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Oct 12 2013, 09:39 IST
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The BMW 5 Series facelift commands a price tag of Rs. 46.90 lakh (CarDekho) The BMW 5 Series facelift commands a price tag of Rs. 46.90 lakh (CarDekho)
SummaryBMW 5-Series was launched in India on 10th October 2013.

The Bavarian automaker showcased the updated version of its largest selling executive sedan the 5 Series, a few months back at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle was launched in India on 10th October 2013. The all-new 2014 updated BMW 5 Series has alterations that are stylistic, with few added luxuries to pamper the enthusiasts. BMW along with Mercedes Benz and Audi, forms the "German Big 3" luxury carmakers which are the three best-selling luxury automobile makers in the world. This updated 2014 BMW 5 series which is in its 6th generation, will compete against Audi A6, the recently launched Mercedes-Benz E Class and Jaguar XF. The BMW 5 Series facelift commands a price tag of Rs. 46.90 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). 

The changes in this new updated 5 series are very subtle. Externally, the new car gets revised chrome kidney grill, a refreshed bumper and restyled headlight units. Now, the Xenon is standard across the range but one can opt for BMW LED adaptive lighting which includes Adaptive Headlights with variable city and freeway light distribution, anti-dazzle high-beam assistant and cornering light, featuring an automatic high-beam and low-beam headlight function conversion adjustment.

The system thus gives best all-around road illumination in all weather conditions. The boomerang shaped chrome applique is thrown around the all new full LED front fog lamps. The wing mirrors sports amber turn indicators. The updated car has finer crease on the bonnet as compared to the outgoing car. At the rear, the vehicle gets restyled tail lamps with redesigned reflectors and slightly tweaked rear bumper. The two new variant packages on offer on the new 2014 5Series are the luxury line package and modern line package in addition to the existing M sport line packages. The car rides on 18’’ low profile radials in all the three variants. The newly designed multi spoke alloy wheels are used in the luxury line while in M sport, the package includes light alloys double spoke design and in the modern line, turbine shaped light alloy wheels are used.

Internally, the car gets new options for the upholstery levels, including trim. Plenty of chrome surrounds have been offered in the updated car; there are chrome surrounds around the 10.2’’ multi-function instrumentation display unit which include four mode comfort, ECO, PRO, and sport mode and around the touchscreen infotainment system. There is a new cabin ambience lighting system which switches between amber and white

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