Just days after posting teaser information and images, BMW Malaysia has officially released the specifications and estimated pricing of the new BMW 5 Series facelift. The executive sedan will only be available with the 30-series powertrain designation, either just petrol propulsion or plug-in hybrid.

Both variants of the BMW 5 Series facelift, only in M Sport line, will be locally-assembled here in Malaysia, with an estimated price of RM343,000 and RM396,000 respectively for the 530e PHEV and 530i, both on-the-road, without insurance, and inclusive of sales and service tax.

The entry-level BMW 520i will not be available for now.

EXTERIOR

Complete with the M Aerodynamics package, the new models are now fitted with larger kidney grilles (wider, taller but positioned lower) and slimmer headlight clusters with a new twin-L-shaped DRLs.

At the back, the lighting units get new 3D housing, featuring a new C-shaped light signature that integrates both the taillights and brake lights into a single lighting fixture.

As standard, both the 530e and 530i get the following exterior features:

  • Full M Aerodynamics package
  • 19″ M light-alloy wheels Y-spoke style 845 M Bicolour with staggered sizing runflat tyres
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Blue painted M Sport brake calipers
  • Powered boot with hands-free operation
  • Dual trapezoidal exhaust outlets

The 530e gets Adaptive LED Matrix headlamps and gloss black window surround (Shadowline in BMW lingo), while the more expensive 530i gets blue-accented BMW Laserlight technology, aluminium satinated surround and a tilt-and-slide moonroof.

PERFORMANCE

As mentioned earlier, the new 5 Series facelift currently will only be offered in the 30-series powertrain designation of the PHEV and the regular petrol-only driving force. The is the same powertrain strategy (one PHEV and one conventional engine) seen in the recently launched MINI Cooper Countryman facelift.

  • BMW 530e M Sport
  • Powerplant: 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four, updated eDrive plug-in hybrid, Xtra Boost +40 hp
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive
  • Total combined system max horsepower: 292 hp
  • Total combined system max torque: 420 Nm
  • 0-100 km/h: 5.9 seconds
  • Top speed: 235 km/h
  • All-electric range: 67 km (NEDC)
  • BMW 530i M Sport
  • Engine: 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four, petrol
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive
  • Max horsepower: 252 hp
  • Max torque: 350 Nm
  • 0-100 km/h: 6.4 seconds
  • Top speed: 250 km/h

Thanks to the fitment of the larger 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack placed under the rear seats, the new 530e can travel up to 67 kilometres of zero local emissions. A larger battery means a slightly longer charging time to reach full capacity, requiring 3 hours and 35 minutes via the BMW i Wallbox or under six hours via a domestic household socket.

Newer niceties that were added into the Thai market facelifted models such as the soft-closing doors, BMW Digital Key and rear-wheel steering are not available for our Kulim-assembled models.    

INTERIOR

Inside, both variants of the new BMW 5 Series feature all the goodies from the M Sport package. There are items such as:

  • Sport front seats
  • M leather steering wheel and foot pedals
  • Black headliner
  • Trim panels finished in Aluminium Rhombicle.
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional, Operating System 7, two 12.3-inch high-resolution displays
  • High-gloss black centre console switches
  • BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant
  • 4G LTE connectivity with Software Upgrade over-the-air (OTA) map updates for the navigation system
  • Automatic air-conditioning with 4-zone control
  • Smartphone charger

With the voice-command function labelled as BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, functions that can be accessed and controlled via the natural voice include phone calls, temperature adjustment, navigation, windshield heating, movement of the sunshade and automatically lowering of all windows.

The BMW 530i M Sport is set further apart from the PHEV variant through the addition of a head-up display (HUD), BMW Display Key, BMW Gesture Control and Harman Kardon surround sound system.

Advanced Driving Assists System (ADAS) such as autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot and lane departure warning plus rear collision prevention are found in both variants, while the adaptive cruise control with stop and go function is only found in the 530i M Sport.

PRICING

The new BMW 5 Series facelift models are provided with an estimated price in Malaysia as follows:

  • BMW 530e M Sport: RM343,000
  • BMW 530i M Sport: RM396,000

Both price-estimates above are on-the-road, without insurance, and inclusive of sales and service tax. Also included in the price is a five-year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme, BMW Service Online as well as a 5-year roadside assistance programme. Best to drop a note to your preferred dealer on more information regarding the availability of the new facelifted BMW 5 Series.

With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the New BMW 530e M Sport and the BMW 530i M Sport can be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM3,808 and RM4,398 respectively (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).


GALLERY (International model)


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