BMW 520d M Sport Launched At A Price Of Rs 68.90 Lakh
In addition to adding a new variation, BMW India has changed the lineup of the 5 Series. BMW has now withdrawn the 520d Luxury Line and the limited-edition 50 Jahre Edition and introduced the 520d in M Sport trim for Rs. 68.90 lakh.
More significantly, BMW has removed the top-of-the-line M5 Competition from its website and eliminated the 3.0-liter diesel from the 5 Series lineup. However, the petrol 530i M Sport remains available and is priced at Rs 65.40 lakh. The executive luxury sedan is currently only offered with four-cylinder petrol and diesel powertrains following the variation reorganization.
The BMW 520d M Sport has a sportier-looking appearance with more aggressively designed front and rear bumpers than the now-discontinued Luxury Line. Moreover, it has chrome exhausts, 18-inch alloy wheels, and M-specific features like blue brake calipers and M emblems on the fender.
It receives interior upgrades like M-badged door sills and a leather steering wheel. Also, it receives certain upgraded features above the Luxury Line, such as BMW’s Laserlight technology. The BMW 520d M Sport also has a 360-degree camera, wireless phone charging, a Harman Kardon sound system, and a heads-up display.
Regarding the powertrain, nothing has changed. It still has a 2.0-liter diesel engine with 190 horsepower and an 8-speed automated transmission.
The 530d, which was equipped with a 265 horsepower, 3.0-liter diesel engine, was the highest model in India’s lineup for the standard 5 Series. As of right now, BMW has removed this engine from the lineup of the 5 Series, thereby reducing it to a four-cylinder midsize luxury vehicle. Also, it indicates that the Mercedes-Benz E350d is the only vehicle in its class to have a six-cylinder diesel engine at the moment.
BMW also ceased production of the 625 horsepower M5 Competition super sedan. Except for the Mercedes-AMG E63 S, the only other V8-powered vehicle in the sector was the M5. The E63 S is the only competitor now that it has been retired.
The Audi A6, Lexus ES, Volvo S90, Jaguar XF, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are just a few of the vehicles the BMW 5 Series competes against. Only the Jaguar XF and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, however, offer a diesel engine option. The Jaguar XF D200 and the Mercedes-Benz E220d are thus the primary rivals of the BMW 520d M Sport.
BMW often reduces the variants for better economies of scale when the product is nearing the end of its lifecycle. The variant rejig for the 5 Series should therefore come as no surprise since an all-new generation of the 5 Series is expected next year. As we had exclusively reported, the new 5 Series for India will be available as a long-wheelbase sedan to take squarely on the long-wheelbase E-Class.
In the near future, BMW will launch the new generation of the M2 sportscar and facelifted Z4 in May this year, and it will be followed by the launch of the facelifted X5 in August.
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