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    BMW 5 Series

    530i M Sport
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    ₹ 62.90 Lakh
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    BMW 5 Series Key Specifications

    Fuel TypePetrol & Diesel
    Engine1995 to 2993 cc
    Power and Torque
    188 to 261 bhp & 350 to 620 Nm
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    Acceleration5.7 to 7.54 seconds
    Top Speed235 to 250 kmph

    BMW 5 Series Summary

    BMW has launched the facelifted 5 Series in India. Unveiled in May last year, the refreshed model is available in three variants that include the 530i M Sport, 520d Luxury Line, and the 530d M Sport.

    Under the hood, the updated BMW 5 Series is offered with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine in the 520d M Sport guise. This engine produces 248bhp and 350Nm of torque. Also on offer are two diesel mills, a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder motor in the 520d Luxury Line guise, and a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder motor in the 530d M Sport guise. The former is capable of producing 188bhp and 400Nm of torque, while the latter produces 261bhp and 620Nm of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is the sole transmission on offer.

    Changes to the exterior design of the new BMW 5 Series facelift include reworked front and rear bumpers, new LED headlamps with twin L-shaped LED DRLs, a reworked kidney grille, smoked tail lights, and a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels.

    Inside, the 2021 BMW 5 Series facelift comes equipped with 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the iDrive 7 operating system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, fully digital instrument console, gesture control, four drive modes, HUD, BMW display key, remote control parking, and ambient lighting. The model receives safety features such as six airbags, TPMS, ABS with EBD, DSC, DTC, EDLC, CBC, EPB, and Isofix child seat anchorages.

    BMW 5 Series Price

    BMW 5 Series price starts at ₹ 62.90 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 71.90 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for 5 Series is ₹ 62.90 Lakh and the price of Diesel version for 5 Series ranges between ₹ 63.90 Lakh - ₹ 71.90 Lakh.

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    5 Series 530i M Sport

    ₹ 62.90 Lakh
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 14.82 kmpl
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    5 Series 520d Luxury Line

    ₹ 63.90 Lakh
    1995 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 20.37 kmpl
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    5 Series 530d M Sport

    ₹ 71.90 Lakh
    2993 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 17.42 kmpl
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Refined powertrain
      • Well-balanced ride quality
      • Facelift brings in tasteful changes
    • Could be Better
      • Misses out on a few in-car features
      • Rear seat comfort and equipment could've been better

    5 Series Verdict

    The BMW 5 Series is comparable to a seasoned middle-order batsman that’s dependable, one who would score runs easily, hold on to the pitch be it for one session or two days, would trouble the other team when on the pitch, and is someone on whom you can rely to get your team through any sticky situation. 

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    BMW 5 Series is comparable to a seasoned middle-order batsman

    Engine and Performance

    Engine Start Button

    You have to give it to BMW for making a diesel engine so refined you’d have to double-check that it’s not a hybrid or an electric. This 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel does duty in many 20d marked vehicles in the BMW line-up. Power outputs for the 520d we have here are 188bhp at 4,000rpm and a twisting force of 400Nm that is accessible from 1,750rpm. With this update, the turbodiesel has also gained a mild-hybrid system which is one of the many other fuel-saving measures BMW employs of late.

    Left Front Three Quarter

    Offering a boost of 8kW/10bhp, the 48V mild-hybrid claims to improve power delivery as well as efficiency at cruising speeds. It also regenerates some energy when braking. But we found it to work inconspicuously without making its presence known in day-to-day driving. 

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    Getting back to the engine – the four-banger diesel is refined yet it’s no slouch. It might not be as punchy as the 530d, but it has enough torque supply right from the word go and there’s never a feeling of lack of power when pushing through urban commutes or stretching some legs out on the highway. While the motor happily potters around between 1,500-2,000rpm effortlessly, smash the throttle hard and it caters a strong pull all the way to the red-line. It won’t pin the passengers in their seats, but it’s enough to keep the driver entertained. 

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    Past the 3,000rpm mark is when the motor starts to get vocal but never does it feel vibey or unrefined. Its linear performance makes this diesel deceptively quick. In our test figures, the 0-60kmph came up in 3.46 seconds and 0-100kmph took a brisk 7.54 seconds. Even roll-on acceleration was impressive as the 520d took 4.94 seconds to accelerate from 20kmph to 80kmph in third gear, and 6.05 seconds for 40-100kmph in fourth gear.

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    Working in tandem with the well-engineered motor is an eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s a torque converter that remains seamless when driving sedately but can make its gearshifts known when pushed hard – especially when in kick-down for some quick overtakes. Otherwise, the eight-speed Steptronic hits all the right notes all the time. And there’re paddle-shifters provided behind the wheel too, for when you decide to play around with gearshifts.

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    Needless to say, the 520d, too, gets driving modes namely Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport, and Individual. Switching the buttons sequentially from Eco Pro to Sport – the throttle response, damper setting, and steering feel get sharper and more responsive. And in Individual, the settings are claimed to adapt on their own depending on the driving situation, but this is another thing we’ll have to take BMW’s word for it as it didn’t seem to make any noticeable difference.

    Ride and Handling

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    There are no major changes under the skin of this updated 5 Series, so it continues to offer a well-balanced ride – another thing that BMW appears to have got right with this generation model. At slow speeds, there’s a hint of stiffness but all the bumps and creases are absorbed with a good level of finesse – and the stiffness never gets to the point of being uncomfortable. Even on rutted and sharp-edged road irregularities, the suspension doesn’t crash but takes it in stride with a sense of sturdiness. And at higher speeds, it only gets better absorbing anything from small creases to large undulations with assurance, thanks to those adaptive dampers.

