BMW India have quietly launched the 520d variant of their 5-series sedan in India. The new car is powered by a 2.0-litre (1995cc) engine delivering 185bhp of power. This engine is the same as the one employed in the 3-series saloon. With this, the 5-series sports 5 engines under its bonnet in India. The new engine will be mated to an 8-speed auto gearbox.
Apart from the smaller engine, the 520d also goes a level down in terms of equipment list in favour of competitive pricing. The tyres are now 255 / 55 R17. The paddle shifter has been taken away and so has been the six-CD changer, to make for a single CD MP3 player. The system still supports USB, AUX – in and Bluetooth pairing.
The new car is priced at Rs 36,90,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) , cheaper by the 525d by almost 3 lakh rupees.