The 2017 BMW 5 Series has been launched in India at Rs 49.90 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). This seventh generation saloon is being offered in one petrol and three diesel variants – 530i, 520d Sport Line, 520d Luxury Line and the 530d M Sport.
Codenamed G30, the new BMW 5 Series is based on the modular OKL (Oberklasse) platform. First used in the new 7 Series, the OKL platform makes use of carbon fibre, aluminium, magnesium and high-strength steel to keep the saloon light. Even the styling borrows cues from the 7 Series to give it a grown up look. The kidney grille, elongated headlamps and the stretched profile give it an elegant look.
Inside, the black and beige cabin along with aluminium inserts give the 5 Series a premium feel. The longer wheelbase has improved the cabin space for the occupants’ comfort. The new iDrive system now supports gesture control.
The 530i petrol variant gets a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, delivering 248bhp and 350Nm of torque. The 520d gets 2.0-litre four-cylinder which delivers 190bhp and 400Nm of torque. The 530d on the other hand gets a 3.0-litre straight six churning out 261bhp and 620Nm of torque. All three variants get a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. It competes against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, Jaguar XF, Lexus ES and the Volvo S90.
Prices of the 2017 BMW 5 Series (ex-showroom, Delhi)
BMW 530i – Rs 49.90 lakhs
BMW 520d Sport Line – Rs 49.90 lakhs
BMW 520d Luxury Line – Rs 53.60 lakhs
BMW 530d M Sport - Rs 61.30 lakhs