Fresh information about upcoming new BMW 5 Series. According to german automobile magazine Auto Bild among new technology and platform next generation of BMW 5 series will carry new 3 cylinders turbo-diesel engine with 150 HP (remember 520i on E39 with same HP?)
I dont know what sound we will hear when that engine will be started but I hope BMW will put some effort to make it decent.
Technical platform will be the one shared on new 6 and 7 Series (which will debut in 2015) but with some improvements in comparison with current model at the chapter of weight and used materials.
Among this new 3 cylinder engine BMW continues to improve their 3 liters engines and here are some data regarding possible output power for new engines:
|530i||3,0 Liter||333 HP|
|535i||3,0 Liter||375 HP|
|530d||3,0 Liter||286 HP|
|535d||3,0 Liter||333 HP|
|M550d||3,0 Liter||401 HP|
New M5 version is planned to have around 600HP and as an option all wheel drive version may be ordered. BMW’s all wheel drive is called xDrive.