BMW Announces 5-Series Improved Engine Range, M Sport Package for GT

There’s a lot o info to swift through right now, as BMW has revealed a whole bunch of info regarding it’s autumn-winter ‘collection’. The changes cover just about everything with four wheels: the 3-Series, new 5-Series and 6-series, ActiveHybrid 7-Series and the Z4 roadster.

We’ll have to focus our efforts on the 5-Series for now. Changes to the engine range of the 5-Series saloon and Touring models that come into effect this fall in Europe mean the 5er will also be available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine, which is offered in two levels of output. In the base 520i (which hasn’t been available for a while now) the engine produces 184 HP and 270Nm (199 lb-ft) - just like the new 1-Series, while in the 528i it makes 245 HP and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) - much like in the X3. It seems that the Bavarians are sticking to their guns and are using four-pots wherever possible.

The 184HP 520i Sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds, while the Touring takes 8.3 sec. Top speeds is 227km/h (141mph) for the Sedan and 220km/h (137mph) for the Touring.

Meanwhile a 245HP 528i sedan will do the standard sprint in 6.2 seconds, and the Touring in 6.4 seconds. The former is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) while the Touring will do 244 km/h (152mph).

There’s also a new 520d EfficientDynamics Edition featuring a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 184 HP and 380Nm (280 lb-ft) that returns an impressive combined fuel economy of 4.5 lt/100 km (52.3 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 119g/km. Next up in the oil-burner ‘d’ range is the 525d that will get 13 HP more for a total of 218HP at 4 ,400 rpm and a peak torque of 450Nm (332 lb-ft).

In the world of six cylinders, the 530d gets 13 HP more for a total of 258HP at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 540Nm (398 lb-ft). The 535d has also been tweaked, now producing 313HP and 630NM (465 lb-ft).

The slew of new information from BMW continues, with the announcement of new all-wheel drive variant of the 5-Series: namely the 528i xDrive, 535i xDrive, 550i xDrive, 525d xDrive, 530d xDrive and 535d xDrive.

The last of the big changes is the introduction of the M Sport package for the 5 Series Gran Turismo, available starting this autumn. The optional kit covers new bumpers, dark chrome tailpipes, 19-inch or 20-inch M alloy wheels, sport seats, steering wheel and trim, plus a lowered M suspension.
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