BMW 5 Series

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BMW 5 SERIES

INTRODUCTION

It has almost become a norm to launch a vehicle in both petrol and diesel variants. At least when it comes to the Indian automobile market, one cannot think of launching a high priced car without enough fuel economy to please the customers. Not just India, most of the global developing nations face the concern of fuel. And it has gone beyond mere fuel economy, it is now a matter of accessibility too.
One cannot find enough fuel around the world hence the additional avenues such as electric and hybrid car technologies are at an all time high. So when a big manufacturer like BMW enters Indian market, they take note of it too. The BMW 5 Series is one such class that is offered in both petrol and diesel variants in India. The vehicle is impressive due to the unending list of offerings that have been offered in terms of exterior specifications, interior features, a range of engine performances and most importantly different fuel options. However India has only diesel variants at the moment. So this can be seen as an expansion strategy by BMW where it is specifically targeting fuel economy vehicles.

 

 

 

EXTERIOR

EXTERIOR

BMW took a bold step with BMW 5 Series with a rather sleek design compared to the other cars in the series. The BMW 5 Series comes with the signature kidney grille and the headlamps are positioned like squint eyes on either side of the front grille. The front grille is visually a tad smaller than the usual BMW designs.

The side profile of the vehicle is elegant and offers a peak at the versatility of BMW designs. The rear design of the vehicle is rather simple with no flamboyance.

INTERIOR

INTERIOR

The interiors of BMW 5 Series are new yet familiar. Though the interiors seem new with the differed positioning of the stick, leather steering wheel, Radio and an impressive music system. However BMW seems to not take any risk in terms of what is being offered.

There is a sense of monotony in the vehicle design across all the series. The car is extremely spacious and has a decent leg room and head room large enough to fit an average adult. The impressive feature however is the ergonomically well designed seating arrangement and the air vents which spread the cooling to not just the front row but to the rear one too. Plush seats, well aligned instrument panel, sporty appeal and the well lit ambience of the vehicle as a whole make the vehicle a sheer beauty.

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE 

All the variants are interestingly of a 2.0 litre capacity with only the BMW 5 Series 530d M Sport and BMW 5 Series GT 530d LE offered as a 3.0 litre engines. The engine performance of the BMW 5 Series 525d Luxury+ is slightly tweaked to offer higher power compared to the usual engine variant. The three key variants however are BMW 520d, BMW 525d and BMW 530d. The BMW 530d produces a maximum output of 258 bhp and the torque reaches a peak of 540 Nm at 1500 rpm. The BMW 525d however offers 218 bhp out maximum output. The third variant BMW 520d does not fall short in terms of performance and generates a maximum output of 184 bhp decent 380 Nm or torque at mere 1750 rpm which shows the effective power distribution inside the vehicle. Following Common Rail Direct Injection in combination with a turbocharger, the BMW 520d offers a top speed of a remarkable 231 kmph.

Since all the variants are predominantly diesel oriented, they come with impressive mileage. BMW 530d offers an impressive mileage of 14.69 kmpl while the BMW 525d offers a slightly higher 17.09 kmpl. However most impressive of the lot is the BMW 520d which generates 18.48 kmpl mileage. The emission figures of all the vehicles comply the national regulations and are noted to be at 154.75 gms per kilometre and 114.47 gms per kilometre for BMW 525d and BMW 520d respectively.

One might argue that it is solely the innovative chassis that offers the unique driving experience to BMW that it has. The aluminium structure of the chassis manages to create a perfect mix or strength, agility and light weight characteristics enabling an aerodynamic ride. The chassis is sporty enough to allow the car to be ridden with ease on any terrain without anything to hamper the experience. Driving Experience Control is another key feature in the vehicle which allows the driver to choose between a Comfort Mode or ECO PRO mode or the Sport Mode. Among these, the ECO PRO mode creates an optimum solution to the accelerator, air conditioner or heater and transmission channel so as to create a perfect mix of all the resources available in the car that might hamper the fuel efficiency. The eight speed automatic transmission too helps in offering a fluidic riding experience despite the diesel roots of the engine.

 

BRAKING AND SAFETY

BRAKING AND SAFETY

BMW 5 Series packs the best of features from the BMW factory. With airbags strategically placed to offer safety to the passengers despite their seat position. This removes the possibility of the passengers getting hurt by the airbags instead of being protected by them during the collision impact. With ABS, Brake Assist, Child safety locks, engine immobilizer, door ajar warning, crash sensor and power door locks, the car offers the handpicked essential features from all of the BMW Series. The car also offers seatbelts to the front and the rear seat passengers. Brake Energy Regeneration allows the vehicle to convert its kinetic energy into electric energy so as to reduce the fuel consumption at start, halt and other areas where the engine functioning is not necessary initially.

