Say hello, and goodbye, to the last of the old guard with the BMW 5 Series Diesel Touring 520d  M Sport 5Dr Step Auto which we delivered this week. Our London customer, who uses personal contract hire for his vehicles, was exchanging his Mercedes E220 AMG Saloon for this beauty, as he needed a car with equality quality but more room (to carry products around to customers). Back in January, we had a great offer on these BMW estates and the pricing profile/deal structure was just the right combination for him – when you think the VW Passat and Ford Mondeo was similar value, the decision was a fairly easy one for him to make.
As a high-mileage user, 25,000-27,000 miles per annum, he needed a product which would entertain long distances in a comfortable manner.
As you will see from a recent BMW 5 series blog, the latest generation of BMW 5 series is an incredible product. The saloon we have been utilising on our demo programme is a fantastic mix of aesthetic quality, function practicality and enjoyable driving. However, the estate version (or the Tourer) has not yet been launched and the team at CarLease UK are eagerly awaiting its introduction.
In terms of the car shown, it is based on the following configuration
· Carbon Black Metallic Paint
· Dakota leather upholstery – Black/Black world
· 18″ light alloy wheels – M Double spoke style 613M
· Hexagon aluminium trim
In terms of the car shown, the basic specification is somewhat healthy – dual zone air conditioning, iDrive controller with a 6.5” monitor, Dakota leather upholstery, 18” alloys, Xenon headlights, Bluetooth, Business advanced navigation, front/rear parking sensors, cruise control and M Sport stylings are standard with this. The only additional factory options worth adding are the Media Pack (for the professional navigation), sun protection glass and the M Sport Plus Pack.
From a technical perspective, the company car driver can take note of the 123g/km, P11d of £39,685.00 and MPG of 60.1. With a 190ps 1995CC engine, you can be assured of decent performance too. With service intervals at every 24 months/every 36,000 miles running costs are not exponential either.
So what do you think to this car – would the BMW leasing deal be your choice? Or are you a Mercedes/Audi fan?
NB/ The image above is of the old touring as the new one has not yet been released but, is available for pre order at the prices shown above… Check out the internets best lease deals on the new BMW 5 series by clicking here…