2016 BMW 5-Series to receive three-cylinder engine, M5 to get optional AWD - report

2016 BMW 5-Series Touring spy photo
2016 BMW 5-Series Touring spy photo / S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

A 150 HP turbodiesel

German media is reporting the next generation of the BMW 5-Series will be offered with a three-cylinder engine.

BMW fans are in for a huge surprise as it seems the next-gen 5-Series due in 2016 will be offered with a small 3-cylinder turbodiesel producing 150 HP (110 kW). In this configuration the new 5-Series will have a fuel consumption of just 3.9 liters / 100 km (60 mpg US or 72 mpg UK).

The new 5-Series will go on sale as a sedan in July 2016 and several months later in November the Touring will hit the market. Sometime in 2017 the Bavarian marque will introduce the much criticized Gran Turismo derivative.

 As you would imagine, the next generation of the BMW 5-Series will ride on a newly developed platform which will be introduced on the 7-Series programmed for a 2015 launch and will eventually underpin the next-gen 6-Series as well.

As far as the next M5 is concerned, Auto Bild mentions it will surpass the 600 HP (441 kW) mark and will be the first M model to be offered with an optional all-wheel drive arrangement.

Source: autobild.de

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Andrea-Axe Andrea-Axe
3 cylinder engine ?? On a car such as a BMW 5 series ? HAHAHA !! NOOOO..My 530xd is PERFECT with 6cyl , the last 520d (184cv) i try had power but was YEARS AGO from my actual 6cyl ! Would NEVER see a 3cyl on 5 series...PLEASE !!!
May 11th, 2015 10:59pm
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Three cylinder engine? On a car such as a BMW 5 series? No way. Talk about being slow and underpowered...
Nov 2nd, 2013 10:39am
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Dr Alvar Hanso Dr Alvar Hanso
@BMW, make a two-stroke single cylinder X5. Please!
Oct 31st, 2013 6:01pm
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Garais877 Garais877
Nov 1st, 2013 1:26am
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afterace2 afterace2
Hopefully this will also be available in the 7 series. A 3 cylinder 7 series!
Oct 31st, 2013 4:41pm
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LemieT LemieT
Well the 5 is almost the same weight and size as a 7 now so why not.
Oct 31st, 2013 4:50pm
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Lol. Personally, when it comes to premium flagship cars such as the BMW 7 series, there's no replacement for displacement. I'd rather have the V8 and V12 versions thank you very much =)
Nov 2nd, 2013 10:40am
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