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BMW, a brand so elite, it is regarded synonymous to luxury and is recognized as one of the most prestigious automobile brands all across the globe being known for its extremely sumptuous design and seductive aesthetics. BMW 5 series, the exquisite 4 door sedan, is no exception. The car was launched by German automakers in 1972 and ever since then, it has been successful in seizing hearts worldwide. It is BMW's second most selling car after BMW 3 series and accounted for 50% of the total BMW profits in 2010.
BMW 5 series is available in 2 variants namely Luxury, which impresses with its luxury and classical design, and modern that creates a sense of timeless modernity. The aesthetics of the car will give you a love at first sight feel. The low sporty front, the new link between the stylish headlights and the wide BMW kidney grille is captivating. The elegant exterior connotes athleticism and dynamism at first sight. The aerodynamic side profile coupled with a dynamic rear gives the car rich panache. Moreover a large wheelbase makes provision for plenty of cabin space inside. There are copious of modern gadgets installed inside the car which will definitely fantasize tech savvy customers. Alongwith the numerous modern gadgetries, there are plentiful of comfort and safety equipments like lane change indicators, adaptive lights, provision for emergency call and so on which ensure an overwhelming driving experience.BMW 5 Series is powered by 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre petrol engines and 2.0-litre diesel engine. The 2.0-litre diesel variant can churn out a maximum power of 135 kW at 4000 rpm alongwith a peak torque of 380 Nm between 1750 to 2750 rpm. Move up to the advanced 3.0-litre petrol engine and you will get an exceptional power of 225 kW between 5800 to 6000 rpm and a peak torque of 400 Nm between 1200 to 5000 rpm. The German engineers haven't compromised high power and performance with the safety of passengers and have equipped the car with copious of safety features which are more than enough to keep you and your vehicle safe.
The advanced BMW TwinPower engine is capable of giving a decent power output as well as an appreciable fuel economy. The 3.0-litre petrol engine can give a mileage of 12.5 kmpl. In terms of mileage, the most appreciable engine is the 2.0-litre diesel engine which can give a fuel economy of 22.2 kmpl.
When it comes to power, BMW 5 series has a supremacy. The engine appointed in the car delivers a perfect blend of decent economy and high power. The direct fuel injection technology injects the fuel directly into combustion chamber which provides a superior mixture fuel-air mixture and hence gives enhanced power. The maximum power delivered and the peak torque reached across all the engines is as follows:The 2.0 litre 520i petrol engine can churn out a maximum power of 135 kW at 5000 rpm along with a peak torque of 270 Nm at 1250 rpm.The 2.0 litre 528i petrol engine can churn out a maximum power of 180 kW at 5000 rpm along with a peak torque of 350 Nm at 1250 rpm.The 3.0 litre 535i petrol engine can churn out a maximum power of 225 kW between 5800 to 6000 rpm along with a peak torque of 400 Nm between 1200 to 5000 rpm.The 2.0 litre 520d diesel engine can churn out a maximum power of 135 kW at 4000 rpm along with a peak torque of 380 Nm between 1750 to 2750 rpm.
With the advanced TwinPower Turbo V8 engines, long distances simply becomes a sprint. Just a slight press on the accelerator and you can see the beast hidden inside the car and feel the thrill. The base variant can clock a top speed of 235 km/hr and can attain 0-100 km/hr mark in 7.9 seconds. Move up to the advanced 3.0-litre petrol engine and you can attain the same mark in mere 5.8 seconds along with a top speed of 250 km/hr.
The BMW 5 Series has kept the basic folklore of the German company by providing dynamic demeanor and elite aesthetics to the car. The low sporty front, the new link between the stylish headlights and the wide BMW kidney grille is captivating. The aerodynamic side profile in harmonics with the sporty rear gives the car a touch of sophistication. The elongated bonnet along with the plunging roof line till the rear mirror is a masterpiece work. The BMW luxury line sets its focus on the elite character of BMW and provides dynamic crease lines to the side profile. The cynosure of attraction is the gracefully designed kidney grilles which couple with the front optics and give an elegant look to the car.
