BMW launched the seventh generation 5-Series luxury sedan in India today. It was first unveiled globally in October, last year and now it has been launched in the Indian markets from a starting price of Rs. 49.90 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The new 5-Series is available in three trim levels – Sport Line, Luxury Line and M-Sport. And with three trim levels, it is also offered with three engine options, one petrol and two diesel.
The petrol engine, which is a 2L, turbocharged, inline four-cylinder engine, churns out 252 BHP and 350 Nm of torque. It is called as the 530i and it is the only model to be on offer in the petrol engine option. Two diesel engines are on offer for all three trim levels. Out of those two diesel engines, one is offered on the Sport Line and Luxury Line trims and the other diesel engine is offered on the M-Sport trim. The diesel Sport Line and Luxury Line get a 2L, inline four-cylinder engine which produces 190 BHP and 400 Nm of torque. While on the other hand, the other diesel engine which is offered on the M-Sport trim is a more powerful 3L, inline six-cylinder engine. It produces 265 BHP and 620 Nm of torque. All these diesel variants are called as 520d Sport Line, 520d Luxury Line and 530d M-Sport. All the engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The new 5-Series is underpinned by BMW’s CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform which also underpins the new 7-Series and hence the new 5-Series is now lighter and larger than its predecessor. The new 5-Series’ styling has also evolved and takes its many design cues from the BMW’s flagship model, the 7-Series and so the new 5-Series looks much similar to the 7-Series from both inside and outside.
Moreover, the new 5-Series is now more technologically advanced than the model it replaces. It gets adaptive LED headlamps, BMW ConnectedDrive system with 10.25-inch display with gesture control, 360-degree camera, wireless phone charging, four-zone climate control, remote parking function via BMW display key and many more.
The prices for all the variants are as follows:
* BMW 530i Sport Line – Rs. 49.90 lakhs
* BMW 520d Sport Line – Rs. 49.90 lakhs
* BMW 520d Luxury Line – Rs. 53.60 lakhs
* BMW 530d M-Sport – Rs. 61.30 lakhs
(all prices, ex-showroom, effective 1 July 2017)