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New BMW 5 Series launched!


BMW has launched the New 5 Series in India! The prices for the four new versions launched are:

523i - Rs 38.9 lakh

535i - Rs 58 lakh

525d - Rs Rs 39.9 lakh

530d - 45.9 lakh

All four models launched are on-sale right now. The 535i is a CBU, while the other three models are CKDs. The 523i and 525d come with 8 speed automatic gearboxes. The 530d and 535i come with 8 speed gearboxes with sport function paddle shifts. The 535i comes with a twin turbo petrol engine with a straight six, while the 523i comes with a straight six naturally aspirated petrol engine that makes 204 bhp. The 530d and 525d come with straight six diesel engines, the former making 245 bhp while the latter makes 204 bhp.

The cars also feature electronic power steering with Servotronic, have six airbags, ABS, brake assist, dynamic traction & stability control, and brake energy regeneration. Other features like a DVD changer and 10.2 inch TV display are also present.

BMW is hoping to sell 4000 cars in India in 2010, as opposed to the 3600 figure they hit last year.