New BMW 520d M-Sport

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  1. Aletank

    Aletank MB Enthusiast

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    After 15 years of Mercedes I've moved over to the Dark Side:eek:
    Last week i had delivered a brand new -
    BMW 520d M-Sport Auto
    M-Sport Plus Package
    Professional Navigation Multi-Media
    Split/Fold Rear Seats
    Space Grey
    Oyster Leather

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    I tried Mercedes,Jaguar,Audi,Volvo, BMW 3 & 4 Series but nothing really Wow'd me. I would get back into my W203 and it was like putting a comfy pair of old trainers back on !
    I then sat in the 5 Series and Wow ! haha it was pure luxury/comfort !
    My W203 has gone to my m8 so I'll still be in contact haha :thumb:
     
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    kam05 Active Member

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    What are the F10 5 series like? I'm consider one to replace my w204 c220cdi next year.

    Either that or the F30 330d/335d x drive with the m performance kit
     
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    Aletank

    Aletank MB Enthusiast

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    It's obviously massive step from my 2003 C-Class, It's full of Technology which is going to take a while getting used to. The drive to me is like a magic carpet ride, it just floats ! I've not driven it hard yet as it's only a week old, I'm just getting used to the size and the car itself !
     
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    bob6600 MB Enthusiast

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    Nice car

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    Very nice!!! Best spec and colour!!!!

    I'm biased
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  6. kam05

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    Thanks for the reply. Is the 2.0 unit powerful enough for the 5 series? I'm considering the 530d or even the 535d in m sport spec
     
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    Aletank

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    It's got 190 bhp with the 8 speed auto which was part of a 2014 minor facelift. Seems like loadsa power to me, don't think I've been above 1500 rpm at the minute though, mostly sits just above 1000 rpm !
     
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    520d is a surprisingly good car especially with the 8 speed box. Brother in law has one and it's a great car. Ours is a 535d and it really goes like a stabbed rat when required. Very little midrange will get away from it. Had a E61 535d DMS at 176mph (was still accelerating) on GPS at a private race track so they are very capable cars.
     
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  9. stumpy1

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    I have an F10 with split folding seats. Makes for a surprisingly practical car. All of the 520d's I've driven have performed well with decent mpg.
     
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  10. John

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    Looks great - really love the look of it. Fine looking 5 series.

    I am seriously considering one of these as my "normal car" in the next few years - or the shape out now!

    Last one I had was an E39 and that was an excellent car.

    Even the 2007/57 E60 520d manual I drove once had plenty of oomph to overtake - and that was when I had my E55K...

    It's subjective though as what I deem acceptable might not be to you - so you should try them.

    Saying that, the engines have improved as have the gearboxes. Having been in a colleagues 420d recently with an 8 speed auto - this felt even quicker!
     
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  11. LTD

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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    I went from a E220cdi coupe to my current 520d.

    The E Coupe was beautiful to look at and had split rear seats. It had a slight edge on steering sharpness.

    That's about it

    The 520 has a smoother engine, more power and a sweeter gearbox. It is more economical to boot.
     
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    Had a 520d for 50 weeks now, wifes daily and our weekend mile muncher, covered 500 miles a week.
    The whole thing is lovely,comfyrefined, but that 190 bhp never feels it, its lacking a bit when you need it pulling out or i need to be in that space, i call it the peanut engine.
    I find the brakes a bit lacking after initial bite,lots of additional pedal travel to get more stopping.
    I wear reading specs and some of the graphics on the heater control are hard to discern due to size and i dont like the auto wiper led on the RH stalk being behind the steering wheel rim.
    Car is nimble for its size and has good body control.
     
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    the interior is very very nice,nice little engine map will finish it off,great choice
     
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    Ta Baz ! A m8 has taken the C-Class so it's still there in the loop ! :D
     
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    Yep, some great discounts about, I managed 27% off list
     
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    I got about the same which paid for the expensive options - B&O, LEDs etc
     
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    Is the B&O any good in it?

    I've noticed they switched to B&W on the latest 5.
     
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    It's good but I'm not sure it's worth the money. However the stereo in my Phantom makes anything sound mediocre so I have been rather spoilt.
     
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    Ewwwwww, check you?!? Chauffeur??
     
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