2021 BMW 5-Series Front
It has the typical long bonnet and set-back passenger compartment layout of a business sedan

For the price, the facelifted 2021 BMW 5-Series comes with tonnes of features and a choice of petrol and diesel engines

BMW has introduced the 2021 5-Series with a starting asking price of Rs. 62.90 lakhs (ex-showroom and introductory), in India today.

The luxury sedan is now longer by 27 mm (wheelbase unchanged) and upfront, it comes with new adaptive LED headlights with L-shaped DRLs, revised kidney grille, restyled bumpers, new LED tail lamps and trapezoidal tailpipe finishers.

Models with the M Sport package feature a more dynamic appearance with enlarged air intakes, a new rear diffuser and Laserlight units. Also, the 2021 BMW 5-Series gets new colourways such as Bernina Grey Amber and Phytonic Blue.

2021 BMW 5-Series Interior
There are more gadgets fitted to the car than one would possibly be able to use

Stepping inside, the car’s cabin has not changed by much. It still has a driver-focused cockpit design, is made of high-quality materials and is equipped with features such as a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and touchscreen, 4-zone automatic climate control, new galvanic embellisher for controls, soft-close doors, ambient lighting, a glass roof, smartphone connectivity with wireless charging, and more.

Customers can choose between synthetic Sensatec perforated trim on the petrol variant, and a selection of Dakota leather and Nappa leather upholstery on the diesel variants.

Speaking of variants, the car will come with a choice of 1 petrol and 2 diesel power units. The 530i model has a 1998cc petrol motor putting out 252 HP and 350 Nm. It does the 0-100 km/hr sprint in 6.2 seconds and does 15.56 km/l.

Rear Profile
The car has a low drag coefficient (Cd) value of 0.23

On the other hand, the 520d variant relies on a 1995cc diesel unit capable of making 190 HP and 400 Nm. This is the most fuel efficient model with 22.48 km/l claimed figure. The 0-100 km/hr time is 7.5 seconds.

The fastest 2021 BMW 5-Series model to reach 100 km/hr from nought (in 5.7 seconds) is the 530d with a 2993cc 6-cylinder diesel engine that puts out 265 HP and 620 Nm. It also returns 18.59 km/l. All models come with an 8-speed Steptronic transmission.

Being a BMW, the luxury can also gets ‘Launch Control’ function, drive modes, auto start-stop, adaptive suspension, and the braking system is made up of lightweight discs with 4-piston aluminium calipers at the front and single piston calipers with an integrated electromechanical parking brake at the rear.

2021 BMW 5-Series Price
It can be had in Mineral White, Carbon Black, Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver, among other colours

As standard, the business sedan rides on 18-inch alloy wheels and sports the latest of driver assistance systems, parking assistant with remote control parking, and numerous other safety systems.

Below is the 2021 BMW 5-Series price list –

530i M SportRs. 62.90 lakhs
520d Luxury LineRs. 63.90 lakhs
530d M SportRs. 71.90 lakhs
Prices are ex-showroom and introductory