2017 BMW 5-Series (G30) gets the 520d Efficient Dynamics Edition

Article by Christian A., on January 23, 2017

2017 is undeniably a very busy year for BMW. After introducing the new 4-Series, the German automaker has just released several new updates. In relation to this, BMW is also introducing the new 520d (G30) EfficientDynamics Edition, the company’s most eco-friendly 2.0 litre diesel engine.

BMW’s new 520d Efficient Dynamics has a combined fuel consumption of 73.4 miles per gallon and as low as 102 g/km C02 emissions. The engine consists of a turbocharger placed on antifriction bearings along with the new improved common rail injection, map controller oil pump and high pressure gas recirculation system. Mated to a standard 8-speed automatic transmission, the 520d EfficientDynamics can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in only 7.5 seconds.

BMW’s new engine technology is also more aerodynamic efficient than any other engines. The 520d Efficient Dynamics delivers bigger fuel savings while using BMW’s BluePerformance technology all at the same time. Aside from the new filter, the Blue Performance system comes with a NOX storage catalyst, oxidation catalyst and AdBlue injection to help the engine emit less nitrogen oxide.

In other news, BMW is offering their newly updated On-Street Parking info service in three more cities in Germany. This service used to help commuters find a parking space along Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich. With the new update, commuters from Hanover, Bremen and Nuremberg will find it more convenient to park their vehicles anywhere in the city. This technology is included in the company’s ConnectedDrive (Real Time Traffic information service).

ConnectedDrive also features a smart phone holder, a telephony with wireless charging and navigation. Together with the new Professional infotainment system, the On-Street Parking service will be offered in many of BMW’s upcoming models.

The new infotainment system is already introduced in the latest 5-Series (G30) which will be followed later on with BMW’s 6-Series and 7-Series lineups. In addition to this, BMW’s entry level will also be receiving a few more driver assistance systems, which includes the new Wrong Way driving alert, Cross Traffic alert, Active Assist Collision Avoidance and the Lane Change Assistant technology. Last but certainly not the least, the entire 6-Series lineup will be equipped with new features including a new set of 20-inch dual tone alloy wheels plus an option to avail the latest Sonic Speed Blue metallic body paint.

Best of all, BMW will be offering a full-digital instrument panel display both for the 4-Series and 3-Series models. For those who could still recall, this optional feature was initially introduced in BMW’s i8 plug-in hybrid so this one’s really worth checking out!

Press Release

BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition: greater driving pleasure, less CO2

As from March 2017, the driving pleasure that is characteristic of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will be combined with the lowest fuel consumption and emission levels in this vehicle segment. The new BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition is powered by a 2-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, delivering a maximum power output of 140 kW/190 hp and a peak torque of 400 Newton metres available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. The Sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and achieves a combined fuel consumption of between 4.3 and 3.9 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emission levels of between 114 and 102 grams per kilometres (figures as per EU test cycle, depending on selected tyre size). The power unit of the BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition features, inter alia, a turbo charger mounted on anti-friction bearings, high pressure exhaust gas recirculation, a map-controlled oil pump and further developed Common Rail direct injection technology, the solenoid injectors of which ensure precise fuel dosing with a maximum pressure of 2,000 bar.

In addition to the optimised efficiency of both the engine and the standard 8-speed Steptronic transmission, enhanced aerodynamic characteristics as well as the Sedan’s greatly reduced weight vs. its predecessor also contribute towards achieving the favourable fuel consumption and CO2 emission levels. Moreover, in order to optimise emission behaviour, the BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition is equipped with BMW BluePerformance technology, which in addition to the particulate filter, an oxidation catalyst and a NOX storage catalyst, also features an SCR catalytic converter with AdBlue injection technology reducing nitrogen oxide emissions even further.

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