BMW is all set to launch the 5 Series facelift in India on June 24. The luxury sedan will gain styling tweaks and tech upgrades with this mid-cycle update. The BMW 5 Series facelift was revealed in international markets in May last year.
- Gets revised materials and gloss black centre console details inside
- Engine options are likely to be the same as the outgoing model
- Rivals the Mercedes-Benz E-class, Audi A6 and Jaguar XF
BMW 5 Series facelift: Design
The exterior changes on the 5 Series facelift are concentrated on the front grille, which is wider and positioned lower than before. It also receives a new single-frame design, with a central element in chrome, and sits within a reprofiled front bumper. The larger grille gels very well with the new headlights, which feature BMW’s Laserlight tech in higher variants. The headlights get quad LED beams, L-shaped daytime running lights and indicators that are located at the outer edges. The facelift also gets more heavily structured tail-lights – which are similar in design to those on the latest 3 Series – as well as a redesigned rear bumper. Furthermore, all 5 Series models will be fitted with trapezoidal tailpipes, regardless of the variant.
BMW 5 Series facelift: Interior
Inside, the 5 Series facelift will get the latest, seventh-generation version of BMW’s iDrive infotainment system, along with a 10.3-inch central touchscreen as standard. Further, interior tweaks are focused on the dashboard, which gains a new lower climate display, alongside revised materials and gloss black centre console details. Additionally, entry-level models are expected to get more equipment as standard than before.
BMW 5 Series facelift: Engine and gearbox
While no official details are out yet, expect the BMW 5 Series facelift to carry forward the current model’s engine options. These include a 252hp, 2.0-litre petrol in the 530i; a 190hp 2.0-litre diesel in the 520d; and a 265hp, 3.0-litre diesel in the 530d. An 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox will be standard across the range.
BMW 5 Series facelift: Expected price and rivals
Currently, the BMW 5 Series range in India is priced between Rs 56 – 69.10 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Expect a slight increase in prices for the facelift, given the tech and styling updates it gets. In terms of rivals, the 5 Series competes with the Mercedes-Benz E-class, Audi A6, Volvo S90 and the Jaguar XF.