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New BMW 520i rated at 306 hp? I want one too!

By SYF77 on 29 Oct 2011

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On the 22 Oct 2011 edition of the Straits Times, the BMW 520i has been officially launched in Singapore. I was surprised at how quickly the model made its way here as it went on sale in Europe just a few weeks ago. Perhaps, the Singapore market is gaining BMW’s attention as the German automaker is the best-selling brand here for the period Jan to Sep 2011. But, this was not the most surprising thing of all.

The image above is a partial snap shot of the BMW 520i advertisement. The German luxury sedan was rated at 306 hp. Wow, that makes the car more powerful than the 3.0 TFSI Audi A7 quattro. I am 99% sure that there is a printing error. In the 520i application, the TwinPower Turbo N20 engine should be rated at 184 hp instead. The marketing folks at Performance Motors Limited should vet the ads more carefully before sending it to the press in the future.

Anyway, with the launch of the 520i sedan, BMW has pumped steroid into its sales figure locally. I am confident that BMW will capture the best-selling car brand title for year 2011. Come 2012, Performance Motors should once again laugh all the way to the bank with the launch of the all new BMW 3 series.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Nightsky Oct 29 2011 05:58 PM
306PS is for the 3.0 Twinturbo N55 535i. PML advertising FAIL.
Albertgo Oct 31 2011 11:01 PM
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