It is clearly that the Germans from BMW are preparing some serious improvements for all the major models in the range considering the big amount of information released by the Bavarians in the last few days. If few days ago we talked about the improvements following to be available for the current 3 Series and 6 Series range, today we got the opportunity to discuss about the 5 Series range which is also on the list to receive new features from this fall, exactly as the models mentioned above.
To begin with, BMW announced the introduction of two new gasoline units which will be available, as recently told, from the fall of this year. We talk about a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine being offered in two power versions, both for the Sedan and Touring models.
The BMW 520i Sedan features the first 2.0-liter unit offering 184 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque, making the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h possible in 7,9 seconds and a top speed of 227 km/h. The Touring model will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h slightly slower, in 8,3 seconds while the top speed is 220 km/h. The second engine choice is the BMW 528i offering 245 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque from the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit. This will make the Sedan version accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6,2 seconds while the top speed is 250 km/h.
Opt for the Touring version and the sprint time increases by 0,2 seconds while the top speed is 244 km/h. BMW also announced some fuel consumption figures for the new 528i Sedan (6.8 – 7.1 liters/100 km) but also CO2 emissions (159 – 165 g/km).
The Germans decided to introduce the xDrive system on few models in the range, exactly as they did with the current 6 Series generation. More exactly, you will be able to order the 528i, 535i, 550i, 525d, 530d and 535d with the all-wheel drive system, the diesel units above receiving some minor power boosts for the new model year, somewhere around 13 horsepower for each of them.
The new BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition comes with an improved fuel consumption of 4,5 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions of 119 g/km while power comes from the 2.0-liter diesel unit developing 184 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. Lastly, the Germans are trying to recover some lost ground with the current 5 Series GT by introducing the M Sport package which brings a new set of 19-inh alloy wheels (20-inch M alloys are optional), an aerodynamic kit with new front and rear bumpers, a revised M suspension and interior tweaks such as sport seats and leather steering wheel.