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BMW axe ‘Efficient Dynamic’ model from new 5 Series line-up

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 09:00
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DROP: Efficient Dynamics 5 Series culled

BMW are removing the 520d Efficient Dynamic model from the new 5 Series line-up as the revised SE offers exactly the same CO2 emissions, the manufacturer’s Product Operations Manager has confirmed.

Brian Cox said the 119g/km 520d SE’s offering of manual or automatic transmission made it easy for BMW to drop the ED variant.

“We were restricted to only manual transmission on the 520d ED; now customers get a choice while all the benefits of Efficient Dynamics remain,” he said.

Mid-life revisions of the 5 Series see numerous changes to the line-up, added Mr Cox, but the principle of Efficient Dynamics still remain.

CO2 output on the SE model has dropped from 125g/km to 119g/km, while customers will no longer have to pay the £405 premium charged for the ED model.

The changes see BMW launch Euro VI compliant engines a year before they become mandatory.

One in six BMW UK sales is a 5 Series, with the saloon selling around 15,500 each year.

The Touring shifts 4,500 every year, while the GT hits 1,200 annual sales.

Additional reporting by headlineauto, with thanks.