BMW has launched a new M-Sport variant of its popular 5 Series sedan in India. Called the BMW 520d M Sport, this new model is priced at Rs 54 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Just so you know, the M-Sport kit was earlier introduced on the more powerful BMW 530d.
M Sport package fortifies the dynamic character and premium presence of the BMW 5 Series even more dominantly. This package gets the saloon an ‘M’ badge on the front wing, 18-inch alloys with double spoke design,gloss black accents (instead of chrome) and larger air-inlets. Interior elements like a M multi-function steering wheel, BMW Individual headliner Anthracite, aluminium hexagon interior trim strip and power-operated sports seats for driver and passenger create a sporty ambiance. The BMW Navigation system Professional with 3D map and 25.9cm high resolution display comes as standard.
Power for the BMW 520d M Sport comes from a 2.0-litre TwinPower turbo diesel motor paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission with steering-mounted paddle shifters. This oil burner churns out 190bhp of power against 400Nm of torque. This M Sport variant can accelerate 0-100kmph in 7.7 seconds with a top speed of 233kmph. The saloon is also benefited with BMW Efficient Dynamics fuel-saving technologies such as Brake-Energy Regeneration, Intelligent Lightweight Construction, Auto Start-Stop, ECO PRO modes and 50:50 Weight Distribution.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Frank Schloeder, President (Act.), BMW Group India said, “M stands for motorsport and is one of the most coveted badges that has shaped the history of performance automobiles. The next chapter of the BMW 5 Series in India will begin with the BMW 520d M Sport which embodies the athletic form of luxurious elegance. The BMW 520d M Sport with typical BMW M style and sporty genes presents the future-proof dynamics of the BMW 5 Series at its energetic best.”