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BMW is diversifying its models even further, with new engine choices for the 535d Saloon, 5 Series Touring and X1 xDrive23d, a new M Sport Package for the 2011 BMW 5 Series plus the German automaker will now offer its electronically controlled 4-wheel drive system on the BMW 550i xDrive Sedan. 

Two special editions based on the BMW 3 Series Saloon and Touring called the Exclusive Edition are also on the way.

The BMW 5 Series M Sport Package applies to both the Sallon and Touring version and includes the M Sports suspension, new aerodynamic features and 18 inch M light alloys. For the interior the BMW 5 Series M Sport Package brings new Sports seats, a leather-clad steering wheel, an M gear leaver knob, antracite roof lining and M aluminium hexagon trim strips.

As far as pricing the 520d M Sport Saloon starts at 31,270 GBP and reaches 53,615 GBP for the 550i M Sport Saloon.

BMW press release :

Munich. Starting in the autumn of 2010, extensive additionsto the engine portfolio and the equipment range for a large number ofmodel series will bring about a further increase in the diversity ofthe BMW model range. Following its successful launch, the new BMW 5Series Sedan can, as from September 2010, also be equipped for thefirst time with intelligent four-wheel drive technology BMW xDrive.The electronically controlled four-wheel drive system will be featuredin the BMW 550i xDrive Sedan, which is powered by aneight-cylinder engine. The BMW 535d Sedan offers a further choice ofengines. The new top-of-the-range diesel version from the series is

powered by a 220 kW/300 bhp straight six-cylinder enginewith BMW TwinPower Turbo, which will also be available for the BMW 5Series Touring as from September 2010. The car’s engineportfolio will also be complemented by two further engine variantsimmediately following its market launch. In addition to the BMW 535dTouring, we will also see the arrival of the BMW 525d Touring (150kW/204 bhp) and the BMW 528i Touring (190 kW/258 bhp)in the autumn of 2010.

From September 2010, the equipment package Design Pure Impulse willbe available for the BMW Z4, giving the charismatic roadster aparticularly sporty and aesthetical appearance. The BMW 116d entrymodel from the BMW 1 Series now fulfils the EU5 emission standard. TheBMW X1 xDrive23d is now also available with a six-speed manualtransmission. Further innovations apply to the optional equipmentavailable for the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 1 Series, the BMW X1 and theBMW Z4.

BMW 5 Series Sedan: Premiere for BMW xDrive and the world’sbest performing six-cylinder diesel engine.

The intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive now also providesthe new BMW 5 Series Sedan with the highest level of supremacy in allroad and weather conditions. The permanent, electronically controlledfour-wheel drive system guarantees optimum power transfer at all timesthrough precise and variable distribution of motive force to the frontand rear axles according to each situation. In normal drivingconditions torque is transferred to the front and rear axles at aratio of 40 : 60. This distribution ratio can be changed within afraction of a second if the sensors monitoring the slip on all wheelsdetect the respective requirement. The xDrive system has ananticipatory function, stabilising the vehicle before the driver evennotices the necessity to act. As the system is adapted for optimiseddriving dynamics, it also constantly transfers increased power to therear wheels as soon as the vehicle enters a bend. When the vehicleexits the bend, the xDrive system returns to its basic setting infavour of optimum traction and stability.

The system is employed in the new BMW 550i xDrive Sedan. Theseries’ top-of-the-range model is powered by a300 kW/407 bhp V8 engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo and directpetrol injection and features as standard an eight-speed automatictransmission. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 4.8seconds and average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 11litres/100 km.

September 2010 will also see the launch of the fourth and mostpowerful diesel version, the BMW 535d Sedan. Its straight-six enginewith BMW TwinPower Turbo and Common Rail direct injection develops apower output of 220 kW/300 bhp at 4,400 rpm from acubic capacity of 3 litres. Maximum torque is 600 Nm, which alreadybecomes available at 1,750 rpm. The supercharging system featured bythe world’s most powerful six-cylinder diesel engine correspondsto the Variable Twin Turbo principle, meaning that just above idlingspeed a smaller supercharger is activated, an additional, largersupercharger being activated in the case of an increased torque demand.

Spontaneous and sustained engine power allows the BMW 535d Sedan,which is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, toaccelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds. This racingtemperament is combined with impressive efficiency. This is mainly dueto the Common Rail system featured by the all-aluminium engine, whichoperates at a maximum pressure of 2,000 bar, guaranteeing aparticularly accurate supply of fuel. The BMW 535d Sedan achieves anaverage fuel consumption of 6.1 litres/100 km in the EU test cycle.

