Following its global Debut in October 2016, new BMW 5-series will launch in India on 29th June 2017. Bookings have already stared at BMW dealerships at a token amount of Rs. 3 to 5 lakh. The new BMW 5-series is slightly bigger and weighs 100 kgs less than the current ongoing model in the country. The new model comes with more powerful engines which makes it a tinge quicker than the current model. Besides, the car has been tuned to deliver better performance and enhance fuel efficiency.
The India based 5-series is likely to be launched in three variants- 520d, 530i and 530d M-sport. The first of the three will be powered by a 2.0 turbocharged engine that makes 187 bhp of max power and 400 Nm of torque. The 530i will utilize 2.0l 4-cylinder petrol motor which is good for 249 bhp power and 350 Nm of high torque.
Lastly, the 530d M sport packs a 3.0l turbo diesel 6-cylinder motor which will make 261bhp and massive 620Nm torque. Sending power to rear wheels will be an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The 530i claims to sprint 0-100km/hr in just 7.5 seconds with 238km/hr as top speed.
At tape, the 2017 5-series measures 4935mm, 1868mm wide, 1466mm tall and sits on a wheelbase of 2975mm. It is 36mm longer, 6mm wider, 2mm taller, and has 7mm longer wheelbase. The sedan offers massive 530 liters of space for bags and luggage.
It seems to have taken design inspiration from current 7-series with same evolutionary design. While LED headlamps with an optional adaptive LED lights and anti-dazzle high beam with 500 meter range makes new sedan more dynamic. For features, new 5-series comes with host of upgrades such as 10.2 inch touchscreen infotainment system with BMW iDrive 6.0 and gesture control, head up display with 600 watt Harmon Kardon sound system and 16 speakers. Other features on board will be wireless charging, massage function for second row, wireless charging, premium upholstery, quieter cabin and much more.
Safety features on new 5-series include eight airbag, parknow parking reservation system, radar cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning system to name a few. Once launched, it will take on Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Volvo S90, Lexus ES 300h and Audi A6. Expect it to be priced between Rs. 50 Lakhs- 65 Lakhs (ex-showroom).