The German luxury carmaker, BMW today rolled out the seventh-generation of its top-selling 5-Series saloon in India. The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series carline is spread across three trims – Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport – priced between Rs 49.90 lakh – Rs 61.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Post GST). Interestingly, the new BMW 5 Series is the company’s second product to be based on its new Cluster Architecture (CLAR) design platform.
Similar to the previous generation, the new-gen model is being assembled at the carmaker’s facility via CKD (completely knocked down) kit. While the production is already underway, the deliveries will be commenced in July 2017. One can pre-book the car with an initial payment between Rs 2 lakh – Rs 3 lakh. The company is offering BSI and BSI+ service programs along with 3 years/40k km to 10 years 200k km warranty on saloon. It also gets BMW Repair inclusive. In India, the new BMW 5 Series will face challenge from multiple cars such as Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Volvo S90, Audi A6 and Jaguar XF in India.
2017 BMW 5 Series Price in India
|Variant||Ex-showroom, Post GST|
|530i Sport Line||Rs 49.90 lakh|
|520d Sport Line||Rs 49.9lakh|
|520d Luxury Line||Rs 53.60 lakh|
|530d M Sport Diesel||Rs 61.30 lakh|
The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series comes with one petrol and two diesel engine options. The petrol model (530i) derives its power from a turbocharged 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder motor that is good enough for making 252bhp between 5200rpm – 6500rpm and 350Nm of torque at 1450rpm- 4800rpm. This motor can mark 0-100kmph in 6.2 seconds. Powering the 5-Series 520d variant is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel powertrain pushing out a maximum power output of 190bhp at 4000rpm and 400Nm of torque at 1750rpm.
On the other hand, the ‘M-Sport’ 530d guise comes fitted with a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder engine making a top power of 256bhp at 4000rpm against 620Nm of torque between 2000rpm – 2500rpm. This powerful engine is claimed to achieve 0-100kmph in 5.7 seconds. All three powertrains are linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Picture Gallery – 2018 BMW 8 Series Concept
In terms of proportions, the 2017 BMW 5 Series is bigger, lighter and more spacious than the previous generation. Now, the saloon measures 4,936mm in length, 1,868m in width and 1,479mm in height. The wheelbase receives minor expansion, and measures 2,975mm. Using the more aluminium and high-strength steel, the new 5 Series has managed to shed off 100kgs of kerb weight. This also makes it more rigid than the old version. The car has a slippery coefficient of drag of 0.22.
Most of the design and styling elements are carried over from the 7-Series. The new 2017 BMW 5 Series features a larger heads-up display (70%) showing music tracks, maps, phone contact listings, etc. The saloon also comes with gesture control, adaptive suspension system, a remote parking system, a wireless phone charger, 4-zone climate control and electrically adjustable driver and passenger seats. Read About – BMW 2-Series | 2017 BMW i8
The 2017 BMW 5 Series achieved 5-star safety rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests. For safety provision, the car gets corner brake control, fading compensation, dynamic stability control and dry braking function come as standard fitments. While, features such as adaptive drive and dynamic damper control are optional offerings.