Sunday, July 10, 2011

2012 BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition

 From autumn 2011, in parallel with the regular BMW 520d, an ultra-fuel-efficient version of this sedan will be offered: the BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition. With unchanged maximum power (135 kW/184 hp) and torque (380 Newton metres / 280 lb-ft), this model records average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 4.5 l/100 km (62.8 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of 119 grams per kilometre. This is around ten per cent better consumption than the most fuel-efficient segment competitors, despite the fact that the BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition is more powerful than the competitor models.

With a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 231 km/h (143.5 mph), even this most fuel-efficient model in the BMW 5 Series boasts typical sporty BMW performance. Its extra-efficient 2.0-litre diesel engine is, like that of the familiar BMW 520d, equipped with a centrifugal pendulum absorber which reduces irregular running at low engine speeds for greater refinement. It is also combined with a range of other efficiency-enhancing measures. These include Auto Start-Stop, an Optimum Shift Indicator, Brake Energy Regeneration and active cooling flap control, plus a longer final drive ratio and special aero rims with “Streamline” styling.