With the 5 Series facelift coming this summer, BMW plans to introduce a new model in its European fleet. The BMW 518d will be available for European customers and is powered by the N47T engine producing 105 kW (143 bhp) @ 4000 rpm and 300 N m (221 lb ft) @ 1750-3000 rpm.
The 143 bhp model was or is currently used in the E81, E87 and E88 118d, E90 and E91 318d, E84 X1 sDrive18d and xDrive18d, MINI Countryman Cooper SD (from 2010) and X3 xDrive18d.
Nearly four years later after its introduction, the 5 Series is due for BMW’s usual life cycle impulse, or as everyone calls it, a facelift. Subtle touches will be applied to the front and rear lights, as well as the front and rear aprons. The side mirrors will get turn signal indicators while chrome design elements are being added to the front fenders.
Inside, the changes are minimal as well. Even the multi-functional instrument display as debuted by the 7 Series facelift was available starting with July 2012 production.
The U.S. market will get the following models: 528i, 528xi, 535d, 535d xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i and 535i hybrid.
Hat tip to M.!