India-bound 2017 BMW 5 Series – 2017 Geneva Motor Show Live
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Will arrive in showrooms across India later this year.
The latest BMW 5 Series (G30) is being showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show today, following its European premiere at the 2017 Vienna Auto Show. The new 5-ser is expected to arrive in India later this year.
Now in its seventh generation, the new BMW 5 Series features an evolutionary design that draws heavy inspiration from the current BMW 7 Series (BMW G11/G12) introduced in 2015. It measures 4,935 mm long, 1,868 mm wide and 1,466 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,975 mm. Compared to the outgoing model, the 2017 5 Series is 5 mm longer, 6 mm wider and 2 mm taller, and the wheelbase has grown by 7 mm. Thanks to the new CLAR RWD platform, it is also lighter by up to 100 kg.
The new BMW 5 Series comes equipped with Adaptive LED Headlights with BMW Selective Beam, Park Assist, Remote Parking, Integral Active Steering, BMW Head-Up Display, iDrive 5 infotainment system with a 10.25-inch high-resolution display, iDrive controller with gesture control and Remote 3D View, and wireless Apple CarPlay support.
For the European market, the variants on offer include a 530i/530i xDrive with a 185 kW (252 hp) 2.0-litre petrol unit, 540i/540i xDrive with a 250 kW (340 hp) 3.0-litre petrol unit, 520d/520d xDrive with a 140 kW (190 hp) 2.0-litre diesel unit and 530d/530d xDrive with a 195 kW (265 hp) 3.0-litre diesel unit, available with 6-speed manual (only 520d) and 8-speed automatic transmission choices. The current range-topper is the M550i xDrive variant with a 340 kW (462 hp) 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 petrol engine.