We all know that the all new BMW 5 series is slated for a launch by end of this month on June 29, 2017. So, to prepare itself for the launch of the sedan, the Indian arm of the German luxury brand, BMW India, has already started assembling of the all new BMW 5 series that will be launched later this month.
In fact, we have already revealed that the bookings for the all new BMW 5 series has been already open here. We were also wondering whether BMW might launch the long wheelbase version of its BMW 5 series that has already seen the light of the day in China, here.
While inaugurating the production of the all new BMW 5 series, Mr. 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.”
Adding on to the statement of BMW India President, Dr. Jochen Stallkamp, Managing Director, BMW Plant Chennai said, “BMW Plant Chennai takes pride in producing cars for the last ten years that have the same international quality standards as any BMW Group production and assembly facilities worldwide. Today, BMW Plant Chennai is proud to start the roll out the all-the new 5 Series with highest standards of quality, distinguished workmanship and uncompromising engineering. We are confident that the all-new BMW 5 Series produced in Chennai will further increase our momentum in the Indian luxury car segment.”
The all new BMW 5 series has more of an evolutionary design than a revolutionary one than that of the current generation BMW 5 series. The newer model makes the new BMW 5 series look a wee bit sleeker and sharper than the outgoing one.
The new BMW 5 series is expected to be available in the guises of 520d, 530i and 530d variants powered by a host of petrol and diesel engines. While the 520d is powered by a 2.0 litre diesel good enough for 190 bhp and 400 Nm, the 530i petrol has a 2.0 litre mill under the hood with a maximum power of 248 HP and 350 Nm of torque. The top of the line 530d gets a 3.0 litre inline straight diesel which churns out 258 HP and a strong 620 Nm of pulling power.
Expect the new BMW 5-series to be priced around Rs.52-65 lakhs when launched later this month.