It has emerged that two of the BMW 5 Series diesel variants, the 518d and 520d, have been bestowed with slight power updates. The more powerful BMW 5 Series diesel variants will be launched in international markets in September this year.
Both the sedan and estate variants of the highly successful BMW 5 Series will get a new gen 2.0 litre four pot turbocharged diesel engine that should bestows the sedan with a marginally improved performance and fuel economy. This motor, which has been officially named as the B47, was first unveiled in the facelifted BMW X3 and uses the latest common rail injector technology. For the 518d, it will develop a max power of 148bhp and peak torque of 40.8kgm (up by 7 bhp and 2.07 kgm). For the more premium 520d, it will have a max power of 187bhp and peak torque of 40.8kgm (up by 6 bhp and 2.07 kgm).
The new engine will come mated to a reworked version of BMW eight speed automatic gearbox. The reworked gearbox is expected to further boost the fuel efficiency.In most international markets though, the motor will continue to come with a six speed manual transmission as standard (for both the engine variants). It isn’t yet known if the revised models will come to India.