BMW India has today launched the all-new 5-series luxury sedan in India for a starting price of Rs.49.9 Lakhs. 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 outgoing 5-Series.
The new BMW 5-Series is locally produced in India at the company’s Chennai-based manufacturing facility that helped BMW to keep the prices of 5-Series in check. The BMW 5-Series will be offered in three trims – 520d, 530d and 530i and a total of 4 variants.
The design of the new BMW 5-Series is borrowed from the latest gen BMW 7-series, and it’s hard to differentiate the two cars, apart from the wheelbase and a few other elements. Some of the design elements include all-LED headlamps, active kidney grille, and LED tail lamps.
The cabin of the BMW 5-Series exudes luxury and gets some new-gen gizmos, like the ones seen on the 7-series. These include the new gesture control for the infotainment system, remote parking function, new display unit, 1-inch” tablets for the rear passengers, panoramic sunroof and much more.
BMW 5-series is launched 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 similar to the one seen under the hood of the 330i GT. All the engines are paired with the eight-speed automatic gearbox.