The all-new BMW 5 Series 530d will be launched in the country by the end of June 2017. As seen at the private unveiling in Mumbai for interested customers, the German automaker showcased the upcoming model with a fresh design and feature upgrades. This time around, the new model also gets a few top-spec features from the 7 Series.
The upcoming BMW 5 Series 530d will be powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged diesel engine. Mated to eight speed automatic transmission, the new model generates a powerful 261bhp of power and 620Nm of torque, which enables the vehicle to sprint from 0-100kph in just about 5.7 seconds. Sometime at a later date, the German automaker might also introduce 188bhp producing four-cylinder unit in the 520d variant, while there might also be a petrol 249bhp four-cylinder engine being offered in the 530i trim.
Speaking of features, the new BMW 5 Series gets a fully digital instrument cluster, gesture controls, adaptive driving modes and the latest iDrive system. Interestingly, the vehicle now comes with touchscreen key that helps move the vehicle back and forth from tight parking spaces. Moreover, the key also reads out mileage details while allowing the owner to the use turn on the engine as well as turn on the climate control even before entering the vehicle. The dashboard offers a new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that reads out all the vital details to assist while driving.
As for the interior, the new BMW 5 Series is offered with high quality genuine leather upholstery wrapped around supportive seats at the back and front. For convenience, the front seats offer memory function, while the rear seat occupants will get adequate legroom space for comfort. The new 5 Series, offers an additional compartment in the boot known as the space saver. Post its expected launch in first half of this year, the vehicle will emerge as a strong competitor against the Mercedes Benz E-Class. On the pricing aspect, it is expected to be priced between Rs 55 lakh – Rs 65 lakh in the country.