May 7, 2021
BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series | A Detailed Review

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BMW 5 Series Overview

BMW has launched its most awaited 7th generation BMW 5 series in India in the mid of 2017. It is built on the carmaker’s new cluster architecture (CLAR) platform. The weight is quite decent which is around 100 kilograms. The overall dimension (exterior) has changed a bit which definitely enhances its looks. It is more or less around 36mm longer, around 6mm wider, and 2mm taller than the previous models. Not only the exterior, but the interior will also make you speechless. BMW 5 series has got well-cushioned leather seats, wide opened sunroof, ambient lighting, automatic air purifier, and air conditioning, automatic climate control, engine start/stop, fuel indicator, service notification et through, and highly feature-loaded BMW key, dazzle-free mirrors, cruise control, etc. The best of the interior is its cockpit styled dashboard along with the infotainment system and instrument cluster and gearbox area.

BMW 5 Series

Apart from the essential mandatory basic safety measure, it has got the most updated safety features with top-notch quality. It comes with a Secure Advance Package. It has an interior protection cover, airbags, road assist, alloy wheels, ABS/EBD, wide flat tires, crash sensors, and a lot more. This BMW 5 series is going to provide you the ultimate comfort and luxury.

BMW 5 Series Alternatives

BMW 5 series has its own loyal fan base all over the globe. However, there are some strong competitors which can put you in dilemma. Some of them are, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, Audi A3 sedan, Volvo S60, BMW X3 M 2020, BMW M8, etc.

BMW 5 Series Variants and basic Specifications

It has 2 diesel models and 2 petrol models.

                                                                                                                         Diesel Models
Model Engine Displacement Transmission Mileage Max Power Max Torque Price
5 Series 520d Luxury Line 1995 cc Automatic 22.89 kmpl 187.74bhp@4000rpm 400Nm@1750-2500rpm 61.79 lakh
5 Series 530d M Sport 2993 cc Automatic 18.69 kmpl 261.49bhp@4000rpm 620Nm@2000-2500rpm 69.11 lakh
                                                                                                                       Petrol Models
Model Engine Displacement Transmission Mileage Max Power Max Torque Price
5 Series 530i Sport 1998 cc Automatic 15.96 kmpl 248.08bhp@5200rpm 350Nm@1450-4800rpm 56.18 lakh
5 Series 530i M Sport 1998 cc Automatic 15.02 kmpl 248.08bhp@5200rpm 350Nm@1450-4800rpm 61.59 lakh

BMW 5 Series New Updates

The lights (headlights, taillamps) including the bumper may get a new look. The new facelift/the plug-in hybrid model may get a better powerful engine. However, the current engine which is the 2-liter turbocharged, the 4-cylinder petrol engine is powered enough to beat its competitors.

BMW 5 Series Specifications

Exterior

BMW Exterior

                                                                                                                             Exterior
Model/Specifications 5 Series 520d Luxury Line 5 Series 530d M Sport 5 Series 530i Sport 5 Series 530i M Sport
Adjustable Headlights Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fog Lights – Front Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fog Lights – Rear No No No No
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror No No No No
Electric Folding Rear View Mirror Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rain Sensing Wiper Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Window Wiper No No No No
Rear Window Washer No No No No
Rear Window Defogger Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wheel Covers No No No No
Alloy Wheels Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Antenna No No No No
Tinted Glass Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Spoiler No No No No
Sun Roof Yes Yes Yes Yes
Moon Roof Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smoke Headlamps No No No No
Halogen Headlamps No No No No
Roof Rail No No No No
Trunk Opener Smart Smart Smart Smart
Alloy Wheel Size 18 18 18 18
Tyre Size 245/45 R18, 275/40 R18 245/45 R18, 275/40 R18 245/45 R18, 275/40 R18 245/45 R18, 275/40 R18
Tyre Type Runflat Runflat Runflat Runflat

Interior of BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series - Interior

                                                                                                                         Interior
Model/Specifications 5 Series 520d Luxury Line 5 Series 530d M Sport 5 Series 530i Sport 5 Series 530i M Sport
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electronic Multi-Trip Meter Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fabric Upholstery No No No No
Leather Steering Wheel Yes Yes Yes Yes
Glove Compartment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Digital Clock Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outside Temperature Display Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cigarette Lighter Yes Yes Yes Yes
Digital Odometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Folding Table No No No No
Height Adjusting Driver Seat Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ventilated Seats No No No No
Dual Tone Dashboard Yes Yes Yes Yes

Dimension and Capacity

                                                                                                                        Dimensions and Capacity
Model Length (mm) Width (mm) Height (mm) Boot Space (Litres) Seating Capacity Wheel Base (mm)
5 Series 520d Luxury Line 4936 2126 1466 520 5 2975
5 Series 530d M Sport 4936 2126 1466 520 5 2975
5 Series 530i Sport 4936 2126 1466 520 5 2975
5 Series 530i M Sport 4936 1868 1466 520 5 2975

