Revisions and Enhancements For The BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series
BMW 5 Series

From September 2011, BMW will increase the number of engines in the 5 Series range to eleven, due to the introduction of the 520i and 528i models.

Both new BMW 5 Series models feature a new four-cylinder 2.0 litre petrol engine, with twin-scroll turbocharger technology, direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and double-VANOS camshaft control.

The BMW 520i produces 270Nmm of torque between 1250 and 4500rpm, and 184bhp at 5000rpm. An optional automatic gearbox allows for 44.1mpg average fuel consumption, with CO2 emissions below 150g/km. The new BME 520i SE Saloon is £1,512 cheaper than the model it is replacing, at 31,190 on the road. The BMW 520i Touring costs £33,615 OTR.

For the BMW 528i, the amount of turbo boost has been increased and the fuel injection system is revised, enabling 245bhp from 5000 to 6000rpm and 350Nm between 1250 and 4800rpm. 62mph is reached from standing in 6.3 seconds for the manual saloon. Fuel consumption is 43.5mpg and the CO2 outpout is 152g/km with the automatic transmission. Prices for the BMW 528i SE saloon start at £33,610 OTR and £36,165 OTR for the Touring model.

A new four cylinder 2.0 litre twin-turbo engine will replace the single-turbo six cylinder 3.0 litre unit in the BMW 525d, offering 218bhp at 4440rpm and 450Nm of torque between 1500 and 2500rpm. Fuel consumption is reduced by up to 20 per cent. The BMW 525d SE Saloon costs from £35,135 OTR and the Touring £37,560 OTR.

For the BMW 530d and 535d model,s the six cylinder twin turbo engines has been revised. The BMW 530d sees a 13 per cent fuel consumption increase. The BMW 535d has a power output of 313hp. Prices for these models are now priced from £38,780 OTR and £44,290 OTR respectively for the Saloon and £41,190 OTR and £46,600 OTR for the Touring.

The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo will see M Sport specification introduced in September. The enhanced standard specification M sport features 19 inch light alloy wheels, M aerodynamic body styling, M Sport suspension as well as a number of exterior and interior enhancements. Prices for the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo start at £46,590 OTR for the 530d GT rising to £57,620 OTR for the 550i GT.

Across the BMW 5 Series range, Drive Performance Control is included as standard, which provides the driver with the ability to tune the ride and handling by selecting one of three modes: Comfort, Sport or Sport+.

Also included in all four and six cylinder models is the ECO PRO mode, which adjusts throttle sensitivity, engine response, the upshift points with the automatic gearbox and the power consumed by ancillaries such as climate control and heated mirrors.

The boot or - on the Touring - the rear window or tailgate can now be opened with a foot swipe under the rear bumper, assuming the correct key is detected.

A Real-Time Traffic Information system provides istant informaton on traffic conditions and an uprated Head-Up display how shows full colour road sign graphics. The BMW Night Vision system gives better visual and audible warnings of unseen pedestrians or cyclists.

BMW 5 Series Saloon
Model Power (hp) Torque (Nm) 0-62mph (seconds) Top Speed
CO2 emissions (g/km) Combined mpg
BMW 520i 184 270 7.9 (8.0) 141 157 (149) 41.5 (44.1)
BMW 528i 245 350 6.2 (6.3) 155 159 (152) 41.5 (43.5)
BMW 520d ED 184 380 8.2 144 119 62.8
BMW 525d 218 450 7.0 151 132 (126) 56.5 (58.9)
BMW530d 258 540 6.1 (6.0) 155 149 (139) 49.6 (52.3)
BMW 535d 313 630 5.5 155 142 50.4
BMW 5 Series Touring
Model Power (hp) Torque (Nm) 0-62mph (seconds) Top Speed
CO2 emissions (g/km) Combined mpg
BMW 520i 184 270 8.3 137 163 (156) 40.4 (42.2)
BMW 528i 245 350 6.4 152 165 (159) 39.8 (41.5)
BMW 525d 218 450 7.2 147 138 (135) 53.3 (55.4)
BMW 530d 258 540 6.2 155 155 (145) 47.9 (51.4)
BMW 535d 313 630 5.5 155 148 50.4
BMW 550i 407 600 5.1 155 142 26.4

Published : 04/07/11 Author : Staff

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