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Changes to BMW models this autumn

A number of BMW models will benefit from various upgrades and enhancements this autumn, including new engines and gearboxes and special editions.

M Sport Package comes to the Five
Both BMW 5 Series Saloon and Touring models will be available in M Sport guise this September when the highly popular specification goes on sale.

The package, which is specified on the vast majority of BMW 5 Series Saloon and Touring models ordered in the UK, has been developed by BMW M GmbH and comprises components that have been specifically adapted to match the suspension, aerodynamics, exterior and interior design of each model. The M Sports suspension, M aerodynamics package and 18-inch M light alloys featuring a double spoke design not only create an exceptionally powerful appearance but also contribute towards enhanced driving dynamics.

Specially developed Sports seats give the interior a particularly sporting ambience, while further interior features include an M leather-clad steering wheel, an M gear lever knob, an anthracite roof lining and M aluminium hexagon interior trim strips. Further options include 19-inch M light alloys as well as an M rear spoiler for the saloon.



Model On-the-road price 520d M Sport Saloon £31,270 520d M Sport Touring £33,605 525d M Sport Saloon £36,325 525d M Sport Touring £38,550 530d M Sport Saloon £40,400 530d M Sport Touring £42,625 535d M Sport Saloon £45,320 535d M Sport Touring £47,545 523i M Sport Saloon £34,585 523i M Sport Touring £36,810 528i M Sport Saloon £36,265 328i M Sport Touring £38,615 535i M Sport Saloon £40,525 535i M Sport Touring £42,875 550i M Sport Saloon £53,615




The new 299hp BMW 535d Saloon

The fourth and most powerful diesel version of the new BMW 5 Series - the 299hp 535d Saloon - will go on sale in September. BMW twin turbocharger and common rail direct injection technology helps make this 3.0-litre straight-six all-aluminium engine one of the world's most powerful six-cylinder diesel unit. Its 299hp available at 4,400rpm while maximum torque is 600Nm is available from 1,750rpm.

A smaller turbocharger operating just above idling speed gives the BMW 535d instant surge, while a larger turbo is activated at higher speeds, supplying additional power for maximum performance. Equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the new BMW 535d Saloon will accelerate from zero to 62mph in just 5.7 seconds.

But along with its dynamic capability comes efficiency. Thanks to the latest generation common rail system operating at a maximum pressure of 2,000 bar and guaranteeing a particularly accurate supply of fuel, the BMW 535d achieves an astonishing average combined fuel consumption of 46.3mpg.

New engines for the BMW 5 Series Touring
Soon after its launch, in September 2010 two additional diesel engines and a third straight six-cylinder petrol engine will be added to the BMW 5 Series Touring range.

As with the Saloon, the Touring will get one of the world's most powerful straight-six diesel engine: the 299bhp 535d with BMW twin turbocharger and common rail direct injection technology. Sprinting from zero to 62mph in only 5.7 seconds, the BMW 535d Touring is as parsimonious as it is powerful averaging a combined fuel consumption of 44.8mpg.

Completing a full line-up of diesel models will be the BMW 525d Touring. Featuring a 3.0-litre straight six-cylinder engine plus a single turbocharger with variable intake geometry and common rail direct injection, the engine delivers 204hp at 4,000rpm, with maximum torque of 450Nm between 1,750 and 2,500rpm. The BMW 525d Touring accelerates from zero to 62mph in 7.3 seconds and has an average fuel consumption of 44.8mpg.

Using the 3.0-litre straight six-cylinder with High Precision Direct Injection, the BMW 528i Touring delivers a power output of 258hp at 6,600rpm and achieves maximum torque of 310Nm between 2,600 and 5,000rpm. The BMW 528i Touring sprints from zero to 62mph in just 6.9 seconds, while average fuel consumption is 35.3mpg.

Model Price OTR Power (hp) Torque (Nm) 0-62mph (seconds) CO2 emissions (g/km) Combined mpg
BMW 535d SE £44,320 299 600 5.7 165 44.8
BMW 525d SE £35,325 204 450 7.3 164 44.8
BMW 528i SE £35,390 258 310 6.9 188 35.3

New gearbox for BMW X1 xDrive23d
The range-topping BMW X1 xDrive23d is now available with a six-speed manual transmission, making it even more efficient than before. The previously obligatory six-speed automatic transmission is now available as an option, while the manual version sees emission levels drop to 158g/km of CO2, from 167g/km for the automatic.

Peak power output remains 204hp with a maximum torque of 400Nm while the zero to 62mph acceleration stays at 7.3seconds. Average fuel consumption of a manual transmission equipped BMW X1xDrive23d is 47.1mpg.

Design Pure Impulse equipment package for BMW Z4
The new Design Pure Impulse equipment package has been put together by the BMW Z4's designers, featuring exclusive colours and materials that show this charismatic and sporty roadster in its best light.

Available from September 2010, exclusive components of the Design Pure Impulse equipment package are the black Alcantara/Nappa leather sports seats with yellow colour accents, black Alcantara surface décor with a yellow contrast stitching on the dashboard, as well as high-grade BMW Individual interior trim strips in a black piano high-gloss finish. The package is priced from £540 to £2,200 depending on the model chosen.

Atacama Yellow paint is available exclusively for the Design Pure Impulse equipment package. Alternatively, there is an option of Alpine White, Jet Black, Space Grey, Titanium Silver or Sapphire Black metallic.

New equipment options for BMW models
Starting September 2010, enhanced entertainment and communication functions will be added to the range of optional equipment for the BMW 1 and 3 Series ranges along with the X1 and Z4.

The comfort access function will now be available for all these models and now includes an illuminated entry system, the light sources of which are integrated into the exterior door handles. The tuner for Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) programmes also available as an option has now been upgraded to include the DAB+ standard.

The BMW 3 Series Saloon and Touring Exclusive Edition and Sport Plus Edition

Two new Edition models are now available on all new BMW 3 Series Saloons and 3 Series Tourings, with 320d, 320i, 318d and 318i engines. The Exclusive Edition and Sport Plus Edition models include an array of equipment for just £595 more than a standard SE or M Sport model.

The new Exclusive Edition comprises of exterior updates including Chromeline exterior trim, Chrome slatted Kidney grilles, Matt Silver front bumper valance, Satin Aluminium roof rails and metallic paint. Interior additions included in the Exclusive Edition are Dakota leather upholstery, Anthracite Bamboo interior trim, ‘Edition' door sill finishers and a sports leather steering wheel. Completing the Exclusive Edition package are Bluetooth telephone preparation and 17 inch light-alloy Star-spoke wheels, resulting in a customer saving of up to £3,005.

For those seeking a more individual look, the Sport Plus Edition offers Black Dakota leather upholstery with contrasting Royal Blue stitching, floor mats with Royal Blue piping and a choice of Le Mans Blue, Black Sapphire or Alpine White metallic paint. The Sport Plus Edition also includes Bluetooth telephone preparation, dark chrome exhaust tailpipes, Chrome slatted Kidney grilles, sun protection glass and 18 inch light-alloy M Star-spoke wheels to further enhance the 3 Series' sporting looks, whilst saving the customer up to £2,325.



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