Spares cheap and very easy to get from breakers, Eurocar Parts etc. Depreciation non existent so feels cheap to run.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Review
Only had it a year but being a BMW very little wrong except normal Wear and tear
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Never going to be cheap running a BMW. About what I would expect

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44.9
Review
I have never had a break down wit any of the BMW s I have owned and this current model is no exception
Running Cost

3 out of 5

generally moderate as purchased a service package with the car and purchase price means relatively low depreciation

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Car is very well built, everything feels solid.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel economy is good for a car of its size, servicing and repairs on par with other comparable makes.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
Only trouble in 100000 miles was very recently when I had to have the parking sensors and rear window switch fixed. Other than that, it's been 100% reliable and cost nothing other than servicing and consumables.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very fuel efficient for its size, tyres and brakes have very low wear. Servicing is quite expensive but not required frequently.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
never fails
Running Cost

4 out of 5

good on fuel, run flat tyres costly to replace. BMW standard maintenance costs are high.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

21

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Review
Electrical problems. Required new wiring loom after less than four years.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

MPG not too bad. Often get 42+ on a long run on the autoroute. Part prices are pretty hefty, but non-dealership servicing costs are fine.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Review
Too early to say. Owned for just 4 months but no probems so far
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Too early to say. MPG satisfactory though.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

26.4
Review
No problems whatsoever
Running Cost

4 out of 5

As to be expected

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Review
Never broken down
Running Cost

3 out of 5

High

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

M Sport

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Review
As a previous 520d saloon owner with the previous 184bhp, the engine in the new 190bhp car is shockingly lacking in every regard. Internal finish and build quality is good and exactly what you expect from BMW. Going back to the new engine - it feels light and underpowered especially at the lower range from take off and the automatic gearbox seems to hold back the changes to get any power. As for fuel consumption, it's simply shocking. Previous engine averaged 42.6 mpg and mid 50s on a motorway cruise. This version 34 - 36 mpg and on a motorway cruise struggles for early 40s. On the engine I could not recommend this car although I loved my previous one. Sadly disappointing.
Reliability
Okay so afr
Performance
Engine is sadly poor
Running Cost
Terrible. Fuel consumption is nothing like advertised

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Year of registration

141

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
I am very pleased with my car. There is one problem. When it rains the rain off the roof comes in when I open the back passenger door and drops go on the passenger seat. I took it back to the dealers where I bought it. They said they can't do anything with it. They said the have seen it before in other BMW cars. I am disappointed that nothing came be done so I have to live with it! Has anyone had this problem?
Reliability

4 out of 5

Very good.
Performance

4 out of 5

Good performance with the exception of the problem I mentioned above.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Good.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

520D

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
I have had this car from new and always had BMW service. Great car to drive, fuel consumption excellent however...it has recently come out of warranty and problems have started. Rear suspension collapsed repair cost £300.00 (BMW agreed to the cost of the parts but labour rates are eye watering!). Now an alarm sensor is playing up so alarm go off for no reason. The BMW garage informs me that it needs a new sensor total cost £590.00 +vat of which the bulk of the cost is labour. Apparently resetting the diagnostic system takes two hours! Not good, far too expensive to maintain for a private owner.
Reliability

2 out of 5

Not good.
Running Cost

1 out of 5

Ridiculously expensive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
It has never broken down in 8 + years of ownership.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Parts are not cheap but they are good quality.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
It's been very good so far.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Fuel prices are ridiculous but mpg good given powerful diesel. Car servicing costs to be expected high given quality/specification of car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Cvt

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44.3
Review
I 8 months there have been no problems

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Review
Generally good with exception of some largish recent bills for failures to air con, catalytic converter, turbo fortunately all covered by 3rd party warranty
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Long servie intervals c. 13,000 miles and servicing by independant BMW specialist keeps maintenance costs to a minimum,

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
no complaints when serviced regularly
Running Cost

2 out of 5

very high, due to the size of the car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
No problems experienced so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

No experience, but expect parts to be expensive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Review
Never had a problem
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Cheap to run

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Nothing has gone wrong thus far
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Not happy with the tyres

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
good
Running Cost

5 out of 5

fuel only

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
No problems to date except required new battery when only 4 months old (original defective)
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel consumption very good for size of car. Road tax and insurance also relatively cheap. Took out pre paid servicing deal on purchase - excellent value for money.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
Electrical problems that couldnt be identified, Alloy cantinually cracking and needing to be replaced, incredibly high tyre wear at rear, not uniform only on inside edge.
Running Cost

1 out of 5

At Ł400 a corner excessive tyre wear is very expensive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
No issue so far
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Not as good as stated on the manual

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
No problems
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Servicing too expensive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

5

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
The best car ever and I had the Mercedes E-Class but this is much better .

