Over 40 per cent of all new BMW 5 Series sold since launch in September 2003 were 530d SE models (2,605), and this popularity is set to continue with the launch of the new BMW 525d SE Saloon in March 2004.
Priced at £28,050.00 and featuring the same second-generation, common-rail technology as the highly-praised BMW 530d SE, the new car produces 177 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. The BMW 525d SE accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 8.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 143 mph while still offering 42.2 mpg on the combined cycle. Emissions are 179 g/km and it slots into the 19 per cent company car tax bracket. Like BMW’s other diesel 3 and 5 Series models, the 525d SE is fully compliant with EU4 emissions regulations.
The new addition to the BMW 5 Series range comes with impressive standard specification, including a six-speed manual gearbox, air conditioning, electrically adjustable seats and Brake Force Display, BMW’s new safety system that increases brake light intensity under emergency braking.
The BMW 525d SE also offers the same array of innovative optional equipment. This includes BMW’s Active Steering and Dynamic Drive systems, Adaptive Xenon headlamps and, in September, the Head-up Display system that projects important safety and driver information into the driver’s line of sight on the windscreen.Published 24 January 2004