To begin, two things have occurred as a result of this mid-life upgrade. To begin with, the car has increased in price by up to Rs 2.80 lakh. Second, the previously available base-spec 530i Sport has been discontinued. The facelifted 5 Series receives a slew of aesthetic enhancements as well as a slew of new features. We’ll start with the former.
BMW has updated the sedan’s LED headlights (adaptive matrix units with a 650-metre luminosity) with LED DRLs for 2021, which flank the larger and higher front grille. A reworked front bumper with bigger air intakes is also included. The sedan looks very same from the side, with the exception of the newly designed alloy wheels. It keeps the wraparound LED tail lights (now with blacked-out components) in an L-shape design, which is a distinct 5 Series feature. In addition, two new colour options have been added: Phytonic Blue metallic and Bernina Grey.
Now it’s time to enter. The new 5 Series has a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (together with BMW’s newest iDrive software for linked car tech and OTA upgrades). Four-zone temperature control, a head-up display, ambient lighting, wireless charging, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and tyre pressure monitoring are among the other amenities.
Driver-assistance features, like as reverse assist and remote parking control, are included in the 2021 5 Series. Six airbags, vehicle stability control, cornering brake control, and front and rear parking sensors provide passenger safety. The facelifted sedan is available with the same engine options as the pre-facelift model. 2.0-litre turbo-petrol (252PS/350Nm), 2.0-litre diesel (190PS/400Nm), and 3.0-litre inline diesel (265PS/620Nm) engines are available. All three come equipped with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Comfort, Sport, ECO PRO, Adaptive, and Sport+ are the five driving modes available (exclusive to the M trim).