Next-Gen BMW 5-Series/ i5
Estimated Price : ₹ 65 Lakh - ₹ 95 Lakh
Expected Launch : November 2024
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If you are in the market for a premium luxury car with performance and driving pleasure as priority, then BMW Cars are the best choice for you. Renowned for producing cars that offer heritage, some of the best handling characteristics and performance, the automaker lives up to its tagline - the Ultimate Driving Machine. It doesn’t matter which model you are buying, more often than not it will be the best to drive in its segment. When coupled with copious amounts of power, driving a BMW becomes a special experience. Today we take a look at the most powerful BMW cars you can currently buy in India. BMW XM Only the second-ever bespoke M vehicle and the first M PHEV, the new XM is the most powerful BMW to be ever made. It becomes the new flagship model in the brand’s lineup in India, the SUV features some striking design elements like large illuminated kidney grille with gold accents, split-LED headlight setup, bulging wheel arches, LED tail lights, and 21-inch alloy wheels that can be upgraded to 22 or 23-inches. Powering the XM is a 4.4-litre V8 twin-turbo petrol engine that is paired with an electric motor, churning out a combined 653 bhp with 800 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are handled by an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox that sends power to all four wheels via BMW’s xDrive system. The automaker claims a 0 to 100 kmph sprint time of just 4.3 seconds while the SUV can also be driven in pure EV mode for up to 80 kms. BMW M8 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition The automaker introduced the M8 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition as part of the 50th-Anniversary celebrations of BMW’s performance division. Compared to the regular competition model, the Special Edition gets added M badges in the front, side, and rear, a black kidney grille, an M Sport exhaust system, and 20-inch anthracite black alloy wheels with red brake calipers. There are also 5 new exterior colours and an optional M Carbon exterior package which gets you the likes of a carbon front bumper and rear spoiler. Being the most powerful 8-Series, the M8 Competition uses a twin-turbo V8 petrol motor that makes 625 bhp with 750 Nm of peak torque and is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It comes with BMW’s xDrive AWD system, allowing the vehicle to reach 100 kmph from a standstill in just 3.2 seconds. BMW M5 The BMW M5 is widely regarded as the best super saloon in the world, and the current model is also among the most powerful BMWs you can currently buy. The company gave the sedan an update in 2021, featuring an updated front end with a revised bumper and new Laserlight LED headlamps while the rear offers a new diffuser and apron. Mechanically, the M5 uses a 4.4-litre V8 twin-turbo petrol engine that makes 625 bhp with 750 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. BMW’s xDrive system sends power to all four wheels while 0 to 100 kmph can be achieved in just 3.3 seconds. Read Also: Why BMW is Regarded as Epitome of Premium Luxury BMW M4 Competition When it was launched last year, the M4 Competition quickly became one of the most divisive cars the German automaker has ever made. Most of it was due to the new design language and the massive front grille. The rest of the car looks aggressive too with the sculpted front bonnet and bumper, black 20-inch alloy wheels, sloping coupe roofline, and an angular rear bumper with a multi-channel diffuser. Being an M car, the M4 Competition has the power to match its striking looks. Under the hood is a 3-litre twin-turbo straight-six petrol powertrain that makes 510 bhp with 650 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This is also the first time that the M4 is being offered with an AWD (All-Wheel-Drive) system. BMW claims a 0 to 100 kmph time of just 3.5 seconds while the top speed is said to be limited to 250 kmph. BMW X5 M The X5 M, previous to the new XM’s launch, was the most powerful BMW SUV you could buy. Unlike other M models with their aggressive and in-your-face design, the X5 M looks quite down to earth. The key highlights to its design are the double M kidney grilles finished in black, a sportier front bumper, aerodynamic ORVMs, a new rear bumper and a roof-mounted spoiler. While you may not notice the X5 M at the first glance, you sure will when it gets going. Powering the SUV is BMW’s 4.4-litre twin–turbo V8 petrol engine that is capable of delivering a maximum power output of 625 bhp with 750 Nm of peak torque. The motor comes mated to an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox that sends power to all four wheels via the M xDrive system. Weighing nearly 2.4-tonne, the vehicle can sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 3.8 seconds. Read Also: Why Should You Buy a BMW Car? Top Features and Benefits
