The BMW 535i and 550i haven’t even been able to grace the sales floor and already there is news on a new 5 series model itching at the chance to get on board. During a media event this week BMW confirmed that the 5-Series Diesel will also be available on the US market. More than that, Willem Rombauts said that BMW will in fact offer two diesel models on the US market. The 5-Series will definitely be one of them while the second model could be the X5 or X6.

Currently BMW is only offering two diesel models on the US market: the 330d and the X5 xDrive35d, both powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder diesel that generates 265 horsepower and a sinful 425 pound-feet of torque.

The engine’s possibilities for a 5-Series diesel model can only be guessed at. We could possibly see one of the straight-6s offered in Europe. Maybe the twin-turbo used in the 3 Series and X5? Maybe a slightly less muscular single-turbo 3.0-liter? Since the diesel variant has yet to receive a solid debut date, we could just be spinning our wheels while BMW works on a more powerful and fuel efficient diesel combination. It would have to beat out the 265-hp and 425 ft-lbs of torque variant it currently has running, but only time can tell what BMW may have up their sleeve.


Source: Inside Line

What do you think?


  (505) posted on 05.17.2010

Well for sure, BMW will do everything to make this baby more luxurious and comptetitive enough.

  (808) posted on 05.16.2010

Why diesel? Isn’t that diesel engine is a little bit noisy and vibrates a lot unlike the petrol engines? I hope bimmer made some enhancement to the diesel engine to lessen the Vibration and Nois.

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