The four-cylinder diesel engine in the BMW 520d.

The BMW 520d shows how much power an efficient diesel can deliver. Its common rail injection engine produces 130 kW (177 hp) and takes it from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.3 seconds, while peak torque of 350 Nm at 1,750 rpm ensures rapid acceleration all the way up to the 231 km/h top speed. Fuel consumption is equally impressive - at a mere 5.1 litres per 100 kilometres.

Fuel consumption / CO2 emissions

Combined fuel consumption: 5.1 to 5.6 l/100 km
CO2 emissions: 136 to 149 g/km

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the "New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines", which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.