    Right Front Three Quarter

    Riding on 245/45 R18 Michelin Pilot Sport, the grip levels are impressive too when pushed hard. Especially through corners, it sticks like no sedan weighing close to 1.8tonnes would be able to. But most of its weight is felt when chucked suddenly. Even the steering wheel has a certain heft to it but it’s easy to operate – thumbs up from those who prefer taking the wheel more often. It’s got one of those adaptive steerings that changes response depending on speed. So going three full turns lock-to-lock when stationary or at town speeds feels slow, especially in the Eco and Comfort model. It’s much better and sharper in the Sport mode which is where we’d prefer to adjust its setting all the time. 

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    Lastly, it’s a low-slung sedan – which means there’s always a mindful of scraping it over some of the improperly made speed-breakers or large potholes. But we are happy to report that most of those ill-shaped breakers were overcome with relative ease with only a few posing a serious problem to the underbelly. 

    Interior Space and Quality


    If you have seen one you have seen them all is what best describes BMW's cabin. But look closely in this new 520d LCI and you’d notice a larger floating screen on the centre dash – which is also a touchscreen – and an all-digital driver’s display. Meanwhile, the rest of the cabin remains unchanged and everything is exactly where you’d expect it to be in any other BMW. Space upfront and visibility are sufficient to go around town fairly easily. But a low seat height means that only the fairly younger knees would find it comfortable to get in and out easily – the older knees, not so much. Customers can also configure the leather upholstery through BMW's equipment list while the wooden trims across the dash look classy, to say the least.

    Front Row Seats

    Even the seats are large and accommodating, with comfortable support in all the right places. We found the larger 12.3-inch touchscreen a bit hard to reach, especially when the seatbelts are on. But there’s the characteristic iDrive controller dash that comes in handy. 

    Infotainment System

    This newer screen is not only bigger but throws out all the possible information, navigation, and vehicle settings and status that you could ask for. Adding an all-digital display for the driver’s screen is another welcome addition, but the charm of an old-school analogue dial will surely be missed.

    Second Row Seats

    As most of the owners would be spending a majority of time in the second row, it needs to be comfortable and spacious. Spacious it is with a good amount of legroom, a decent headspace, and a large cabin for two to sit in comfort. Making a third passenger sit in the middle would be farfetched though. And if we were to nitpick, we’d have preferred a slightly more reclined angle for the backrest by a few more degrees. And some more gizmos and trinkets at the back to keep the passengers entertained wouldn’t hurt either. Lastly, the boot is large at 530litres and is more than sufficient with the spare wheel shoved underneath.


    Features and Safety

    Infotainment System

    As mentioned earlier, we have got the 520d in the Luxury Line trim. So, it ticks many boxes for features and equipment expected from a mid-size luxury sedan. It includes four-zone climate control, a large electric sunroof, powered front seats with memory functions and lumbar support, wireless charger, a 360-degree camera with park assist, Harman Kardon sound system, in-built navigation system with smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with BMW Assist, ambient lighting, and BMW’s party pieces – the gesture control and Display Key that can also remotely park the 5 Series in tight parallel spaces.

    Instrument Cluster

    There’s also a whole gamut of driver-assist and safety features available as standard in the 520d Luxury Line. But we’d have liked to see the ventilated front seat, a heads-up display, as well as panoramic sunroof to oomph up the in-car opulence.


    Front View

    An update to the G30-gen 5 Series gets tasteful design updates both inside and out – which this Bavarian mid-size luxury sedan needed after being around for four years. Especially since its German counterparts i.e. Mercedes-Benz E-Class received an update recently while the Audi A6 entered into a new generation. On the 5, its sleeker headlamp design with an L-shaped lighting signature has the same drama as the ‘angel eyes’ of the E60-gen 5 Series. And the blacked-out finishes on the tail lamps make it appear even more handsome.

    Rear View

    The updated 520d – with its tweaked styling, newer features, and slightly improved powertrain – makes for a seasoned campaigner whom you’d ardently want on your team. It’s got the right temperament, a versatility that adapts according to the requirement, and does what’s asked of it with a certain finesse that comes only with its skill and experience. We wonder, could it be the Rahul Dravid of the car world?

    Pictures by Kapil Angane and Kaustubh Gandhi

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    5 Series Colours

    BMW 5 Series 2021 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Alpine White
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    BMW 5 Series Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage


    (1995 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)20.37 kmpl


    (2993 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)17.42 kmpl


    (1998 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)14.82 kmpl

    FAQs About BMW 5 Series

    Q: What is the on road price of 5 Series?

    The on-road price of 5 Series in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 71.62 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 84.32 Lakh. The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between 5 Series and E-Class?

    5 Series price starts at ₹ 62.90 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1998 cc engine. Whereas E-Class price starts at ₹ 64.49 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 2925 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What are the offers available on BMW 5 Series for July?

    There are 4 BMW 5 Series offers in Delhi for the month of July.

    Q: What is price of 5 Series top model?

    Top model of 5 Series is 530d M Sport and the ex-showroom for 5 Series 530d M Sport is ₹ 71.90 Lakh.

    Q: What is the mileage of BMW 5 Series?

    The BMW 5 Series mileage is 14.82 - 20.37 kmpl.

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    BMW 5 Series Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 74.87 Lakh onwards
    Bangalore₹ 80.01 Lakh onwards
    Delhi₹ 71.62 Lakh onwards
    Pune₹ 74.87 Lakh onwards
    Navi Mumbai₹ 74.87 Lakh onwards
    Hyderabad₹ 75.33 Lakh onwards
    Ahmedabad₹ 70.16 Lakh onwards
    Chennai₹ 77.03 Lakh onwards
    Kolkata₹ 70.45 Lakh onwards

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