BMW 535d

Driving the BMW 520d – The Road to Frankfurt – Review

Driving the BMW 520d – The Road to Frankfurt – Review

Frankfurt am Main, Europe’s largest and most important financial center, is situated along the Main River in the south-western part of the German state Hessen (Hesse). Germany’s fifth largest city is home to over 672.000 people and was named one of the 10 most liveable cities in the world by …

2011 BMW 535d Sedan Review and Road Test

2011 BMW 535d Sedan Review and Road Test

When a model is responsible for 50% of your company’s profit – and you are replacing it with a brand new vehicle – you have to get it right.  BMW has been making the 5 Series sedan since 1972 when the line replaced the New Six (the 2500/2800/Bavaria models).
The sixth …

The Road to Bratislava – Driving the BMW 535d Sedan

The Road to Bratislava – Driving the BMW 535d Sedan

Bratislava, known in many regions by its German name, Preßburg, is the capital of Slovakia.  It was the destination for a long distance road trip with the all new BMW 535d sedan. The  drive from Munich to Bratislava would be  more than 500 km (310 miles) , so TDD editor …

BMW 535d Review and Road Test Part I: The Road to Burghausen

BMW 535d Review and Road Test Part I: The Road to Burghausen

The 2011 BMW 535d is the flagship diesel-powered sedan in the sixth generation of BMW’s vaunted 5er Reihe (5er Series), code-named F10.  The 5er Series is very important to BMW as it accounts for a major
portion of the company’s profits.  Indeed, at the company’s 2010 annual shareholders meeting , Norbert …

2011 BMW 535d – First Look

2011 BMW 535d – First Look

The new BMW 535d  somehow manages to make the previous 535d, with a mere 391 pound-feet of torque, look like a slouch.  Not only that, it does this with improved fuel economy and acceleration.  This is all thanks to the redesigned 3.0-liter straight-six engine which now creates 300 hp and …

BMW Australia Launches BMW 520d and BMW 535d

BMW Australia Launches BMW 520d and BMW 535d

The Australian market will get two of BMW’s four 5er Series diesel sedans, namely the 520d and the 535d (BMW also makes a 525d and a 530d, which we reviewed back in May).
The 520d has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that produces 185 hp (135 kW) and 280 pound-feet …

First Drive: BMW 535d

First Drive: BMW 535d

With its 3-liter inline six-cylinder engine with twin turbochargers (small one for low revs, large for high revs) that work in sequence to eliminate turbo lag, the 535d has so much power that you simply would have had to look at the model badge on the trunk to confirm it’s …