BMW is a prominent name in leading sedans featuring power-packed engines and with its 5 Series sedan receiving an excellent response; it extended its roots deeper in the Indian auto market. The model is offered in different diesel engine options, across various trim levels namely Prestige Plus, Luxury Line and M Sport. BMW 5 Series is available in India with its 4 Diesel variants. It is out in 9 colours, namely, Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Deep Sea Blue, Havana, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect, Milano Beige, Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect, Space Grey and Titanium Silver.
BMW 5 series has rousing ornamentations and is bestowed with various spick-and-span features. Its front fascia has a trendy headlight cluster supplemented with LED headlights. Chrome treatment is ministered to the kidney bean shaped grille. A set of 18-inch alloy wheels and door handles painted in chrome emanates its tantalizing side profile. The tail light cluster at the rear end is enhanced by LED lights while other features include designer bumper, a massive windscreen with defogger and fog lamps.
Interior & Features
With exquisitely designed impeccable interiors, the car is a complete package of luxury and comfort. Prominent interiors include ambient lighting, roller sun blinds for windows, well cushioned seats, etc. The advanced BMW Connected-Drive system offers best in-class in-car entertainment system to the occupants. As for the comfort and ease functions, the car comes equipped with a number of ingenious distinct features like electrically adjustable front seats, automatic anti-dazzle interior mirrors, gear shift paddles, cruise control and rear view camera.
The cockpit includes a smooth dashboard which comes fitted with equipment like instrument cluster and a sporty steering wheel. Utility based storage spaces are provided to add to the convenience of passengers; including sun visors at front, cup holders, tray at the bottom of co-passenger seat and sides of rear doors.
It has a 2.0-litre diesel engine witha displacement of 1995 cc and a maximum power of 190 bhp along with peak torque output of 400 Nm. On the other hand, the M Sport version comes equipped with a performance oriented 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder diesel engine having a displacement of 2993 cc and a maximum power of 258 bhp along with the highest torque of 560 Nm. Both these engines are mated to an 8-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission system which transmits the produced output to its wheels.
The 2993 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 18.48 kmpl.
Performance and Handling
The two diesel engines mated to an 8-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission enables the 3.0-litre engine to cross the 100 kmph mark from initial in just 5.8 seconds, further attaining a top speed of 250 kmph. On the other hand, the other engine breaks the speed barrier of 100 kmph in around 7.1 seconds from standstill and can clock a top speed of around an impressive 230 kmph.
Considering the pricing and visage of BMW 5 Series, the car poses a stiff competition to Audi A6, Volvo S60 and Mercedes Benz CLA. Being placed in the same segment, all these models propitiously offer value for money to their respective buyers.