BMW 5 Series Touring (2010 - 2017)

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reviewed by Anonymous on 14 March 2022
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reviewed by Anonymous on 10 January 2022
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reviewed by Anonymous on 15 May 2021
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reviewed by Anonymous on 7 October 2020
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reviewed by Anonymous on 17 February 2019
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reviewed by kmm on 12 February 2019
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reviewed by Anonymous on 27 July 2018
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reviewed by Terry summers on 18 October 2017
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reviewed by tonytee on 3 August 2017
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520d 2.0 SE Auto LCI 5dr Estate

reviewed by Johnfrog on 2 August 2017
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Overall rating
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How it drives
4
Fuel economy
4
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
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Experience at the dealership
4
How practical it is
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How you rate the manufacturer
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Overall reliability

Beautifully built but terrible steering: heavy, vague, inconsistent, so definitely not the "ultimate driving machine".

This is a well built, quiet machine, with extremely comfortable sports seats. The interior is lovely. However the steering is awful. The worst I have experienced in 40 years of motoring. It's vague, heavy, inconsistent, with a complete lack of self-centering. It is tiring to drive as it also wanders without warning, so you end up gripping the wheel tightly to correct it. It's on it's third steering rack, second steering column, upgraded 18" wheels and tyres, all courtesy of BMW Warranty. It was in the garage 14 times in the first 11 months. I was lent a 540i M Sport Touring (very fast) but this also had horrible steering.

I tested several 520d saloons and they all steered OK (if still too heavy). I have since read road tests that say the Touring version has vague steering.

I'm going to buy a Jaguar.....! Lovely light steering/

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About this car

Price£32,590–£60,220
Road TaxD–L
MPG26.4–62.8 mpg
Real MPG73.7%

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