2020 BMW 5 Series (facelift) breaks cover: Check what's new
German automaker BMW has officially unveiled the facelifted version of its luxury sedan, the 5 Series. It comes with some nifty design tweaks, upgraded mechanics, and a new plug-in hybrid powertrain on the range-topping M550i trim. Notably, the updated model will arrive in international markets later this year, with India launch likely to happen in 2021.
The BMW 5 series has an appealing front fascia with a slightly wider chrome grille, an updated front bumper, and trapezoidal air dams and exhausts. The headlamps have also been tweaked, and they now house L-shaped daytime running lights with indicators located at the outer edges. On the sides, the sedan gets blacked-out B-pillars, roof rails, body-colored ORVMs, and sportier alloy wheels.
Inside, the facelifted 5 Series gets a five-seater premium cabin with dual-tone dashboard, electric seats, automatic climate control, sunroof, rear AC vents, and a multifunctional steering wheel with cruise control. Further, it has a 10.3-inch or an optional 12.3-inch touchscreen display with the latest 7th-generation version of BMW's iDrive infotainment system. For safety, it gets six airbags, ABS with EBD, and parking sensors.
The India-bound BMW 5 Series (facelift) is expected to be offered with three engine options: a 2.0-liter diesel which generates 190hp, a 3.0-liter diesel with a power figure of 265hp, and a 2.0-liter petrol unit with a power output of 252hp. To manage transmission duties, the car will be offered with an 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
As of now, there is no word on the official pricing and availability details of the 5 Series in India or other markets. However, it is expected to carry a premium over the outgoing model, which starts at Rs. 55.40 lakh. Once launched, it will take on the likes of Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Jaguar XF.