New 4cyl engines bolster the BMW 5 Series and 7 Series ranges

Updates to the BMW range include some new engines, new 3 Series models and new 2 Series

BMW 5 Series

BMW has announced a round of updates for its UK range, including two new engines for the new 5 Series as well as changes to the 1, 2, 3 and 7 Series models.

The first new engine is the 520i petrol, which is a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 183bhp and 290Nm of torque, delivering a 0-62mph time of 7.8 seconds and economy of 52.3mpg. The other four-cylinder engine is the 525d, a diesel model with 229bhp and 500Nm of torque, returning 64.2mpg.

Both use an eight-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox and are available in SE or M Sport trim in the saloon or Touring - though the 5 Series is also now available under BMW's Individual scheme, letting buyers spec more bespoke vehicles if they've got the cash.

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The Touring version also gets a new 520d xDrive 4x4 model added to the range. All these new models are available now, starting at £41,580.

Meanwhile, the 7 Series limo is now also available with a four-cylinder diesel engine - either in the 725d or long-wheelbase 725Ld. With 229bhp and 500Nm of torque, as in the 5 Series, the 7 takes 6.9 seconds to go from 0-62mph and will manage 61.4mpg. This model costs from £61,300.

Also from July, the BMW 3 Series will be fitted with LED lights as standard, plus an upgrade for the infotainment software and the optional 8.8-inch display. A new M Sport Shadow Edition is also available on the 3 Series (Saloon and Touring) with a set of visual and spec upgrades, costing £1,900 more than a normal M Sport (from £33,150).

A new, limited-edition Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition of the BMW i8 will arrive in the summer as well, starting from £116,250.

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