Visit our Business Solutions website >>

BMW 520d

BMW 520d
alaAverage 3.7

335 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 335 reviews of BMW 520d. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Cars for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 69/100 and experts rate this product 79/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 335 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 58 of 174 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (161)

Consumer review ( review summary for BMW 520d


alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of BMW 520d from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cars on

69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: New Navy 4 Buttons Transmitter Keyless entry Remote key case Shell For Ford FobNew Navy 4 Buttons Transmitter Keyless entry Remote key case Shell For Ford Fob

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Euro NCAP (

BMW 5 Series (2004)


The 5-Series has a very strong and stable passenger safety cage. It achieved a four-star rating after Euro NCAP allowed frontal, side and pole retests following improvements to the cars steering column, footrest, door trim, door latch, airbags and...

Expert review by : Euro NCAP (

BMW 5 Series (1998)


BMW modified the 5-series after initial testing, chiefly because its front airbags fired late. Changes included a new airbag crash sensor, load-limiting front belts, and additional weld points in the footwell. Results given here are for upgraded cars...

Expert review by (

BMW 5 Series Touring review

  (Rating Hidden)

The new BMW 5 Series Touring is the latest iteration of BMW's largest luxury estate car. It follows on from the impressive saloon version and faces similarly stiff competition from a raft of premium rivals, such as the Mercedes E-Class Estate and Volvo...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : David Finlay (

BMW 535d M Sport


I know this isn't an easy thing to do, but just for now let's ignore the BMW M5. If you're not interested in that car's startling performance - or are not prepared to deal with the compromises which result from it - there is a strong case for saying...

The diesel engine is one of many to have benefitted recently from BMW's new EfficientDynamics programme. The cleverest part of this in the 535d is the Intelligent Alternator Control with Brake Energy Regeneration system. To tell the tale simply, the...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : David Finlay (

BMW 520d SE


When I was a lad, there was nothing about the BMW 5-Series that remotely interested or excited me, and I've always found the idea of fitting a small engine to one of these large saloons rather depressing. The new 520d shows how wrong I've been on both...

Although this is the slowest 5-Series, it has enough low-rev grunt to let you make a decent progress even if you impose a 2000rpm limit on yourself when changing up through the six gears in the manual transmission. And this is by no means the only...

May, 2007

Expert review by : David Miles (

BMW 5-Series 523i Touring review


The new BMW 5-Series Touring is a refined and powerful estate.

A refined express of an estate car, not the roomiest in its sector but a class act. Diesel power currently makes more sense but this engine proves new generation petrol units are closing the gap.

Facia design still not brilliant, better iDrive system but too complicated.

May, 2007

Expert review by (

First Drive: BMW 5


BMW updates the 5 Series to improve emissions, consumption and specification. Not that youd know from looking at it, the design alterations so subtle youd need to a 5 Series geek to notice

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Edward Stephens (

BMW 535d M Sport


ONLY a few years ago the words performance car and diesel would never appear in the same sentence.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Peter Keenan (

BMW 530i M Sport Saloon


AT the heart of this BMW beats a driver's dream of an engine that I would cheerfully marry if the wife ...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : David Morgan (

BMW 520d


There's an affordable new BMW 5-Series on the block - an entry-level turbodiesel with all the advantages of this refined premium saloon at an attractive price. It's still not cheap, but at £25,925 there's no denying the appeal of this "budget" 5-Series.

It underlines the efficiency of the 163bhp two-litre turbo diesel and the manual gearbox. On gently populated urban roads and open countryside I was astonished to see the on-board computer average 54.3mpg - achieved with a fair amount of cruising at...

Mar, 2006