All-New BMW 5 Series Variants Explained

Planning to buy the all-new 5 Series? Check out which variant suits you the best

2017 BMW 5 Series

BMW's latest 5 Series is here and the first thing you will notice is that it looks really close to the current 7 Series. And not just the looks, like a younger brother, it even borrows a lot more, like the 7's platform and most of its features as well. Though that makes our job a little harder, it’s really good for people interested in buying the 5 Series. Launched at an ex-showroom price of Rs 49.9 lakh across the country, the all-new 5 Series is available with three engine options across four variants. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the features on offer, let's have a look at the prices and engines on offer.

Fuel Type Petrol Diesel
Variants 530i Sport Line 520d Sport Line 520d Luxury Line 530d M Sport
Price Rs 49.90 lakh Rs 49.90 lakh Rs 53.60 lakh Rs 61.30 lakh
Engine 2.0-litre, Four-Cylinder Turbocharged 2.0-litre, Four-Cylinder Turbocharged 2.0-litre, Four-Cylinder Turbocharged 3.0-litre, Six-Cylinder Turbocharged
Power 252PS 190PS 190PS 265PS
Torque 380Nm 400Nm 400Nm 620Nm
Transmission 8-Speed Steptronic Sport Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Steptronic Automatic Transmission
8-Speed Steptronic Automatic Transmission
8-Speed Steptronic Sport Automatic Transmission
0-100 km/h 6.2 Seconds 7.5 Seconds 7.5 Seconds 5.7 Seconds
Fuel Economy 15.56 Kmpl 22.48 Kmpl 22.48 Kmpl 18.59 Kmpl

Now that you have an idea of the mechanical specifications of the variants, let's dive into the extensive list of features offered with each one.

Sport Line (Petrol - Rs 49.9 lakh / Diesel - Rs 49.9 lakh)

2017 BMW 5 Series

The base variant of the all-new 5 Series, the Sport Line, is the only variant to be offered with both the engine options and the only variant available with the petrol powertrain. This variant is suited for buyers looking for a petrol option or are making an entry into the segment. Here are the features on offer as standard with this trim

Drive and Transmission

  • Drive modes: Sport, Sport+, Comfort, ECO PRO and Adaptive

Sport Line Package

  • Illuminated door sill plates
  • Tailpipe finished in black chrome

Exterior Equipment

  • LED headlights, fog lights and DRLs
  • BMW Display Key

Interior Equipment

  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • BMW Gesture Control
  • Electrically adjustable front seats with memory function for driver
  • 12.3-inch Infotainment display
  • Sunroof
  • Electrically adjustable 'Sport' steering wheel


  • Navigation with 3D maps
  • 12-speaker Hi-Fi audio system
  • iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition
  • Integrated 20GB hard drive
  • Park Distance Control and rear-view camera

BMW EfficientDynamics

  • Automatic Start/Stop function
  • Active Air Stream Kidney Grille

Personalisation Options

  • 4 exterior colour options
  • 3 upholstery options
  • 18-inch double-spoke 245/45 R18 alloy wheels

Luxury Line (Rs 53.60 lakh / +Rs 3.7 lakh

2017 BMW 5 Series

Only available with the 2-litre diesel, the Luxury Line is the mid variant of the series and the top-most offering if you don't want to go for the more powerful 3-litre diesel. Also, since the 3-litre M Sport is more driver focused, the Luxury Line is the ideal choice for buyers who are going to be driven around. It gets a few additional goodies as compared to the Sport line. Check them out.

  • BMW kidney grille with vertical slats in chrome
  • Tailpipe finisher in chrome
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon Surround Sound system
  • Parking Assistant along with Remote control parking
  • 360-degree camera with top view and panorama side view
  • Electrical adjustment for seat height, seat width, backrest rake and headrest height
  • Wireless charging
  • Passenger microphone
  • Two USB ports in the centre console
  • Fine-Wood Interior trim
  • 6 exterior colour options
  • Leather 'Dakota' ivory white upholstery option
  • 18-inch W-spoke 245/45 R18 alloy wheels

M Sport (Rs 61.30 lakh / +Rs 7.7 lakh)

2017 BMW 5 Series

Available only with the 3-litre diesel, the 530d M Sport is the top-of-the-line variant of the all-new 5 Series. It packs a heavy punch and gets certain updates that make it stand out from the rest of the 5s. It is better suited for buyers looking to drive the cars themselves. Apart from the more powerful diesel mill, here is what you get for the extra cash.

  • Launch control
  • Car key with exclusive M designation
  • M Aerodynamics package with front apron, side skirts and rear apron
  • Diffuser insert in metallic 'Dark Shadow'
  • Trapezoidal tailpipe in high-gloss chrome
  • Electrical adjustment for the upper section of the backrest, backrest width and thigh rest
  • Seat memory function for driver and front passenger
  • Rear seat 40:20:40 split
  • M leather steering wheel
  • Heads-Up display with coloured projection
  • 10.2-inch screen for the rear seats
  • Carbon Black and Mediterranean blue exterior colours
  • 'Nappa' Ivory White and 'Nappa' Mokka leather upholstery
  • 18-inch M Double-spoke alloy wheels with mixed tyres - Front: 245/45 R18, Rear: 275/40 R18


2017 BMW 5 Series

In terms of safety, the features are standard across the range and include front and side airbags for the first row occupants and head airbags for the rear as well. The car also gets stability aids such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC).

This is the variant wise features distribution for the all-new 5 Series. In India, it continues its hometown rivalry with Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Audi A6. Also rivalling the 5 Series here are the Volvo S90 and the Jaguar XF. Stay tuned for the full review as we will be driving it soon. In the meanwhile, check out the following.

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