 

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

BMW 5 Series is a good car to have but purely in terms of internal luxury, Mercedes Benz does have an edge over BMW.

5 Series Summary

Avg Ex Showroom Price ₹ 55.40 Lakh onwards
Mileage: 15.01 to 20.37 kmpl
Engine 1995 to 2993 cc
Seating Capacity 05
Top Speed 250 kmph.
0-100 Speed Time 5.73 s

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Specifications of BMW 5 Series

Engine & Transmission
Engine 2993cc, 6 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type B57 Turbocharged I6
Fuel Type Diesel
Max Power ([email protected]) 261 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque ([email protected]) 620 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 17.42 kmpl
Driving Range 1149.72 Km
Drivetrain RWD
Transmission Automatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override & Paddle Shift, Sport Mode
Turbocharger / Supercharger Turbocharged, Variable Geometry
Emission Standard BS 6
Other Regenerative Braking, Idle Start/Stop
Dimensions & Weight
Length 4936 mm
Width 1868 mm
Height 1466 mm
Wheelbase 2975 mm
Ground Clearance 139 mm
Ground Clearance 1715 Kg
Capacity
Doors 4 Doors
Seating Capacity 5 Person
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Bootspace 530 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 litres
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front Suspension Double track control arm axle
Rear Suspension Five-link axle
Front Brake Type Ventilated Disc
Rear Brake Type Ventilated Disc
Minimum Turning Radius 6.03 metres
Steering Type Power assisted (Hydraulic)
Wheels Alloy Wheels
Spare Wheel Space Saver
Front Tyres 245 / 45 R18
Rear Tyres 275 / 40 R18

Features of BMW 5 Series

Safety

Airbags 6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
Middle rear three-point seatbelt Yes
Middle Rear Head Rest Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Yes
Child Seat Anchor Points Yes
Seat Belt Warning Yes

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes
Hill Hold Control Yes
Brake Assist (BA) Yes
Traction Control System (TC/TCS) Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Yes
Limited Slip Differential (LSD) Yes

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking Keyless
Speed Sensing Door Lock Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic Four Zone)
Front AC Two Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
Rear AC Two Zones, Vents Behind Front Armrest, Individual Fan Speed Controls
Heater Yes
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Driver & Co-Driver
Cabin-Boot Access Yes
Anti-glare Mirrors Electronic – Internal & Driver
Parking Assist 360 Camera
Parking Sensors Front & Rear
Cruise Control Yes
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes
Keyless Start/ Button Start Yes
Steering Adjustment Electric Tilt & Telescopic
12V Power Outlets 3

Seats & Upholstery

Driver Seat Adjustment 18 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, extended thigh support forward / back, shoulder support forward / back, backrest bolsters in / out) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest forward / back)
Front Passenger Seat Adjustment 18 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, extended thigh support forward / back, shoulder support forward / back, backrest bolsters in / out) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest forward / back)
Rear Row Seat Adjustment 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
Seat Upholstery Leather
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Yes
Driver Armrest Yes
Rear Passenger Seats Type Bench
Interiors Dual Tone
Interior Colours Canberra Beige, Cognac / Black
Rear Armrest With Cup Holder
Folding Rear Seat Full
Split Rear Seat 40:20:40 split
Front Seatback Pockets Yes
Head-rests Front & Rear

Storage

Cup Holders Front & Rear
Driver Armrest Storage Yes

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front & Rear
One Touch -Down All
One Touch – Up All
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable & Retractable
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes
Rear Wiper No
Rear Defogger Yes
Rain-sensing Wipers Yes
Exterior Door Handles Chrome
Interior Door Handles Chrome
Door Pockets Front & Rear
Side Window Blinds Rear – Manual
Boot-lid Opener Foot Trigger Opening/Automatic
Rear Windshield Blind Electric
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Dual Tone

Exterior

Sunroof / Moonroof Electrically Adjustable
Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes
Roof Mounted Antenna Yes
Body Kit Yes
Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe Yes

Lighting

Daytime Running Lights LED
Fog Lights LED,LED
Headlights LED
Automatic Head Lamps Yes
Follow me home headlamps Yes
Tail Lights LED
Cabin Lamps Front and Rear
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes
Glove Box Lamp Yes
Lights on Vanity Mirrors Driver & Co-Driver
Rear Reading Lamp Yes
Cornering Headlights Intelligent

Instrumentation

Instrument Cluster  Digital
Trip Meter Electronic 2 Trips
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Average Speed Yes
Distance to Empty Yes
Clock Digital
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Adjustable Cluster Brightness Yes
Shift Indicator Dynamic
Gear Indicator Yes
Instantaneous Consumption Yes
Tachometer Digital

