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BMW 520d Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW 520d here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Can you help me choose between BMW and Volvo?

    Both are 5-star rated by ANCAP, both have similar levels of tech features, but the Volvo S60 diesel is marginally better on fuel. As for look, that's in the eye of the beholder.

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  • Blown turbo in BMW 520d

    BMW Australia spokeswoman Lenore Fletcher replies: "We have managed to reduce the initial repair bill to $6323.40. In addition we will also be providing the customer with a VIP loan vehicle for the duration of the repairs."

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  • Good price for a 520d?

    The mileage is at the lower end of the expected range for a 2008 model, so that's good, and assuming your description of its condition is accurate I would expect that you would get $23,000-$25,000 on a private sale.

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  • Spare tyre for 535i?

    The best option for you is probably to ditch the run-flats and fit regular radials. You can then run a regular spare and you could buy a jack from your local auto accessory store.

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BMW 5 Series Models Price and Specs

The price range for the BMW 5 Series varies based on the trim level you choose. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $106,590
2021 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $57,100 $151,140
2021 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP $97,900 $154,900
2020 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $106,590
2020 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $57,100 $151,140
2019 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $48,800 $115,610
2019 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $53,000 $95,370
2018 Sedan 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $43,600 $104,610
2018 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $44,200 $84,480
2017 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $36,000 $78,320
2017 Sedan 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $37,700 $94,380
2017 Hatchback 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $39,000 $59,730
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BMW 520d Colours

  • Alpine White
  • Black
  • Sapphire Black
  • Glacier Silver
  • Imperial Blue
  • Sophisto Grey
  • Mineral White
  • Mediterranean Blue
  • Bluestone
  • Carbon Black
  • Almanadine Brown
  • Azurite Black
  • Alvit Grey
  • Rhonodonite Silver
  • Brilliant White
  • Pure Metal Silver
  • Frozen Cashmere
  • Frozen Dark Brown
  • Frozen Dark Silver
  • Frozen Arctic Grey
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the BMW 520d 2019.

BMW 5 Series Fuel Consumption

The BMW 520d is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4.9L/100km for Wagon /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Wagon 4.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 Sedan 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 4.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 Sedan 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 4.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2016 Hatchback 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2016 Wagon 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All BMW 520d Pricing and Specs for 2020

BMW 5 Series Dimensions

The dimensions of the BMW 520d Wagon, Sedan and Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Wagon 1498x1868x4942 mm 140 mm
2019 Sedan 1479x1868x4936 mm 144 mm
2019 Wagon 1498x1868x4942 mm 140 mm
2018 Wagon 1498x1868x4942 mm 140 mm
2018 Sedan 1479x1868x4936 mm 144 mm
2017 Sedan 1464x1860x4899 mm 140 mm
2017 Wagon 1462x1860x4907 mm 140 mm
2017 Hatchback 1559x1901x4998 mm 145 mm
2016 Sedan 1464x1860x4899 mm 140 mm
2016 Wagon 1462x1860x4907 mm 140 mm
2016 Hatchback 1559x1901x4998 mm 145 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW 520d Dimensions

BMW 5 Series Wheel Size

The BMW 520d has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 245x45 R18 for Wagon in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 18x8 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Wagon 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2019 Sedan 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2019 Wagon 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2018 Sedan 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2018 Wagon 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2017 Sedan 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2017 Wagon 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2017 Hatchback 245x45 R19 19x8.5 inches 275x40 R19 19x9.5 inches
2016 Sedan 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2016 Wagon 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
2016 Hatchback 245x45 R19 19x8.5 inches 275x40 R19 19x9.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW 520d Wheel Sizes

BMW 5 Series Towing Capacity

The BMW 520d has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Wagon 2000kg 2000kg
2019 Sedan 2000kg 2000kg
2019 Wagon 2000kg 2000kg
2018 Sedan 2000kg 2000kg
2018 Wagon 2000kg 2000kg
2017 Sedan 2000kg 2000kg
2017 Wagon 2000kg 2000kg
2017 Hatchback 2100kg 2100kg
2016 Sedan 2000kg 2000kg
2016 Wagon 2000kg 2000kg
2016 Hatchback 2100kg 2100kg
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