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Default *New* BMW 5 Series (F10) Launched!

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BMW is sure going all out to make an impression. This isn't a press conference in a corner of a Hotel's banquet hall. It's a full-fledged pavilion, akin to being at a high-end Auto Show!

The new BMW 5 series will be launched in the coming minutes. Until then, a brief preview live from the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.

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Some of BMW's design inspiration and benchmarks
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The new F10 5 series launched!

525d : Rs. 39.9 L. 6 cylinder engine. 204 BHP (@3,750 rpm) and 450 NM of torque (@1750 - 2500 rpm)
530d : Rs. 45.9 L. 6 cylinder engine. 245 BHP (@4,000 rpm) and 540 NM of torque (@1750 - 3000 rpm)

523i : Rs. 38.9 L. 6 cylinder engine. 204 BHP (@6,300 rpm) and 250 NM of torque (@2750 - 3000 rpm)
535i CBU: Rs. 58.0 L. 6 cylinder engine. 306 BHP (@5,800 rpm) and 400 NM of torque (@1200 - 5000 rpm)

- 8 speed auto gearbox across the range!
- Electric steering (GTO says "bummer, a BMW without pure hydraulic!" - i think he might be pleasantly surprised)
- iDrive including DVD changer, navigation etc.
- Start / Stop button
- Optional rear seat package (tv screens etc.) available as an option

The 535i:
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Two pictures of the 525d:
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BMW F10 535i

  • Twin power turbo in line 6 with valvetronic
  • all aluminium DOHC with Double VANOS technology
  • displacement: 2979 cc
  • cylinder configuration: straight six
  • fuel: gasoline
  • valve gear: DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
  • twin scroll turbochargers
  • direct gasoline injection
  • Bore X stroke: 84.0 mm X 89.6 mm
  • max power: 306 hp@5800 rpm
  • max torque: 400 NM@ 1200-5000 rpm
  • compression ratio: 10.2:1
Dimensions (exterior):
  • length:4899 mm
  • width: 2094 mm with OSRVM, 1860 mm without OSRVM
  • height: 1464 mm
  • wheelbase: 2968 mm
  • front track: 1600 mm
  • rear track: 1627 mm
Dimensions (interior):
  • front headroom: 1028 mm
  • rear headroom: 973 mm
  • rear seat width: 1485 mm
  • luggage capacity: 520 litres
  • kerb: 1775 kg
  • gross vehicle weight: 3210 kg
  • speed sensitive electrically assisted power steering
  • 8 speed automatic
  • steptronic
  • paddle shifts on steering wheel
  • front and rear: discs, inner ventilated
  • brake energy regeneration
Wheels and tyres
  • wheels: light alloy wheels 8 J X 17 (optional 8 J X 18**)
  • tyre size (front and rear): 225/55 R17 (optional 245/45 R18**)
  • run flat indicator
  • run flat tyres standard
Key equipment:

