In case you want a thrifty driving machine with less CO2 – or a smaller fuel company bill – the new 5 Series 520d EfficientDynamics is the answer.
This is going to be the most fuel efficient version – apart from the hybrids – in the 5 Series range if you check the specifications list. Between 3.9 and 4.3 liters / 100 km with corresponding CO2 emissions of 102 to 114 grams – based on the New European Driving Cycle, though even the numbers in real life will probably be very impressive. The 530e plug in hybrid is said to be even better at 2 liters / 100 km and 46 g/km – and it’s also faster to 62 mph (100 kph) in 6.2 seconds while the 520d EfficientDynamics needs 7.5 seconds. They do share the same top speed of 146 mph (235 kph) – but we’re pretty sure the 520d will get the better of the 530e in terms of pricing.
The most economical 5 Series with an ICE gets a 2.0-liter diesel engine good for 190 horsepower (140 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque, sent to the wheels using he well known eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The low fuel consumption takes advantage of the new CLAR platform’s weight reduction and there’s also a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalytic converter with AdBlue. The model will become available in Europe starting March when the flagship M550i xDrive and the 530e plug-in hybrid will also become available across dealers.