2017 BMW 5 Series to launch by end of June
BMW, one of the key player in the first-class segment will be introducing the all-new 5 Series 530d in India by end of June 2017. Showcased at a private presentation in Mumbai for customers, the new model comes loaded with feature upgrades and fresh design. The new model is more promising than ever before and it borrows a few of its top-spec features from the 7 Series.
Under the hood, the upcoming BMW 5 Series 530d is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-charged diesel engine. Mated to 8 speed auto gear transmission, the new model generates a powerful 261 BHP of power and 620 Nm of torque, which enables the vehicle to sprint from 0-100 KPH in just about 5.7 seconds. BMW might also introduce 188bhp 4 cylinder diesel unit in the 520d variant, while there might also be a petrol 249 BHP 4 cylinder engine in the 530i trim.
Speaking of features, the new BMW 5 Series gets fully digital instrument cluster, gesture controls, adaptive driving modes and the latest I Drive system. Interestingly, the vehicle now comes with touchscreen key that helps move the vehicle back and forth from tight parking spaces. Moreover, the key also reads out mileage details while allowing the owner to turn on the engine as well as turn on the climate control even before entering the vehicle. The dashboard offers a new 10.25-inch touch-screen infotainment system that reads out all the vital details to assist while driving.
The new 5 Series from BMW is offered with high quality genuine leather upholstery wrapped around supportive seats at the rear and front. The front seats get the memory function, while the rear offers adequate legroom for the occupants. This time around, the new 5 Series offers an additional compartment in the boot known as the space saver. Post its expected launch in first half of this year, the vehicle will emerge as a strong competitor against the Mercedes Benz E-Class. The vehicle is expected to be priced between Rs.55 lakh – Rs.65 lakh in this country.