2015 BMW 5 Series Touring Lounge Plus 520 dA 190 turbo diesel from France


All I expected so far


Nothing yet!

General Comments:

Less cabin space than the Renault Megane.

Not quite as quiet as the old Saab 9000 Turbos, but I guess that is petrol v diesel.

Screen functions need some time to get used to.

ECO pro function seems to optimise gear change revs (shows a heavy foot warning light if you accelerate too quickly), reduce A/C fan speed, regenerates electricity on the over run, has the capability to cut fuel and disconnect the gearbox on down hill stretches (coasting), reduces the intensity of lights in built up areas, auto stop start function etc. It certainly seems to work - a display shows you km gained and my average consumption has come down.

Electric tailgate is useful.

Seems to be a good (and relatively economic) cruising car using cruise control.

The auto A/C setting starts with a ferocious icy blast. That may be because of temps 33C to 38C whilst I've had it.

The parking radars are good, but it would have been nice to have had cameras, particularly as they come as standard in cars like the Toyota Aygo.

One year old ex demo, 11000 km, saves around €23000 off the new price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st July, 2017