BMW India has has started the production of the all-new 5 Series sedan at its Chennai production facility in the country. The all-new BMW 5 Series would be launched in India on June 29, 2017. The new sedan is expected to be introduced in three variants: 530i, 520d and 530d M-Sport. The company has already held a couple of private previews of the sedan for the prospective buyers in the nation. It would be challenging the likes of Mercedes Benz E Class, Audi A6, Jaguar XF and Volvo S90 in the Indian market.
Dr. Jochen Stallkamp, Managing Director, BMW Plant Chennai said, “BMW Plant Chennai takes pride in producing cars for the last ten years that have the same international quality standards as any BMW Group production and assembly facilities worldwide. Today, BMW Plant Chennai is proud to start the roll out the all-the new 5 Series with highest standards of quality, distinguished workmanship and uncompromising engineering. We are confident that the all-new BMW 5 Series produced in Chennai will further increase our momentum in the Indian luxury car segment.” Being lighter and refined than the outgoing model, the 2017 BMW 5 Series would come loaded with several exquisite features such as iDrive 6.0 with touch and air gesture support, automatic LED headlamps, 4-zone climate control and rear seat entertainment.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “For many years, BMW 5 Series has been the undisputed leader of its segment and is an absolute success story. The all-new BMW 5 Series that will be launched this month has everything that is needed to take the Indian luxury car segment by storm. I would like to congratulate the Plant Chennai team for achieving this important milestone and we are extremely proud for the smooth start of production of the all-new BMW 5 Series.” Mechanically, it would be offered with the company's 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission and paddle-shifters as standard. The flagship 530d M-Sport grade would get a 3.0L 6-cylinder turbodiesel motor with maximum power of 256bhp.