All New BMW 5-Series Now Available in India


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Autocar India reports that New Generation BMW 5- Series will make its official debut in India on 30th April 2010. Remember we had a discussion on same long time back : http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/f...2010-bmw-5-series-leaked-official-images.html

"BMW has pulled forward the launch of the new 5-series (F10) in India by a couple of months. The German car maker will release its latest saloon in the Indian market on April 30th which is just a few months after its international launch in Europe.

The launch of the new 5-series this early comes as a big surprise as the company had first indicated a July-September time frame. With rival Mercedes taking the lead with its fresh E-class and the outgoing 5-series selling with heavy discounts, BMW was keen to bring the new model as quickly as possible. BMW has re-jigged the assembly line of its Chennai plant and shipped knocked down kits in record time, to build the new 5-series ahead of schedule.

Its not clear which versions of the new 5-series will be launched but we expect the 535i and 530d to be the range topping petrol and diesel.
In the first three months of 2010 Mercedes sold 642 E-class whilst BMW could manage to move only 305 5-series. But with the all-new 5 series, BMW hopes to win back market share in this segment of the luxury car market."

Personally, I'm not happy with the looks of new generation model because I'm still a fan of current 5 - Series. A quick pictorial comparison between two:


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They've added a touch of the 7 series. I prefer the current 5. Looks better. I've heard an M5 with Remus exhausts..I almost wet myself.

For those who want a Bimmer 5, go grab one now. The new one looks too bland..
 
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No..no..no don't bring it here. I dont like the looks especially head light which looks like a doggie's bone. [lol]
 
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I actually thought that they have done a good job on the styling ... the Tail Lamps are really much more meaner.
Would love to drive one!!
 
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The interiors of New Gen. 5 - Series are great but on the exteriors, It were the so called "eagle eyed" shape headlamps of which I was always a fan, rear lamps now resembles to 7 series and also note the front grill which has gone bigger in all latest BMWs.

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The new BMW 5-Series will be launched today. Meanwhile, its website is up and running. Here is a snapshot. Also attaching the brochure. It seems like the 535i will be the range-topping version, and the 520d will be the lowest variant.
 

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The new 5 series.

530d- Rs. 45,90,000
535i-Rs. 58,00,000
523i- Rs. 38,90,000
525d= Rs. 39,90,000

Ex show room prices.
Glad to see the low price tag for 525d.This one perhaps will sell the most of the lot.
The E has some competition!
 
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I'm really unhappy to see the legendary model going out, Truly it'll always be missed. I've heard that new 5-Series is not much driver focused as the previous model used to be.

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Oh thats bad to hear , till what i have heard and read most of the Bmw cars have been driver focussed!! They have been a driver's delight!!
 
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Not all. The 7-Series is meant to be chauffeur driven but the case with 5-series was different. The car doesn't remains perfect combo of Luxury + Driving Pleasure anymore like previous model.

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BMW has yesterday rolled out the first all new 5 - Series from Chennai plant.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Juergen Eder, Managing Director, BMW Plant Chennai said, “The BMW 5 Series is the core product in our model range and has significantly contributed to the image and success of BMW in India. The team at BMW Plant Chennai is proud to roll out the new 5 Series with highest standards of quality, distinguished workmanship and uncompromising engineering. We are confident that the new BMW 5 Series produced in Chennai will further increase our momentum in the Indian luxury car segment.”

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But i still like the old 5-series with eagle eyed headlamps more than this one!


OT: How much does the cheapest 3-series diesel Bmw costs OTR in Chennai?
 
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