BMW 5 Series entered the Indian car market as a d+ segment of luxury cars. Its sedan model comes with five variants. Its powerful engines have been complemented by flawless transmission system, which ensures smooth gear changes. Apart from this, BMW 5 Series flaunts perfectly matched interiors to the temperament of each model, with cowhide surfaces on the console plus chrome accented controls, making each 5 Series sedan more luxurious than ever. The exteriors of the 5 Series are more aggressive with a high beltline that makes the vehicles appear more tough and mean. with generous cabin space and high-tech instruments -integrated on the central console. All these features are packed in the BMW 5 Series sedan - the four wheel wonder!
In India, BMW 5 Series has launched both its petrol and diesel variants. The base variant of this car is BMW 5 Series 520d with 1995cc engine at a price of Rs 3,690,000. The second variant, BMW 5 Series 525i has a 2497cc engine and can be fetched at Rs 4,090,000. The third variant, BMW 5 Series 530d has 2993cc engine and comes at a price of Rs 4,320,000. The fourth variant, BMW 5 Series 530d Highline has a 2993cc engine and comes at a price of Rs. Rs 4,680,000, The fifth variant, BMW 5 Series 530i has 2996cc engine and comes at a price of Rs 4,620,000. BMW 5 Series has an over all length is is 4841mm, width is 1846mm, its height is 1,468mm and the wheelbase of this car is 2888mm with the fuel tank capacity of 70 litres. The safety features that are available with BMW 5 Series and that ensures a comfortable and protected ride to the occupants are mentioned here below. Apart from the driver, passenger and side airbags, the car comes equipped with improved head airbag system, which protects front and rear seat occupants. A protective curtain airbag is positioned across the side windows. The standard run-flat tyres are capable of being driven up to 250 km even after a puncture, which eliminates the need to have a spare tyre. A fall in the tyre pressure is immediately monitored by the Tyre Pressure Indicator (TPI).
The exteriors of the 5 Series are more aggressive with a high beltline that makes the vehicles appear more tough and mean. The dashing interiors are also pleasing and compliment the overall aura of BMW 5 Series. The plush interiors provide a soothing atmosphere to its occupants. The 6-speed Steptronic automation in luxury sedan offers three driving modes, each for a particular driving style, traffic and weather conditions. "Drive" mode is perfect for city, stop and go traffic when a fully automatic transmission reduces the tedium of repeated up and down shifting. "Sport" mode level automatic offers the driver control and choice for more active driving if driver wishes too. "Steptronic" mode allows manual shifting without the usage of clutch. The suspension and steering characteristics of the BMW 5 Series are for luxury and performance in all wheel drive option, like XDrive and rear-wheel drive both.
BMW 5 Series Mileage
All the models of BMW 5 Series sedan are equipped with six speed automatic transmission, which increases the dynamic responsiveness of the engine. The system offers effortless gearshifts, with minimal loss of power. The base variant of this car is BMW 5 Series 520d with 1995cc engine gives a mileage of 8.0km/l in city and 11km/l on highway. The second variant, BMW 5 Series 525i has a 2497cc engine gives a mileage of 7.5kmplin city and 10.8kmpl on highway . The third variant, BMW 5 Series 530d has 2993cc engine gives a mileage of 9.0kml in city and 12.0kmpl on highway. The fourth variant, BMW 5 Series 530d Highline has a 2993cc engine gives a mileage of 8.5kmplin city and 11.5kmpl on highway. The fifth variant, BMW 5 Series 530i has 2996cc engine gives a mileage of 7.4kmpl in city and 10.6kmpl on highway.
Power of BMW 5 Series
The engine combines smooth operation and eco-efficiency with the highest level of agility and handling dynamism, generating an impressive power . The variant, 525i generates a power of 158 kW @ 6500 rpm and maximum torque of 246 Nm @4000rpm. The variant, 530i delivers a power of 190 kW @ 6500 rpm and maximum torque of 300Nm @ 2400rpm.. The variant 520d gives a power of 130 kW @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 350 Nm @ 1750-3000 rpm . The variants, 530d and 530d Highline, both gives similar power of 173 kW @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 500 Nm @ 1750-3000 rpm.
BMW 5 Series Colours
These colors are available with all variants of BMW 5 Series
Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect
Imperial Blue Brillant Effect
Deep Sea Blue
Acceleration & Pick-Up
The variant of BMW 5 Series, 525i offers great acceleration of 100kph in 7.9 sec and top speed of 242Km/h. The variant of BMW 5 Series, 530i offers great acceleration of 100kph in 6.7sec and top speed of 250Km/h. The variant of BMW 5 Series, 520d offers great acceleration of 100kph in 8.4sec and top speed of 226Km/h. The variant of BMW 5 Series, 530d offers great acceleration of 100kph in 6.8 sec and top speed of 248Km/h. The variant of BMW 5 Series, 530 highline offers great acceleration of 100kph in 6.8sec and top speed of 248Km/h.
