Sedans have always been a preference for most of the upper middle class families as they are spacious enough to accommodate a normal family of 5 persons and have their very own distinctive road presence. It is not that sedans are always too expensive. A lot of sedans existing in the Indian market are cheap and can fit anybody’s pocket extremely well.
Apart from upcoming and existing sedans like Fiat Linea, Volkswagen Vento , Maruti Suzuki Kizashi, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat etc which are affordable and are a good value for money, there are a few brands like Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW whose cars are a bit too expensive.
Inspite of being expensive these cars offer a lot more than what you can expect from an ordinary family sedan and once its in your garage, visitors wont take their eyes of them. BMW presently sells two cars under its BMW 5 Series, 525d and 530d which cost a buyer somewhere around Rs 40 lakh or even more, but now it is considering of bringing in BMW 520d which is said to be the cheapest of them all.
Being cheap doesn’t mean it will come at the cost of a Linea of Vento and will lack the numerous feature, but it is way less expensive than its siblings and yet delivers a handful.
Specifications Of BMW 520d
|Bore – Stroke||84mm x 90mm|
|Max Power||185BHP @ 4000rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 1750rpm|
|0-100km||8.4 seconds (claimed)|
|Economy||5.6 l/100km (claimed)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||70 litres|
|Suspension Front||MacPherson strut with coil springs, stabiliser bar|
|Suspension Rear||Multi-link independent suspension coil springs and stabiliser bar|
|Brakes||Ventilated discs, sliding calipers|
|Wheels||16-inch alloy, steel space saver spare|
|Tyres||225/55R16 Pirelli P7|
|Luggage Space||520 litres|
Features Of BMW 520d
|Towing Capacity braked||1800kg|
|Towing Capacity Un-Braked||750kg|
|Active safety features||ABS, EBD, brake assist, stability control, traction control|
|Passive Safety Features||Dual front airbags, side airbags for front and rear, full-length curtain airbags, three-point seatbelts on all seats, pretensioners on front seatbelts,|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4 star|
|Options Fitted To Test Vehicle||Professional Package|
|Interior Trim Type||Leather|
|Audio System||6-disc CD audio system with MP3 compatibility and auxiliary USB input|
|Headlight Type||Halogen, Xenon optional|
|Cruise Control Type||Manual Cruise Control|