After launching the 320i in India, BMW has launched the new entry level 520i sedan with petrol engine at an asking price of Rs. 54 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The 5-series petrol trim will be brought to the country via CBU route in luxury line trim and is available for buy at BMW dealerships across the country. With the addition of new trim, customers can now opt BMW 5 series in either petrol and diesel options.
Under the hood is the same 2.0 lite turbocharged Petrol motor that also powers 320i, the motor pumps out 181bhp power and 270Nm of peak torque between 1250 to 4500rpm. The engine is linked to an 8-speed steptronic automatic gearbox with paddle shifters and according to BMW, the car can accelerate 100km mark from dead still in 7.9 seconds with the top speed of 233km/hr.
Apart from the engine, the 520i is aesthetically identical to 320i and sports the same conventional kidney grille; adaptive Headlamps with LED DRLs and anti-dazzle high beam assist, 18 inch alloy wrapped with run flat tyres and LED tail lights. The new variant of Luxury sedan is available in Imperial blue brilliant effect metallic, black sapphire metallic and Alpine. Moreover, the sedan gets an exclusive chrome package for front and rear.
On the inside it is loaded with all the bells and whistles such as auto start/stop, Eco/Pro/sport driving modes, 10.2 inch screen with iDrive control system and navigation 3D maps, 600w Harmon Kardon surround system with 16 speakers, brake energy regeneration etc. The seats are adorned with Dakota leather upholstery with multiple options such as black, Dakota Cinnamon brown, Dakota Oyster with black stitching and Dakota beige. The cabin is embellished with Fineline Anthracite, Fine-wood and Pearl grey chrome trim.
The BMW 520i is loaded with safety features such as park distance control, rear view camera, runflat tyres, cornering brake control (CBC), Dynamic stability control (DSC), ABS with brake assist, electric parking brake with auto hold and dynamic traction control to name a few.
With the NGT Ban, future looks uncertain for diesel powered cars so now several car makers are launching petrol versions of their offerings.
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