Thursday 17 October 2019

BMW gives 5-series a facelift, new engine

Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

BMW has revised its 5-series – saloon, Touring and Gran Turismo.

And it has added an important new engine variant, the 518d.

This is a revamped version of the 2-litre we know from the 520d. It has been detuned to 141bhp with emissions of 119g/km.

The 520d (181bhp) itself has been so improved on economy and CO2 that they feel they do not need the 520d EfficientDynamics model any more.

All the other 5-series engines have been revised to meet new Euro6 emissions standards. They also get brake-energy regeneration, stop-start and Eco Pro driving mode.

Xenon headlights are fitted as standard on all models. The M5 also rings some changes with new grille and tail lights among the more noticeable.

Irish Independent

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