The new BMW 5 Series has two diesel and one petrol engine on offer, along with new styling and updated features. BMW also offers a comprehensive service pack with the new 5 Series.
The BMW 5 Series facelift has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 62.9 lakh (ex-showroom). The luxury sedan is available with one petrol and two diesel powertrains. Following is the variant-wise price break up of the updated BMW 5 Series sedan.
BMW 530i M Sport
Rs 62.90 lakh
BMW 520d Luxury Line
Rs 63.90 lakh
BMW 530d M Sport
Rs 71.90 lakh
BMW India also offers a variety of service plans with the new sedan, depending on the ownership tenure or mileage. The packages cover Condition Based Service (CBS) and maintenance work with plans ranging from 3 years/40,000 km to 10years/2,00,000 km. The service packages start at Rs 52,000 for a three-year period. Customers booking the 5 Series via the online portal will avail themselves of attractive offers on limited units of the M Sport variants. These customers will get a 50 per cent discount on a selective range of M Performance accessories.
The 2021 BMW 5 Series facelift tries to keep a low profile and yet has a noticeable styling. The headlamp and tail lamp units are sleeker, and the bumpers on the standard model exhibit a more subtle design. The bumpers on the M Sport models showcase a more sporty profile.
The BMW 530i M Sport gets a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol motor, which puts out 248bhp and 350Nm of torque. The petrol sedan can shoot to 100km/hr from a standstill in 6.1 seconds. An eight-speed Steptronic transmission is standard in all variants.
The BMW 520d Luxury Line gets a more economical 2.0-litre turbocharged unit, which is good for 187bhp and 400Nm of peak torque. The diesel variant also gets a more enthusiastic 3.0-litre straight-six turbo-diesel mill under the badge of 530d M Sport. The larger diesel engine produces 261bhp and 620Nm of peak torque.
The 520d can do a 0 – 100km/hr sprint in 7.3 seconds, whereas the 530d can do the same sprint in 5.7 seconds.
The BMW 5 Series directly rivals the recently launched Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and we will compare the two sedans soon. For now, click here to read the first drive impressions of the new BMW 5 Series.