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BMW 520d 2012

The 2012 BMW 520d range of configurations is currently priced from $17,990. Our most recent review of the 2012 BMW 520d resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the BMW 520d: Naturally aspirated engines provide great performance., Wagon availability., Handling is superb across all models.

The 2012 BMW 520d carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2100 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

BMW 520d 2012 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 2012 Price and Specs

The BMW 5 Series 2012 is currently available from $17,990 for the 5 Series 520d up to $26,950 for the 5 Series 520d.

Pricing guides

$26,990
Based on 19 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$17,990
Highest Price
$37,999
BMW 5 Series Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
520d Gran Turismo Hatchback 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $16,400 $22,770
530d Gran Turismo Hatchback 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $24,900 $33,000
535i Gran Turismo Hatchback 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO $26,300 $34,870
520d Sedan 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $14,400 $20,240
520i Sedan 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO $18,300 $25,520
528i Sedan 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO $11,800 $17,270
535d Sedan 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $18,200 $25,300
520d Touring Wagon 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $22,500 $30,580
520d Touring Sport Wagon 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $27,400 $36,300
535i Touring Wagon 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO $40,800 $52,140
535i Touring Sport Wagon 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO $42,500 $54,340
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BMW 520d 2012 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2012 BMW 520d is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The BMW 520d currently offers fuel consumption from 4.7 to 5.3L/100km. The BMW 520d is available with the following fuel type: Diesel.

BMW 520d Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
520d Gran Turismo Hatchback 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 5.3L/100km
520d Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 4.7L/100km
520d Touring Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 5.3L/100km
520d Touring Sport Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 5.3L/100km
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BMW 520d 2012 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2012 BMW 520d are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1901mm x 1559mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the BMW 520d 2012 Dimensions  include 1559mm height, 1901mm width, 4998mm length.
BMW 520d Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
520d Gran Turismo Hatchback 1559x1901x4998 mm 145 mm
520d Sedan 1464x1860x4899 mm 140 mm
520d Touring Wagon 1462x1860x4907 mm 140 mm
520d Touring Sport Wagon 1447x1860x4907 mm 125 mm
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BMW 520d 2012 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2012 BMW 520d will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the BMW 520d vary from 17x8 inches to 19x8 inches.

BMW 520d Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
520d Gran Turismo Hatchback 245x45 R19 19x8.5 inches 275x40 R19 19x9.5 inches
520d Sedan 225x55 R17 17x8 inches 225x55 R17 17x8 inches
520d Touring Wagon 225x55 R17 17x8 inches 225x55 R17 17x8 inches
520d Touring Sport Wagon 245x40 R19 19x8 inches 245x40 R19 19x8 inches
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BMW 520d 2012 Towing capacity

The BMW 520d’s towing capacity ranges from 2000kg to 2100kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

BMW 520d Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
520d Gran Turismo Hatchback 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 2100kg
520d Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
520d Touring Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
520d Touring Sport Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
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