German luxury carmaker, BMW has launched its all new 5 series in India at an aggressive price tag of Rs. 49.9 Lakhs (ex-showroom). The german player is all set to take on the mid-size luxury sedan segment on a roll with the new 2017 BMW 5 Series. The new 5 series is not just a facelift and is a brand new car aesthetically and somewhat mechanically as well.
What are the engine options?
The new 5 Series is launched with three engine options – one petrol (530i) and two diesel mills (520d & 530d). While the 530i will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit (similar to the 3 Series and GT), the 520d will house the frugal 2.0-litre diesel motor whereas the 530d will come with the torquey 3.0-litre diesel unit. All the three variants will be paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission with power being sent to the rear wheels.
What about the Power figures?
The 2.0-litre turbocharged motor in the 530i will be good enough for 252PS of maximum power and 350Nm of peak torque. The sales chart topping 520d will come with the tried and tested 2.0-litre turbo diesel with 190PS of max power and 400Nm of torque. The enthusiast-friendly 530d will be churning out 265PS of power along with a healthy 620Nm of torque. The 530 will also sport an M Sport kit which mainly includes cosmetic changes and some parts from its M range of cars.
How Techy is it?
Features like auto parking, wireless charging and hand gesture controls will be borrowed from the new 7 Series which seriously raises the technology quotient in this segment. A smart key which displays the fuel range, air conditioning controls and the parking system tech will also be made available with the new 5 Series.
What are the variant-wise prices?
|530i Sport Line||Rs 49.90 lakh|
|520d Sport Line||Rs 49.90lakh|
|520d Luxury Line||Rs 53.60 lakh|
|530d M Sport Diesel||Rs 61.30 lakh|
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