BMW 5 Series Touring | 540i xDrive M Sport 5dr Auto [Tech/Plus Pack]

BMW 5 SERIES TOURING 540i xDrive M Sport 5dr Auto [Tech/Plus Pack]
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£4,978.91 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£4,149.09 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Alloy Wheels
20" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Remote Central Locking
Remote Central Locking

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Acoustic glazing
  • Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close anti-trap facility and comfort closing
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Independent opening for tailgate window
  • Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
  • Sun protection glass
BRAKES
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Brake assist function
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold function
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Engine drag torque control
  • Hill start assist
  • M Sport braking system
CARPETS/RUGS
  • M specific floor mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Anti roll bar front and rear
  • Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort sport mode
  • M sport suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging
  • Voice control system
DRIVER AIDS
  • Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
  • BMW remote services
  • Cruise control with brake function
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS) with Servotronic
  • Park distance control
  • Speed limiting function
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • BMW display key
  • Powered tailgate operation
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 20GB hard disc drive (HDD) memory
  • Average speed gauge
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system including 10.25" high resolution display and Intelligent Voice Assistant
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake force display
  • Control display - 10.25" colour touch sensitive display screen
  • Fuel consumption and range
  • Head up Display
  • iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttons
  • Journey computer
  • Navigation System Professional Multimedia
  • Oil sensor for level and grade
  • On board computer
  • On-board diagnosis - OBD
  • Outside temperature display
  • Personal Profile
  • Real time traffic information
  • Service interval indicator
  • Wifi hotspot preparation
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors includes integrated direction indicators
  • Interior rear view mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Aluminium rhombicle interior trim with pearl chrome finish
  • Sensatec instrument panel
ENGINE
  • High precision direct injection
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Auxiliary input socket
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • BMW gesture control
  • BMW professional radio/CD/MP3
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Favourite buttons
  • Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Active air stream kidney grille
  • All round anti-corrosion system
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured side sills
  • Door handle illumination
  • Door sill finishers with BMW designation
  • Door sill inlays with illuminated BMW M designation
  • High gloss shadow line exterior trim
  • High gloss shadow line roof rails
  • Left and right single chrome quadrilateral exhaust tailpipes
  • M aerodynamic bodystyling
  • M designation on left and right front side panels
  • Metallic paint
  • xDrive designation on tailgate
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Dynamic brake lights with LED technology
  • Follow me home headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED fog lights
  • LED Headlights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • 2 zone automatic air conditioning
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power socket in front and rear
  • 12V power socket in rear
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • 3 Spoke M sports leather steering wheel
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Automatically retracting and lowering load cover
  • Battery in luggage with jump start facility
  • Dakota leather upholstery
  • Front and rear armrests integrated in door trim centre console includes storage compartment and rear centre armrest includes 2 cupholders
  • Front and rear cupholders x 2
  • Gearshift paddles
  • Height and length adjustable steering column and activation via lateral lever on the steering column
  • Lockable glove compartment with light
  • M specific key
  • M specific pedals
  • M specific steering wheel
  • Multi-function controls for steering wheel
  • Retractable luggage compartment dividing net
  • Through load system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient interior lighting with 6 selectable light designs
  • Front and rear footwell lights
  • Front and rear reading lights
SAFETY
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
  • Crash Sensor - activation of central locking release, hazard warning light and interior lighting
  • Deformation zones front and rear with door reinforcements and bumpers that regenerate
  • Driver/front passenger, rear and side airbags
  • Driver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)
  • Front head restraints with anti-whiplash
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Head airbags for first and second row seats
  • Seat belts front inertia reel with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, belt force limiter and belt restrainer
  • Side impact protection
  • Three inertia reel rear seatbelts
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • 40/20/40 split folding rear seats with additional mechanism in luggage compartment
  • Front seat heating
  • Front sports seats
  • Part electric adjustable front seats
  • Rear headrests
SECURITY
  • Alarm system with remote control and engine immobiliser
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Remote central locking
TRANSMISSION
  • Sport automatic transmission
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 20" individual V spoke bicolour light alloy wheels - style 759 Run flat tyres

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO: 0.372
  • CO2: 180
  • HC: 40E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): 70
  • NOx: 0.01
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 82
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 2998
  • Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Engine Codes: B58B30M1
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TWIN TURBO
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 24
  • Stroke: 94.6
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 35.7
  • EC Extra Urban: 42.8
  • EC Urban: 27.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 12.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 13
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 9
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 9.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 7.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 8.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 8.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 8.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 8.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 9.3
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: i xDrive
  • Coin Series: M Sport[Tec/Plus pk]
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 340
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 3.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 4.9
  • BHP: 340
  • Engine Power KW: 250
  • Engine Power RPM: 5500
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 332
  • Engine Torque MKG: 45.9
  • Engine Torque NM: 450
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1500
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 245/35 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear: 275/30 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare: RUN FLAT TYRES
  • Wheel Style: V SPOKE
  • Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1498
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4942
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.2
  • Wheelbase: 2975
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1868
  • Width (including mirrors): 2126
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 570
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 68
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2495
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1700
  • Max. Roof Load: 100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1770
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 725

Reviews

BMW 5 Series Touring BENCHMARK THIS (75/100)

BMW has high hopes of its much improved 5 Series Touring. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Big estate cars have come a long way from their utilitarian roots and the seventh generation BMW 5 Series Touring is a good example of just how far. Air suspension at the rear offers composure with a big load onboard and you'll be able to fit plenty in one in thanks to a 570-litre capacity. The engine range is now even more efficient and the smartened styling, though formulaic, has definite elegance. It may even be sharper than the saloon's.