Thus, the BMW 5 Series Sedan now offers a choice of four petrol andfour diesel power units. Front-runner in the efficiency rating is theentry model BMW 520d. The saloon car, which is powered by a 2-litrefour-cylinder diesel engine with 135 kW/184 bhp and comes asstandard with Auto Start Stop function, continues to extend its leadwithin the competitive environment thanks to an average fuelconsumption of 4.9 litres/100 km and a CO2 emission level of 129 gramsper kilometre according to the EU test cycle.

BMW 5 Series Touring with an extended engine range.

Immediately after its launch, the new BMW 5 Series Touring is alsogoing full throttle through the introduction of further enginevariants. From September 2010, two additional diesel engines and athird straight six-cylinder petrol engine will be available for thesuccessful business touring car. The most powerful diesel model is– analogous to the saloon – the BMW 535d Touring. Thanksto a 220 kW/300 bhp straight six-cylinder engine with BMWTwinPower Turbo and Common Rail direct injection, the Touring modelsprints from 0 – 100 km/h in a mere 5.7 seconds. According tothe EU test cycle, average fuel consumption of the BMW 535d Touring is6.3 litres/100 km.

The BMW 525d Touring completes the available range of diesel models.Likewise, it features a 3-litre straight six-cylinder engine plusturbo charger with variable intake geometry and Common Rail directinjection. The engine delivers 150 kW/204 bhp at4,000 rpm, with maximum torque of 450 Nm being available between1,750 and 2,500 rpm. The BMW 525d Touring accelerates from0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds and has an average fuelconsumption of 6.3 litres/100 km in the EU test cycle.

The 3-litre straight six-cylinder engine with direct petrol injection(High Precision Injection) under the bonnet of the BMW 528i Touringdelivers a power output of 190 kW/258 bhp at 6,600 rpmin lean operation and achieves maximum torque of 310 Nm between 2,600and 5,000 rpm. The BMW 528i Touring sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just6.9 seconds, average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 8litres/100 km.

M Sports Package for the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and the new BMW5 Series Touring.

The M Sports Package for the new BMW 5 Series Saloon and for the newBMW 5 Series Touring will be presented simultaneously in September2010. The package, which was developed by the BMW M GmbH, comprisescomponents that have been specifically adapted to match thesuspension, the aerodynamics, and the exterior and interior design ofeach model. The M sports suspension, M aerodynamics package and18-inch M light alloys featuring a double spoke design contributetowards enhanced driving dynamics and an exceptionally powerfulappearance. Moreover, optionally available features include 19-inch Mlight alloys as well as an M rear spoiler for the saloon.

Sports seats featuring Alcantara / fabric upholstery especiallydeveloped for the M Sports Package give the interior a particularlysporting ambience. The upholstery’s exclusive character isunderlined by high-grade materials, contrasting seams and the M emblemapplied to the seat. Further interior features included in the MSports Package comprise, inter alia, an M leather-clad steering wheel,an M gear lever knob, the M footrest, an anthracite BMW Individualroof lining and M aluminium hexagon interior trim strips.

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo: Two further models featuring BMW xDrive.

September 2010 will also see the addition of further four-wheeldriven model variants of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo. In addition tothe BMW 550i xDrive Gran Turismo and the BMW 530d xDrive Gran Turismo,two further six-cylinder models can now be equipped with theintelligent four-wheel drive system. 

The variable torque distribution technology featured by the BMW 535ixDrive Gran Turismo is combined with the most powerful straightsix-cylinder petrol engine. The 225 kW/306  bhp power unitwith BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, High Precision Injection andfully variable valve control VALVETRONIC facilitates acceleration from0 to 100 km/h in a mere 6.3 seconds with an average fuel consumptionof 9.3 litres/100 km. The most powerful diesel engine in the portfoliofeatured in the BMW 535d xDrive Gran Turismo delivers an accelerationof 6.0 seconds and an average fuel consumption of 7.1 litres/100 km.The powerful six-cylinder engines and the intelligent four-wheel drivesystem featured in both models come as standard with an eight-speedautomatic transmission.

BMW 7 Series: Premiere for BMW xDrive combined with a diesel engine. 

