New BMW 5-series variants explained

New BMW 5-series variants explained

30th Jun 2017 7:00 am

The 5-series will be available in three variants and three engine options.


The new BMW 5-series has been launched in India and is available in three trim levels. The entry-level 'Sport Line' is offered with the option of either a petrol or a diesel engine while the mid-level 'Luxury Line' and top-end 'M Sport' are diesel only.

The new 5 is offered with one petrol and two diesel engine options. The petrol engine on offer is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged unit similar to that offered in the 3-series in its more powerful 30i state of tune. The unit develops a substantial 252hp and 350Nm of torque under the hood of the 530i. Of the two diesels on offer, the mainstay of the range is a 190hp, 2.0-litre unit that powers the 520d. The second diesel is the larger and more powerful 256hp, 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder engine under the hood of the 530d.

All three engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard. BMW is also offering the new 5 with adaptive suspension as standard.

Let's take a peek at the variants and what they are offering:

Sport Line (530i: Rs 49.9 lakh, 520d: Rs 49.9 lakh)

  • 18-inch, double-spoke light alloy wheels
  • Five driving modes – Sport, Sport+, Comfort, ECO PRO and Adaptive
  • Launch control function (only in the petrol option)
  • Cruise control
  • LED headlamps, fog lamps and daytime running lights
  • BMW display key
  • Electronically-adjustable seats and steering column
  • Sunroof
  • ABS with brake assist
  • Dynamic stability control and dynamic traction control
  • Rear view camera, along with front and rear parking sensors
  • Dual front, front-side and rear-side airbags
  • iDrive infotainment system with 10.25-inch LCD screen and features such as gesture control, handwriting recognition and 3D navigation system.
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Audio system with 12 speakers







Luxury Line (520d: Rs 53.60 lakh)

  • W-spoke-styled 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive LED headlamps
  • Four-zone climate control and cooled glove box
  • Remote parking function
  • Surround cameras with 360-degree view, including top-view and panorama-view
  • Wireless phone charging
  • 600W Harman Kardon surround sound audio system

M Sport (530d: Rs 61.30 lakh)

  • Launch control
  • Double-spoke-styled 18-inch M alloy wheels
  • Lumbar support for driver and front passenger
  • Multi-function M leather steering wheel
  • BMW head-up display with full colour projection
  • Rear seat entertainment displays
  • 40:20:40 rear seat split

The new 5-series will lock horns with the likes of the Jaguar XF, Audi A6, Volvo S90 and the new Mercedes E-class long-wheelbase.

All prices, ex-showroom, post GST

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