Will be launched with two diesel engines and one petrol engine option
BMW took the wraps off the new-generation 5 Series in October last year and since then we have been looking forward to its official launch in India. Our Editor got a chance to drive it in Germany a few months back and now it is finally expected to be launched towards the end of June.
In terms of design, this seventh-generation 5 Series gains a lot of inspiration from the larger, more luxurious 7 Series. But the highlight of the new 5 is in the fact that it is larger and lighter than the current generation model. BMW promises the new 5 Series to deliver improved performance, more luxury and added tech. As far as the engine options are concerned, the new 5 Series will continue to be offered with a pair of diesel engine options and a petrol. The lower-spec diesel motor will be a 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit that makes 187bhp and 400Nm. Like the current-generation model, there will also be a 530d on offer with a 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine producing 261bhp of peak power and 620Nm of max torque. The gasoline motor will be the same one that we have recently experienced in the new 2016 3 GT. This engine makes 252bhp/350Nm from a 2.0-litre turbocharged motor. All engines will come paired to an eight-speed transmission.
Expect the new 5 Series to come heavily loaded in terms of tech like remote parking, gesture control, adaptive suspension, electrically adjustable front seats, climate control leather upholstery and more. The car will also come fitted with LED headlamps and taillamps.
When launched BMW is likely to price the new 5 Series from Rs 54-63 lakhs (ex-showroom) and at that price, it will compete against the likes of the newly launched Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Jaguar XF and the Volvo S90.