August 19

BMW 520D – Luxury Line 2013 – Detailed Walkaround and Review

High Points in BMW 320D - 2013 - 56 Lacs (Team-BHP) Styling changes are limited to Lower front Air Intake and some minor changes on rear bumpers. Headlamps and Tail lamps get slight detailing changes. Changes to the Interiors are almost unnoticeable with just detailing changes.

New 5-Series

The new 5-Series is available in 3 Engine Options- 520d, 525d, and 530d. All of these are Diesel engines equipped variants, No Petrol engined 5-Series variants are available for now.

3 Trim levels are available, Luxury Line, Modern Line, and M Sport. Though not with all the engine options.

Price & Engine

Prices start at INR 46,90,000 for the lowest 520d variants and stretch all the way up to INR 57,90,000 for the 530d variant, which is only available in M Sport trim for now. 530d with 3.0 Litre in-line six-cylinder Diesel develops 258 hp of power and 540 nm of peak torque. BMW claimed 0-100kph time is 5.8 Seconds, top speed is electronically limited at 250kph.

Downsizing

525d is the latest victim of the downsizing trend. It no longer comes with the 6 cylinder engine but gets a more powerful version of the 2.0 Litre in-line four-cylinder Diesel. In 525d it develops 218 hp of power and 450 nm of peak torque. BMW claimed 0-100kph time is 6.9 Seconds, top speed is 243kph.

520d with 2.0 Litre in-line four-cylinder Diesel develops 184 hp of power and 380 nm of peak torque. BMW claimed 0-100kph time is 7.9 Seconds, top speed is at 231kph.

New Introductions

Newly introduced Diesel variants in International markets in the BMW 5 Series lineup- Base 143hp, 518d and 351hp, 550d are not launched in India.

The facelifted car gets a new generation of BMW iDrive, the onboard driver information system. Harmon Kardon Sound system is standard equipment. In addition, 525d Luxury Plus and 530d M Sport also get BMW Apps and Navigation Professional GPS system with a bigger 25.9cm color display, iDrive with touch controller, DVD drive and integrated hard drive for maps and audio files. The rear seat entertainment package with two 23.3cm Screens is only standard on 530d M Sport trim.

Adaptive LED headlamps and LED Foglamps are standard across the 5 Series range.


Info Source: Team BHP

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