Still relates to 3 litre
For the diesel line-up, the 518d, 520d, 520d Efficient Dynamics and 525d models will receive BMW’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit:.
The 520d will be available from launch, with the same 188bhp and 295lb ft as the model it replaces. Its 0-62mph time is 7.6sec, while top speed is 148mph. Fuel economy has risen by 6.1mpg to 68.9mpg and CO2 emissions improve by 12g/km to 107/km in six-speed manual guise.
Shortly after launch, the 520d will be joined by an even more frugal 520d EfficientDynamics model said to return a class leading 72.4mpg and 102g/km of CO2.
Ranged above these traditional volume-selling diesels is the 530d, which uses a 261bhp version of BMW’s turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine. It will be complemented later on by the 535d-replacing 540d, which uses the same engine tuned to 316bhp.
I had a 330d a few years ago and the engine was fantastic, unbelievably smooth for an oil burner.