  • airbags for driver and front passenger with front passenger seat occupancy detector and deactivation switch for front passenger airbag
  • head airbags, front and rear (curtain airbags)
  • front side airbags
  • front active headrests
  • central locking with electronic immobilizer, crash sensor, fuel filler cap integrated with central locking
  • dynamic braking lights with flashing function in case of emergency braking
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) with Dynamic traction control (DTC), Anti Lock Braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution (ABS with EBD), Cornering Brake control (CBC) and Brake assist
  • ISOFIX child seat attachment at the rear
  • crumple zones front and rear, bumpers regenerating at impacts upto 6 kmph
  • side impact protection, active bonnet to protect pedestrians
  • front seat belts, inertia reel, with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter
  • rear seat belts, with three point inertia reel seat belts
  • ornamental front grille, chrome surround, kidney grille slats with chrome at front, black at sides
  • metallic paintwork
  • door sill finishers in chrome
  • choice of interior trims between black high gloss, fine wood trim anthracite, fine wood trim ash grey light gloss or dark gloss*
  • dakota leather upholstery choices between black, grey or beige*
  • adaptive drive (dynamic drive and dynamic damping control)
  • aluminum integral rear axle
  • double wishbone front suspension
  • double VANOS variable valve timing
  • dynamic driving control with Integral active steering, adaptive drive or dynamic damping control)*
  • parking brake, electromechanical, in conjunction with A/T with auto hold function
BMW connected drive:
  • cruise control with braking function
  • BMW nightvision with pedestrian recognition
  • heads up display
  • high beam assistant
  • lane change and lane departure warning system
  • Park distance control (PDC), front and rear with visual and acoustic feedback and surround view
  • rear view camera
Light and sight:
  • adaptive headlights with variable light distribution, cornering lights and headlight range control
  • full LED taillights and OSRVM with LED blinkers
  • ambient lighting*
  • Exterior mirrors, aspheric, electrically adjustable, with active heating (determined by outside temperature)
  • Fog lights in ellipsoid free-form technology
  • Headlight washing system
  • Interior and exterior mirrors, with automatic anti-glare function, incl. fold-in function for exterior mirrors
  • LED light rings
  • Lights package contains reading lights, footwell lights as well as front and rear ambient light, luggage compartment lighting, front exit lights
  • Rain sensor, incl. driving lights and windscreen wiper control
  • Sunblind, rear window, electric
  • Sunblinds, rear side windows, mechanical
  • Xenon Headlights for high and low beam, incl. automatic headlight range control
  • Glass roof, electric, with adjustable floating headliner
  • On-board computer, incl. Check Control and external temperature in the Info Display (5.7-inch)
  • Comfort seats for driver and front passenger, electric
  • Lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats, electrically adjustable
  • Seat adjustment, electric, with memory function for co driver's and driver’s seat, electric steering column adjustment
  • Service interval indicator in the Info Display
  • Leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons (incl. radio and telephone control)
  • Alarm system with remote control
  • Armrest in the front with storage compartment, lockable
  • Automatic air conditioning with 4-zone** control
  • Automatic operation of tailgate
  • Cup holders front/rear
  • Fogging sensor
  • Smoker’s package
  • Engine start/stop button
Entertainment and communication:
  • 7 inch control display
  • I-drive Controller on centre console, incl. direct menu control buttons
  • Functional bookmarks
  • HiFi loudspeaker system
  • HiFi system Professional
  • Integrated Owner’s Manual
  • Radio BMW Professional with CD drive, double tuner, MP3 decoder
  • USB/audio interface
  • AUX-IN connection in the centre console
  • Extended connection of mobile phone music player
  • Mobile phone preparation Business with Bluetooth interface
  • TV function for analogue and digital reception**

exterior Colours
  • Alpine white
  • Black sapphire
  • I[/b]mperial blue
  • S[/b]pohisto grey
  • Space grey
  • Titanium silver

*available as part of many options package.
** will be confirmed at the time of launch.

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The stunning 7 (looks just like the 5 series' bigger brother now)
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The Z4
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Great Pictures.

Are these Ex showroom prices? Any news on 520d?
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The world's best 4 door car is here finally Bye Bye W212. But I must say BMW India could have selected better alloys.

Rehaan, Any idea when do the CKD cars launch? and the 530D? And do the 535i's in CBU format get delivered right away?
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I have to say, I LOVE the new BMW design philosophy. So much better than the quirky E60 5 series (and the currently sold 3). I liked the new 5 even more in the flesh. Interiors are top notch, as one would expect, though the doors didn't have that classic Merc & BMW heaviness. It sure didn't feel like a "tijori" (vault). The 535's driver seat was bliss, lower back support especially nice (and cushiony). I had a brief moment on the backseat and space isn't all that impressive. It seemed just ok. Interior part quality was astoundingly high. The car is loaded with tech & gizmos...8 speed tranny across the range, regenerative braking (a la KERS in Formula 1?) and more. However, I am disappointed with BMW moving to electric steering. The best part about the current 5series is the nirvana steering. Sheer bliss, amazing feedback and simply pure BMW.

