BMW 5 Series Car HireBMW 5-Series is now a more sophisticated all-rounder than ever before. And with Efficient Dynamics on board, every model gets an impressive blend of performance and economy – astonishingly so in some cases.
Economy 37.2mpg claimed average for that 523i
Engine The 530d 3.0-litre diesel’s headline figure of 242bhp is impressive enough on its own. With two turbochargers, the 535d engine has been comprehensively re-engineered and produces 295bhp and 442lb ft of torque. You can even ask for petrol version if you like.
Power The M5, with 552bhp from its twin-turbo V8, will get from 0-62mph in 4.4sec.
Torque The engine comes coupled to nigh on 400lb ft of torque, flat-lining from 1750 through to 3000rpm,
Gearbox Eight-speed automatic gearbox
Available in Petrol, Diesel
To gain economies of scale, the new-generation BMW 5-series is built on the same basic platform that sits beneath the 7-series, 5-series GT and 6-series. The most obvious result of this is that the 5-series is now larger than ever; although the wheelbase is shortened by 100mm compared with the 7-series and 5GT, at 2968mm it is now the longest in its class.