2012 Auto Expo: BMW Group introduces the M5 and the MINI cars in India

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Today, leading German car maker BMW introduced the M5 sedan and the Mini brand of cars in India at the 2012 Auto Expo, New Delhi. Here, we bring to you the details from our first glance of these interesting cars.

MINI

 

MINI has to be one of the most iconic car brands of them all.Dr. Kay Segler, Senior Vice President, Mini Brand Management and Business Coordination said, “By launching the new Mini ten years ago, we created most exciting premium small car brand in the world.” And we have no intention of disagreeing with him. “As one of the world’s top growth markets, India is a great place to continue accelerating MINI’s global momentum. We are sure MINI fans in India are as excited as we are.”

Here, we bring to you the ex-showroom prices of the new MINI cars in India:

MINI Cooper: Rs. 24,90,00

MINI Cooper S: Rs. 27,90,000

MINI Cooper Convertible: Rs. 29,99,000

MINI Cooper S Countryman: Rs. 31,99,000  

The MINI range will be imported to India as (Completely Built Units) CBU units. Yes, we do plan to do a full fledged review of these popular cars as the details about the above mentioned vehicles will start surfacing. Stay tuned.

BMW M5

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BMW decides to let performance enthusiasts of our country rejoice. Along with the popular M3 Coupe & Convertible sports cars and the aggressive X6 M we now have the M5 sedan on sale in India. The M5 is based on the 5 series of the luxury car manufacturer. M5 surely seems to be a BMW 5 series sedan on steroids. What with the M5 borrowing the design from the 5 series sedan albeit also throwing in some skirtings, chrome tipped exhaust pipes and M badges to the basic design form. This ‘sleeper’ car comes with a 4395 cc V8 engine with the cylinders placed at an angle of 90 degrees to each other. The motor has 4 valves per cylinder configuration and produces 560 horses and the car has a limited top speed of 25o kmph. This sedan can ferry your kids to the school and mess with those 2 seater sportscars on the way back home. The M5 carries a price tag of Rs.95,90,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).