BMW marks another a milestone by building the 5,555,555th 5 Series car since the sport luxury sedan launch in 1972. The anniversary model is a 525d xDrive Touring, the kind of car that many U.S. based owners would love to have.
The car in question will be donated to the Bavarian Forest National Park, one of the oldest reserves in Germany. The 24,000-acre nature reserve was created in 1970 as a haven for nature. It hosts about 800,000 visitors per year and boasts such attractions as wild animal enclosures and more than 300km of hiking trails.
525d sports BMW’s xDrive technology, suitable for that environment. The car is powered by a 3.0 liter inline six diesel engine that outputs 197 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 525d gives an average fuel consumption of 48 MPG (6.9 liters/100km)
The next generation 5 Series Touring will make its debut in 2011, a few months after the new sedan.