BMW has revealed 5 Series facelift internationally which include new technology and engines, and the introduction of a 530hp M Performance variant.
Exterior changes for the 5 Series are concentrated on the front grille, which is now wider and positioned lower than before. It also receives a new single-frame design, with a central element in chrome, and sits within a reprofiled front bumper.
Further along there is a new look to the alloy wheels while the tail-lamps get the same L-shaped 3D effect we’ve seen on newer BMWs. Lastly, the rear bumper too has been reworked, chromed exhaust surrounds have been added here too. The M-Sport version has also been redesigned to look a bit sharper than before.
The cabin has evolved over the current version and the new BMW 5 Series welcomes you to a suave and futuristic interior. You now get a fully digital instrument console along with a larger infotainment screen. The unit is equipped with voice control and gesture control, while you also get multi-zone climate control, leather upholstered seats and the latest iteration of BMW’s iDrive for enhanced in-car connectivity.
The BMW 5 Series 2017 model comes with a ranges of updated powertrains and India gets three engine variants – a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder oil-burner that will make 187 bhp, which we’ll see on the 520d, a 3-litre, in-line 6 diesel churning 261 bhp on the 530d and finally, a 2-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor that churns out 249 bhp on the 530i. All versions come paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission with steering mounted paddle-shifters.
The new generation BMW 5 Series has grown considerably in its size. With wheelbase of 2970 mm, the car certainly feels a lot more spacious inside and out.