BMW will be showcasing its all-new 5 Series at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Now, according to reports, BMW has already imported it's next-gen 5 Series to India. The model is codenamed G30 and has entered Indian shores for homologation.
Two models of the all-new BMW 5 Series sedan have been imported into India. The 520d and 530d variants of the next-gen BMW 5 Series are currently in India for homologation. BMW India could be planning to launch the all-new 5 Series in India sooner than expected.
The new BMW 5 Series is currently in its seventh-gen avatar. The sedan is based on BMW's Cluster Architecture (CLAR). Platform sharing will be witnessed between all-new 5 Series and current-gen 7 Series from BMW stable.
In terms of design, the 5 Series will heavily borrow cues from it's 7 Series model. BMW will offer the new 5 Series in sedan, wagon, and GT body styles in the international markets. India will be receiving only sedan style 5 Series initially, based on response other body styles could follow.
Currently, both examples of the 5 Series imported to India are powered by diesel engines. Customers will have the option between a 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre diesel engine. There is a possibility of petrol and performance updates launching in India at a later stage.