Electrification continues through the model series. The BMW 520d xDrive Touring is one of the first models from the Munich-based company to be somewhat more efficient, at least on the roll, with the mild hybrid. But the mild hybrid from Bavaria can do more so only the paper can be beautiful. The small change has a big effect – and that with every driving style. More about this in our video driving report.
Video driving report BMW 520d xDrive Touring
Not recognizable as a mild hybrid from the outside
From the outside, no not even from the name, one would recognize that this is about improved drive technology. The 2.0-liter turbodiesel with 190 hp (400 Nm) is probably one of the most popular drives in Munich. Nothing changes numerically here either. Nevertheless, with the belt-driven starter generator (RSG) there is still another little helper. With 8 kW / 11 PS, the diesel engine is relieved on the one hand, and supported on the other.