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Old 10-20-2012, 10:35 PM
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That's a great question that, unfortunately, nobody (above) has answered – and that I'm afraid I can't answer, definitively, either. But, we can make an educated guess.

2006 was the first year in which the N52 was introduced to the 530i – replacing the M54. Since the 2004 E60 had already been tested, nobody bothered to re-test the E60 when the new motor was introduced.

Notable improvements?
  • From 225 hp @ 5900 rpm to 255 hp @ 6600 rpm
  • From 214 ft-lbs. @ 3500 rpm to 220 ft-lbs. @ 2750 rpm
The new engine boasts a much broader and flatter torque curve and a significant increase in power, all the way to redline.

The 0-60 and quarter-mile times quoted by others (above) are from the original E60 530i M54 motor – and not the all-new aluminum/magnesium motor introduced to the E60 530i in 2006.

The 330i was only approximately 50 lbs lighter than the 530i (thanks to the E60's heavy use of aluminum) and sported the same motor. And, if the 330i's performance (as tested) is any indication, I would estimate that the 2006-2007 530i goes from 0-60 in 6.2 seconds and completes the quarter mile in 14.8 seconds @ 94 MPH.
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