Launching Tomorrow: New BMW 5 Series


BMW is all fixed to launch the all-new 5-series luxury sedan in India on the coming June 29th, 2017. Revealed last year, the updated 5-series is designed by taking cues from the elder sibling, 7-series sedan and is both larger and lighter than the car outgoing 5-Series. It will be offered in 3 trims –530d, 520d and 530i. Since a lot of design elements are borrowed from the BMW 7-series, the tech will also be borrowed from the same. The new BMW 5-series is expected to get a plenty of tech such as adaptive dampers, gesture control and a remote parking function. BMW could offer the new 5-series with three engine options in India – a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with 190hp output, a more powerful 3.0-litre, inline-six diesel with 265hp output and a 2.0-litre petrol unit with 252hp output, similar to the one seen under the hood of the 330i GT.


All the engines will be paired with the eight-speed automatic gearbox. While the 530i and 520d will be offered across a range of variants, the 530d is likely to be offered in the range-topping M-Sport only. Once launched, the new 5-series will compete against the likes of the Mercedes E-class long-wheelbase, the Audi A6, the Jaguar XF and the Volvo S90. The price of the new BMW 5-series is probable to hover in a range from Rs.52-65 lakh (ex-showroom).