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

1998

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Review
the vehicle has performed as it should with no issues (except tyre wear which to me i'd like them to last longer)
Running Cost

2 out of 5

as mentioned above tyre wear is an issue for me and the price of BMW parts is a rip off

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
Other than a Clutch Failure has been totally reliable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

29
Review
Typical BMW good quality
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Low repair frequency

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Review
VERY RELIBLE NO PROBLEMS AT ALL
Running Cost

3 out of 5

JUST A BIT COSTLY AROUND TOWN

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Review
Only had one problem and the dealer is sorting it out.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Main dealer so is expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27.7
Review
Been superb. Corrsion on rear lights, and Gearbox leak
Running Cost

3 out of 5

MInimal between services. Brakes very durable, 64K front pads, 84K rears! Tyres 64K front, 40K rears. Other than that, servicing

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39.4
Review
Only seven months old but OK so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

No problems so far

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39.7
Review
So far so good
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fuel consumption, servicing costs are less than I expected.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, 0

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
NO PROBLEMS EXCELLENT FUEL CONSUMPTION
Running Cost

4 out of 5

JUST NORMAL SERVICING

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
No signifocant problems
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Tyres very expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47.8
Review
No issues

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

520d

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Comfortable and solid car with good driving experience. However it's been unreliable with a number of electrical problems - mainly relays and rain sensor - but now needs new fly wheel and clutch at £800+Vat. Too compleat for its own good with a lot of expensive components that certainly in our case seem to go wrong. Our neighbour has an 07 5 series touring and has just been hit by a £2500 bill so it's not just us!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Nothing to tell at the moment
Running Cost

4 out of 5

MPG is good, but unable to match published figures.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38.5
Review
Tailgate sensor replaced and cigarette lighter fuse (unable to recharge after market Sat Nav
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Ł350 5 year service plan. All tyres replaced at 20,000 miles. 38.5mpg. No other costs

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Review
Load cover had to be replaced as rattling. Rear window demister causes interference on radio.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

BMW promise much more than 39mpg in their figures

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Review
In 6 years of ownership the car has always given superb service. Apart from regular servicing (and oil changes at each 5000 miles) and tyres it has had no problems whatsoever.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Around town fuel consumption is not the best but I get 40-42 mpg on a run. Towing my caravan gives about 22-24 mpg. Servicing costs at a local specialist garage is good.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Had a number of minor electrical faults when bought but these were eventually repaired at a BMW dealer after vigorous complaint to seller. Vehicle has had two or three other faults which were repaired at my expense.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Running costs as expected with regard to make and model.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Servicing and parts expensive, tyres not available when needed, run flats.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

31.5
Review
In almost 5 years only had one problem, discovered in an MOT, that kept the car off the road. That was resolved the following day and I got the car back within 24 hours.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Services are expensive, but I do get them done by the franchised main dealer.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Review
Once BMW fixed the delaminating Pirellis (2 complete sets) car has been great
Running Cost

5 out of 5

700 mile to a tank, I only fill up once a month in the UK, plus she is an excellent European cruiser.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Quality car and it tells you when to do stuff
Running Cost

3 out of 5

expensive but assume quality will last

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
No issues at all
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very good mpg. No oil between services.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

diesel

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Multiple problems with this apparently premium car. 1. engine coolant leak, fixed under warranty. 2. rear air suspension fail, fixed under warranty. 3. sat nav fail, fixed under warranty. 4. Automatic luggage compartment cover failing, fixed under warranty but remains to this day problematic as may stick open on occasion. 4. water leak into footwells, out of warranty but goodwill gesture after some persuasion on my part, I still had pay €1,000 to repair leak and replace carpets. 5. small niggles like, BMW badge on door sills coming loose, handles for both side storage compartments not fit for purpose as very flimsy and have, rather predictably, broken. 6. tyre wear on runflats excessive and are expensive to replace, i.e €250 a tyre. I traded in a Merc E-Class for this rubbish and will be trading back to the far more reliable, classier and comfortable Merc this month.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

520d M Sport

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49
Review
I am now on my second 520d M Sport, the first being a 2012 model and now my second being a 2014 facelifted model. What a difference in the interior with the new steering wheel and digital displays! I now have the Harman Kardon sound system and panoramic sunroof, and with the cream leather is stunning inside. The 8-speed auto is the best auto I have had. I don't understand all the reviews on this car saying the suspension is too hard on the M Sport models. It's an M Sport so it should have a harder, sportier feel. The car sits at 48-50mpg all day long and on my previous one the Goodyear tyres lasted around 35k miles, which is really impressive.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Owned my 2012 model for three years with no issue. I have now had my 2014 model for a few months with no issues whatsoever!
Performance

4 out of 5

For me the performance is fine. Very smooth so it doesn't feel extremely fast, but it is very comfortable.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Can't complain. 50mpg. Tyres are expensive (£270 each!) but through experience they last a very long time, which compensates for the price. Road tax is fine at £110.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
Excellent - no problems whatsoever!!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
No defects or faults found

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41.5
Review
Too early to say - no issues yet (in 5 months)
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Fuel consumption above guide

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Cvt

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42.4

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Other

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

31
Review
Never had any problem with reliability
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Long spell between servicing which is good ecconomy could be a little better

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
I have not had it long but haven't had any problems yet (touch wood!).
Running Cost

5 out of 5

I had a 328 prior to this one so the running costs are considerably better. However, I will see if that changes when it has a service!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

29
Review
Battery charging issues

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

1998

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
excellent for age

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38.9
Review
Totally reliable
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not really an issue for what the car represents especially when averaged out from new.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

31
Review
Generally very good, but problems tend to be electrical: tailgate switch failure, sat nav/idrive system intermittently stops reading disk, wires for tailgate electrics. Also issues with the panoramic sunroof.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Its not cheap to run, but considering the performance, it is not too expensive.

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