The next time you bring your BMW in for a brake job, you might want to prepare yourself for a little shop talk. BMW just released its all-new 5-series luxury sedan last month. Forgive our technicians if they are a little bit excited. They’ve been looking forward to this release all year.
Announced last year, the updated 5-Series is following in the footsteps of the changes made to the 7-series sedan in that it is both larger and lighter than the car outgoing 5-Series. It will be offered in three trims – 520d, 530d and 530i.
New Tech for a New Ride
In addition to design, the new 5-Series will also borrow some of the technology off the 7-Series. It will feature gesture control, adaptive dampers, and a remote parking function.
What else does the new BMW bring to the highway?
“BMW could offer the new 5-series with three engine options in India – a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with 190hp output, a more powerful 3.0-litre, inline-six diesel with 265hp output and a 2.0-litre petrol unit with 252hp output, similar to the one seen under the hood of the 330i GT,” News18 reported. “All the engines will be paired with the eight-speed automatic gearbox.”
The car is designed to compete against the Mercedes E-class long-wheelbase, the Audi A6, the Jaguar XF and the Volvo S90.