(F10) BMW 5 Series review - (2010-2016) - MPG and running costs

BMW’s 5 Series: so good, it’s all the car you’d ever need

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  • Great engines, superb chassis, lovely interior
  • Bland exterior styling, very common now

MPG and running costs

They might be powerful engines but they sure aren’t wasteful as a result. The figures listed here are the best BMW quotes for a given engine/body; it’s worth bearing in mind that higher specs (and therefore, bigger wheels and tyres) increase BIK and emissions ratings. In all instances where it’s an option, the automatic gearbox makes a model ‘greener’.

For the saloons, the diesels run from 17-25 per cent Benefit-in-Kind (BIK), with economy anything between 53.3mpg for the 535d and 68.9mpg for the 520d SE auto. Emissions ratings range from 109- to 138g/km. For the petrols, the 520i’s 47.1mpg, 139g/km and 20 per cent BIK are the best, while the 550i will do 32.8mpg, 199g/km and attracts BIK of 32 per cent. 

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The Touring is heavier and thus slightly more expensive to run: petrol models achieve between 37.7- and 44.8mpg, 147-174g/km CO2 and BIK of 22-28 per cent, while the diesels return 51.4-62.8mpg, 118-144g/km and BIK of 19-25 per cent. The GT is worse still, with overall economy between 30.7mpg (550i) and 51.4mpg (520d), emissions stretching from 144-to 220g/km and BIK of 24-35 per cent. The ActiveHybrid 5, spec-dependent, attracts BIK of 22-25 per cent, returns 40.4-44.1mpg and emits 149-163g/km.

Service Inclusive packages are available for the BMW, as is the three-year/60,000-mile warranty. The 5 Series is one of the most desirable cars in its class, so residual values will remain strong, even though there are a lot of them on our roads.

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