BMW is introducing its all-new 5-series in India on June 29. The BMW 5 – series has always been one of the best-received cars in BMW’s arsenal and it is expected that the new model will not disappoint either. The new car is being assembled in Chennai, at BMW’s factory, and is being seen as a major Make in India success story. Also, the new 5-series will take cues in design from the bigger sibling, which is the 7-series. The sedan, from hat we have seen in a small teaser trailer, seems to have that distinctive BMW c-pillar as well as the general fluidic design.
The new BMW 5-series will be offered in three trims: the 520d, 530d, and 530i. Of these, the first two trims run on diesel and are called the Luxury line and the M Sport respectively. The third variant is a petrol engined one and is called the Sportline variant.
BMW 5-Series Specs and Features
Let us first focus on the new 520d Luxury Line model. This has a 1,995cc, four-cylinder engine capable of belting out 190hp at 4,000rpm with 400Nm of torque from as low as 1,750rpm, according to this report. The 530d is sportier and will come with a 2,993cc, six-cylinder engine capable of 265hp and 620Nm of torque. BMW has claimed that it will go from 0-100kph in a time of 5.7sec. The 530i is the only petrol on offer and will be powered by a 1,998cc, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine churning 252hp and 350Nm of torque, with a claimed 0-100kph acceleration time of 6.2sec. All three engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The petrol engined variant, the 530i, will be powered by a 1,998cc, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine which can belt out 252hp and 350Nm of torque, as well as with claims that a 0-100kph acceleration time of 6.2sec is to be expected. All three engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
All three engines are slated to be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission for both city ad highway use with equal use.
BMW 5-Series Design Elements
The new 5-series, often simply abbreviated as ‘Five’ is larger than its predecessor; it measures 4,936mm in length, 1,868mm in width and 1,479mm in height, with a slightly longer 2,975mm wheelbase to top the charts. However, thanks to innovative engineering and the usage of aluminum and high-strength steel, this new car is up to 100 kg lighter, which will also provide more fuel efficiency.
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A lot of goodies have been packed into the new 5-series. On offer is a 10.25-inch touchscreen with gesture control, besides adequate creature comfort features like a wireless phone charger and a remote parking system (somewhat similar to the 7-series). Also on board is a new heads-up display which is 70 percent bigger than before. It displays more data and also parses maps, telephone listings, and music tracks among others.
Safety features will include dynamic stability control, corner brake control, dry braking function, fading compensation besides optional features including dynamic damper control and adaptive drive.
BMW 5-Series Price/Competition
We expect that the new sedan will cost somewhere in the vicinity of Rs 52-65 lakh (ex-showroom). The competition will be provided by the likes of the Mercedes E-class, the Audi A6, the Jaguar XF, and the Volvo S90. Being a Make in India initiative, we believe that the sourcing will also be done locally, making for a more interactive business ecosystem.