Report – 2017 BMW 5 Series to get a three-cylinder diesel engine option

Posted on: Oct 31, 2013 - 11:39am IST

German publication Autobild has carried a shocking report this week on the next generation 5 Series. The new 5er would get a three-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine option which with a power rating of 150 hp. Autobild adds that this engine can return a fuel efficiency of 3.9L/100km (25.6 kpl), making it the first 5 Series to have such a compact engine.

The publication has learned that in the future, the 3, 4, 5 and 6 Series models would be developed together to save development and production costs.

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The next gen BMW 5 Series would use a cocktail of light weight materials. Three hybrid variants, with a pure electric range of 50km is planned.

The new 5 Series would have the same competitors, but like the 5er, they would show advancements in materials, technology and design. The first model to change completely would be the E Class (in March 2016), followed by the BMW 5 Series (in July 2016) and finally the Audi A6 (November 2017).

On the new 5 Series platform, BMW would also develop the successor to the 6 Series. This platform would however first be used on the next gen 7 Series which debuts in 2015. The objective of the platform is to achieve a lower weight, greater efficiency and more flexibility.

The new 5er would be constructed with a higher percentage of lightweight materials. Aluminum, carbon fiber and lightweight steel would form most of the car. BMW plans three hybrid variants, with a pure electric range of 50km.

Tentative variant lineup of the 2017 BMW 5 Series

  • 530i – 3.0-liter 333 hp
  • 535i – 3.0-liter 375 hp
  • 530d – 3.0 liter 286 hp
  • 535d – 3.0 liter 333 hp
  • M550d – 3.0 liter 401 hp

The report adds a 4-liter V8 that would be tuned to produce 400 hp, would be developed for the next generation M5.

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One thought on “Report – 2017 BMW 5 Series to get a three-cylinder diesel engine option

  1. GB says:

    This is amazing!!

    Like as though BMW’s B37 series of 3 pot diesel mills is not stunning enough, the news that it would be refined enough to find room in a 5er is remarkable.

    Battery alternators engaging during engine braking alone is now common place. So are electric power steering motors. So the next best conservation contribution would come from the car’s air conditioning system. The diesel engine pumps out a lot of air during engine braking. If this air can be collected, it can supply the compressed air requirement of the HVAC system doing away with the AC compressor connected to the crank-pulley.


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