The BMW 3 and 5 Series Touring both feature BMW TwinPower Turbo engines, units that are characterised by high power output with remarkable fuel efficiency and low emissions. The BMW 3 Series Touring has both petrol and diesel engines throughout the range – the entry point petrol engine develops 136hp yet returns 48.7 – 51.4mpg, with CO2 emissions of 129 – 134g/km (with an automatic gearbox). The corresponding diesel delivers 116hp with 61.4 – 64.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 116 – 120g/km. Both have a BIK rate of 23%.
The larger BMW 5 Series Touring also has diesel and petrol engines throughout the range, starting with a 184hp petrol engine that returns 42.2 – 44.8mpg with CO2 emissions of 147 – 157g/km (with an automatic gearbox.) The 150hp diesel returns 57.6 – 62.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 122 – 132g/km.
Both models are fitted with Drive Performance Control, which offers the driver the choice between COMFORT mode, which is the standard engine and transmission settings, ECO PRO mode, which is geared towards greater efficiency, and SPORT mode, which sharpens all the settings for dynamic driving. When ECO PRO mode has been selected, accelerator and transmission characteristics are adapted to maximise efficiency, as are the heating/air conditioning settings.
It’s not just engines - BMW EfficientDynamics also contributes to the efficiency of both models. Numerous aerodynamic enhancements reduce air resistance, while clever touches like Auto Start-Stop and brake energy regeneration all help to make every drop of fuel go further.