It was late, but it was well worth the wait. BMW has finally joined the EV party, following Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Jaguar. The BMW iX, an all-electric luxury SUV, has arrived in India via the Completely Built-Up (CBU) route in the xDrive 40 form. The BMW iX will be a strong competitor to the Mercedes-Benz EQC and Audi e-Tron. The BMW iX is based on the iNext concept, which the premium automaker debuted in 2017. The SUV will be available in two models: the BMW iX xDrive40 and the BMW iX xDrive 50. The SUV's EV features are immediately noticeable, including a strong and larger-than-usual classic kidney-shaped grille with many cameras built into it. The grille also holds a radar system and sensors, which round out the driver assistance systems, while the front bumper features four light bands in the upper part of the slim headlamps. Because of the tapering glasshouse, fixed clam-shell bonnet, fixed B-pillars, and frameless doors, the side profile appears fluidic. When it comes to the back, the tail lamps resemble the headlamps. The iX xDrive 50 Sport has air vents atop a sharper bumper for aerodynamic efficiency, and the rear profile is smoother and more sombre. The BMW iX rides on 22-inch aerodynamically optimised wheels with 275/40 profile tyres. The dimensions of the all-electric BMW iX are the same as those of the ICE-powered BMW X5. Furthermore, because of the electric infrastructure, its cabin space is comparable to that of the BMW X7. BMW employed recycled plastic and microfibre fabric for seating to encourage a sustainable approach. A hexagonal steering wheel looks stunningly sumptuous above the sleek dashboard, which has a custom-made heads-up display. The dual digital displays, which include a 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, are even more appealing. The drive selector and the iDrive rotary controller are positioned on a high-set armrest, while the remainder of the controls are integrated into the door's upper portion. The iX xDrive 40 produces 326 HP of power, 630 Nm of peak torque, and has a range of up to 414 kilometres. According to the claim, the iX xDrive 40 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds. The iX xDrive 50 has a range of up to 611 km and delivers 523 HP and 765 Nm of peak torque. This model is said to speed from 0 to 100 kph in 4.6 seconds. The BMW iX has two electric motors, one on each axle, resulting in an all-wheel-drive system. Based on the driving circumstances, the AWD powertrain regulates torque as needed by the front and rear axles. As a result, the BMW iX may be operated in rear-wheel drive and then quickly switched to all-wheel drive when necessary. Read Also: Audi A8L VS Mercedes Benz S-Class VS BMW 7-Series – Price, Variants, Dimensions, Features and Engine Comparison The BMW iX xDrive 40 features a 76.6kWh battery pack and a range of 425 kilometres. BMW provides a 2.3kW single-phase charger for home connections as well as an 11kW AC wallbox charger. The battery can be charged from 0 to 100% in 36 hours using the 2.3kW charger, and it can be topped off in just seven hours with the 11 kW charger. The BMW iX also supports DC fast charging, allowing it to charge the battery from 10% to 80% in 73 minutes at 50kW capacity and in 31 minutes at 150kW capacity. The BMW iX is priced at 1.16 crore (ex-showroom) and will compete with the Mercedes-Benz EQC, Audi e-Tron SUV and Sportback, and Jaguar i-Pace. For best deals on BMW cars please visit Car Lelo. Read Also: BMW i3 Born Electric Car
BMW India has finally launched its All-New X1 SUV in India. Like its previous generation, the 2023 X1 is offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. The Third-Generation BMW X1 is priced at Rs 45.90 lakh (ex-showroom) for petrol and Rs 47.90 lakh (ex-showroom) for the diesel variant. Interested customers can book their new car at any BMW authorized dealership or can do so online via Shop.bmw.in. Deliveries for BMW X1 sDrive 18d M Sport (diesel) will begin from March onwards and the BMW X1 sDrive 18i xLine (petrol) from June. 2023 BMW X1: Exterior Design The New BMW X1 is sharply redesigned when compared to its previous generation. In terms of dimensions, the 2023 X1 is slightly larger than its predecessor – 53 mm longer, 24 mm wider, and 44 mm taller. Even the wheelbase has been increased by 22 mm. Its surface lines, classy exterior, and monolithic design display its SAV identity clearly. Upfront, it features slim LED headlights and a large BMW kidney grille. The bumper gets more angular creases with brushed silver inserts, sleeker headlamps, and new inverted L-shaped DRLs. The new SUV is characterized by smooth surfacing and flush door handles. Towards the rear, it highlights slim wraparound LED tail lamps and the sculpted rear bumper with silver inserts. Besides, the 2023 X1 rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. 