Safety in the BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series - Safety Features

                                                                                                                                  Safety
Model/Specifications 5 Series 520d Luxury Line 5 Series 530d M Sport 5 Series 530i Sport 5 Series 530i M Sport
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes
Central Locking Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Door Locks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Child Safety Locks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-Theft Alarm Yes Yes Yes Yes
No of Airbags Yes Yes Yes Yes
Driver Airbag Yes Yes Yes Yes
Passenger Airbag Yes Yes Yes Yes
Side Airbag – Front Yes Yes Yes Yes
Side Airbag – Rear No No No No
Day & Night Rear View Mirror No No No No
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror Yes Yes Yes Yes
Xenon Headlamps Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Seatbelt Yes Yes Yes Yes
Seatbelt Warning Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vehicle Stability Control System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Engine Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Crash Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clutch Lock No No No No
EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes

Comfort and Convenience

BMW - Comfort and Convenience

                                                                                                       Comfort and Convenience
Model/Specifications 5 Series 520d Luxury Line 5 Series 530d M Sport 5 Series 530i Sport 5 Series 530i M Sport
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Windows Front Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Windows Rear Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air Conditioner Yes Yes Yes Yes
Heater Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air Quality Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Trunk Opener Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Fuel Lid opener Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Engine Start/Stop Yes Yes Yes Yes
Low Fuel Warning Light Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trunk Light Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vanity Mirror Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Seat Headrest Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Seat Center Arm Rest Yes Yes Yes Yes
Heated Seat Front No No No No
Heated Seat Rear No No No No
Cup Holders Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear AC Vents Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Navigation System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keyless Entry Yes Yes Yes Yes
Glove Box Cooling No No No No
USB Charger Yes Yes Yes Yes

Entertainment and Communication

                                                                                                  Entertainment & Communication
Model/Specifications 5 Series 520d Luxury Line 5 Series 530d M Sport 5 Series 530i Sport 5 Series 530i M Sport
CD Player Yes Yes Yes Yes
CD Charger Yes Yes Yes Yes
DVD Player Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radio Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audio System Remote Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speakers Front Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speakers Rear Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated 2DIN Audio Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB & Auxiliary input Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth Connectivity Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Connectivity Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touch Screen Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity Apple CarPlay Apple CarPlay Apple CarPlay Apple CarPlay
Internal Storage No No No No
No of Speakers 16 16 16 16
Rear Entertainment System No No No No

BMW 5 Series Price

                                               Model                                                                     Price
                                                                                                            Diesel
5 Series 520d Luxury Line 61.79 lakh
5 Series 530d M Sport 69.11 lakh
                                                                                                            Petrol
5 Series 530i Sport 56.18 lakh
5 Series 530i M Sport 61.59 lakh

Verdict

BMW is the car for car enthusiasts who loves the style, design, comfort, and speed. BMW 5 Series is the one which makes the luxury car lovers satisfy. It has everything in it and an element of sportiness which makes it the head-turner. The list will be endless if we talk. It is something that will blow your mind and heart. A big Thumbs Up to BMW 5 Series from all car enthusiasts.

BMW 5 Series

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of the BMW 5 series in India?

                                           Model                                                                             Price
                                                                                                             Diesel
5 Series 520d Luxury Line 61.79 lakh
5 Series 530d M Sport 69.11 lakh
                                                                                                            Petrol
5 Series 530i Sport 56.18 lakh
5 Series 530i M Sport 61.59 lakh

Are BMW 5 Series good cars?

Undoubtedly Yes! BMW has its own loyal huge fan base. BMW models stand out in all the segments especially, in the sedan. However, Mercedes, Audi, Volvo, etc all make amazing cars but when it comes to value for money, the BMW 5 Series wins the race.

Brand new BMW 5 Series has scratch marks will the warranty be affected if I do paint job from outside?

Yes! In the luxury car segment, it does. It is always advisable that one should not do any repair work especially the paint from outside. If yours is a new car, then definitely, you need to take the benefit of free (quite less price) service from the experts who know your car and can take better care of it.

How many USB ports are there in BMW 5 Series car?

There are 4 USB ports in the BMW 5 Series car. 2 USBs in front and 2 in the center console.

What was the ex-showroom price of BMW 5 Series 520d Sport Line G 30 in December 2017 in Gurgaon?

The price of BMW 5 Series 520d Sport Line G 30 in 2017 in Gurgaon was around 52 lakhs. It was the top model in the BMW 5 Series lineup.  It produces 188bhp at 4000 rpm along with an impressive torque of 400 Nm at 1750 rpm.

Which is the best BMW 5 Series?

Well, this is quite subjective since everyone has their own choice, preferences, and priorities. However, considering all aspects like the exterior, interior, mileage, power, drivability, comfort, safety, road presence, and price, the best value for money can be the 5 Series 520d Luxury Line.

Are the BMW 5 Series expensive to maintain?

All luxury cars are slightly at a higher side when it comes to the maintenance cost. Still, the BMW 5 Series is not on top.

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