Diesel cars often get an unfair rep for not being as powerful as their gasoline counterparts are. That’s where tuning firms like Hartge come in.

Not much power? Yeah, they’ll take care of that.

The tuning firm’s latest program involves a BMW 5-Series 535d model and it comes with doses of styling and performance modifications. Styling-wise, Hartge’s package comes with new carbon casings for the mirrors, a set of Hartge emblems for the bonnet and the bootlid, new 80mm mufflers, a suspension tweak, and a new set of 21" Hartge Classic 2 wheels. Inside, the BMW 535d gets a Hartge aluminum medal on the steering wheel, as well as aluminum pedals, and black velor floor mats.

More importantly, Hartge also treated the BMW 5-Series with a sweet performance package, courtesy of an engine conversion that takes the 535d’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight six diesel engine and improves its output from 295 horsepower and 442 lb/ft of torque all the way up to 354 horsepower and 516 lb/ft of torque.

With all the changes in tow, the BMW 5-Series 535d can now hit 0-62 mph in just 5.2 seconds to go with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

It’s not flashy buy it certainly catches your attention, especially considering that the 535d runs on diesel power.

  • 2011 BMW 5-Series H35d by Hartge
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  • Engine:
    3.0-liter twin-turbo straight six diesel engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    354 horsepower
  • Torque @ RPM:
    516 lb/ft of torque
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    5.2 sec.
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  (473) posted on 12.5.2011

I just only love the exclusivity of its vehicle but as for the engine of it, I must say that I’m not really so impressed on it. Anyway, I will surely wait for the official details of it.

  (526) posted on 11.11.2011

I wonder if what will be the interior of this one will look like? Anyway, I admit that I’m so impressed with this one even though it only looks so simple, but I love the fact that it is very practical to use everyday.

  (580) posted on 10.26.2011

Well, the engine of this one is kind of impressive for this sedan because of the fact that it is on a twin turbo straight six diesel. smiley I hope they include either some pictures on its interior.

  (831) posted on 10.24.2011

Yeah! I have to agree that it is really looking so simple and ordinary on that platform. I think BMW should enhance their designs, but I have to agree that in spite that it is still very appealing.

  (570) posted on 10.23.2011

It looks so simple and ordinary on its styling but the metallic paint of this BMW gave some classy looks of it but I wonder if what will be the interior of this one will look like and I just noticed that it had an impressive engine which is so good to hear. smiley

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