BMW 520d EfficientDynamics (2011) first official pictures

By Jack Constantine
First Official Pictures
04 July 2011 15:14

Company car choice will be made even more difficult in September 2011 with the launch of BMW’s new 520d EfficientDynamics saloon with some extraordinary economy and CO2 emissions figures of 119g/km and 63mpg.

BMW 520d EfficientDynamics: how it’s so clean

The 520d ED is fitted with a longer final drive ratio to reduce revs at motorway cruise speeds, low-drag alloy wheels and low-rolling resistance tyres on top of the standard 520d equipment. Most Fives already have stop-start and an Optimum Gear Shift Indicator to let the driver know when the most efficient time is to change gear.
Despite a price of £30,435, BMW hope that the 10% advantage for fuel efficiency against rivals is enough for it to be a company car favourite.
The new BMW 520d EfficientDynamics will appeal to UK company car drivers because of its 13% benefit-in-kind tax bracket. No other executive car sits in such a low tax band.