From September 2010, the range of four-wheel driven 7 Series modelswill also be extended. In addition to the BMW 750i xDrive, the BMW740d xDrive now also features the intelligent four-wheel drive systemfor supreme power in every driving situation, meaning that the BMW 7Series will include for the first time four-wheel drive technologycombined with a diesel engine.

The straight six-cylinder engine in the BMW 740d xDrive featuresTwinPower Turbo technology and Common Rail direct injection. Itdevelops maximum power output of 225 kW/306 bhp at4,400 rpm and maximum torque of 600 Nm is available between 1,500and 2,500 rpm. The luxury saloon accelerates from 0 to 100 km/hin 6 seconds and average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 7 litres/100 km.

The range of optional equipment available for all models of the BMW 7Series is also being extended. The optional comfort seats in the rearcompartment are now also available in a three-seat version.

Sporting aesthetics at its best: Design Pure Impulse equipmentpackage for the BMW Z4.

With its classic roadster proportions, the BMW Z4 is in equal measurethe embodiment of sporty driving pleasure and premium elegance. TheDesign Pure Impulse equipment package available as from September 2010offers the perfect opportunity to emphasise the two-seater’ssporting aesthetics in a particularly intensive way. It comprises anexclusive combination of colours and materials featured on interiorelements, specifically emphasising the vehicle’s dynamiccharacter. The Design Pure Impulse equipment package can also becombined with a new, likewise exclusive body paint colour.

The most significant feature of the Design Pure Impulse equipmentpackage is the choice of precisely matching interior colours andmaterials. Like the equipment package Design Pure White, whichaccentuates the roadster’s premium elegance and was alreadypresented at the launch of the BMW Z4, the package’sconfiguration is based on the recommendations of the BMW design team.Exclusive components of the Design Pure Impulse equipment package arethe black Alcantara / Nappa leather sports seats Circuit with yellowcolour accents, a black Alcantara surface décor with a yellowcontrast seam on the front seat passenger side as well as high-gradeBMW Individual interior trim strips in a black piano lacquer finish.The sporting ambience is complemented by an anthracite BMW Individualroof lining, yellow Alcantara inserts in the door linings, the lowersection of the instrument panel also in yellow as well as structuralfabric car mats. The arm rests on the centre console and in the doorsare covered with high-quality black Nappa leather. The body colourplain Atacama Yellow is available exclusively for the Design PureImpulse equipment package. Alternatively, there is an option of AlpineWhite, plain Black, Space Grey metallic, Titanium Silver or SapphireBlack metallic.

BMW X1 xDrive23d now also available with six-speed manual transmission.

September 2010 will also see the increased diversity of the engineand transmission variants available for the BMW X1. The BMW X1xDrive23d can now also be purchased in conjunction with a six-speedmanual transmission. The previously obligatory six-speed automatictransmission is now available as an option. The most powerful dieselversion of the compact BMW X model features a four-cylinder enginewith TwinPower Turbo technology and Common Rail direct injection, thepiezoelectric injectors of which operate at a maximum pressure of2,000 bar. Peak power output is 150 kW/204 bhp with amaximum torque of 400 Nm. The transfer of this output via thesix-speed manual transmission facilitates an acceleration from 0 to100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. Average fuel consumption of the BMWX1xDrive23d in the EU test cycle is 6 litres/100 km. The CO2 emissionlevel is 158 grams per kilometre.

New equipment options for the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 1 Series, the BMWX1 and the BMW Z4. BMW 116d now complies with EU5 standard.

Starting September 2010, attractive additions to the range ofoptional equipment for optimising comfort and the entertainment andcommunication functions will be available for the BMW 3 Series, theBMW 1 Series, the BMW X1 and the BMW Z4. The comfort access functionavailable for all models now includes an illuminated entry system, thelight sources of which are integrated into the exterior door handles.The tuner for Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) programmes also availableas an option has now been upgraded to include the DAB+ standard.

From September 2010, the BMW 1 Series entry model will also complywith the EU5 exhaust emission standard. The BMW 116d powered by a2-litre four-cylinder 85 kW/115 bhp diesel engine isavailable both in a 5-door and a 3-door version and, with a fuelconsumption of 4.5 litres/100 km in the EU test cycle, it offersbetter fuel economy than any other model of this series. With the newclassification of the BMW 116d, all models of the BMW 1 Series nowfulfil the EU5 standard.

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