BMW India has launched a new petrol variant of the 5-Series at a sticker price of Rs. 54 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, New Delhi) in the country. Being introduced in an exclusive ‘Luxury Line’ design scheme, new BMW 520i is available at all BMW dealerships as a CBU (Completely built-up) unit from today onwards. Now, with the launch of 520i, the BMW 5 Series sedan is now available across the country in both petrol and diesel variants.
The new BMW 520i will be available in Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork. Black Sapphire and Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect are the available metallic paintworks. Luxury Line has exclusive chrome features at the front and rear including BMW kidney grille, side window frames and tailpipe trim, ‘Luxury’ badge on front side panel and car key. The extensive range of BMW ConnectedDrive features multifunction instrument display, the next generation of BMW iDrive (the on-board Driver Information System) with 25.9 cm color display, BMW Navigation system Professional with 3D maps (integrated Global Positioning System-GPS), Harman Kardon Surround Sound System, BMW Apps, Park Distance Control, Rear View Camera and Connectivity through Bluetooth / USB devices.
Under the hood, BMW 5-Series 520i petrol has a new 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. It develops a maximum power of 184bhp and peak torque of 270 Nm at 1,250 – 4,500 rpm. It is paired with an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, which also have cruise control feature. The sedan accelerates from 0-100kmph in just 7.9 seconds with a top speed of 233kmph. With BMW EfficientDynamics, the BMW 520i is equipped with the most comprehensive technology packages to reduce fuel consumption and increase driving dynamics – such as Intelligent Lightweight Construction, Auto Start-Stop, ECO PRO mode, Brake-Energy Regeneration, 50:50 Weight Distribution and many other innovative technologies.
The new BMW 5 Series portfolio now consists of two diesel engines (520d and 530d) which are locally produced in Chennai and a petrol engine (520i) available as CBU (Completely built-up) unit.