BMW is one of the most famous and prominent luxury car-makers in India, which has an extensive portfolio in India. The BMW 5 Series sedan is very lavish car and gives you a unique sense of style while you drive it. The BMW 520d is the third variant from top in its range and has been doing quite well in the market. It comes loaded with all kinds of comfort features, which make certain that your ride in the car is immensely relaxing and delightful. Under the bonnet, BMW India has blessed this model with a strong and powerful engine that proves to be very successful in delivering high power and torque. The automatic transmission, united with the engine, amplifies the car performance manifold and also keeps the mileage at decent levels. Although, with 520d being a luxury sedan, too high a mileage couldn’t be expected from the car, but it still manages to deliver a decent fuel economy of around 8 to 11.5kmpl. On the inside, every comfort and luxury feature imaginable is present, including automatic air-conditioning, multi functional power steering wheel, power windows, adjustable front seats, electrically handled ORVMs, leather upholstery for the seats, ample luggage storage space, an advanced music system and much more. The company has also taken care of the safety of its passengers by installing various safety fitments and technologies like ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Program, airbags and more.
The looks of BMW 5 Series 520 d are amazing. Every look at the car makes your heart skip a beat. The company has put in a lot of efforts to make the luxury-on-wheels look like a million dollar baby. BMW has imparted a sporty and sophisticated feel to the attire of the sedan. The front profile of the car is quite aggressive and comes with a smartly-done bonnet and a very aesthetically-styled bumper. The headlamps are broad and make sure that the driver gets a clear vision during night-time drives. The side profile here sports a cant character line that runs smoothly from the A pillar back to find support at the rear cheater. The attractive sweeping curve is produced by the C pillar. The ORVMs are incorporated with turn indicators, while the door handles are dipped in body colour . The rear end of BMW 520d is very chic and trendy. The tail lights are LED-type and have been given a modish touch. The rear bumper, together with a stylish boot lid, makes the classy appearance of BMW 520d complete in every sense.
On the inside, BMW India has used top-notch materials and finishing to make the seating zone of BMW 520 d lavish and sophisticated. The interiors here are a perfect amalgamation of elegance and sportiness , spanning the cabin from the front to the rear. The top-grade material used for the upholstery of the seats and the superb refinement that reflects off the instrumental panel and centre console echoes opulence in every syllable. Controls in the front cabin are positioned ergonomically to make it easier for the driver to handle them while driving. The fabric trim on the inner side of doors further accentuates the classiness of the interiors .
Talking about the comfort in BMW 520d, it is one of the best things about the car. The lavish sedan here comes with four-zone automatic climate controls enabling you to make climate settings as per your own preferences. This four-zone automatic climate control facilitates the driver and other occupants to set the air cooling distribution to match their personal choice. Plus, the rear AC vents are very powerful. Also, condensation and sun sensors with circulation filter are present here. The multifunctional power steering wheel has Bluetooth and audio controls mounted over it, while the power windows have auto-pinch function on the driver’s side. The leather seats provide superior comfort along with a luxurious ambiance. The advanced audio system has USB, iPod and Aux-in support along with Bluetooth connectivity. The front seats are heated and the rear seat passengers get to have arm-rests along with a reading lamp. Other comfort features in BMW 520d comprise of front and rear cup holders, glove compartment, digital clock, outside temperature display, low fuel warning light, Electronic Multi-Tripmeter, cruise control and parking sensors.
Under the bonnet, BMW 520d comes with a strong and sturdy 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that has a displacement of 1995cc . This 1995cc engine has the ability to deliver a peak output of 184bhp at 4000rpm along with producing a maximum torque of 380Nm over 1750 to 2500rpm. The power-mill is coupled with a sophisticated six-speed automatic transmission system that turns the car into a very smooth and power-packed performer . With this combination, the car manages to deliver decent mileage figures as well. On the city roads, it gives out 8.4kmpl of mileage, while 11.5kmpl of fuel economy is delivered on the highways. Coming to the pick-up and acceleration of BMW 520d, the car picks up a top speed of 225kmph and takes merely 8.1 seconds to touch the 100kmph speed mark from a standstill .
Braking and Handling
The brake system of BMW 520 d comprises of ventilated discs both at the front and at the rear, and gets accompanied by an Anti-lock Brake System, an Electronic Brake-force Distribution system, Brake Assist, traction controls and vehicle stability control program. The handling of the car is enhanced by the presence of power steering wheel along with a proficient suspension system. The BMW 520d’s suspension system includes a Double joint spring-strut unit for the front axle and an Aluminium integral mechanism for the rear axle.
The safety features of BMW 5 Series 520 d are superb. The car has got everything, starting from airbags for the front passengers to Dynamic Stability Control and traction control . Seat belts for all the occupants are present along with central locking system, front and side impact beams, key-less entry, engine immobilizer, door ajar warning, seat belt warning, Xenon headlamps, fog lamps, and crash sensors.
Gorgeous exteriors with high class interiors and superb safety traits.