New BMW 5-Series – Full details
The 2017 BMW 5-series has been launched in India for a price starting from Rs. 49.90 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The 7th generation car doesn’t undergo any radical changes in its design, but interior and features have improved.
New BMW 5 Series India
|Price (Ex-Delhi)||Rs. 49.90 lakhs|
|Price (top-end)||Rs. 61.30 lakhs|
The BMW 5-series for India is avaialble in 3 variants and two engine optios. The base 530i variant is powered by a 2.0L 4-cyl turbocharged petrol mill producing 252hp of power. The 520d has the familiar 2.0L 4-cyl turbodiesel engine with 190 hp, while the top-of-the-line 530d gets the 3.0l 6-cyl turbodiesel churning out 256 hp.
- BMW 530i Sport Line: INR 49.90 lakh
- BMW 520d Sport Line: INR 49.90 lakh
- BMW 520d Luxury Line: INR 53.60 lakh
- BMW 530d M Sport: INR 61.30 lakh
All the engines are mated to n 8-speed automatic gearbox with steering-mounted paddle shifters as standard.
Here are some of the specifications of the global model:
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 (400 l with spare tyre in India).
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 UK, USA
The 2017 BMW 5-series is priced starting from £36,025 in UK while it is $52,000 in the US.