BMW Indonesia recently unveiled the seventh-generation, which is offered in two variants; the All-new BMW 530i Luxury Line and All-new BMW 530i M Sport. This latest generation of BMW 5 Series reinforces BMW's domination in the premium business sedan segment by presenting innovations in technology, dynamism and driving pleasure.

The all-new BMW 5 Series is locally-assembled at BMW Production Network 2 – PT Gaya Motor, Sunter, North Jakarta and shows a long-term mutual commitment between BMW and its stakeholders in Indonesia, while also reinforcing technology transfer as well as showing the capabilities of PT Gaya Motor, PT Tjahja Sakti Motor, and all of BMW’s Indonesian strategic partners in delivering state-of-the-art products for BMW’s customers.

The all-new BMW 5 Series features the new iDrive 6.0 system, a new 10.25” touchscreen with enhanced user-interface, and a variety of driving features that will set a new standard for the business sedan – as it has already done in the six previous generations.

Since its first introduction in 1972, the BMW 5 Series line has evolved into a versatile and dynamic business sedan. The seventh-generation now features further advancements in technical and technological aspects. The vast application of the BMW EfficientLightweight, a lightweight design concept with an increased use of aluminium and high-strength steels, reduces the weight of the 5 Series Sedan by up to 100 kilograms from that of its predecessor. The newly designed chassis has a low center of gravity, ensuring the presence of BMW’s hallmark, and even weight distribution and a lightweight body that results in a dynamic driving experience with the long-distance comfort for which the BMW 5 Series is renowned.

The all-new BMW 530i line-up is equipped with the BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder gasoline engine with double VANOS, High Precision Injection, and BMW EfficientDynamics technology, producing a maximum output of 252hp with a peak torque of 350 Nm. The BMW 530i surges from 0 100 km/h in a mere 6.2 seconds. The car boasts high efficiency with fuel consumption of 18,2 km per litre with CO2 emission of 126g/km (based on UN ECE tests). Global Positioning System-connected transmission as well as Auto Start Stop feature adapts its response based on route and traffic to ensure high level of comfort during commuting.

The exterior of the all-new BMW 530i Luxury Line comes with an exclusive and elegant aura. Features such as chrome Active Air Stream Kidney Grille, air breathers, aluminium-coated doorknob, two rounded tailpipes, as well as "LuxuryLine"- badged fender emphasize an elegant character.

On the M Sport variant, the all-new BMW 5 Series highlights masculinity with bold lines. It is all about sportiness with black-chrome stripes, 18" M light-alloy wheels, M Sport suspension, and a double rectangular exhaust system. Inside, M Sport seats are covered with Alcantara leather that strengthen its sportiness along with the M Sport steering wheel, as well as aluminium interior trim and pedal.

The all-new BMW 5 Series will be available at BMW Authorized Dealers from August 2017. The locally-assembled, all-new BMW 530i Luxury Line will be offered at a price of IDR,- off-the-road. Meanwhile, the all-new BMW 530i M Sport will be offered at a price of IDR 1.379.000.000- off-the-road.

The vehicles come with BMW Service Inclusive, which includes free-of-charge regular maintenance for 5 years or 60,000 km – whichever comes first – as well as a 36-month warranty without mileage limitations. They are also covered by BMW Group Tire Coverage for 3 years.

Sari Widiati

Sari Widiati

Sari has been an arts and culture enthusiast for many years. She has written extensively on the arts, travel, and social issues as Features Writer at NOW! Jakarta.