Faster, more economical and even more practical – the new 5 Series presents its Touring credentials and two-stage turbocharging derivatives.
BMW Great Britain has announced details of the new BMW 5 Series Touring models and a new high performance diesel engine for the 5 Series range. The third generation of BMW 5 Series Touring will debut at the Geneva Salon on 2 March, and goes on sale in the UK in May 2004 with two petrol and two diesel variants. In the autumn, a brand new high performance diesel engine arrives in the new 535d, offering new high levels of power and torque from a BMW diesel. Guide pricing for the BMW 5 Series Touring is as follows:-
|Model||Guide OTR Price||Power bhp||Torque Nm||0-62 secs||Top Speed mph||mpg||CO2 g/km|
|BMW 525i SE Touring||£29,415.00||192||245||8.2||144||28.5||238|
|BMW 525d SE Touring||£30,300.00||177||400||8.3||140||40.4||187|
|BMW 530d SE Touring||£33,890.00||218||500||7.2||150||39.2||192|
|BMW 535d SE Touring||N/A||272||560||6.6||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|BMW 545i SE Touring||£43,945.00||333||450||5.9||155||25.0||274|
The new BMW 535d Saloon and Touring
Featuring BMW’s award-winning 3.0-litre diesel engine, the all-new BMW 535d offers a first for a BMW diesel car engine – two-stage turbocharging.
The new engine delivers a maximum output of 272 bhp and, more importantly, 560 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, with 500 Nm available at just 1,500 rpm. This propels the new BMW 535d from zero to 62 mph in just 6.6 seconds. To put this into perspective, the current 530d, itself no slouch, produces 218 bhp while the E39 M5 offered 500 Nm of torque.