The BMW 5-Series is the mid-level luxury sedan by the German manufacturer across the world. It sits between the smaller 3-Series and the bigger 7-Series models and rivals the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, and the Jaguar XF among others in the segment. It is also quite a popular car but owning one can be a task for many since its asking price will set you back by around Rs. 50 lakhs. Or you can go the pre-owned way and get a BMW 5-Series for a fraction of that price. Just like the 5-Series featured here today, which is being offered for much less than the cost of a top-end Maruti Suzuki Dzire sedan.
The white BMW 5-Series here is the E60 generation model and seems to be in a decent condition. The E60 gen was among the most controversial 5-series ever due to its love it or hate it design, courtesy Chris Bangle. Going by the images, the exteriors as well as the interiors of this 5-Series seem to be in good condition. The sedan has covered nearly 88,000 km according to its seller. It is a 2009 model and the variant is 520d.
Powering this BMW 520d is a 1995cc, 4 Cylinder diesel engine that churns out 175 Bhp of power at 4000 rpm along with 350 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. This engine comes mated to an automatic transmission, which means that driving around in the city with this large saloon won’t be that much of an issue. The car has a fuel tank capacity of 70 litres and comes with disc brakes all around.
Talking about the interiors and features on this car, it comes with 10 Airbags, ABS, push-button start, automatic sunroof, power steering, power windows, automatic dual climate control, touch infotainment system, dual-tone leather interiors, remote central locking, Fog lamps, steering mounted controls, electronic seat adjustments, cruise control, and dual MID display mode among others. The cabin features plush leather upholstery in brown too.
Another point to note here is that the seller has not specified the number of owners this 5-Series has been with. Hence make note of that and ask about the same from the seller if you are interested in the vehicle. Also, do give it a solid hands-on check to make sure it isn’t damaged. It goes without saying that the maintenance, running and service cost of this BMW 525d will be much higher than the Maruti Dzire. Therefore, go for it only if you can afford to maintain it or else the car will burn a hole in your pocket every time it goes for servicing.