Background

BMW paints a not unrecognisable picture of the executive estate market before the arrival of its 1991 first generation 5 Series Touring. Before that car, big estates were pared-back workhorses to their sportier and more sophisticated saloon counterparts. After it, they were positioned more equally with equivalent design and driving dynamics. Today, many even see the estate as a more stylish alternative to the straight-laced saloon, with its extra practicality coming as a handy bonus. The MK7 model 5 Series Touring is a worthy successor to successful previous generation models and just like most of its predecessors, it has the Audi A6 Avant and Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to contend with. BMW's expertise in autonomous driving systems and media connectivity will help here, as will the greater luggage capacity on offer. If all of this can shroud a car that cossets its passengers while still rewarding the driver at the wheel, then quite a contender is in prospect.

Driving Experience

The main news on the engine front concerns petrol power. There's a fresh 252bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit in the 530i that's 7bhp up on the old 528i or alternatively, there's a 340bhp 540i variant which needs xDrive 4WD to control its prodigious 450Nm of torque. Most 5 Series buyers though, will continue to want a diesel, probably the familiar 190bhp 2.0-litre four cylinder unit used in the 520d, which in a 5 Series must be mated to an 8-speed Steptronic auto gearbox. The alternative is the six cylinder 265bhp 530d which has 620Nm of pulling power. Both these variants are available with optional xDrive if you want it. For the first time, BMW xDrive can be combined with Integral Active Steering, as well as lowered sports suspension. As for handling, well a step forward was needed here with many commentators reckoning that the previous generation model was too comfort-orientated in its standard guises. This time round, BMW's engineers reckon they've achieved a much better balance of performance and luxury thanks to reductions in weight, revised steering and new double-wishbone kinematics in the front axle.

Design and Build

This Touring model is styled the way you would expect it to look. So from the B-pillar forwards, the front is identical to the saloon, but at the rear end, there are enlarged LED tail-lights and there's a sleeker roofline than was offered by the previous generation model. This time round, the car is 36mm longer too - though it's no longer than the current saloon variant. Get out the tape measure and you'll find that it's 8mm wider and 10mm taller than the previous car, while the wheelbase has increased by 7mm. Boot capacity is up to 570-litres, which is 10 litres more than before and 40 litres larger than the saloon. The rival Mercedes E-Class betters that though, with its 640-litre capacity. In response, BMW says the boot can expand to 1,700-litres with the rear seats down - that's 30 litres more than the old car. Those seats, which fold in a 40:20:40 split, can be released remotely from the boot and have electrically folding backrests. All models get an electric tailgate, while the unique opening rear window is retained from the previous model. As with the saloon, 'Professional' navigation, telephone, entertainment features and vehicle functions can be visualised on the standard high-resolution 10.25-inch screen and controlled not just in the usual manner using the iDrive Controller, but also by means of gestures, voice commands or simply touching the buttons on the touch-sensitive display.

Market and Model

On to pricing. Expect to pay a required premium of just over £2,300 to get this Touring estate 5 Series model, rather this four-door saloon. That means pricing somewhere in the £38,500 to £48,500 bracket for mainstream models. All variants come only with eight-speed automatic transmission and if you avoid the base 520d diesel derivative, you'll get the 'Sport' version of this gearbox which offers quicker change characteristics. Very few 5 Series Touring buyers do avoid the 520d however. In fact, almost 85% of customers choose this 190bhp model. There's quite a purchase price jump if you're to consider any other engine in the range. The petrol models start with the 252bhp 530i at around £42,000, but a better bet would be the 530e plug-in hybrid variant which uses the same 2.0-litre four cylinder engine and won't cost you much more, once the available government grant has been subtracted from its asking price. Step up to 3.0-litre six cylinder power and you'll need a budget either just below or just above the £47,000 mark if you're to consider either the 265bhp 530d diesel or the 340bhp 540i petrol variants. The brand's xDrive 4x4 system is standard on the 540i and offered at a premium of around £2,000 on the two main diesel models.

Cost of Ownership

The four-cylinder diesel engine powering the BMW 520d manages over 65mpg on the combined cycle, resulting in CO2 emissions of under 115g/km. Go for the six cylinder 530d and you can expect close to 60mpg, equating to CO2 emissions of under 130g/km. Even the petrol units don't do too badly. The potent 540i xDrive returns over 35mpg with CO2 emissions of under 170g/km - a reduction of 11% over the previous model. The diesel exhaust systems operate using BMW BluePerformance technology, which combines close-coupled particulate filters and oxidation catalysts with a NOx storage catalyst. Exhaust gas after treatment in all diesel models is performed with the aid of SCR technology, including a water-cooled metering module for the AdBlue fluid, which serves to cut nitrogen oxide emissions still further. Plus the 'Drive Performance Control' system has an 'ECO Pro mode with Proactive Driving Assistant' option, which works with the 'Professional Navigation' system to detect braking situations in advance. What else might you need to know? Well, routine maintenance is dictated by 'Condition Based Servicing' that monitors oil level and engine wear, taking into account how long it's been and how far the car has travelled since its previous garage visit. You can check all of this using menus in the 'iDrive' centre-dash display and the car will give you four weeks' notice of when a check-up is needed so you have plenty of time to book it.

Summary

Why would you choose the estate version of an executive car over the saloon? A few years back, you'd have wanted the additional boot space and would have been willing to make some compromises to get it. Today, cars like this much improved BMW 5 Series Touring combine the technology and driving experience of the saloon version with real additional versatility and sharp looks that many will actually find preferable. Whichever way you look at it, the latest 5-Series 5-door has an array of capabilities that few cars of any description can match. True, it's a pity that to really create 'the ultimate driving machine', you've to spend so much on the options list. But even in standard guise, this is a hugely accomplished car, if one requiring familiarity and plenty of mileage over varying roads before its true qualities really begin to shine through.

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