Prior to its public debut at the Detroit motorshow, BMW has revealed their new 5-series sedan in its entirety. The 7th generation car doesn’t undergo any radical changes in its design, but interior and features have improved. The engine line-up is much broader as well.
New BMW 5 Series design – Exterior, Interior, features
Unlike earlier generations, the cosmetic shift to the new car isn’t as profound. But it is still sharper and more aggressive- taking inspiration from the new 7-series. Bold creases and character lines improve the overall appeal.
The new BMW 5 series has also improved in dimension- measuring 4935mm (36mm) x 1868mm (+6mm) x 1466mm (+2mm). Wheelbase is now 2975mm, which is an increase of 7mm.
Inspired from the 6th generation 7-series, interior of the new car has upped its premium quotient. Sharp, aggressive lines can be seen on the dashboard and the center console is angled towards the driver for easy access. A free-standing 8.7 inch (or 10.2 inch optional ) central monitor takes care of infotainment duties.
The new 5-series’ increased dimensions have helped the car to become more spacious. Boot space is now 530 liter (up by 10 l).
Since the 5-series is a luxury, driver centric car, newer features have been added to make driving as effortless as possible. Semi-autonomous driving is included, which comes with features like dynamic cruise control with new speed limit assist function, steering and lane control (up to 210 kmph), collision warning and assist, and an autonomous parking system.
Some other features include ‘car-to-x’ communication system, BMW iDrive, gesture control, wireless Apple carplay and a voice control and recognition system.
New BMW 5 Series Engine
The new 5-series is available in 520i, 530i, 540i, 518d, 520d, 525d, 530d, 535d, 550d and M performance variants.
The 520i models come with a 191 hp, turbocharged 2.0 liter mill, while the 530i and 540i comes in a 3.0l, turbo 6 cylinder unit producing 251hp and 340hp respectively. The top M5 model is provided with a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine developing 611hp.
Coming to diesel trims, the base 518d, 520d, 525d are all powered by turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit, while the popular 530d model comes with a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine, delivering 265hp. The top of the line, AWD 550d model is powered by a 400hp quad-turbo, 3.0-litre six-cylinder unit.
New BMW 5 Series Price, Launch Date
The 2017 BMW 5-series is expected to be priced from Rs. 56 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) in India. The car will be launched globally by March 2017, while Indian launch will take place only after that.