The seventh generation 5 Series is set to make its Indian debut on June 29. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming BMW.
The BMW 5 series, in its latest avatar, was unveiled in October 2016. Codenamed ‘G30’, the new executive sedan by the Bavarian car maker features numerous improvements over its predecessor, the F10 5 series. It is finally headed to India, with a confirmed launch date of June 29. Before the car finally arrives, let’s take a look at what it will bring with it.
Design: The G30 BMW 5 Series, at first glance, looks quite similar to the outgoing version of the car. While many could mistake it as a facelift, under the skin the new 5 series is completely new. The design is more in line with the latest generation of BMWs, with the headlamps connecting to the new, bolder, signature kidney grille. The new 5 Series is also slightly longer, taller and wider than the F10 5 Series.
Specifications: For 2017, the BMW 5 Series will sport a redesigned chassis and a new, lighter five-link rear suspension. The car has gone on a diet all thanks to the use of lightweight materials like high-strength steel and magnesium. The boot of the new car is entirely made of aluminium.
For India, the latest BMW 5 Series will be powered by a choice of one petrol and two diesel engines. The base 520d diesel will churn out 187bhp of power and 400Nm of torque, whereas the power powerful, inline 6-cylinder 530d diesel, raises those figures to 261bhp and 620Nm respectively. The sole petrol version, the 530i, pumps out 249bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. All powertrain options will come mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox feeding power to the rear wheels.
Technology: Globally, the new BMW 5 series borrows a lot of technology from the flagship 7 Series sedan. These include things like gesture control, semi-autonomous driving, smart key fob with remote activated parking , massaging seats, adaptive driving mode and Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system among many others.
Price & Competition: The new BMW 5 Series is expected to be priced between the Rs. 50-65 lakh mark, which will put it head to head against other executive luxury saloons such as the LWB Mercedes E Class, the Volvo S90, the Jaguar XF and the Audi A6.
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