The seventh-generation BMW 5-Series 2017 has been launched in India. The mid-size sedan is available in three variants – Sport Line, Luxury Line and M-Sport. It comes with both petrol and diesel engine options, however, the petrol model can only be brought in the entry-level Sport Line trim. Prices of the 2017 BMW 5-Series start at Rs. 49.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and go up to Rs. 61.30 lakh.
Frankly, this pricing appears to be spot on for the new 5-Series. The sedan’s biggest rival – the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has already been given a massive USP (unique selling proposition) with the longer wheelbase model. As a result, it was important for BMW India to keep the prices of the new-gen 5-Series competitive, and this is exactly what the German automaker has managed to do. A vital reason behind this pricing strategy is the fact that the new 5-Series is produced locally in India.
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The BMW 5-Series 2017 is built on the company’s new Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform. This is the same platform that debuted under the new-gen 7-Series last year. With the two cars sharing the platforms, many design elements of the new 5-Series also appear to be inspired from its elder sibling. This helps in giving a family design to BMW’s complete sedan portfolio.
Interested in the new 5-er? Well, let’s offer you a detailed look at this mid-size luxury sedan,
2017 BMW 5-Series Price in India
The 5-Series is available in India in a total of 4 variants, spread across three engine options – two diesel and a petrol. The entry-level Sport Line trim is available in petrol as well as diesel engines, both of which are priced at Rs. 49.90 lakh. The diesel engine is also available in a higher Luxury Line variant, priced at Rs. 53.60 lakh. Then there is the fire-grumbling M-Sport variant, that is placed on the higher end of the 5-series line-up with a price of Rs. 61.3 lakh. (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
|BMW 5-Series variants||Ex-showroom, Post GST|
|530i Sport Line petrol||Rs. 49.90 lakh|
|520d Sport Line diesel||Rs. 49.90 lakh|
|520d Luxury Line diesel||Rs. 53.60 lakh|
|530d M Sport Diesel||Rs. 61.30 lakh|
2017 BMW 5-Series specs and engine options
BMW is offering the new-gen 5-Series in India with three engine options – one petrol and two diesel. The petrol is a 2.0L unit that churns out 249 bhp and 350 Nm of torque. The 520d Sport Line and Luxury Line variants get a 2.0L power plant with 187 BHP and 400 Nm on tap. The top-end 530d M-Sport model draws power from an inline-6 3.0L engine rated at 261 bhp and 620 Nm. All these engines come with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic gearbox as standard.
|Engine||Power and Torque|
|2.0L, four-cylinder petrol||249 bhp and 350 Nm|
|2.0L, four-cylinder diesel||187 bhp and 400 Nm|
|3.0L, inline-6 diesel||261 bhp and 620 Nm|
2017 BMW 5-Series Acceleration
|Engine||0-100 km/h time|
|2.0L, four-cylinder petrol||6.2 seconds|
|2.0L, four-cylinder diesel||7.5 seconds|
|3.0L, inline-6 diesel||5.7 seconds|
2017 BMW 5-Series Features
- Adaptive Full-LED headlamps
- Four-zone climate control
- BMW i-DRIVE connectivity
- 10.25-inch infotainment system with gesture control
- Digital instrument cluster
- Wireless Phone Charging
- Remote parking with BMW digital key
- 360-degree camera
2017 BMW 5-Series Safety equipment
- 6 Airbags
- ABS with Brake Assist
- Dynamic Stability Control
- Dynamic Traction Control
- Cornering Braking Control
- Hill Descent Control
- Exterior Design
- Interior Design & Comfort
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The seventh-generation BMW 5-Series brings a completely redefined design, which makes it look like a smaller version of the 7-Series. The new car looks a lot sharper than its relatively curvy predecessor. However, it might look a bit disproportionate, especially when looking from the rear three-quarters. The feature levels loaded with each trim are best in class and easily trump any other car of this segment. We particularly like the remote parking feature that works like a charm. And then there are the engine options, one for each type of customer. If you are tight on budget and want performance, opt for the 2.0 petrol 530i. If fuel economy is something you are concerned about, take the 520d. And if you have deep enough pockets, nothing other than the 530d M-Sport will bring a broader smile on your face.