BMW starts production of 5-series in India

  • Published On: 16 June 2017
  • 942 Views

The car will be available in three variants at launch, while a cheaper 520d ‘Corporate Edition’ will come later.

The German carmaker has commenced production of its new 5-series sedan at its Chennai plant, with the car set to launch on June 29, 2017. The 5-series will be sold in two diesel variants – a 520d Luxury line and 530d M Sport – and in one petrol guise - the 530i Sportline. A cheaper ‘Corporate Edition’ of the 520d could be introduced six months after the car launches here, and this version will be priced around ₹5 lakh cheaper.

The 1,995cc, four-cylinder diesel in the 520d makes 190hp at 4,000rpm and 400Nm of torque from as low as 1,750rpm. The sportier 530d is powered by a 2,993cc, six-cylinder diesel engine producing 265hp and 620Nm of torque. The carmaker claims this variant can hit 100kph in 5.7sec. The 530i will be powered by a 1,998cc, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine that puts out 252hp and 350Nm of torque, and can hit 100kph in 6.2sec. All three engines send power via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The New 5 has grown in comparison to the previous car. It measures 4,936mm in length, 1,868mm in width and 1,479mm in height, and has a slightly longer 2,975mm wheelbase as well. The company claims the car is 100 kg lighter thanks to the use of aluminium and high-strength steel. Overall rigidity has also improved.

This car will come loaded with tech including a 10.25-inch touchscreen with gesture control, a wireless phone charger and a remote parking system (similar to the 7-Series). The heads-up display is 70 percent bigger now and displays maps, telephone listings, music tracks and more. The new 5 also comes with dynamic stability control, corner brake control, dry braking function, and fading compensation. Dynamic damper control and adaptive drive are optional extras.

News You May Like

Hyundai’s Creta facelift prices and variants explained

There are three engine variants, two gearbox options and 13 trims in total.

Read More
Lexus launches its LX 570 in India

The SUV is powered by a massive 5.7-litre V8 petrol engine and is a seven-seater.

Read More
Download App