India Gets The New BMW M5 As Well As The BMW Experience Tour


November 25, 2014 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 5, 2015

The New BMW M5

The Most Successful High-Performance Sedan From BMW M GmbH, the New BMW M5 was Launched in India.

The new BMW M5 is available at BMW dealerships across India as a CBU (Completely Built-Up) unit from today onwards.

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.”

The new BMW M5 presents a new dimension of dynamics in trademark BMW M style. Fine-tuned design underscores the hallmark M expression and challenging presence of the new BMW M5, while the extended range of technology features emphasise its innovative character.

The new BMW M5 is available in a petrol variant at an all India ex-showroom price of INR 13,540,000.

Price prevailing at the time of delivery will be applicable. Delivery will be made ‘ex-showroom’. Ex-showroom price excludes road tax, RTO statutory taxes/fees, insurance and octroi (if applicable). Prices/options subject to change without prior notice.

The new BMW M5 is available in Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork and in the following seven metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect, Monte Carlo Blue, Sakhir Orange, Silverstone, Singapore Grey and Space Grey. The standard Leather Merino upholstery is available with extended contents in Black, Sakhir Orange and Silverstone colour combinations. Interior trims offered are Fine-wood Trim Ash Grain Brown and Fine-wood Trim Fineline Anthracite with highlight trim finishers Aluminium Trace.

BMW M5

Every detail of the new BMW M5 expresses uncompromising M dynamism while fitting seamlessly into the flowing silhouette of a classic saloon. From the dynamically modelled front with large air inlets via the aerodynamically optimised M wing mirrors, it draws the eye to the prominent side sills, behind which the powerful rear crouches as if ready to pounce. A particularly striking innovation is the M kidney grille featuring the M5 logo between the Adaptive LED Headlights. The LED rear lights are another dynamic highlight, demonstrating how the new BMW M5 is absolutely unmistakable, even from behind.

Driver and vehicle become a perfect team in the cockpit of the new BMW M5. Each of the M-specific controls is ergonomically placed for optimum access. The hallmark M feeling is also conveyed by the M leather steering wheel, whose new design likewise takes visual cues from the double-spoke wheels. The interior has also gained an increase in volume of the storage compartment under the armrest in the centre console area. 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 M TwinPower Turbo eight-cylinder petrol engine. This is the most powerful of all the BMW production engines and is distinguished by its enormous performance, outstanding power delivery, running smoothness and free-revving character. And when the new BMW M5 accelerates, with its torque of up to 680Nm, it simply takes your breath away with the scintillating output of 412 kW/560 hp. The boost in performance pushes the new BMW M5 from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds for the ultimate adrenalin kick.

The seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission with Cruise Control provides higher shifting and driving comfort through finely tuned gearing and seamless gear changes. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine, enabling it to develop its full power and efficiency.

The shift paddles on the M leather steering wheel put the seven gears of the M Double Clutch transmission with Drivelogic right there at your fingertips – for absolute control.

Further, the Active M Differential at the rear axle and suspension technology precisely tuned to the performance curve with racing know-how, guarantee outstanding dynamic driving performance.

The new BMW M5 with state-of-the-art safety features provides maximum support in any situation with air bags, 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 sets benchmark when it comes to the performance-to-fuel-consumption ratio 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 innovative technologies.

The further extended range of features from BMW ConnectedDrive also ensures that the new BMW M5 is in pole position in its sector when it comes to intelligent connectivity. These 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.

The BMW Experience Tour

BMW India demonstrated the dynamism, versatility and high performance of its entire product portfolio with the BMW Experience Tour 2014 in Lucknow at Raj Infra Housing, Kurauli, Faizabad Road, Lucknow. Lucknow is the eleventh city to host the 12 city tour.

The BMW Experience Tour 2014 showcased the complete range of sedans and SAVs (Sports Activity Vehicle) demonstrating the superior driving dynamics on a specially designed test course.

Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India, said, “With the BMW Experience Tour, BMW Group India is happy to give customers an opportunity to experience the exhilarating superiority of the BMW cars in a challenging and exciting environment. This is one-of-a-kind event being organised at such a scale in India. With this unique initiative, we wish to take a step closer to our customers and bring as many customers to the BMW fold and make them experience BMW and Sheer Driving Pleasure.”

The Tour will reach 12 cities across the nation including Jaipur, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kochi, Lucknow, and Delhi. This will provide customers in these markets an opportunity to experience the BMW brand, test drive vehicles, and interact with product experts.

The experience will host separate sessions for the sedans and SAVs (Sports Activity Vehicle). BMW Dynamic Drive will highlight the dynamic superiority of the BMW sedans, while BMW xDrive Experience will showcase the versatility of the BMW range of SAVs.

Customers will drive the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 5 Series and the BMW 7 Series through braking, slalom, corner braking and fast lap exercises to experience the dynamism and innovative technology of BMW cars.

The event will provide customers the unique opportunity to experience the thrill of BMW M cars. BMW M Automobiles are produced by BMW Motorsport GmbH (a subsidiary of BMW AG). Sophisticated technology, individuality and safety – the BMW M range offers an unmatched experience of exclusive, high-performance driving.

With BMW X ramps and obstacles like articulation humps, steep hill and Incline, the event will provide customers an opportunity to experience the superiority of the BMW X range with the BMW X6, the BMW X5 and the BMW X3, under the expert guidance of BMW trainers. The BMW xDrive is an intelligent all-wheel drive system that monitors the driving situation constantly and distributes drive power smoothly between the axles where it is needed the most. In India, the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system is standard in the BMW X3, the BMW X5 and BMW X6.

Throughout the Experience Tour, a special structure will be created in each city, representing BMW’s premium experience of international standards. The weather proof, air-conditioned structure, will accommodate the reception, briefing and display areas. A special Women and Kids zone will ensure an entertaining time for the entire family. The kid’s section will also feature a special ‘Sony PlayStation Zone’ where kids can enjoy driving the BMW cars in the virtual world with Sony PlayStation3.