Long-awaited 5-Series diesel is the biggest change for BMW's 2014 lineup As the first of the new BMW specs make their way out to press, it seems that the German automaker has gone with more subtle changes for its 2014 lineup.
As the first of the new BMW specs make their way out to press, it seems that the German automaker has gone with more subtle changes for its 2014 lineup. However, there are a few notable changes to the 2014 vehicles, most of which are in the new 5- Series models.
The long-awaited diesel engine is new to the 535d sedan, complete with 3.0 L turbo inline-six and 255 horsepower under the hood. And where there’s diesel there’s torque- 413 foot-pounds in this new model to be exact. Also available to the 535d is the xDrive all-wheel drive, an added extra to round out the rest of the changes.
New in the M5, M6 convertible. two-door coupe, and four-door coupe is the performance-enhancing ‘Competition Package,’ which includes a 4.4 L turbo V8, bringing the models up 15 horsepower from their predecessors to 575 horses. Six-speed manual is also available in the M5 in case that’s your preference.
Moving to the exterior of the 2014 lineup, some minor tweaks to the headlights and air intakes should be expected on all the 5’s, and have been styled to look more like models in the 3-Series. This means squarer glass frames, and a little shifting of the cheekbones. At the rear there are few changes, but there is now an optional trunk release that can be operated by waving your foot.
Fans of the 5-Series GT will be happy to know that BMW is still making them, this time with an extra 2.1 cubic-feet of cargo space.