BMW Updates 5-Series Lineup
Those of you who live in Europe will be able to buy starting with this fall the 5-Series fitted with BMW’s all-new turbocharged 4-cylinder 2.0-liter gasoline engine that will be offered in two variants: in the first configuration (520i model) it outputs 184 hp and has a peak torque of 199 lb.-ft (270 Nm) while in the other one (528i model) it generates 245 hp and 258 lb.-ft (350 Nm) of torque.
The BMW 520i Sedan can do the 0-62 mph sprint in 7.9 seconds when fitted with the manual gearbox and 0.1 slower with the automatic transmission. The Touring needs 8.3 seconds (8.4 with automatic). The top speed for the sedan is 141 mph (227 km/h) with the manual and 140 mph (226 km/h) with the automatic, while the maximum speed for the Touring is 137 mph (220 km/h) both manual & automatic transmissions.
The sedan has a fuel consumption of 6.8 – 7.0 liters / 100 km and CO2 emissions of 157 – 163 g/km.
Moving on, the more powerful 528i Sedan needs 6.2 seconds to reach 62 mph from start when equipped with the manual gearbox and 6.3 when fitted with the automatic unit, while the Touring will do it in 6.4 seconds (manual) / 6.6 seconds (automatic). The sedan has a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) while the Touring can reach 152 mph (244 km/h), regardless of the chosen gearbox.
The BMW 528i Sedan consumes 6.8 – 7.1 liters / 100 km and has CO2 emissions of 159 – 165 g/km.
Clients can also opt for the 520i EfficientDynamics Edition which is powered by a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter diesel engine that produces 184 hp and has a peak torque of 280 lb.-ft (380 Nm). Its fuel consumption is 4.5 liters / 100 km and CO2 emissions stand at only 119 g/km.
The new model year brings 13 hp to the 525d model as it now produces 218 hp @ 4,400 rpm and has a peak torque of 332 lb.-ft (450 Nm). The 530d also gains 13 hp for a grand total of 258 hp @ 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 398 lb.-ft (540 Nm). The 6-cylinder diesel in the 535d has been updated and it now produces 313 hp and 465 lb.-ft (630 Nm), available between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm.
With the new model year, BMW offers its all-wheel drive system to more models from the 5-Series lineup, the latest additions being the 525d xDrive, 528i xDrive, 530 xDrive, 535 xDrive, 535d xDrive and the 550i xDrive, along with the introduction of a new 550i Touring model, fitted with a V8 engine that churns out 407 hp.
All the models will be available as standard with BMW’s Driving Experience Control switch that allows the driver to customize the response of the engine, the accelerator, along with the power steering settings. Also as standard, all 5-Series models now benefit from the stop/start system, Dynamic Stability Control while the models fitted with an automatic gearbox get four modes: Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Eco Pro.
This fall, the German automaker will launch the M sport package for the awful-looking 5-Series GT which will feature an aero kit that consists of new front and rear bumpers, 19-inch wheels (20-inch rims are optional), dark chrome tailpipes, sport seats, a lowered M suspension and new trim and steering wheel.
Source: BMW via Carscoop
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