BMW has launched a new ‘Carbon Edition’ of the 5 Series sedan in India. Priced at Rs 66.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India), the new BMW 530i M Sport Carbon Edition gets an exclusive exterior carbon package and bespoke interior upholstery. The model is being assembled locally at BMW’s plant in Chennai and is available for bookings from today.
- BMW 530i M Sport Carbon Edition is being locally assembled
- It’s powered by a 252hp, 2.0-litre twin-turbo petrol engine
- Gets exclusive exterior carbon package and bespoke interior upholstery
The new 530i M Sport Carbon Edition is the new top-spec petrol variant in the line-up, although it is still a lot more affordable than the 530d diesel M Sport variant. It is Rs 3 lakh more expensive than the 530i M Sport variant it's based on.
|BMW 5 Series Price List (ex-showroom, India)|
|530i M Sport||Rs 63.40 lakh|
|520d Luxury Line||Rs 65.00 lakh|
|530i M Sport Carbon Edition||Rs 66.30 lakh|
|530d M Sport||Rs 73.50 lakh|
BMW 530i M Sport Carbon Edition: what’s new?
The biggest update to the 530i M Sport Carbon Edition is to the exterior, where it now comes with a carbon-fibre package. The dark black carbon-fibre treatment has been meted out to the kidney grille, on an additional new front splitter and the exterior mirror caps. The black theme continues on the 18-inch alloy wheels, which have also been painted in jet black. At the rear, it gets a new carbon-fibre spoiler rounding off the look. This version of the 5 Series is exclusively available in Alpine White paint shade.
Inside the cabin, the dashboard is identical to the standard 5 Series, although the Carbon Edition does set itself apart with new perforated Sensatec trim in Cognac/Black colour combination with contrast stitching. The equipment list is identical to the standard 5 Series as well. That means it gets features such as a 12.3-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, powered seats, fully-digital instrument cluster, four-zone climate control, 360-degree camera, gesture control, BMW virtual assistant, remote-control parking, reversing assistant and much more.
BMW 530i M Sport Carbon Edition: powertrain option
The Carbon Edition is only available with the 530i M Sport variant. That means it's powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder twin-turbo petrol engine that produces 252hp and 350Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and 0-100 kph comes up in just 6.1sec.
The BMW 5 Series is also available with two diesel engines in India – a 190hp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder and a 265hp, 3.0-litre, inline-six unit – but neither is being offered with the new carbon package.
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