2023 BMW X1: Interior Layout and Features On the inside, the vehicle offers the company’s latest generation curved display that sits atop the dashboard. A floating centre console and new storage spaces make the dashboard look clear. Slim AC vents are neatly integrated into the dashboard. The German brand also claims that the latest X1 provides more space for its rear-seat occupants. The car offers a host of new features. Some of them are Adaptive LED Headlights with High Beam Assistant, My BMW App with Remote Functions, BMW Live Cockpit Plus with Curved Display, Instrument Panel Luxury, Active Seats, Harmon Kardon audio system, and many more. Read Also: New BMW X1 Bookings Unofficially Open in India 2023 BMW X1: Powertrain Details 2023 BMW X1 is offered with two powertrain options; a petrol (sDrive 18i xLine) engine and a diesel (sDrive 18d M Sport) unit in India. The petrol engine is a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder unit that generates 134 bhp of maximum power output with 230 Nm of peak torque. It can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in just 8.9 seconds and gives an average fuel consumption of 20.37 kmpl, ARAI certified. On the other hand, the 2.0- litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine produces 148 bhp of power output and 360 Nm of peak torque. The SUV accelerates from a standstill to 100 kmph in 9.2 seconds and offers an ARAI-claimed mileage of 16.3 kmpl. Both engine options come mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 2023 BMW X1: Rivals in India The just launched 2023 BMW X1 competes against the likes of the New Audi Q3 (priced at Rs 44.89 lakh to 50.39 lakh, ex-showroom), Mercedes-Benz GLA (priced at Rs 46.50 lakh to 50.50 lakh, ex-showroom), and the Volvo XC40 (priced at Rs 45.90 lakh, ex-showroom) in the entry-level SUV segment. Read Also: 2023 BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Launched at Rs 57.90 Lakh
Just days after launching its flagship luxury sedan, the 7-Series, BMW India has launched yet another new product, the 2023 X7 in India. Priced at Rs 1.22 crore (ex-showroom), the next-generation X7 gets an updated exterior design along with a brand-new interior layout and more powerful engines than before. Next-Gen BMW X7: Key Changes From the outside, one can instantly witness the brand-new design language of the X7 that includes the split LED headlamp design similar to the one seen on the new BMW 7-Series and the i7 sedans. The large kidney grille with cascade lighting element, new 3D LED taillight and new chrome highlight on the bumpers differentiates the new X7 from other BMW X models. The car also sits on redesigned 20-inch alloy wheels giving the vehicle a high-tech appearance. Moving to the interior, the new X7 get an all-new design with the new digital BMW Curved Display that unifies the cockpit and the infotainment area into one floating unit. The 12.3-inch digital cluster gets a whole host of new functionality and themes, while the 14.9-inch touchscreen with BMW iDrive 8 firmware. Other additions to the interior include new ambient lighting effect, sky lounge panoramic glass sunroof and more. Next-Gen BMW X7: Powertrain The 2023 X7 is offered with both petrol and diesel mild-hybrid engine option. The 3.0-litre straight six twin turbo engine produces 381 bhp and 520 Nm in the petrol guise and 340 bhp and 700 Nm in the diesel version. Additionally, both engines feature a 48V Electrical Motor that with a power output of 12 hp and torque output of 200 Nm, helping achieve even better efficiency and dynamics. Transmission duties is taken car by the 8-speed Steptronic transmission that offers quick and smooth shifts. Also available as standard is the xDrive intelligent AWD system that monitors the situation and quickly responds to ensure maximum traction and agility. Next-Gen BMW X7: Variants and Colour Options BMW is offering the X7 2023 in two variants. The petrol is available in the X7 xDrive40i M Sport trim at a starting price of Rs 1.22 crore (ex-showroom), while the diesel is available in X7 xDrive40d M Sport at a starting price of Rs 1.245 crore (ex-showroom). Both variants are available with 5 colour options that include 3 metallic colours and two BMW individual paints. The standard options include Mineral White, Black Sapphire and Carbon Black. Special colours include Dravit Grey and Tanzanite Blue. The new BMW X7 rivals the likes of the Mercedes Benz GLS, Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90 in the country. We expect the new X7 to make its India debut at next weeks BMW Joy Town event in Bengaluru. Read Also: New BMW 7 Series Launched in India at Rs 1.70 Crore
The price of the upcoming Next-Gen BMW 5-Series/ i5 is expected to be between Rs 60 lakh and Rs 95 lakh (ex-showroom).
The estimated launch date of the upcoming BMW 5-Series/ i5 is set around November 2024.
The BMW 5-Series/ i5 will feature a whole host of exterior and interior design revisions along with a choice of petrol, plug-in-hybrid and fully electric powertrain options. The
highlight of the four-wheeler's cabin will be the new infotainment unit with twin curved display, running BMW’s latest iDrive 8 operating system.
The BMW 5-Series/ i5 competes with the likes of the Mercedes Benz E-Class, Volvo S90 and the Audi A6 in its segment.