The new BMW 5-Series was launched in April and BMW had to hurry up with the production to keep arch rival Mercedes Benz at bay. The 5-Series has finally rolled out of BMW’s Chennai plant and deliveries will start by the end of this month. BMW had seen a drop in sales due to the unavailability of the new 5-Series in India and volumes are expected to rise now.
“The BMW 5 Series is the core product in our model range and has significantly contributed to the image and success of BMW in India. We are confident that the new BMW 5 Series produced in Chennai will further increase our momentum in the Indian luxury car segment” – Juergen Eder, BMW Plant Managing Director.
Priced between Rs 38.9 lakh and Rs 58 lakh (Ex Showroom), the 523i, 530d and 525d will be produced as completely knocked down units at the Chennai plant while the top of the line 535i will be imported as a completely built unit(CBU).