By : TEAM TOS
BMW has launched the new 5-Series in India with two diesel options and one petrol option respectively.
There aren’t any radical changes on the new 5-Series considering this is just a face lift. However, BMW has revised the kidney-grilles on the 5-Series, making the front fascia look more aggressive. Flanking the kidney grilles are newer and slimmer Adaptive LED headlights that complete the charismatic look of the 5-Series. The 5-Series can also be bought with the BMW Laserlight, however, it is only available in the M Sport variants. The width of the car can be noticed at the rear where the clean horizontal lines accentuate the stance of the vehicle. The new L-shaped taillights at the back make a world of difference to the rear profile of the car.
Driver-focused interiors, precise workmanship, high-quality materials and the BMW touch complete the interiors of the 5-Series. As per the models, BMW has offered different types of upholstery with the 5-Series. The 530d gets Nappa leather interiors while the 520d gets Natural Leather Dakota upholstery. The petrol variant, 530i M Sport gets perforated Sensatec upholstery. The 530i can also be chosen with Sports Seats with leather covers, a sports leather steering wheel and specific trim strips. 5-Series also gets Ambient Lighting Package as standard with 6 different shades. Keeping in mind that the 5-Series is a luxury sedan, BMW has also fitted the car with 4-zone climate control with sync function. The car also comes with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch control display. 3D navigation is on the feature list along with BMW Virtual Assistant.
Three models with three different engines. The 520d comes with a 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre, BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engine that puts out 190 BHP and 400 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-Speed Steptronic Automatic Transmission and does the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 7.3 seconds. The 530d M Sport comes with an inline-6, 3.0-litre, TwinPower Turbo powerhouse that churns out 265 BHP and an impressive 620 Nm of torque. This powerplant is also mated an 8-Speed Steptronic Automatic Transmission and does the 0-100 km/h run in just 5.7 seconds. The petrol, 530i M Sport comes with an impressive 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, BMW TwinPower Turbo engine that belts out 252 BHP and 350 Nm of torque. This engine is also mated to an 8-Speed Steptronic Automatic Transmission and does the 0-100 km/h run in just 6.1 seconds. The sprint figures of the 530d M Sport make it the quickest sedan in the segment as claimed by BMW. The 5-Series also comes with Adaptive Suspension with individual electronically controlled dampers. The driver can also choose from 4 different modes, Comfort, Sport, ECO PRO and Adaptive via the BMW Driving Experience Control Switch. Additionally, the M Sport variants come with an extra mode, Sport+ to complement that M badge.
The 5-Series comes with some niche features such as BMW Gesture Control, Wireless Smartphone connectivity, Harman Kardon Surround Sound system and BMW Display Key. These features along with a few others make the car an all-rounder and completes the package for BMW. In the battle with Audi and Mercedes-Benz, BMW is also making an impressive rapport for its cars.
The prices for the latest 5-Series starts from INR 62.90 lakhs. (Ex-showroom). Like other manufacturers, BMW has also made bookings available online for the 5-Series and customers who book it before the 24th of July, 2021, can expect to receive special offers.