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Gesture Control Yes
Smart Connectivity Android Auto, Apple Car Play
Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
Display Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System Yes
Speakers 6+
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming
MP3 Playback Yes
CD Player Yes
DVD Playback Yes
AM/FM Radio Yes
iPod Compatibility Yes
Internal Hard-drive Yes
Steering mounted controls Yes
Voice Command Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years) 2
Warranty (Kilometres) Unlimited

Pros & Cons of BMW 5 Series

Pros of BMW 5 Series

Stand Out Features

  • Exceptional interior fit and finish
  • Unique features like remote-park and gesture control
  • Powerful engine options

Cons of BMW 5 Series

Need Improvement

  • Wide car not ideal for tight traffic
  • Rear seat space isn’t as good as competition
  • Low ground clearance

FAQ About BMW 5 Series

What is the price of 5 Series in Mumbai?

On road price of base variant of BMW 5 Series in mumbai is ₹ 55.40 Lakh. On road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

Which car is better between 5 Series vs E-Class?

5 Series is priced at ₹ 55.40 Lakh. It comes with 1998 cc engine which generates 248 bhp of power & 350 Nm of torque. Whereas, E-Class is priced at ₹ 59.08 Lakh, comes with 2987 cc engine which generates 255 bhp of power & 620 Nm of torque

What is the minimum down payment required/minimum EMI for 5 Series?

Yes, 5 Series can be financed with a down payment of Rs. 5.54 Lakh. Whereas, the exact minimum down payment amount depends on multiple factors like car’s on-road price, your financial eligibility and loan provider bank’s limitations.

What is the mileage of 5 Series?

As per ARAI, the mileage of 5 Series is 15.01 kmpl. Real mileage of the vehicle varies depending upon the driving habits. City and highway mileage figures also vary depending upon the road conditions.

Is there any exchange offer on 5 Series?

There are multiple factors on which exchange value depends. Model year, kms driven, looks, insurances claimed and many such other factors contribute to deciding upon an exchange amount. Hence, to get the best exchange value or offer, we would advise you to get in touch with your nearest BMW showroom.

Things to keep in mind before Buying BMW 5 Series

When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.

A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.

In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.

BMW 5 Series Price List

Variants Ex-Showroom price
5 Series 530i Sport

1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 15.01 kmpl
₹ 55.40 Lakh
5 Series 530i M Sport

1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 15.01 kmpl
₹ 60.89 Lakh
5 Series 520d Luxury Line

1995 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 20.37 kmpl
₹ 60.89 Lakh
5 Series 530d M Sport

2993 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 17.42 kmpl
₹ 68.39 Lakh

BMW 5 Series Expert Reviews

A car only for the enthusiast
for BMW 5 Series

I buy this car from Nagpur this was the amazing car in this. Segment only the car enthusiast will drive this beast. Amazing performance in my car M sport package will be installed that was mind-blowing and the looks if fully same as the beast M5 there has no words to say anything about this beast after the 1st service it gives the mileage 15 to 16kmpl in highway or 9 to 10kmpl in the city you can. Easily take the mileage of 20+ by using cruise control the comfort provided by the BMW is phenomenal lastly I used ford freestyle.


Beast on hunt
for BMW 5 Series

This car is really a beast from the looks and mind-blowing features especially the gesture from which infotainment system can be controlled and its power had me speechless Great car by BMW


Amazing
for BMW 5 Series

It is a fantastic experience And it’s like smoothly experienced car by this I would get my wonderful experience from this car I can’t believe it give that like experience to me a


AMAZING STYLE
for BMW 5 Series

Solid car performance ana good looking and amazing style very good driving performance mujhe bahut achchi lagi ye car bahut stylish hai esmai baith Kar bahut achcha feel Aaya hai I am so happy with this car


BMW the best
for BMW 5 Series

It was first time that I driven that car it was like as a dream I done a correct apportunity by buying that car it was drived very smooth at road it look is pretty good it’s services and mantainanse were also free for few years now I will discuss good experience with all who wanted to buy this car and have issues


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BMW 5 Series Mileage

15.01 kmpl
CITY KM/L
20.37 kmpl
HWY KM/L

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    Like all modern BMWs, the 5 Series feels plush, rich and has that element of sportiness that car enthusiasts adore. It is spacious and the interior quality is top-notch.
    Body Sedan
    Kilometers Driven 15.01 Kmpl
    Fuel type Diesel, Petrol
    Engine 1995 cc
    Transmission Automatic, Automatic (Torque Converter)
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