Popular Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi has just bought a brand new BMW 5-series sedan. The manufacturer posted pictures of Nora taking delivery of the new luxury sedan on their Instagram handle. There is no information about which variant Nora has decided to opt for. However, what the do know is that she chose the Black Sapphire Metallic colour which gives the 5-series a very understated look. Before the BMW, Nora has been spotted with a Mercedes-Benz CLA 220d which was finished in white colour. However, that car has been now discontinued by Mercedes-Benz.
The current-gen 5-series was launched in India in 2017 by BMW and since then its sales are going strong as compared to other German manufacturers such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The 5-series is the best sedan that you buy if you consider yourself a keen driver. It has always been the more driver-focused sedan when compared to the competitors. However, it does not mean that the 5-series misses out on equipment, it still offers quite an extensive feature list. This generation of 5-series is known as G30. However, there is a more striking and sleeker 5-series that has been launched in international markets and it should make its way to the Indian market soon. The new mid-life facelift of the BMW 5-series will get sleeker styling, new features and most importantly a range of mild-hybrid technology across the engines.
The BMW 5-series comes with a lot of features as expected. It offers four-zone climate control, ambient lighting, BMW Gesture control, LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, wireless charger, LED tail lamps, heads-up display, digital instrument cluster, park assist with a surround-view camera and much more. It also gets a touchscreen infotainment system paired to a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
BMW offers the 5-series in 4 variants. The range kicks off with 530i Sport which costs Rs. 55.40 lakhs ex-showroom then comes the 520d luxury line and the 530i M Sport variant. Both of which costs Rs. 60.90 lakhs ex-showroom. There is also the 530d M Sport variant that costs Rs. 68.40 lakhs ex-showroom. The 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 252 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. The 520d gets a 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces 190 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 400 Nm. Then there is the 530d that will get you a 6-cylinder diesel engine that produces 265 hp of max power and a massive 620 Nm of peak torque. All the engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic torque converter automatic gearbox.
There is also a high-performance version of the 5-series available known as the M5 Competition that costs an astounding Rs. 1.54 Crores ex-showroom. However, that is also one of the most powerful sedans that you can currently buy. It produces a massive power output of 616 hp of max power and a peak torque output of 750 Nm. BMW 5-series compete with Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Jaguar XF and the Volvo S90 in the segment.