For 2018, the global BMW 5 Series lineup gets two more models, and both are powered by a four-cylinder engine.
The new BMW 520i, which will be in Sedan and Touring (wagon) forms, will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-4 that offers 184 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque. It will have an eight-speed automatic transmission.
BMW says that the Sedan can get to 62 mph in 7.8 seconds, while the wagon does that in 8.2 seconds
Joining it will be the 525d, which will motivate a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four good for 231 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. It will be offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission so as the 520i.
The diesel has a more spirited driving experience to offer, with BMW contending a 0-60 mph time of 6.5 for the 525d sedan and 6.7 seconds for the wagon.
Both will be offered with the option of BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive, which will be rolled out to the 540d and M550d as well.
Additionally, BMW says there will be special metallic and Frozen metallic paint finishes available.
Pricing and more details, which should include U.S. availability, will be announced this summer. Currently, BMW does not offer any diesel variants of the 5 Series here in the States, nor does it offer the wagon, which makes the 520i the only one likely to make it across the Atlantic.