BMW rejigs 5 series lineup in India; brings 520d M Sport in place of 530d
Besides the 520d Luxury Line, 530d M Sport, and the limited-run 50 Jahre Edition, BMW has also discontinued the range-topping M5 Competition from the 5 series range.
Monday March 06, 2023,
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BMW has updated the 5 Series lineup in India by discontinuing some models while adding a new variant. The German marque has pulled the plug on the 520d Luxury Line, 530d M Sport, and the limited-run 50 Jahre Edition in the country. This essentially means that BMW has removed the 3.0-litre diesel engine from the 5 Series range.
Instead, the carmaker has launched a new 520d M Sport variant for Rs 68.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The 5 Series lineup also includes the petrol-powered 530i M Sport, priced at Rs 65.40 lakh (ex-showroom). Post this rejig, the 5 Series lineup only features 4-cylinder petrol or diesel mills under its hood.
The new 520d comes with the M Sport package, adorned with sportier visual elements such as aggressively styled front and rear bumpers, chrome exhaust tips, and M-specific elements like blue brake callipers and M badges on the fender. Other exterior highlights include 18-inch alloy wheels, side skirts, and a gloss black kidney grille with chrome outlining.
Features on offer
Inside the cabin, the luxury saloon receives similar M-specific highlights, including door sills, sports seats, floor mats, and a leather steering wheel. It also gains BMW’s Laserlight technology over the outgoing 520d luxury line.
Other notable features include a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display embedded with BMW’s iDrive 7 OS, a fully digital instrument console, gesture control, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a BMW display key, remote parking, head-up display, ambient lighting, a 360-degree camera, wireless phone charger, and a Harman Kardon sound system.
Powering the new 520d M Sport is a 2.0-litre diesel engine that cranks out 188 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque. The 530i M Sport, on the other hand, features a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor under its hood that develops 248 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.
As for performance, the diesel variant of the 5 Series claims a top speed of 235 kmph and can sprint 0-100 kmph in 7.3 seconds. The petrol-powered 530i can clock a top speed of 250 kmph while achieving 0-100 kmph sprint in 6.1 seconds. BMW 5 Series continues to rival luxury sedans like Audi A6, Mercedes Benz E-Class, Jaguar XF, Volvo S60, and Lexus ES.
(Images courtesy: BMW)
Edited by Suman Singh