The 2011 BMW 5-Series made its debut yesterday and as many of you read, the powertrain lineup will consist of one 8-cylinder, three 6-cylinder gasoline engines and two 6-cylinder diesels. A 4-cylinder turbodiesel will also be available for the European market. So what are we going to get in the North American market?
When the model goes on sale next year, the top-of-the-line 2011 BMW 550i will be powered by a TwinPower Turbo V8 with High Precision Injection making 407-hp. Next will come the 2011 535i, which will have a straight 6-cylinder with BMW’s TwinPower Turbo High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC helping it make 306-hp.
The best-selling of all 5-Series models, the 528i, won’t turn up in the U.S. until a few months after the 550i and the 535i go on sale. Nonetheless it’s something to look forward since the 3.0L inline 6-cylinder now makes 258-hp with a maximum torque of 228 lb-ft. That’s an improvement over 2010’s 528i that had an output rating of 230-hp 200 lb-ft of torque.
A hybrid version of the new 5-Series is also reported to be unveiled next year.
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– By: Omar Rana
Source: BMW (via Straightline)