BMW is all set to launch the 5 Series facelift in India on June 24. The luxury sedan will gain styling tweaks and tech upgrades with this mid-cycle update. The BMW 5 Series facelift was revealed in international markets in May last year.
Gets revised materials and gloss black centre console details inside
Engine options are likely to be the same as the outgoing model
Rivals the Mercedes-Benz E-class, Audi A6 and Jaguar XF
BMW 5 Series facelift: Design
The exterior changes on the 5 Series facelift are concentrated on the front grille, which is wider and positioned lower than before. It also receives a new single-frame design, with a central element in chrome, and sits within a reprofiled front bumper. The larger grille gels very well with the new headlights, which feature BMW’s Laserlight tech in higher variants. The headlights get quad LED beams, L-shaped daytime running lights and indicators that are located at the outer edges. The facelift also gets more heavily structured tail-lights – which are similar in design to those on the latest 3 Series – as well as a redesigned rear bumper. Furthermore, all 5 Series models will be fitted with trapezoidal tailpipes, regardless of the variant.
BMW 5 Series facelift: Interior
Inside, the 5 Series facelift will get the latest, seventh-generation version of BMW’s iDrive infotainment system, along with a 10.3-inch central touchscreen as standard. Further, interior tweaks are focused on the dashboard, which gains a new lower climate display, alongside revised materials and gloss black centre console details. Additionally, entry-level models are expected to get more equipment as standard than before.
BMW 5 Series facelift: Engine and gearbox
While no official details are out yet, expect the BMW 5 Series facelift to carry forward the current model’s engine options. These include a 252hp, 2.0-litre petrol in the 530i; a 190hp 2.0-litre diesel in the 520d; and a 265hp, 3.0-litre diesel in the 530d. An 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox will be standard across the range.
BMW 5 Series facelift: Expected price and rivals
Currently, the BMW 5 Series range in India is priced between Rs 56 – 69.10 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Expect a slight increase in prices for the facelift, given the tech and styling updates it gets. In terms of rivals, the 5 Series competes with the Mercedes-Benz E-class, Audi A6, Volvo S90 and the Jaguar XF.
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