New US pricing announced for BMW 528i and Z4 image

The German car manufacturer BMW is trying to save the planet like all the other major auto makers by reducing its CO2 emissions and improving the cars’ fuel economy, losing some customers on the way but gaining new ones.

BMW has decided to replace all the six-cylinder units in its cars with the ‘28i’ badge on them with new turbo-charged 2.0 liter four-cylinder units, which, on the 528i, will develop 240 horsepower at 5.000 rpm, 1.500 rpm lower than the 3.0 liter six-cylinder version, with a maximum torque of 260 lb-ft at just 1.250 rpm.

Pricing for the new Z4 was set at 49.525 US dollars, over 2.000 more than the six-cylinder powered version, while the 528i now costs $47.575, 2.505 dollars more than current 5-Series equipped with the 3.0 liter unit.

The new 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine is developing 245 horsepower for the European 5-Series, which is less than its six-cylinder predecessor but Americans won’t be mad over this, being used to low power vehicles.