BMW announced two new 2.0-liter diesel engines that will be available on the current 5-Series starting this summer. The BMW 518d will get the 148hp version while a more potent 188hp engine will be seen on the BMW 520d.
If you opt for the entry-level unit of these two, sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h takes 9,5 seconds for the Sedan and 9,1 seconds for the Touring. Moving up to the 188hp version, accelerating from standstill to 100 km/h is possible in 7,9 seconds (Sedan) and 8,1 seconds (Touring).
BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system is available for this model but makes the Touring model 0,1 second slower.
If fuel economy is your concern, you have to know that the BMW 518d returns average figures of 54,7 to 50 mpg US (Sedan) and 51,1 to 47 mpg US (Touring). The BMW 520d does 54,7 to 50 mpg US (Sedan) and 51,1 to 47 mpg US (Touring).
Be sure to check the spec sheet below for more details on BMW’s new offerings.