BMW debuts the all-new 5 Series

Gajanan Kashikar Updated: May 25, 2023, 11:07 AM IST

German luxury automaker BMW has unveiled the new generation of the 5 Series (G60). The saloon is now larger, packed with new technology, greener, and features a completely new interior and exterior. The latest 5 Series offers a range of petrol and diesel engines, as well as plug-in hybrid models, and, for the first time, an all-electric version, the i5. However, this will be the final 5 Series model to be equipped with an internal combustion engine (ICE).

New BMW 5 Series: Dimensions

Compared to its predecessor, the all-new 5 Series has grown in every dimension. It is now 97mm longer, measuring 5,060mm in length, 32mm wider at 1,900mm, and 36mm taller at 1,515mm. The wheelbase of the sedan has increased by 20mm, totalling 2,995mm.

New BMW 5 Series: Design

BMW has adopted a new design language for most of its new models, including the X1 and the flagship 7 Series, to give them a modern and sporty appearance. The new-generation 5 Series follows suit with a completely redesigned exterior. It features a new angular kidney grille, new headlights with vertical daytime running lights, sleek shoulder lines, flush-style door handles, an embossed number '5' on the C-pillar, and new taillights. Customers can also choose the BMW Iconic Glow counter lighting for the kidney grille. The new saloon offers BMW M Sport and M Sport Pro packages, along with a variety of colour options, including three new BMW Individual shades.

New BMW 5 Series: Interior

Similar to the all-electric iX, the interior of the next-generation BMW 5 Series adopts a clean and minimalist design. BMW has eliminated various buttons and controls by digitalising functions. The highlight of the new model is the BMW Curved Display, which makes its debut in the 5 Series. It consists of an ultra-wide curved glass panel housing two screens: a 12.3-inch driver display and a 14.9-inch central information hub. The car also features a new steering wheel with haptic feedback for controls. Notably, the dashboard includes the BMW Interaction Bar, reminiscent of the 7 Series, available as an optional extra. The new 5 Series comes with standard sports seats, while comfort seats with various electric adjustment options are available as an option. Furthermore, it is the first BMW to feature a vegan interior as standard.

New BMW 5 Series: Powertrain

The sedan is powered by new petrol and diesel engines, paired with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission as standard. Additionally, it offers 48-volt mild hybrid functionality across the lineup. In Europe, there will be a 520i with 208PS, a 520d with 197PS, and a 520d xDrive. Other regions will have a range of four- and six-cylinder options. Two plug-in hybrid variants will join the lineup by Spring 2024, and a new six-cylinder diesel engine will also arrive next year.

New BMW 5 Series: Equipment

BMW says that it has significantly upgraded the range of systems available for partially autonomous driving and parking. These features are available as standard or as optional extras with the all-new 5 Series. Additionally, the advanced Driving Assistant Professional package includes steering assist, lane control assist, and distance control with stop-and-go function. The sedan also introduces a new Active Lane Change Assistant with eye confirmation.

New BMW 5 Series: Launch

The international market launch of the new 5 Series is scheduled for October 2023, with the Indian debut expected in early 2024.

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