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BMW to launch their new 520d Touring!

BMW have announced they are launching a new 520d touring EfficientDynamics saloon in September 2011, within the UK.

They are classing this as their flagship vehicle for a new line of energy-efficient cars.

The core of its production is built around the fuel efficiency and BMW strongly believe it will compete and exceed other manufacturers by around 10%.  BMW claim that with the improvement of offering 184bhp for the 520d touring and with a peak torque of 380Nm, it is without doubt the most efficient car in its class.  The 520d touring will be hitting 62.8mpg with CO2 emissions of 119g/km, taking a cars fuel economy to the next level.

The huge improvements of this vehicle have come with the addition of Eco Technology like stop/start, brake energy regeneration, optimum gear shift indicator and Streamline – design alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres.  A new feature for this car is ECO-PRO which allows drivers to adjust the set up of the engine to enable a more economic and comfortable drive at low speeds.  This also assists with reducing the amount of power used for such available luxuries like heated seats and climate control.  The 520d has a longer final drive ratio to reduce engine revs at highway speeds, yet it still accelerates from 0-62 mph in just 8.2 seconds.

New owners of this spectacular car can now open the rear window, tailgate and lift the boot lid – on the Touring- by a simple foot movement at the rear of the car. Sensors have been located in the rear bumper to detect movement. If that person is carrying the correct key, messages are now sent to the cars onboard computer.

With prices estimated to be starting around £30,435 OTR, this is a bargain and one that is not to be missed.

 

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Steve is one of the chief writers for Service 4 Service which allows him to show off his passion for cars and everything in the motoring world. He loves driving his Mercedes CLK and is a bit of a fanatic with in-car gadgets!

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