BMW F10 5 Series has played a major part in the German car brand endeavor to bag the top position in the Indian car market. To dethrone Mercedes and keep Audi at bay was not an easy task, however having done so BMW is not sitting idle and enjoying its position. Rather the company is planning to amplify its position with a new level entry variant of BMW 5 Series 520i. The car will feature a 2L petrol engine in an inline four pot layout, the engine is likely to yield peal power output of 185 BHP and a torque figure of 270 Nm. The torque yield of smaller engine remains akin to that of the larger 3L, six cylinder engine at 270 Nm.
Therefore, the performance of the low end and mid range could be similar. Power yield although is higher by about 20 Bhp on the bigger engine as the peak output is fixed at 204 Bhp. The smaller engine is likely to absorb the 8-speed automatic gearbox, which is both frugal and highly responsive. The new 2L petrol engine in the 5 Series line up might pave its way into the upcoming F30 Series Sedan, which will drive in India in the coming months. BMW as of now assembles most model of the F10 5 Series and 3 Series sedan through CKD kit, the engines and transmissions are also assembled in India. The 2L petrol engine to go under the hoods of both F10 5 Series and F30 3 Series sedan makes sense as the brand and the consumer both will have an option of economical entry level 5 series Sedan.
BMW has not yet unearthed the price details of the 2L petrol powered 520i F10 5 Series variant. Apparently, the market rumors suggest that some BMW dealers have already started accepting bookings for the new 520i variant. Even the rumors prove to be true, the car could be soft launched in the country soon. BMW India is going to offer five engine options with the 520i model- two petrol and three diesel engines. Out of these the BMW 520i, 520d and 525d are assembled in India while the top end variant 535i petrol and the top of the line 535d diesel variant are imported through CBU route.