The New BMW 5 Series Touring And High Performance 535d (2004)

The New BMW 5 Series Touring

BMW 5 Series

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.

Published 19 February 2004 Melanie Carter

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