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Tale of two BMWs in a changing motoring world

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27th May, 2017

I spent a lot of time in two very different BMWs last week, racking up some 1,500 kilometres in total on a mix of Irish roads. The first was the new BMW 5 Series, in one of its range-topping diesel guises, the 530d M Sport with xDrive four-wheel drive.

Before options, this car costs a considerable €74,500 on-the-road – against a starting price of €52,800 for the 5 Series in general. It’s fair to say it’ll only...

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