The 5 Series is easily the most popular model in the BMW line-up. And needless to say that it’s the diesel variants that find the buyer’s fancy. BMW launched the new 5-Series in India last year with three engine options. And what we have here is the petrol powered 530i. The 530i badge is not new to India though as the E60 5-Series that was sold in India also had a 530i variant. There is a difference between the two though and a substantial one at that. What is it? Well, here we go. Read on.

BMW 530i Exterior

The new 5-Series (codename G30) looks like an evolution of its predecessor, the F10. But look closely and you do notice that it does have a distinct identity of its own. The new car is 30 mm longer and there is a larger kidney grille along with slimmer headlamps. The 530i is offered in only the base Sport Line trim. Hence the 530i misses out on the full Adaptive LED headlamp units. There are 18 inch alloy wheels with 245/45 profile rubber and the alloy design is quite nice. The rear features large LED tail lamps and dual exhausts. Overall the 5 does look like a shrunken 7-Series and that is certainly a good thing.