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BMW 5 Series now available with more efficient engine

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The BMW 5 Series is now available with a lower-powered engine making it more desirable to fleets.

Powered by a 143bhp version of BMW’s 2.0-litre diesel engine, the 518d is a new starting point to 5-series ownership which offers lower running costs. Fuel economy on the combined cycle is 62.8mpg (Touring: 58.9mpg) while CO2 emissions are 119g/km (Touring: 127g/km), which attracts a BIK rate of 18%.

With 266lb-ft of torque at 1,750 rpm it accelerates from 0-62 mph in 9.7 seconds (touring 10.1 seconds).

It comes at the same time as the 5 Series has been given a facelift with additional contour lines around the grille and a re-structured lower air intake, while indicator repeaters are incorporated into the door mirrors as standard. Standard equipment now includes business navigation, xenon headlights, BMW emergency call and teleservices. The saloon and touring also have new-style tail lights with LED light strips.

The BMW 518d saloon starts at £29,830 OTR for an SE rising to £32,630 OTR for an M Sport derivative. A BMW 518d touring costs from £32,155 OTR for an SE rising to £35,080 OTR for an M Sport.

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  • Bob - 30/05/2013 14:36

    What BMW forgets to mention is that they have removed key items from the bluetooth system. Please be aware when ordering your car!

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