BMW is trying to stay in the line and to save the Earth, like all the other major auto makers by reducing its CO2 emissions and improving the cars’ fuel economy… in a few words, to become ‘greener’.
They are trying to do this by replacing all of its six-pots that are found in cars with ‘28i’ in their names with the TwinPower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which, on the 528i, will develop 240 horsepower at 5.000 rpm, 1.500 rpm lower than the 3.0 liter six-cylinder version, with a maximum torque of 260 lb-ft at just 1.250 rpm.
The German car maker decided to add 2.505 dollars more than current 5-Series equipped with the 3.0 liter unit for the 528i, thus the new 528i now costs $47.575.
The new 2.0-liter engine will combine high-pressure direct-injection and BMW’s VALVETRONIC intake control with a forced induction system consisting of a single twin-scroll turbocharger. The 528i engine comes with a maximum output of 240 horsepower, achieved at 5,000 rpm, 1,500 rpm lower than in the normally-aspirated 3.0-liter inline six. Peak torque of 260 lb-ft, comes on stream at just 1,250 rpm. Not only is that 30% more torque than the aforementioned inline-6, it also comes 1,500 rpm earlier.
Beside this, BMW also set a higher pricing for the new Z4, which now costs $49.525. This means over 2.000 more than the six-cylinder powered version.
In Europe, the 2.0-liter makes 245 hp for the 528i, which is a bit less than the 3.0-liter.
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