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The Best Luxury Cars
BMW 5 Series
October 10, 2013: German auto major BMW has now finally launched the facelifted 5 Series, that the company unveiled at this year s Geneva Motor Show. Launched at a starting price of Rs. 46.90 lakh , the top end variant M Sport goes up to Rs. 57.90 lakh (Prices are ex showroom, Delhi). The company has discontinued the petrol models of the car this time around. The BMW 5 Series facelift gets additional contour lines for the surround of BMW s kidney grille, front fog lamps with added chrome, new lower air intakes, extra crease on rear apron, revised rear lamps and new alloys.
BMW India is a popular automaker that is known for offering stylish and luxury vehicles in the market. Among the several models available, BMW 5 Series is a stunning sedan that is available in four variants with three diesel engine options. It has a 2.0 litre engine that generates a maximum power of 184bhp along with torque output of 380Nm. It accelerates from 0 to 100 Kmph in just 7.9 seconds, which is quite good. The other diesel engine is loaded with the same mill, but generates more power. It can return a fuel economy of 17.09 Kmpl which is rather good. The company has incorporated its high end variant with a powerful 3.0 litre, 6 cylinder diesel engine. The power generated by it is 258bhp and yields the torque output of 560Nm. It is mated with an 8 speed steptronic sport automatic transmission gear box that enables easier gear shifts. It is blessed with a reliable braking system, which the efficient suspension mechanism gives a comfortable driving experience. This sedan has an excellent body design and comes equipped with some remarkable exterior aspects. The frontage includes a trendy headlight cluster with LED headlights, while the bold kidney bean shaped grille gets chrome treatment. The side profile has an expressive design and includes aspects like a set of 18 inch light alloy wheels as well as door handles. Coming to its rear end, it has a radiant tail light cluster in attractive design along with a wide bumper. On the other hand, it has a pleasant internal section that is beautifully decorated and packed with several advanced features that will certainly attract many buyers. Some of these includes ambient lighting, well cushioned seats, roller sun blinds for windows, air conditioning unit and the advanced BMW ConnectedDrive system that offers best in car entertainment to its passengers. In terms of comfort, this vehicle is packed with some innovative features like electrically adjustable front seats, automatic anti dazzle interior mirrors, gear shift paddles, cruise control function, rear view camera and many other such aspects that adds to the comfort levels. The BMW Secure Advance Package is one of its key aspects that covers tyres, alloy wheels, engine shield, key lock out assistance, interior protection cover as well as 24x7 road side assistance for all its variants.
The cockpit includes a smooth dashboard that is fitted with a few equipments like an instrument cluster and a sporty leather steering wheel. In addition to these, it includes some utility based aspects as well as storage spaces that further adds to their convenience. Some of these include cup holders, sun visors at front, floor mats in velour and some other aspects, which makes its quite convenient to its passengers. On the safety front, it is blessed with several features that ensures maximum protection to its occupants and the vehicle as well. Some of these include an improved head airbag system, anti lock braking system, electronic vehicle immobilization and crash sensors, tyre pressure indicator and a few others, which makes it one of the safest vehicles available in the country. It is presently offered in several vibrant body paint options for the customers to choose from. It faces tough competition from Volvo S60, Audi A6 and a few others in this segment. It is offered with twelve years warranty for the body work and 3 years for the paint work.