Diesel 3 Series And 5 Series Debuts Here

BY Azfar Hashim

BMW expands it's diesel portfolio, giving buyers more variety; next step needed is to educate and attract more to go down the diesel route.

Photos courtesy of BMW Asia

BMW Asia has introduced the BMW 320d, BMW 520d and 520d Luxury. The arrival of these three models complement the recent launch of the all new X5 xDrive30d SUV, further expanding the BMW Advanced Diesel product portfolio and giving customers more choices to suit their needs.


BMW's Advanced Diesel engines feature TwinPower Turbo technology, capable of generating high levels of torque for performance-minded drivers. At the same time, low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are also ensured. A key feature is the high injection pressure of up to 2,000 bars which is generated regardless of engine speed or amount of fuel being injected. In combination with the standard particle filter, the diesel models offered in Singapore already comply with the EU 5 emissions standard.

“BMW Advanced Diesel cars are built for long distance running and are the perfect choice for professionals and businessmen who may have numerous meetings on a daily basis and are constantly on the move. For instance, the BMW 520d Luxury has an outstanding average fuel consumption of more than 20km/litre (per average EU test cycle) and an impressive range of over 1,500km. Through its excellent fuel efficiency, there is no longer a need to refuel so often thereby saving customers precious time”, said Mr Sethipong Anutarasoti, Corporate Affairs Director of BMW Group Asia.

Advanced Diesel cars can further benefit customers with a lower total cost of car ownership with an initial Carbon Emissions-Based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS) rebate. The BMW 320d Sport (118g/km) and BMW 520d and 520d Luxury (129g/km) will qualify for up to $15,000 and $10,000 of CEVS rebates, respectively.

The arrival of the BMW 320d Sport, BMW 520d and 520d Luxury serve as a second-phase Advanced Diesel model roll-out since the launch of the top-of-the-line 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine with Tri-turbo charging, via the high-performance BMW X6 M50d and BMW X5 M50d in late 2012.