BMW will bring 2.0 turbo power to the made-in-China 520Li and 525Li, the latter being an all new model. The 520 gets 204hp, the 525 gets 242hp. The new 520Li will replace the current 520Li that is powered by a 177hp six-in-line engine. The 525Li however is an additional model that will be positioned above the current 523Li that is powered by a 204hp six-in-line.
The 520Li will be available with an entry-level 6-speed manual, the 525Li gets BMW’s 6-speed automatic. Price for the 520Li will start just under 400.000 yuan. The 525Li will start around 480.000 yuan, priced in between the 523Li and the 530Li. Both new BMW’s will be launched at the China car market early next year. The BMW 5-series is made in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture.