The Bavarians at BMW thought that it is the right moment to update the current 5 Series generation by adding new features. To be more precise, the current BMW 5 Series (F10) generation will get new engines while certain models will benefit from the xDrive four-wheel drive system which was not available until now.
“BMW 5 Series range: even more efficient thanks to BMW TwinPower Turbo. The BMW 5 Series range builds on its leading position in the areas of design, sporting capability, comfort and efficiency with an extended range of engines,” says BMW.
The Germans will provide a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine able to produce 184 horsepower, a unit which will fit the 2012 BMW 520i. For the 2012 528i, BMW will provide the same 2.0-liter petrol unit but this time offering 245 horsepower. According to the manufacturer, there will be a new diesel engine as well, a unit which will fit the BMW 520d EfficientDynamics model.
It produces 184 horsepower and is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 8,2 seconds hitting a top speed of 231 km/h. The average fuel consumption is as low as 4,5 liters/100 km while the CO2 emissions are rated at 119 g/km. The xDrive all-wheel drive system will be extended for almost all the models in the range.