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2008-09-08 08:26
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer BMW
Model 520d
Engine 2.0-litre diesel
Power 130 kW @ 4 000 r/min
Torque 350 Nm @ 1 750 r/min
Zero To Hundred 8.6 seconds
Top Speed 223 km/h
Fuel Consumption 5.6 litres per 100 km
Price From R404 000

BMW South Africa has expanded its diesel line-up by adding a four-cylinder diesel variant to its 5 Series range.

The 520d, with its common-rail fuel injection and VTG turbocharger, is the lowest fuel consuming model in the 5 Series product range.

Developing maximum output of 130 kW combined with peak torque of 350 Nm, the 520d accelaerates in 8.6 seconds to 100km/h and the top speed is 223 km/h.

The average claimed fuel consumption is 5.6 litres/100 kilometres and the CO2 emissions are 149 g/km.

The balance of driving dynamics and fuel consumption is based on the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy.

It is available with a six-speed manual transmission or BMW’s six-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox.

Besides its engine the 520d is pretty much a 5 Series with the same safety package as other derivatives. A host of optional extras are also available.

Pricing for the 520d kicks of at R404 000 for the manual derivative.

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