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BMW Launches new 520d M-sport Sedan @ Rs. 54 Lakhs
The new BMW 520d M Sport was launched in India today. M Sport celebrates the future-oriented sporty design and dynamics of the new BMW 5 Series.
The new BMW 520d M Sport is locally produced at BMW Plant Chennai in a diesel variant and is available at BMW dealerships across India.
The all India ex-showroom price for diesel variant is as follows –
BMW 520d M Sport : INR 54, 00, 000
*Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Delivery will be made ex-showroom. Ex-showroom price (inclusive of VAT at 12.5%) as applicable in New Delhi and Maharashtra but excludes Road Tax, RTO statutory taxes/fees, Insurance and Octroi (if applicable). VAT over and above 12.5%, if applicable, will be charged extra. Prices and options are subject to change without prior notice. For further information, please contact your local authorised BMW dealer.
The new BMW 520d M Sport is available in Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork while Mediterranean Blue and Carbon Black are the available metallic paintworks.
The standard Dakota leather upholstery is available in Leather Dakota Cinnamon Brown | Black | Black, Leather Dakota Veneto Beige exclusive stitching | Veneto Beige | Black and Leather Dakota Black | Black.
Mr. Frank Schloeder, President (Act.), BMW Group India said, “M stands for motorsport and is one of the most coveted badges that has shaped the history of performance automobiles. The next chapter of the BMW 5 Series in India will begin with the BMW 520d M Sport which embodies the athletic form of luxurious elegance. The BMW 520d M Sport with typical BMW M style and sporty genes presents the future-proof dynamics of the BMW 5 Series at its energetic best.”
Sporty elegance is the identity of the BMW 5 Series Sedan. The, M aerodynamics package and 18-inch M light alloys featuring a double spoke design contribute towards enhanced driving dynamics and an exceptionally powerful appearance. Powerful air inlets give the flow-optimised front apron more presence. Side skirts with additional contour lines sharpens the presence and is perfectly rounded off by the rear apron with exhaust pipe finishers in Dark Chrome and a striking diffusor in Dark Shadow metallic. The Adaptive LED Headlights, ‘M’ badge on front wings and M designation on the door sill strip contours generates a masculine look.
The interior creates a dynamic sporting ambience. Electrically adjustable sports front seats for driver and passenger in leather upholstery offer perfect lateral support and great comfort. The upholstery’s exclusive character is underlined by high-grade materials and contrasting seams. In the cockpit, the M multifunction steering wheel fits perfectly in the hand and allows the driver complete control. The aluminium hexagon interior trim strip and BMW Individual headliner Anthracite add an atheltic note.
The latest generation BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine in the new BMW 520d M Sport has state-of-the-art fuel injection technologies for enhanced efficiency, as well as innovative turbocharging technology. The 1995 cc diesel engine combines Common Rail direct injection and a turbo charger with variable turbine geometry to deliver a power output of 140 kW / 190 hp and an impressive torque of 400 Nm. It takes just 7.7 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/hr and the top speed is 233 km/hr.
The eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission performs smooth, almost imperceptible gear shifts. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine, enabling it to develop its full power and efficiency. For even greater driving pleasure, the eight-speed Steptronic transmission is available with steering wheel paddle shifters.
With BMW EfficientDynamics, the BMW 520d M Sport is equipped with the most comprehensive technology packages to reduce fuel consumption and increase driving dynamics – such as Intelligent Lightweight Construction, Auto Start-Stop, ECO PRO modes (ECOPRO, Comfort, Sport), Brake-Energy Regeneration, 50:50 Weight Distribution and many other innovative technologies.
The new BMW 520d M Sport provides unparalleled performance coupled with cutting-edge safety technologies. BMW’s exemplary safety provides optimal support in any situation with six air bags, Anti-Lock braking system, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC); Cornering Brake Control (CBC); Hill Descent Control (HDC); Side-impact Protection; Electronic vehicle immobiliser, emergency spare wheel and crash sensor.
The extensive range of BMW ConnectedDrive features multifunction instrument display, the next generation of BMW iDrive (the on-board Driver Information System) with 25.9 cm color display, BMW Navigation system Professional with 3D maps (integrated Global Positioning System-GPS), BMW Apps, Park Distance Control, Rear View Camera and Connectivity through Bluetooth / USB devices.
The BMW 5 Series portfolio consists of two diesel engines (520d and 530d) which are locally produced in Chennai and a petrol engine (520i) available as CBU (Completely built-up) unit.