UAE. BMW is adding power and value to its highly popular BMW 5 Series range with the introduction of the world's most advanced four-cylinder engines with TwinPower Turbo.
The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine will be introduced to the BMW 5 Series in November 2011 – namely the BMW 520i – and will enhance the model line-up in the Middle East region.
The world's most advanced four-cylinder engines combine a TwinScroll turbocharger with VALVETRONIC variable valve timing, Double-Vanos variable camshaft timing and High Precision Injection direct injection.
The result are engines that have more power and torque , with a dramatic reduction in fuel consumption – and lower engine noise. The new engines are based on the multi-award winning BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line engines.
In the new BMW 520i, the four-cylinder engine delivers maximum power of 135kW/184 hp at 5,000 rpm and peak torque of 270 Nm available between 1,250 and 4,500rpm.
Combining a twin-scroll turbocharger with High Precision Injection, Valvetronic variable valve control and Double VANOS camshaft control, the uber-frugal BMW 520i boasts a combined fuel consumption of just 6.4 litres per 100 kilometres and C02 emissions of just 149 grams per 100 kilometres while accelerating to 100km/hr from a standing start in 8.0 seconds. It has a top speed of 227 km/h.
The new BMW 520i comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission, 17” alloy wheels, automatic stop/start function, dynamic driving control, ECO-PRO mode, business navigation, front and rear park distance control, cruise control with braking function, USB audio interface, Bluetooth functionality and automatic climate control.
The introduction of this new generation of four-cylinder engines is a milestone within the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel consumption. It also reaffirms BMW's benchmark position on efficiency and driving enjoyment within the premium segment.
The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine will also be introduced this year on the Z4 and X1, and on the 3 Series in 2012.
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