All new BMW 5 Series launched in India; prices start at Rs 49.9 lakh

first_imgBMW has launched the 7th generation of the all new 5 Series in India for a price of Rs 49.9 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) for the 520d Sport Line, Rs 49.9 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) for 530i Sport Line variant, Rs  53.6 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) for the 520d Luxury Line and Rs 61.3 (ex showroom, New Delhi) for the 530d M Sport variant. Bookings have already commenced for the all new 5 Series with deliveries to start from July 1, post Goods and Service Tax (GST) comes in to effect.The 2017 BMW 5 Series was first launched in India back in 2007, while the 2017 5 Series was showcased at the North American International Auto Show last year. While the new 5 Series is brought to India with the CKD unit, it is locally assembled at the company’s Chennai plant.All new BMW 5 SeriesWith more than 66,000 cumulative sales in India so far, more than 19,000 units have been of the 5 Series sedans. While BMW India currently has 41 sales outlets, it plans to expand to 50 outlets plus the mobile showroom by which an additional 50 markets will be covered. Moreover, BMW Group has invested around Rs 12.5 billion in India till now, of which Rs 5.2 billion in BMW India and Rs 7.3 billion in financial services. The all new BMW 5 Series comes in Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport package in India.All new BMW 5 SeriesEngine:The all new BMW 5 Series comes with three engine options- a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine, a 3.0-litre diesel engine and a 2.0-litre petrol engine.advertisementThe 520d variant will come with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that churns out 187 bhp, the 530d variant will get a 3.0-litre, in-line 6 diesel engine that produces 261 bhp and the 530i will get a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 249 bhp. All engine variants will come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with RWD function. All new BMW 5 SeriesDesign:The familiar BMW kidney grille is flanked by twin circular headlights with the headlight housings now connecting with the kidney grille. The adaptive full LED headlights alter the light graphic and can be specified as an option. With adaptive full LED headlights, the LED tubes of the daytime running lights are hexagonal and extend to meet the kidney grille.All new BMW 5 SeriesDimension:The all-new BMW 5 Series sedan remains the quintessential midsize sport sedan. The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is 30mm longer than the outgoing model 7.62 mm wider and 15.24mm taller. Its wheelbase measures 2974.34mm, an increase of 5mm.All new BMW 5 SeriesFeatures:The latest version of Gesture control which premiered last year in the all-new BMW 7 Series is now available as an option in the all-new BMW 5 Series. Navigation, telephone, entertainment features and vehicle functions can be visualized on the standard high-resolution 10.25-inch screen. Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC), the new and improved Active Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go.Competition:The new generation BMW 5 Series will compete against the likes of new generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB, Jaguar XF, Audi A6 and Volvo S90 in India.All new BMW 5 SeriesALSO READ:2017 BMW 530d first drive reviewALSO READ:2017 BMW 5 Series: Everything you need to knowlast_img read more