BMW 530d SE Touring Reviews
Product Type: BMW cars
Newest Review: ... to fill the tank, the car prefers long motorway runs, if you want a city runabout, get a BMW 116d. I too have run-flat ... more
Customer BMW 530d SE Touring Reviews (2)
by - written on 06/05/11 (Very useful, 136 readings)
I've recently acquired an E61 530d Touring (2008) - it's a great car - comfy, front electric seats - powerful 3-litre diesel engine - unlike the first reviewer, I went for a manual gearbox as the auto is more akin to a binge drinker. It still isn't frugal, but that's the price of a performance car. You can get 42mpg if you are careful, though thrash the car and it will punish you at the pumps. The way petrol prices are rising in the UK, and the way the current ConDem (Conservative-LibDem) government are hitting the motorist, it's best to open an account with Total or get your hands on a fuel card. £70 to fill the tank, the car prefers long motorway runs, if you want a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/04/10 (Very useful, 330 readings)
I have an 04 BMW 530d auto and I like it but the running costs are so high I won't keep it. Driving Yes it's a 5 series so road handling is good especially on bends even at fairly high speed. It does feel as though it is glued to the road. Vision is good all the way around I am a small female and I find reverse and parallel parking so easy with or without the parking sensors on. Parking front end first is not so easy as this car is wide and long. For its size the turning circle is good. Brakes are really good although my husband who has an M-Series finds them a bit sharp but I like knowing that they are reactive. Accelaration is as hard or ... Read the complete review
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