auto major BMW launched the seventh generation of the 5 Series sedan in India
for a starting price of Rs. 49,90,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). The entry level 530i
Sport Line (petrol) and 520d Sport Line (diesel) have been launched for the
same starting price. The new sedan is almost 70kgs lighter than the outgoing
model and gets some nifty features like BMW's gesture control, display key,
parking assistant, remote control parking, wireless charging and advanced
The new 5-Series was unveiled by legendary
cricketer and BMW's long standing brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar. The new 5
Series is being locally produced at the German auto maker's plant in Chennai
and will be made available to customers across the country from July 1, 2017.
BMW will be offering the 5 Series in the Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport
trims. While the diesel will be available in all three trims the petrol 530i
will only be available in the Sport Line trim.
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The BMW
5 Series is the most successful business sedan on the planet. It brings
together sporting agility, presence and comfort like no other vehicle. With the
new generation of the car we are once again setting the benchmark in all areas;
it combines dynamic excellence and comfort to the best possible effect. Plus,
the all-new 5 Series Sedan is at the leading edge of technology when it comes
to driver assistance and connectivity. So it promises to remain the most
successful business sedan in the market.”
The ex-showroom prices (effective 1 July 2017)
BMW 530i Sport
INR 4, 990, 000
BMW 520d Sport
INR 4, 990, 000
BMW 520d Luxury
Line: INR 5,
BMW 530d M
INR 6, 130, 000
With BMW's gesture control the customers can now
control 6 predefined functions via hand movements. This includes controlling
the volume level, accepting or rejecting calls, acknowledging check control
messages, closing an information window, changing camera angle etc. Other tech
such as BMW's display key will allow customers to view service reminders, cabin
temperature, mileage range and fuel level.
The new BMW 5 Series also offers more space
inside the cabin. The rear seat head room, leg room and knee room have been
increased and the luggage volume has also been increased to 400 litres. The new
5 Series also gets a range of ConnectedDrive systems BMW iDrive with BMW
Navigation Professional, Park Distance Control and Parking Assistant with
Surround View Camera, BMW Apps, Bluetooth, USB an AUX input. The German brand
has also increased the Head-Up Display by 70pc. Also on offer in the rear are
two 10inch infotainment colour displays.
Powering the new BMW 530d is a 3.0L, 6 cylinder diesel
mill which puts out 265hp and 620Nm of torque. The 530d can go from standstill
to 100kmph in just 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 250kmph. The 530i on the
other hand is powered by a 2.0L, 4 cylinder petrol motor turning 252hp and
350Nm of torque. This petrol powered saloon gets a 0-100kmph time of just 6.2
seconds. BMW's 520d is powered by a 2.0L, 4 cylinder diesel engine which is
capable of turning 190hp and 400Nm of torque, propelling this sedan from 0-100kmph
in just 7.5 seconds.
The engines have been mated to an 8-Speed Steptronic Sport
automatic transmission and BMW is offering multiple drive modes (Comfort,
Sport, Sport+,ECO PRO and Adaptive) on the new 5 Series as well. Other features
on offer are six air bags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with
brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction
Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Hill Descent Control (HDC),
Side-impact Protection, Runflat tyres (RFT) with reinforced sidewalls,
electronic vehicle immobiliser, crash sensor and integrated emergency spare
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