BMW India is all set to launch the new 2017 5 Series in Mumbai. The 5 Series has always been a crucial model for BMW, both globally and in India. In India alone, around 30 % of the company's total sales since inception are courtesy the 5 Series. In recent times, however, the 5 Series has been facing stiff competition from the Audi A6, Jaguar XF, Volvo S90 and the recently launched Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is the only long wheelbase model in the entire segment. The new 5 Series isn't going to have a longer wheelbase but it does borrow its design cues from the 7 Series and hence looks more elegant than the outgoing model. It will also have new features, most of which will trickle down from the 7 Series, giving the 5 a much-needed shot-in-the-arm as far as interiors and features are concerned.
The new 5 Series will be launched with a petrol and two diesel engine with the former belting out around 245 hp and the diesel one developing around 186 hp. Both engines will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
A large number of cars in this segment are chauffeur-driven and hence the new 5 Series might not be able to take it on directly but we are expecting the latest BMW to be priced aggressively. If BMW India manages that, the new 5 Series could bother the remaining competitors quite a lot.
The new 2017 BMW 5 Series will be launched in a short while from now at a glitzy event in Mumbai and will be graced by the presence of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. Stay tuned to this space as we bring you live updates from the event.
1:20 PM: The all-new BMW 5 Series variant-wise pricing-
BMW 530i Sport Line - Rs 49.90 lakh
BMW 520d Sport Line - Rs 49.90 lakh
BMW 520d Luxury Line - Rs 53.60 lakh
BMW 530d M Sport - Rs 61.30 lakh
1:12 PM: The all-new BMW 5 Series will be available post-GST in dealerships at a starting price of Rs 49.90 lakh, ex-showroom for the 520d variant.
1:09 PM: The 3.0 litre diesel generates 265 hp of power, 2.0 litre produces 190 hp of power and the 2.0 litre petrol motor churns out 252 hp
1: 05 PM: BMW 5 Series will come in three variants- Sport line, Luxury Line and M-Sport. The all new BMW 5 Series is 70kg lighter than its predecessor
1:01 PM: BMW India's car plant near Chennai presently assembles eight models. The company has already sold more than 66,000 cars in India till date, of which the 5 Series has accounted for 30 %.
12:59 PM: By 2018, BMW India will increase its dealerships to 50 outlets from the existing 41 facilities. Transparency during aftersales will also be taken care of: Vikram Pawah
12:57 PM: More than 19,000 BMW 5 Series in India have been sold and 8 million units worldwide: Vikram Pawah, President, BMW India
12:53PM: The 5 Series sits in the middle of the company's luxury sedan range. Positioned between the 3 Series and the 7 Series, the 5 Series has always been preferred by those seeking a good balance between luxury and driving dynamics.
12:50 PM: With about 30 % of BMW's all-time sales coming from the 5 Series, the new model will play a crucial role for the company over the next few years
12:40 PM: The new 5-series which will be locally assembled is expected to be priced around 50 lakh rupees and will compete with the likes of Jaguar XF, Volvo S90 and the recently launched Mercedes-Benz E-Class
12:34 PM: Stay tuned for more Live updates from the official launch of BMW 5-Series
12:10PM: In the area of comfort, the all new BMW 5 Series gets Nappa leather seat upholstery and a high-resolution 10.25 inch screen. It also gets Dynamic Cruise control and Active Cruise control for driver convenience.
12:04 PM: The all new BMW 5 Series will get Heads up display and wireless charging for mobile phones. The luxury sedan also gets three riding modes, Sport, Comfort and Eco Pro.
11:54 AM: Standard features on the all-new 5 Series includes multiple zone climate control and electrically adjustable driver and front passenger seats. Also, the car manufacturer might launch the M-Sport variant along with the standard variants. This, however, will be a variant with 'M' badging and a body kit only.
11:43 AM: The all new BMW 5 series will get new and advanced features such as iDrive system with gesture control, adjustable adaptive dampers and remote parking assist.
11:36 AM: The diesel variants of the 5 Series will be powered by a 2.0 litre, four cylinder engine that produces 190 hp of power and 400Nm of torque. In addition, the car will get a 3.0 litre, in-line, six-cylinder engine that churns out 265 hp of power and 620 Nm of torque. All the units will be paired to 8-speed ZF transmission.
11:29 AM: The all new BMW 5 Series will be powered by two diesel and one petrol engine. The BMW 530i gets a 2.0 litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 252 hp of power and 380 Nm of torque. With this engine, the car will appeal more to the enthusiasts who would be interested in the proven driving dynamics of BMW along with a powerful engine.
11:19 AM: The 2017 BMW 5 series gets features similar to the 7 series including the signature kidney grille, twin circular headlamps with hexagonal DRLS's at the front. Also, it get features such as LED tail lamp at the rear.
11:02 AM: The new BMW 5 series will take its design inspiration from its bigger sibling 7 series and will be lighter and bigger. The luxury sedan will be assembled locally in India, at the company's plant near Chennai.
10:50AM: The company has already started taking the booking of luxury sedan at an amount of Rs 2 to Rs 3 lakh as confirmed by a few dealers. Deliveries of the new BMW 5 Series are expected to commence shortly after the launch.