BMW India has introduced the facelift of the 5 series. The 5 series has proven to be the best in class with its athletic looks and performance ever since launched. This facelift has brought 5 series visually in line with the rest of the BMW sedan line-up.
At a first glance, the very noticeable change is the kidney grille, which is taller, wider, and more rectangular with a single-piece chrome. It looks just right to the eyes, considering the size of the car. Adaptive LED lights are now standard and the M Sport variant comes with LaserLight high beams. Just like the front, the new design for the LED tail-lamps is a lot bolder, as are the trapezoidal tailpipes.
The new L-shaped LED DRLs immediately set it apart from the previous 5 Series. The twin-five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels are unchanged. There is a new paint shades added to the 5 series- Phytonic Blue. The updated 5 series is 27mm longer than the outgoing model. Though the width, height, and wheelbase remain unchanged.
Similarly, changes are subtle on the inside too. The larger 12.3-inch iDrive screen and the new-style 12.3-inch driver’s display made their way to The new 5. The touchscreen gives the cabin a premium look with its crisp menus.
Additionally, voice, gesture, and touch controls are available with the classic i-Drive click-wheel controller. Another small but crucial upgrade is the lumbar support adjustment in the front seats. There is a four-zone climate control air conditioning as standard. Making all the four passengers cozy and comfortable.
It gets a 360-degree camera, auto parking assist, and the reversing assistant, which records the last 50 meters of forward travel, and can recreate the same, perfectly in reverse. This feature comes in handy when the car is parked in a tight spot. You can also move your car remotely from outside with the Display Key. It also has an inbuilt touchscreen, which lets you also check the fuel level, pre-cool, and start the car remotely.
The 5 Series comes with a number of safety features like Parking Assistant Plus with Reversing Assistant, remote control parking, six airbags, ABS with EBD, dynamic stability control, dynamic traction control, electronic differential lock control, cornering brake control, and more.
2021 BMW 530i M Sport is available with a 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine that makes 252 bhp and 350 Nm while the 520d Luxury Line variant is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo diesel unit producing 190 bhp and 400 Nm.
BMW 5 Series 530d M Sport, however, gets a 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine with 265 bhp and 620 Nm on tap. All these powers are combined with an eight-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission. The driver can choose between Comfort, Sport, Eco Pro, and Adaptive modes in 520d. While 530i M Sport and 530d M Sport variants get an additional Sport+ mode.
520d Luxury line takes around 7.3 seconds to reach 0 to 100km/h. While 530i M sport just takes around 6.1 seconds and 530d M sport takes 5.7 seconds making it the quickest 5 series.
The introductory ex-showroom price is Rs 65.40 lakh and it goes up to Rs.74.50 lakhs.
In conclusion, the 5 Series feels like the best expression of everything BMW is all about.