The Merc E250d and the BMW 525d (both entry diesels) will form the majority of sales. To gauge fierce their rivalry is, consider the pricing : A mere 3,000 rupees separates the two (Merc E250 starts at 39.87L).

BMW put on a heck of a show today; I mean, they really were firing all cylinders. The Pavillion was tastefully done up and, as the opening post reads, feels more like an auto expo in itself. As always, it was great to bump into the 7. My favorite luxo-sedan.

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Are these Ex showroom prices?

Any news on 520d?
No 4 cylinder 520d on offer at the moment; the range starts with 6 cylinders (523i, 525d) itself.

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The world's best 4 door car is here finally
I'll hold comment on that, until a full test.

Any idea when do the CKD cars launch? and the 530D? And do the 535i's in CBU format get delivered right away?
The launch included all models, the CKD & the CBU. Mr. Peter Kronschnabl (President) categorically stated that dealers start accepting orders from today.
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Hey Rehaan, where you there? I was also there for the event. Now at Air Port going back home. From the angle of unveiling photo it seems we were sitting close. I was in the first raw, second from right! Where you were seated? I'll post my photos later.
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Awesome car! An 8-speed gearbox is the first in India I think. Way to go BMW!
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I'll hold comment on that, until a full test.

The launch included all models, the CKD & the CBU. Mr. Peter Kronschnabl (President) categorically stated that dealers start accepting orders from today.
I Checked out the car some weeks back in EU. Which is why I'm so badly in love with it, Infact a lot of negatives were said on how it looks on this forum for which I never really replied because I thought it's best people first see it in real and then comment and I think this is as good a 4 door car one needs. But do test it and you will know why a die hard Mercedes guy / family like mine has crossed the line and moved into Munich.

Truly speaking while I love the 7, I feel the new 5 really makes it pointless to go for the 7 unless it is for the extra space / features which BMW India can also offer in 5 considering the 535i variant is in CBU form.

GTO, Reason I asked about the CKD (esp the 530D) is that my dealer here claims that will arrive much later around August, and he mostly has been right as I was the first guy to break on Team-Bhp that the new 5 will launch in April.

Also GTO any information on the alloys offered? Don't you think the ones in standard form really look bland for a brand / car of this kind?
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Great Pics Rehaan

I like the current 5 design & atleast in the pics the new 5 doesn't look as good as the current one. But will wait till I see it in person, anyways new models help in refreshing an existing range & the new design often takes some time getting used to.
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looks rather "Volvoish" in a good way though.
looks much better than the rather flashy 5 .
this is more of an understated look.
The interior color choice is excellent as usual and as usual the rear space /legroom is a let down.
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From their official press release:

The new BMW 5 Series was unveiled today at the exclusive BMW pavilion which has been specially constructed for the launch in India.

The new BMW 5 Series is available in two petrol variants – 535i and 523i and two diesel variants – 530d and 525d and can be ordered at BMW dealerships across India.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Peter Kronschnabl, President, BMW India said, “The 5 Series is the core model in our product portfolio. Each generation of the BMW 5 Series has been a winner and has played a major role in the company’s success around the world. And we intend to keep it that way in India. You can imagine what high expectations we have of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan: It has to live up to its highly successful predecessor both in terms of innovative technology and sales achievements.”

“Splendid design, flawless workmanship, driver orientation with ideally placed instruments and intuitive operation, the new BMW 5 Series embodies a formula to captivate the senses. The new BMW 5 Series is everything a BMW sedan is meant to be: aesthetic, dynamic and efficient.” Mr. Peter Kronschnabl, President, BMW India further added.

The BMW 5 Series has significantly contributed to the success and image of BMW in India. BMW India has sold over 3600 units of the 5 Series in India since 2007.

The all India ex-showroom prices in INR are as follows.

