The new, face-lifted BMW M5 has been launched in India at an ex-showroom price of INR 13,540,000, and is available at BMW dealerships across India as a CBU (Completely Built-Up) unit from today.
On the occasion of the launch, Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “Power delivery, torque, driving dynamics: the new BMW M5 embodies pure athleticism. Conventional rules do not apply to the new BMW M5. An independent production of BMW M GmbH, it remains faithful to the M philosophy, perfectly combining high performance with optimum everyday practicality. An uncompromising presence, a natural leader, it conquers every challenge. Whether on the open road or in the city, it is the perfect interplay of heartbeat, horsepower and exhilarating harmony.”
So, what’s new here?
Visually, nothing much is new here. The kidney grille features slightly revised double slats, while there are the new Adaptive LED Headlights from the 5 Series LCI with slightly squared off bezels. Inside there’s a new M leather wrapped, double-spoke steering wheel, an increase in volume of the storage compartment under the armrest in the centre console area, while the Control Display of the standard-fitted iDrive operating system now features chrome trim on the sides.
The new BMW M5 is driven by the same M Twin Power Turbo V8 petrol engine, mated to the same seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission with Cruise Control, endowing the performance sedan to finish the 0-100 kph dash in a claimed 4.3 seconds. On the safety front, the new BMW M5 also comes with air bags (of course), Active M Differential, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including M Dynamic mode, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, Active Protection with Attentiveness Assistant and Active headrests (front).
With BMW EfficientDynamics, the new BMW M5 is equipped with a comprehensive technology package including features such as Intelligent Lightweight Construction, Automatic Start/Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and many other technologies.
The further extended range of features from BMW ConnectedDrive include the next generation of BMW iDrive (the on-board Driver Information System) with touch controller and handwriting recognition, BMW Navigation Professional (integrated Global Positioning System – GPS) with 25.9 cm colour display with 3D maps, full-colour BMW Head-Up Display with M-specific views, Connectivity through Bluetooth and USB devices, Harman Kardon Surround Sound system and BMW Apps. Park Distance Control (PDC) rear and front along with rear view camera come as standard features.