BMW 5 Series Saloon
The most popular 5 Series variant in its history – the sixth generation model has been sold in numbers upwards of 1 million in a 3 year span, and for 2013 it is set to be improved once again with the brand new range starting from just £29,830. The popular 2.0L 184hp Diesel engine for the 5 Series Saloon now reaches a CO2 figure of 119g/km, for both the automatic and manual transmission variants.
A drag coefficient 0.25 thanks to some aerodynamic changes in bodywork, and improvements in terms of a NOx Storage Catalyst or an SCR catalytic converter with urea injection, allows the 5 series saloon to meet EU6 emissions targets – a year ahead of scheduled changes.
In terms of sporting characteristics, the 5 Series Saloon boasts numerous changes. There are additional contour lines around the iconic BMW kidney grille and a restructured lower air intake at the front. All variants of the have 5 Series have Xenon headlights as standard and Adaptive LED lights are now an optional extra.
The BMW 520d SE Saloon, which boasts the new engine talked about above costs £31,530 on the road. Fuel economy of 520d Saloon is also improved to a class-leading 62.8mpg.
All petrol versions of the 5 Series also meet the new EU6 regulations. Included in that is a new 4.4-litre twin-turbocharger direct-injection V8 for the 550i Saloon. The brand new V8 develops 449hp and a significantly improved torque figure of 650Nm – a big increase of 42hp and 50Nm over the previous unit used –with dramatically lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of 32.8 mpg and 199g/km. The BMW 550i Luxury Saloon costs £57,165 on the road.
The BMW Business Navigation system becomes standard on all new 5 Series Saloon models for the new face lifted version.
Also included for the new model is the industry leading BMW full colour Head-up Display, which now displays telephone contacts and various entertainment details, such as your list of tracks being played, conveniently in the drivers field of vision.
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