The new BMW 523i : 38,90,000

The new BMW 525d : 39,90,000

The new BMW 530d : 45,90,000

Note: Ex-showroom price excludes RTO registration charges, tax, insurance, handling charges; Octroi and entry tax (as applicable). The above ex-showroom prices are exclusive of sales tax / VAT applicable on sale to the customer. Prices and options are subject to change without prior notice.

The 523i, 525d and 530d will be produced at the BMW Plant Chennai. The 535i will be available as a CBU (completely built-up unit) and will have an ex-showroom price of INR 58,00,000.

The new BMW 5 Series will be available in Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork and in the following metallic colours: Space Grey, Titanium Silver, Black Sapphire, Havanna, Cashmere Silver, Deep Sea Blue, Milano Beige, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect and Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect.

Dakota leather is the standard upholstery for the new BMW 5 Series and is available in the following colour combinations: Oyster / Black, Black / Black, Vento Beige / Vento Beige, Oyster / Oyster dark and Cinnamon Brown / Black. The following interior trims are available: Fine-wood trim Ash Grain Brown and Fine-wood trim ‘Fine line” anthracite.

The new BMW 5 Series: Description in Brief

The sixth generation of BMW’s immensely successful four-door stands out through modern aesthetics in design, conveys all of the Sheer Driving Pleasure so typical of BMW and offers unparalleled luxury in the upper midrange segment.

The sophisticated aesthetics and dynamic looks of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan are the result of perfectly balanced proportions. Again in the typical style of the brand, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan boasts of a long and contoured engine compartment lid, short overhangs, a coupé-like flowing roofline as well as the longest wheelbase in the segment. The charismatic flair of the upright front section and the BMW kidney grill inclined slightly forward from certain perspectives, the stylish elegance of the side view and the muscular sportiness of the rear end all come together in typical BMW design language to provide an outstanding look of style and supremacy.

Within the interior, horizontal surfaces and exciting lines create a truly generous and harmonious ambience. The clear structure of the cockpit enhances the high level of driver orientation, while the stylish, modern design of the interior is further refined by top-quality material and tastefully composed colour combinations.

The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is entering the market with the world’s first straight-six petrol engine with Twin Power Turbo, High Precision Injection and Valvetronic (225 kW/306 hp) in the BMW 535i as well as straight-six petrol engine in the BMW 523i (150 kW/204 hp). The latest generation of straight-six diesels featuring an all-aluminium crankcase and common-rail direct injection develop 180 kW/245 hp in BMW 530d and 150 kW/204 hp in BMW 525d.

Eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard with the BMW 523i and the BMW 525d. Eight Speed Sports Automatic transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel is standard feature on the BMW 535i and the BMW 530d. With its innovative gear set configuration, a unique level of inner efficiency and optimised weight, the eight-speed automatic transmission combines outstanding gearshift comfort, dynamic performance and efficiency of the highest level.

The combination of a double track arm front axle and the Integral-V rear axle ensures supreme driving dynamics and motoring comfort all in one. Further efficiency is provided by Electric Power Steering (EPS) including Servotronic as standard feature for the first time in the BMW 5 Series. The clearly structured cockpit and intuitive controls enhance Sheer Driving Pleasure in typical BMW style to an even higher level, at the same time underlining the sophisticated ambience within the passenger compartment of the new BMW 5 Series. The driver-oriented cockpit in Black Panel technology, the multifunction steering wheel featured as standard, the two highly functional steering wheel columns, and the separation of driving and comfort functions further enhance the feeling of supremacy at the wheel.
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Ah, coincidence. I was there too. Sat right next to gto and rehaan. im also in the airport, about to board the plane back home.


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Great effort by BMW with that pavillion !! Have an invite for Sunday's event, so I'm gonna check out the car myself before deciding, but no, it is definitely a step backwards from the fabulous E60 and my wonderful 3 Could have given better rims though. Great pricing !!
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