In April 2020, we have seen a few leaked images of BMW’s upcoming models. The company is all set to bring some fantastic models of the company’s 5 series. Now, the complete updated series has surfaced online, which reveals attractive updates and modifications. The report reveals BMW global range including a new BMW 545e plug-in hybrid and V8-based, M550i. The company will bring a 48V mild-hybrid technology to all four and six-cylinder versions of the 5 Series (depends on the nation), without the plug-in hybrid trims.
The revised facelift versions have received the company’s kidney grille along with extended dimension. It is more spacious and comfortable inside. It gets new sharper and bolder LED headlights at the front flaunted by L-shaped elements and DRLs. It is developed with new taillight set up at the rear as well. The 5 Series models are designed with a trapezoidal exhaust arrangement.
Moving inside the cabin, the cars come with BMW Operating System 7 for all trims with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. It will also feature WiFi and remote, Over-The-Air (OTA) software updates, and many more. It will be installed with a larger infotainment system with two options: a 10.3-inch screen and a 12.3-inch optional display. Additional features on options include BMW Maps, BMW Drive Recorder and Integral Active Steering.
The 5 Series facelift (530e/530e xDrive and 545e xDrive) is expected to be introduced in July, this year in Europe. It will consist of the plug-in as well as hybrid variants. The petrol trims will be offered for 520i, 530i/530i xDrive, 540i/540i xDrive or top-specs M550i xDrive while, 520d/520d xDrive, 530d/530d xDrive or the 540d xDrive for diesel versions.
The new BMW models will be announced in three petrol and two diesel powertrains. The petrol engine includes: 2.0-litre (1,998cc) four-cylinder petrol unit for 520i (181bhp/ 290Nm) and 530i (248bhp/ 350Nm), 3.0-litre (2,998cc) six-cylinder unit in the 540i (329bhp/ 450Nm), and4.4-litre (4,395cc) M TwinPower Turbo V8 for top-specs M550i (523bhp/ 750Nm).
For deisel variants, the company offers 2.0-litre (1,995cc) four-cylinder for 520d (188bhp/ 400Nm) or the 3.0-litre (2,993cc) six-cylinder in the 530d (282bhp/ 650Nm), and 540d (335bhp/ 700Nm). All the powertrains will be combined with a single 8-speed Steptronic transmission as standard.
The four and six-cylinder engines comply with the current Euro6 standards. The petrol engines serve from optimised fuel injection, while the diesel units get two-stage turbocharging. The new BMW 5 Series facelift will compete against the likes of updated Audi A6, Volvo S90, Jaguar XF and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift. The BMW 5 Series facelift is expected to hit the Indian market in 2021.
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