One of the biggest launches from the German brand, the launch of the new 5 series was marked by a lavish launch party thrown on the 29th of June 2017 in Mumbai. BMW, a brand known for its Premium Luxury image, came up with a glamorous evening that saw many celebrities promoting and showing their interest in BMW’s new 5 series. Being the Brand Ambassador, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar officially launched the vehicle.
The new 5 series borrows a lot of elements and technologies from BMW’s flagship 7 series which will put the 5 clearly ahead in the race with its rivals. Even Master Blaster Sachin called it ‘a mini 7 series’ at the launch event. Indeed it is a mini 7 series only with more driver focused interior space.
The prices range from 49 lacs to 61 lacs (ex-showroom Delhi) depending on the variant (price range does not include M5). For now BMW will be offering only four variants:
- 520d Sport Line : 190BHP, 400NM, 22 KMPL
- 520d Luxury Line : 190BHP, 400NM, 22 KMPL
- 530d M Sport : 265BHP, 620NM, 18 KMPL
- 530i Sport Line : 252 BHP, 350NM, 15 KMPL
Each of the variants were revealed and displayed at the launch event. Interior trim on some particular variants are very impressive with great quality materials and textures to go with the modern design of the exterior as well as the interior. The design of the new 5 is all modern and clean.
The new 5 will have features such as BMW Gesture control, smart key that can not only monitor the car status but also park the car without actually getting inside the car. We will soon get our hands on one of the cars for a detailed review, until then enjoy these pictures.