BMW 5-Series Facelift Arrives in India to Intensify the German 'Big 3' Contest

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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.

light surround. There is an option of new comfort system which lets you to access the boot and close it by just hovering your foot under the rear bumper of the vehicle. This updated car boosts a new coasting mode which shuts the powertrain when the vehicle is coasting to save fuel.

The German automaker claims that the interior space and fuel efficiency both have increased in the new updated 5Series; the company is trying to make its hot seller more tempting than before. All the three variants offer illuminated door sill plates with their respected variant names on it. The rear-seat entertainment system flaunts two individual 9 inch adjustable displays and rear DVD playback. The rear occupants can also access navigation maps on this screen during travel. All the operations are done through a remote control. Auxiliary connections are provided for MP3 player; headphones and gaming consoles are also wireless.

The car is available only in diesel fuel trim as the production of the existing petrol variants has been stalled by the company. The base variant BMW 520d luxury line comes loaded with the dominating 2.0-litre, 16V, 1995cc diesel engine which produces a respectable 184 BHP  and delivers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 11.5 kmpl. The 520d modern line is also the same, mechanically. BMW 525d Luxury line sports 1995cc, 218PS oil burner with a healthy peak torque of 450 Nm. Powering the top-of-the-line 530d m sports line package is a 2993cc diesel engine mustering 258 break horse power and peak torque of 540 Nm.  

The car sports BMW active hybrid 5 technology including dynamic stability control and dynamic traction control. On the safety front the BMW 5 series has got a Euro NCAP rating of 4 stars out of 5 and cabin includes 6 SRS air bags. The car is equipped with ABS plus EBD and brake assist. The features on the car are heap up windscreen display, all around camera systems, BMW’s i-drive touch controller and the manufacturer’s active protection system which help in the protection of the occupant by monitoring the driver.

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