BMW diesel engines have always been sort of our favorites here at BMWBLOG and after we posted the 2011 BMW 530d test drive, we realized what a great combination it actually brings: the luxury and sportiness of the new 5, associated with a powerful, competitive but still efficient diesel engine.
Available in Europe only, the BMW 530d is equipped with a single turbocharger version of the same 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine used in the 335d in North America. It is matted to the new ZF eight-speed automatic transmission that comes with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters for the true enthusiasts. The engine outputs 242 horsepower and 540Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. Top speed is limited at 155 mph.
The 2011 BMW 530d was unveiled for the first time at the International Media Launch that took place in Portugal two weeks ago. Shortly after the event, BMW has released a new serious of photos, portraying the car in all its glory.