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2017 BMW 5 Series Sedan First Look Review

By   |   29 June,2017

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has launched the new gen 5 Series in India. Now in its seventh generation, the BMW 5 Series gains a set of more powerful engines, a lighter body, and a brand-new exterior design for the 2017 model year. Equally important, new gesture control technology and semi-autonomous driving features bring it closer to its older brother, the 7 Series.

The sedan's new design more closely resembles the look of other BMW cars. The headlights now connect to the grille, and the lower air vents appear a bit bolder than before. Overall dimensions have changed slightly; the new 5 Series is 1.2 inches longer, 0.3 inch wider, and 0.6 inch taller than the outgoing model.

Three engines are there. The three-litre six-cylinder diesel engine of the BMW 530d produces an output of 265 hp and a maximum torque of 620 Nm at 2,000 ——— 2,500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in just 5.7 seconds to a top speed of 250 km / hr. The two- litre four cylinder petrol engine of BMW 530i produces an output of 185 kW / 252 hp and produces a maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1,450 ——— 4,800 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in just 6.2 seconds. The two-litre four cylinder diesel engine of the BMW 520d produces an output of 140 kW / 190 hp and produces a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in just 7.5 seconds. An 8-speed auto is standard.

For 2017, the 5 Series gains a redesigned chassis and a new, lighter five-link rear suspension. Overall, it sheds 137 pounds from its predecessor thanks to the use of lightweight materials, including high-strength steel and magnesium. Nine of those pounds come from a new trunklid, which is made entirely from aluminum.

As we mentioned earlier, the 5 Series adopts gesture control technology BMW first used on the 7 Series sedan. Just like on the 7 Series, you can trace your finger in a circle to adjust the stereo volume, swipe your hand to reject calls, or point at the infotainment screen with two fingers to start navigation or skip songs on a playlist. Drivers can also pinch their fingers away from the navigation screen to zoom in on the map. Also like the 7 Series, the 5 Series features remote-control parking activated by the key fob. Parking Assistant takes care of the entire procedure of pulling into a space, including steering, acceleration, and braking.

Other features on the 2017 BMW 5 Series include massaging seats, ambient lighting, a new adaptive driving mode, a new Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system with diamond tweeters, and a rear seat DVD entertainment system. An M Sport package is also available, featuring aerodynamic improvements, a lowered M Sport suspension, new M Sport leather steering wheel, and more.

The 2017 BMW 5 Series is available in three trims- Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport. prices are 530i Sport Line- Rs 49.90 lakh, 520d Sport Line- Rs 49.9 lakh, 520d Luxury Line- Rs 53.60 lakh and 530d M Sport- Rs 61.30 lakh

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