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New diesel for MY2014 BMW 5 Series in US; priced below hybrid model

19 May 2013

For the 2014 model year, BMW is adding a new inline-6 Advanced Diesel engine for the 5 Series sedan. The enhanced, 2014 BMW 5 Series Sedan and 5 Series Gran Turismo go on sale at Authorized BMW Centers in the US in August, 2013, including the ActiveHybrid 5 model as well as gasoline-engined variants.

The 2014 BMW 535d is BMW’s latest diesel variant in North America. Its inline-6 BMW Advanced Diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology makes 255 horsepower (190 kW) at 4,000 rpm and 413 lb-ft (560 N·m) of torque from 1,500 – 3,000 rpm (preliminary figures). Simultaneously, the new BMW 535d Sedan is expected to show substantial fuel efficiency gains over its gasoline-fueled counterpart. US EPA figures will be available closer to the on-sale date.

BMW’s xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system is also available on the new 535d Sedan.

In the new diesel for the BMW 535d Sedan, the TwinPower Turbo technology consists of a variable-geometry turbocharger and high precision direct fuel injection with solenoid valve injectors.

Brake Energy Regeneration, the Auto Start-Stop functionality, and ECO PRO mode, the suite of standard-fitted BMW EfficientDynamics technologies now also includes a coasting mode (which disengages the powertrain while coasting), and the ECO PRO Route function, which can be selected via the Navigation system. Additionally, updated aerodynamics is a key factor in the latest advances made by the engineers in the area of fuel efficiency.

The entry-level 528i sedan starts at $50,425, including destination and handling. The 535i gasoline-engined sedan starts at $56,025. The 535d diesel sedan has an MSRP of $57,525; the ActiveHybrid 5 model has an MSRP of $62,325.

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It is a pity they don't also bring in the 520d.

I suppose 144 mph and 0-60 in 8.2 seconds isn't fast enough for Americans.

The 520D has been a huge success in Ireland. If 124 used 2012 BMWs for sale, ALL are diesel, and only 1 is 3 litres or more.

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