BMW 5 Series petrol variant relaunched in India at INR 54 lakhs
Posted on: Jun 9, 2016 - 4:40pm IST
Available only in one model and one trim level.
As automakers continue relaunching/launching petrol models owing to the ban on diesel engined vehicles displacing over 2 liters in the Delhi NCR region, BMW has relaunched the BMW 5 Series petrol in India. The 5 Series petrol follows less than just a month after the 3 Series petrol was relaunched. It’s worth mentioning that the entry-level BMW 5 Series (BMW 520d) isn’t affected by the ban, as it displaces 1,995 cc.
BMW has brought in the entry-level BMW 520i model for INR 54,00,000 (ex-showroom India). While the BMW 520d and BMW 530d are assembled in Chennai, the BMW 520i is a CBU which explains the steep price for a model that is nearing the end of its lifecycle. It’s available in three exterior colours: Alpine White, Black Sapphire and Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect.
The BMW 520i is powered by the 2.0-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 135 kW (184 hp) at 5,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 270 Nm of torque at 1,250-4,500 rpm. Power is sent to the wheels via the 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. 0-100 km/h is clocked in 7.9 seconds, and although BMW India doesn’t mention the top speed, the Euro-spec version’s 235 km/h top speed figure is an idea of what the base petrol 5er is capable of.
Noteworthy features of the BMW 520i, available only in Luxury Line trim level, include LED headlights with four LED daytime running lights, LED fog lights, 18-inch Turbine style 452 alloy wheels, illuminated entry sills, ambient light with selectable Mood lights, multifunction Sport leather steering wheel, 10.25-inch for the iDrive Touch infotainment system with BMW Navigation system professional and 600 watt, 16-speaker Harman Kardon Surround Sound System.