TDIClub Enthusiast, Veteran Member
- Jun 11, 2002
- Nashua, NH, USA
- 2014 BMW 535xd ///M-Sport, 2012 BMW X5 Xdrive35d, former 3x TDI owner
Picked this up on Bimmerfest (www.bimmerfest.com). Will this actually come to the USA??
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That's some serious Weapons Grade TORQUE!2018 5 Series Diesel 540d starts production in July
BMW diesel fans have been waiting to know if BMW was going to bring a 5 Series diesel to the US. The fear was that VW Dieselgate had killed diesel momentum for German brands in America. In the 2018 BMW production schedule the 540d xDrive is clearly starting production in July 2017 at Plant Dingolfing.
The 540d is available in xDrive only an dwill be powered by the 3.0 liter quad turbo six cylinder B57 engine. With 394 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque the 540d with xDrive will move. Especially impressive is that all of that torque comes in at just a tick over 2,000 rpm and stays there until nearly 4,000. Redline is around 6000 rpms so the engine has some range for a oil burner.
No word on pricing yet, the 2018 5 Series pricing thread will be updated as soon as we know.
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