BMW 5 Series Exteriors
The exteriors of the BMW 5 Series are more aggressive with a high beltline that makes the vehicles appear more tough and mean. The cant rail runs seamlessly from the "A" pillar back to find support at the rear cheater and C pillar producing a seductively sweeping curve.
BMW 5 Series has an over all length is is 4841mm, width is 1846mm, its height is 1,468mm and the wheelbase of this car is 2888mm with the fuel tank capacity of 70 litres.
BMW 5 Series Interior
The plush interiors of BMW 5 Series sedan are simply awe-inspiring. The cabin, upholstered in finest Dakota leather, offers a host of comfort and entertainment features, to make every ride a pleasurable one. It comes equipped with all high class accesories to match up with sleek wooden trim adorns the dash and central console. Sunroof, with tilt/slide functions, and sunblinds on the rear side window are standard features found in all the variants of BMW 5 Series sedan.
The interior of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan present an irresistible invitation to lovers of fine driving. Upholstered in the finest Dakota leather, the front seats features electrical adjustment and a memory function, returning it to your preferred settings at the press of a button. The cabin is illuminated aptly and is very spacious. The range of entertainment and comfort systems makes every journey a pleasure. The automatic air conditioning with extended features create the perfect temperature. As far as entertainment is concerned, one can enjoy his or her favourite music on the audio system with a 6-CD changer and HiFi loudspeaker system.
BMW 5 Series Engine and Performance
BMW 5 Series is avaialble with five variant for the Indian customers. All the engines of BMW 5 Series sedan promises to deliver outstanding fuel economy. The petrol engine of 525i variant delivers a maximum power of 158 kW at 6500 rpm with a maximum torque of 246 Nm at 4000 rpm. The 530i model gets a gasoline engine, which delivers a maximum output of 190 kW at 6500 rpm and a torque of 300 Nm at 2400 rpm. A maximum power of 130 kW at 4000 rpm with torque of 350 Nm at 1750-3000 rpm are generated by the 520d diesel engine. The 530d and 530d highline variants of BMW 5 Series sedan have 2993 cc diesel engine, which delivers a power of 173 kW at 4000 rpm and a torque of 500 Nm at 1750-3000 rpm. All the models of BMW 5 Series are equipped with electronic chassis control system, which makes driving a 10/10 experience. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) helps prevent loss of traction in unstable vehicle situations, like under-steering and over-steering. Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) of the sedan facilitates increased wheel slip, when you are in need of a sportier driving style.
The slick interplay between design lines extends to the BMW 5 Series wheels, which sport five twin-spokes that radiate from the hub enhancing the aura of strength. Made from light alloy, 5 twin spoke, 17 inch wheels offer the benefit of greater strength and light weight. The aerodynamically optimised light-alloy wheels reduce airflow separation and flow losses in the area of the wheels. Wheel spoilers on the front and rear wheels further enhance performance by improving the airflow around the tyres and reducing lift.
Braking & Handling
All five variants of BMW 5 Series sedan offers a ride to enjoy being fitted with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) that helps prevent loss of traction in unstable vehicle situations, like under-steering and over-steering. Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) system helps in case of an increased wheel slip, when you are in need of a sportier driving style.
Handling & Safety
There are innumerable driving and weather conditions where Dynamic Stability Control can come into play and help you steer clear of danger due to loss of traction. Whether you encounter slippery areas on the road, changeable weather, or unpredictable traffic, chances are Dynamic Stability Control will negotiate the hazard safely.
Stereo & Accessories in BMW 5 Series
It comes equipped with a 6-CD changer music system, with Hi-Fi loudspeakers. Sleek wooden trim adorns the dash and central console. Sunroof, with tilt/slide functions, and sunblinds on the rear side window are standard features found in all the variants of BMW 5 Series sedan. The standard electrically adjustable exterior mirrors have the same paint finish as the body, merging seamlessly into the BMW 5 Series Sedan design. Mirror glass is blue-tinted, aspheric and heated.
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Pros & Cons
BMW 5 Series Pros :
Solid body and engine. Good seats. Full-size spare tire. Nice looking in a conservative sort of way,It has quite a bit of zip if you put it in "S" instead of "D". Absolutely awesome on the highway, quiet and fast. Very nice leather seats,Great brakes with strong grip Sharp looking. Sport steering wheel feels great.
BMW 5 Series Cons :
Poorly designed front air dam, weak air conditioner,Extremely high maintenance costs
BMW 5 Series Price
BMW 5 Series Variants Price
BMW 5 Series prices were updated on 22 May 2013