The German automakers have designed the interiors in such a way that it aggrandizes the driving experience along with a supreme comfort and is a perfect amalgamation of modern design and ample cabin space, thanks to high grade materials and consummate finish throughout the cabin. Every corner has been optimally utilized and the passenger compartment has been ergonomically designed in a way that gives easy access to all the control functions on the dashboard. In the centre of the instrument panel lies the ConnectedDrive Services which can provide various relevant information. On the dashboard a 8.8-inch touchscreen is embedded with MMI navigation, while two 9.2-inch screens for entertainment are provided on the rear of front seats. Balance and contemporary touch are the crux of the BMW Modern line cars. The high grade upholstery along with the seats fabricated with soft leather add to the beauty. The steering wheel wrapped in leather has the company insignia placed on its centre which adds to the style quotient.
Ergonomically finished seats and upholstery makes the car a winner. All the functions have been ergonomically placed and are within the riders' reach. The rear seats optionally come with a 40/20/40 split which makes provision for ample of boot space. The optionally available multi-functional display offers various navigation instructions with its customized instrument displays and thus creates a world of colors and mood of safety inside. The contact-less opening and closing of the tailgate allows access to the car without even the use of the key. Plenty of storage compartments, including the rear storage bag which offers 20-litres of storage space, have been provided for the passengers to store their knick knacks.
A large wheelbase makes the car quite spacious and makes provision for ample of cabin space inside. BMW 5 series offers a boot space of 520-litres and this figure increases manifold with the 40/20/40 split.
BMW 5 Series is powered by 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre petrol engines and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The revolutionary package of BMW TwinPower Turbo 4,6 and 8 cylinder petrol engines is one of the key attributes of BMW EfficientDynamics blended with high power strategy. The 2.0-litre 520i petrol engine can churn out a maximum power of 135 kW at 5000 rpm alongwith a peak torque of 270 Nm at 1250 rpm. These figures increase significantly with the 3.0-litre 535i petrol engine which can churn out a maximum power of 225 kW between 5800 to 6000 rpm alongwith a peak torque of 400 Nm between 1200 to 5000 rpm. The BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engines which use a combination of common rail injection system, multistage turbocharging and variable turbine geometry are no less. The 2.0-litre 520d diesel engine can churn out a maximum power of 135 kW at 4000 rpm alongwith a peak torque of 380 Nm between 1750 to 2750 rpm.
This segment is the quintessence of the car. Just one look at the dashboard and you will get dazzled by the advanced equipments and features provided. The car has been equipped with BMW head up 8.8-inch display(iDrive system) which provides you various navigation instructions and several other relevant information like speed limit info, no overtake indicator and check control messages. The iDrive touch controller gives you a convenient access to the iDRive system with one hand. The rear seats have been provided with rear seat entertainment Professional which comprises of two 9.2-inch color screens, wireless headphones and DVD drive which provides access to Internet, gaming and MP3 connectivity. The car is equipped with the advanced Bang & Olufsen high end surround system which comes with 16 powerful 1200 watts speakers which is bound to thrill the audiophiles.
BMW 5 Series is implanted comes employed with 8 spoke 17 inch alloy wheels with tyres of dimensions 225/55 R17. The rims are also available in double spoke 18 inch and 19 inch alloy wheels which look dynamic even when the car is stationary.
BMW 5 series is one of the most easy to handle cars you will ever lay your hands on. The car has been employed with Adaptive M suspension with damper control that allows you to choose between the standard or dynamic suspension configurations. The 8 speed automatic transmission offers incredibly swift gear changes and also reduces noises at high speeds. Unlike the traditional power steerings which harness hydraulic system, BMW steering uses an electric motor which not only provides a superior handling but also results in a lower fuel consumption.
The German manufacturers have kept in mind maximum safety and security of the passengers. The car has been embedded with optimally situated airbags that ensures maximum safety of passengers in case of a collision. Dynamic Stability Control(DSC) and Cornering Brake Control(CBC) give a superior adhesion even on the most wet terrains. The anti-dazzle high beam assistant detects other vehicles on the road and selectively excludes them from the high beam headlight distribution. The Park Assistant deployed in the car makes it easier for the driver to find a parking space and provides various guidelines for parking the car. The chassis of the car has been crafted from ultra high strength multiphase steel which results in a light weight body and also prevents the transfer of force to the passengers' body in case of a collision.