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10 October 2013

BMW 5 series gets an upgrade

Also gets a fresh variant line-up and three diesel options...

Gagan Gupta
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BMW has launched its updated 5 series four-door sedan, which will now be available in the new globally-introduced variant nomenclature, namely the Luxury Line, the Modern Line and the M Sport. Just like the previous one, the new 5 will be locally manufactured at BMW's Chennai plant.

Luxury Line includes chrome accents at the front and rear, BMW's kidney grille in chrome, side window frames and tailpipe trim in chrome, illuminated entry sills and chrome trim on the car key. Modern Line gets matt chrome accents at the front and rear, chrome grille, matt chrome tailpipe trim, illuminated entry sills and car key with Pearl gloss Chrome. M Sport includes BMW individual headliner anthracite, BMW individual high-gloss shadow line, dark chrome exhaust tailpipe finishers, M aerodynamics package, M door sill finishers, M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles, Sport seats for driver and front passenger.

Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “The new BMW 5 Series is the ‘Most Advanced BMW 5 Series Ever’ - a vehicle in which perfection is a given. The new BMW 5 Series contains all the signature ingredients of a best-selling model at the premium end of the executive segment. Precise modifications to the cars’ design, extensive engine range and innovative additions to the range of available equipment as well as BMW ConnectedDrive technology all achieve the best possible results, in every way.”

Mechanically the 5 series is unchanged. The cars are available only in diesel variants, and the all-India ex-showroom prices are...

BMW 520d Modern - Rs 46.9 lakh
BMW 520d Luxury - Rs 46.9 lakh
BMW 525d Luxury Plus - Rs 51.9 lakh
BMW 530d M Sport - Rs 57.9 lakh

TopGearheads, do tell us what you think of BMW's updated 5 in the comments below.

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