BMW EfficientDynamics in the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo.

The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo also leads the way in efficiency. Every single BMW 5 Series has a package of measures and technologies from BMW EfficientDynamics, which significantly lowers consumption while decreasing toxic emissions, for even more driving pleasure.

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BMW 520d.

The BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder diesel engine The BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder diesel engine of the BMW 520d produces an exceptional 135 kW performance from its 2.0 litre capacity.

Its combination of CommonRail direct injection and a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry yields a top speed of 215 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds, with a torque of 380 Nm at 1,750 to 2,750 rpm. The efficient average fuel consumption: 5.5 l to 100 km at a CO2 emissions level of 144 g/km.

Figures for BMW 520d
Combined fuel consumption:
5.5 l/100 km
Combined CO2 emissions:
144 g/100 km


As soon as you switch to the ECO PRO Mode, everything is geared towards greater efficiency and depending on your individual driving style, this results in a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 20 percent (according to an internal BMW fuel consumption study).

The additional functions of coasting, preview assist and ECO PRO Route (both with the Navigation System Professional only) enable another 5 percent in savings potential. This mode optimises accelerator and transmission response as well as shift points, and intelligently adapts the heating/air conditioning strategy. The Control Display shows you which EfficientDynamics technologies are currently lowering your fuel consumption. You'll also receive ECO PRO tips that relate to your current driving situation to help you boost efficiency even further.

  • Coasting
  • Preview assist
  • ECO PRO Route


BMW engines have always been ahead of their time because they have been the core competency of BMW since 1917. The engines of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo provide particularly impressive proof of this. With outstanding performance, spontaneous response and commendably smooth running, it meets the highest standards of cultivated driving comfort.


Every time you brake, kinetic energy is generated and until recently this energy went unused. Brake Energy Regeneration takes advantage of this long-overlooked potential. It harnesses the coasting energy that is generated whenever you brake or take your foot off the accelerator and turns it into electricity.

This electricity is then used to charge the car battery. The intelligent energy management system means that the alternator no longer needs to run permanently, which reduces the strain on the generator. The result is classic BMW EfficientDynamics with reduced fuel consumption and increased performance.


The Automatic Start/Stop function makes sure that fuel is only used when your car is actually driving. Whilst waiting at traffic lights or in stop-and-go traffic, the Automatic Start/Stop function takes to save fuel by switching off the engine as soon as the car is idling and you have taken your foot off the clutch (manual transmission), or when you brake to a complete standstill.

A signal in the Info Display indicates that the Automatic Start/Stop function is active. As soon as you take your foot off the brake, the engine switches itself back on in a split second so you can continue driving without delay.

The Automatic Start/Stop function never combines driving comfort with safety, as it remains inactive if the engine has not reached its ideal running temperature, the interior has not yet been sufficiently heated/cooled, if the battery level is too low or if you are turning the steering wheel. A central control unit restarts the engine if required, even when the car is at a standstill. For example, if the car starts to roll forward or if the windscreen becomes foggy. The Automatic Start/Stop function can be switched off at any time with the push of a button.