The new 5 Series will be launched in India on June 29 with one petrol and two diesel engines on offer.
All set to launch the new G30 5 Series in India, BMW has flagged off the assembly of the car at its Chennai plant. The car is brought to India as a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) unit. In addition to the new 5 Series, BMW’s Chennai plant also assembles its other models like the 1 series, 3 Series, 7 Series, X1, X3 and X5.
On this occasion, 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.”
For India, the latest BMW 5 Series will be powered by a choice of one petrol and two diesel engines. The base 520d diesel will churn out 187bhp of power and 400Nm of torque, whereas the power powerful, inline 6-cylinder 530d diesel, raises those figures to 261bhp and 620Nm respectively. The sole petrol version, the 530i, pumps out 249bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. All powertrain options will come mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox feeding power to the rear wheels.
The new BMW 5 Series is expected to be priced between the Rs. 50-65 lakh mark, which will put it head to head against other executive luxury saloons such as the LWB Mercedes E Class, the Volvo S90, the Jaguar XF and the Audi A6.
Story by Tushaar Singh Gill.