Eric Tipan / Eric Tipan | December 02, 2013 14:47
Thai debuts for a pair of all new BMW models
BMW unveiled, much to the excitement of the media and the visitors, the 420d Coupe and the X5 at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo.
The 420d is BMW’s sporty mid-size coupe with their TwinPower Turbo Technolog on a 2.0L diesel engine under the hood connected to an 8-speed Sport AT Steptronic transmission. Both the Coupe Sport and the Coupe M Sport produce 135 PS and 380 Nm of torque. Top speed is 232 km/h and both reach 100 km/h from a standstill in 7.3 seconds.
The Sport version does not have the M aero package.
BMW’s X5 is a mid-sized SUV that comes with two engine options; the all new xDrive30d and sDrive25d.
The sDrive25d, the most fuel-efficient in the X5 range, has a 2.0L diesel engine with 218 HP and 450 Nm of torque connected to a rear wheel drive system.
The xDrive30d on the other hand is an all-wheel drive system with a powerful 3.0L diesel engine pumping out 258 PS and 560 Nm of torque. Both have BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology but the xDrive30d has variable nozzle turbo (VNT).