BMW 520d: High Efficiency, High Luxury


Melbourne, Australia —BMW will launch a new 5 Series model in November, powered by a2.0-litre diesel engine. The small and highly economic all-alloy2.0-litre turbo diesel engine joins the throng of other diesel-poweredBeemers currently available in Australia spanning it's small car,medium car, and SUV ranges.
With the advent of the new model, BMW claims that it "clearly leads the premium diesel market in Australia".
Priced at under $80,000, it's also one of the cheapest 5 Series models in Australia. Pricing is as follows:
BMW 520d: $79,900
Equipped as standard with BMW's 6-speed automatic gearbox, the 520d makes the 5 Series "accessible to an even wider range of Australianluxury car buyers" says the German company.
Standard features on the BMW 520d are nothing short of comprehensive: high-gloss wood interior trim in Bamboo grain, Poplar brown or Poplarlight, Dakota leather upholstery, Control Display with 6.5-inch colourmonitor and Radio Navigation, Bluetooth preparation, in-dash CD player (CD changer in glove box), USB/Audiointerface, dual automatic climate control, automatic anti-dazzleinterior mirror, multi-function leather steering wheel, on-boardcomputer, and electric seats.
Safety systems are also A-grade, featuring 8 airbags as standard, along with driving aids such as ABS, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Dynamic Stability Control(DSC) with ASC+T (Automatic Stability Control Plus Traction). It also gets 16-inch alloy wheels.
Powered by a 4-cylinder diesel engine, the 520doutputs 125kW @ 4000rpm and 340Nm of torque @ 1750rpm. Thesmall 4-cylinder engine provides the 5 Series with impressivepulling power thanks to a variable-geometry turbocharger.
Equippedas standard with BMW's 6-speed automatic gearbox, the 520dis accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 8.6 seconds. It's also veryefficient, one of the most efficient in its class and even rivallingsome small cars in terms of fuel usage: a mere 6.1 litres/100km on thecombined cycle.

CO2 outputs are also low, with 162g/km made possible thanks to "the combination of advanced BMW enginemanagement and the standard exhaust system particle filter".
Now, BMW firmly stamps its mark on the luxury segment with the arrival in November of the new 520d turbo-diesel sedan.

More:Sports Automatic Transmission. BMW is now offering a new sports gearboxsystem on high end 5 Series models. Priced at $1,000, the optionalextra is available on the 530i, 530d and 550i, and adds a 6-speedautomatic transmission which, at the touch of a button, changes theshifting points of the gearbox and also alters throttle response forimproved acceleration.
The Sport automatic transmission option also includes a multi-function sport leather steering wheel, featuring paddle shifters.
 
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