2016 BMW 520d M Sport India launch makes the luxury car market full of options for the enthusiast as well entry-level executive sedans buyers
Luxury car market seems to be a tough nut to crack for premium car manufacturer. With Mercedes rolling in products every single month. Let it be petrol or diesel. Sedans or sports car, the market seems to be responding well to their marketing ideas and sales are at all time high. Meanwhile other manufacturer are trying their best to be traditional more profitable and visible in the market. BMW’s one such attempt is to get the enthusiast in the market happy. 520D M-Sport comes and makes slightly budget conscious buyers a second chance to look at.
The M aerodynamics package and 18-inch M light alloys featuring a double spoke design, air inlets in front bumpers give it more presence. Side skirts with additional contour lines sharpens the presence. The rear apron with exhaust pipe finished in Dark Chrome and a striking diffusor in Dark Shadow metallic make it look sporty. The Adaptive LED Headlights, ‘M’ badge on front wings and M designation make it a genuine M Sport car.
Interior witnesses change all around as it gets new steering wheel, silver and carbon fibre accents. M badges all around are typical trait for M Sport cars. Equipment list includes BMW Connected Drive features such as multi function instrument display, the next generation of BMW iDrive, a 25.9 cm color display, BMW Navigation system Professional with 3D maps (integrated Global Positioning System-GPS), BMW Apps, Park Distance Control, Rear View Camera and Connectivity through Bluetooth / USB devices.
The 1995 cc diesel engine deliver a power output of 190 hp and 400 Nm. BMW 520D M Sport takes just 7.7 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/hr and the top speed stands at 233 km/hr. The engine is mated to a The eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission and is available with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. With BMW Efficient Dynamics you end up getting Auto Start-Stop, ECO PRO modes (ECOPRO, Comfort, Sport) and Brake-Energy Regeneration.
Safety equipment includes six air bags, Anti-Lock braking system, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC); Cornering Brake Control (CBC); Hill Descent Control (HDC); Side-impact Protection; Electronic vehicle immobilizer, emergency spare wheel and crash sensor. The BMW 5 Series portfolio now consists of two diesel engines (520d and 530d) which are locally produced in Chennai and a petrol engine (520i) available as CBU unit.