BMW Australia to get BMW 520d Sedan and BMW 535d Sedan

5-series | August 26th, 2010 by 9
BMW 520d Saloon

BMW Australia announces the introduction of two diesel engines into the market. The new 2011 BMW 520d and the highly-awaited 535d are joining the other …

BMW Australia announces the introduction of two diesel engines into the market. The new 2011 BMW 520d and the highly-awaited 535d are joining the other 5 Series models.

The 520d features a four cylinder turbo diesel engine producing a power output of 185 hp and 280 ft.lb.of torque(380 Nm) of torque. Despite boasting fuel consumption of just 5.2 litres per 100km, and C02 emissions of 137 g/km

BMW 535d is powered by the straight six-cylinder engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology producing 245 295hp and 398 lb-ft (600Nm) of torque.  535d has a fuel consumption of 6.1liters per 100km and emitting 162g/km of C02.

The North American market has yet to receive a 5 Series diesel, but expectations are that the 535d model will be available in the future.

BMW Australia to get BMW 520d Sedan and BMW 535d Sedan

Press Release:

BMW Group Australia today announced the addition of two new diesel variants to its critically-acclaimed BMW 5 Series range.

The new BMW 520d Sedan
and BMW 535d Sedan bolster a portfolio of BMW diesel vehicles already available in Australia, renowned for powerful engine outputs, combined with extremely low fuel consumption and emissions.

BMW Group Australia Managing Director, Mr Stavros Yallouridis said the popularity of BMW diesel models is growing rapidly in Australia.

“BMW diesel engines are winning international accolades and challenging many preconceptions about diesel technology as a whole,” said Mr Yallouridis.

“The combination of enormous torque, blistering power and extraordinary fuel economy from our latest diesel engines is winning many fans in Australia,” he said.

The ultra-efficient 520d features a four cylinder turbo diesel engine producing a power output of 135kW and 380 Nm of torque. Despite boasting fuel consumption of just 5.2 litres per 100km, and C02 emissions of 137 g/km, the BMW 520d is still capable of accelerating to100km/ hr in just 8.1 seconds.

The 520d is priced from $83,300* and is loaded with additional features compared to its predecessor, including 8-speed automatic transmission, 17” alloy wheels, electric power steering, Head Up Display, Interior trim in black high-gloss, through loading system, Park Distance Control (PDC) front and rear and active bonnet to reduce risk of injury in case of accident with a pedestrian. BMW EfficientDynamics technologies available on the 520d include low rolling-resistance tyres, brake energy regeneration, and air vent control.

The new diesel hero model, the 535d, offers extreme power with its straight six-cylinder engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology producing 220kW and a whopping 600Nm of torque. The new BMW 535d sprints to 100km/hr in 5.7 seconds while sipping just 6.1litres of fuel per 100km and emitting 162g/km of C02.

The 535d Sedan is priced at $134,400* and enjoys standard specification over and above the 520d Sedan including metallic paint, 1 8” alloy wheels, 8-speed sports automatic transmission with Steptronic, adaptive Bi-Xenon headlights including washer system, rear view camera, electric seat adjustment with driver’s seat memory function, sports leather steering wheel, Comfort Access System and 12-speaker HiFi system to name just a few.

BMW 520d and 535d Australian Pricing:
# BMW 520d – $83,300
# BMW 535d – $134,400

The BMW 520d Sedan is now available in Australia. The BMW 535d Sedan will be available in BMW showrooms from November.

[Source: BMW ]

  • José Esteves

    Output for the 535d is not 295hp, not 245hp. Just drove the 520d with the new ZF box. In my opinion it is plenty of car and arguably all you’ll ever need. Fast, frugal, refined and just the right balance of comfort and sportiness. 535d should prove to be a beast, especially if you remap the ECU.

    • José Esteves

      I meant to say it IS 295hp, NOT 245hp. Sorry about that.

  • M. Na’san

    Correction: the 535d offers 300 hp not 245 hp 

  • Doug

    $83,300? Surely that’s in AUS dollars

  • bob

    Will Oz also get diesel versions of the F11?

  • UnReal

    Exactly, 245hp is the 530d

  • José Esteves

    Well, they announce 220kW, and that amounts to 295hp (1hp=745W). Or 299ps.

    Anyway, anybody feel BMW is getting kind of confused with these designations? Take the X5 for example. Used to call it 3.0sd (268hp); then they switched to 35d (282hp) and now it’s badged 40d (302hp)…

    When they switched the 35d to 40d in the latest revision of this engine, I expected them to sell a 540d, right? But they decided to stick with the 535d, I don’t get it.

    So now there are 2 versions of the same engine with nearly the same output (7hp difference) but different badges!!

    Personally I believe the switch to 40d is stretching it a little, they should just keep the 35d. All in all, it’s getting kind of confusing.

  • http://www.bimmerguys.ca Bimmer Guy

    5.2 litres per 100km is awesome, they can beat the VW with fuel consumption reduction.

  • http://xn--4dbbnv1afv1az.com/ yori

    Output for the 535d is not 295hp, not 245hp. Just drove the 520d with the new ZF box. In my opinion it is plenty of car and arguably all you’ll ever need. Fast, frugal, refined and just the right balance of comfort and sportiness. 535d should prove to be a beast, especially if you remap the ECU.

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