Power and economy is what the BMW 535d xDrive speaks of, and fans of this car brand are all raving about its super speed and performance on various driving surfaces. Part of the BMW 5er F10 series, this sixth generation model is considered to be the flagship model of its line. Test drives of this diesel-powered sedan revealed positive reviews particularly citing its speed, efficiency, and eco-friendliness.
The BMW 535d xDrive is fitted with an inline 6 front engine that powers it up to 230 kw at 4400 kph. Its twin-power turbo technology manages to rev it up to 100kph in 5.7 seconds, racking up a fuel-efficiency rate of only 29 mpg and a CO2 emission rate of 165 g per kilometer on city driving. Although lacking in the conventional styling details found in previous models, this latest model in the 5er series is nonetheless stylish and elegant. Adrian von Hooydonk, the chief designer of this German automobile maker, interestingly sculpted this model’s hood into multiple contours.
The interior of the BMW 535d xdrive comes with the same luxurious feel that this automobile brand has come to be known for, boasting of rich materials like supple leather. One innovation that cannot be found in previous models is the key slot on the center console. This model is equipped with BMW’s Connected Drive that comes with convenient features as parking assistant, collision warning, active cruise control with brake activation, lane change and departure warnings, and speed limit info.
The technology of this 5er series sedan goes on with the availability of features such us surround view and night vision. And with the integration of Blackberry into the Connected Drive, BMW 535d xdrive owners can also gain access to their incoming email messages, text messages, calendars, and schedules while on-the-go. Although its price tag is still considered quite steep, all things considered, this powerful diesel engine sedan from BMW could provide a good drive rivalling other sports sedan models from other automobile brands.
There are only a few names in the automotive industry that you can automatically associate with quality and class. One such name is the German brand BMW which has been manufacturing high performing vehicles for almost a century now. Their continuous effort to create innovations and improve their models puts them up among the best in the market. The 2012 BMW 3 series is an example of such innovation and improvement. The BMW 320d saloon emerges as one of the best mid-size saloon in the market and a status symbol for young executives on the rise.
There are several 320d models that you can choose from which include: sport, luxury, modern, ES/SE and the Efficient Dynamics Saloon. Buyers who are interested in fuel efficient luxury cars will enjoy the features of the 2012 BMW Efficient Dynamics model. This car is equipped with a 2.0 liter turbo charged diesel engine, 8-speed automatic gearbox, drive performance control, and standard interior features that include leather upholstery, power adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, intelligent cruise control, and park distance control. Safety is not an issue with the BMW brand. This model is equipped with six airbags, anti lock brakes, stability control, emergency brake assist, traction control and cornering brake control, as well the active protection system which tensions driver and passenger seatbelts at high speed and further tightens it if it senses an imminent crash. You may also enjoy the benefits of the efficient dynamics technology that sets this model apart from the series. The technology makes use of car systems that make driving a BMW more fuel efficient, friendlier to the environment and enjoyable for the driver. This include an Auto Start-Stop feature for 4cylinder manual transmission, Electric Power Steering, Lightweight Engineering, Optimum Shift Indicator and Reduced Rolling Resistance Tyres.
The 2012 BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics earned mostly positive reviews from consumers and auto experts. It also received a 5-star rating from ANCAP for its safety features. Luxury, safety and high performance in one package make this classy and efficient car a perfect match for young executives destined to go places on the road and in their careers.