BMW has launched its new 5 Series in the Indian market starting at Rs 62,90,000 (ex-showroom). The car is locally manufactured at the company's plant in Chennai.
The new 5 Series is going to be available in one petrol (BMW 530i M Sport) and two diesel variants (BMW 530d M Sport and BMW 520d Luxury Line). While the base 530i M Sport starts at Rs 62,90,000 (ex-showroom), the mid-spec 520d Luxury Line is priced at Rs 63,90,000 (ex-showroom) and top-spec 530d M Sport costs Rs 71,90,000 (ex-showroom).
Under the hood, the car gets a 2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that generates a maximum output of 252 hp and a peak torque of 350 Nm. In this configuration, the car sprints 0-100 kmph in just 6.1 seconds.
In addition, there are two diesel engine options including a 2-litre 4-cylinder engine with 190 hp power and a peak torque of 400 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in 7.3 seconds. The second diesel option is a 3-litre 6-cylinder in-line diesel engine developing 265 hp and peak torque of 620 Nm with the fastest 0-100 kmph acceleration timing of 5.7 seconds.
The transmission option includes an eight-speed Steptronic sport automatic gearbox.
Inside the car sits the company's modern cockpit concept - BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Operating System 7.0 that includes 3D Navigation, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument, and a bigger 12.3-inch Control Display.