There is good news for all the BMW enthusiasts, the newer version of BMW 5-Series will be launched as early as April end in India. So, all those who were planning to buy a BMW, the wait is over. This has come as a pleasant surprise for the market analysts, as the Indian version will be launched just a few months after the European version. The new sixth-generation BMW offers a host of new features and technology like, longer wheelbase (2968mm), an optional 40:20:40 split folding rear seats. The latest offering also has 520 litres of boot space.
New BMW 5 Series 2010 Specifications
The latest offering from BMW will be launched with three CRDI diesel engines and four MPFI petrol engines. The diesel-model includes the 520d (fitted with a four-cylinder 2.0 L engine) and also 525d & 530d (both of which have a six-cylinder 3.0 L engine). Petrol variants include 523i, 528i & 535i, all of which are powered by a six-cylinder, except the top-of-the-class 550i which is powered by a 4.4 L, 407 horsepower, V8 engine. All the variants have standard 6-speed manual transmission while the 550i has an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The new BMW 5-series is sure to give a tough time to the Mercedes E-Class, which has taken full advantage by launching its new and improved version in India before BMW. After the launch of new Mercedes E-Class market share of BMW is expected to drop, but now, with new BMW 5-series ready to be launched in April’10, so lets see how the game changes with the new offering from BMW.
New BMW 5 Series Price In India
The price of the new BMW 5 Series is not officially announced, but its expected to be priced between Rs. 40 Lakh to Rs. 55 Lakh for various variants in this series.
Updated 8th Dec 2010 –