2021 G30 BMW 5 Series facelift (LCI) launched in Thailand, from RM 405k

Shaun · Jan 20, 2021 08:00 PM

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BMW Thailand has launched the seventh-generation (G30) BMW 5 Series facelift (LCI). Assembled in Thailand, the G30 BMW 5 Series facelift is offered in 3 variants: 520d M Sport, 530e Elite, and 530e M Sport. Here are the prices for each variant:

  • BMW 520d M sport - 3.539m baht (RM 478k)
  • BMW 530e Elite - 2.999m baht (RM 405k)
  • BMW 530e M Sport - 3.739m baht (RM 505k)

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Powertrains

Starting with the BMW 520d M Sport, power comes from a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine that delivers an output of 190 PS at 4,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,750 - 2,500 rpm.

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As for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) 530e, it gets a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that provides 184 PS at 5,000 - 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 300 Nm at 1,350 - 4,000 rpm. Combined with the electric motor, maximum output jumps to 292 PS/420 Nm - courtesy of the XtraBoost function that provides a temporary boost of 40 PS.

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The all-electric driving range for the 530e variants, enabled from the 12.0-kWh high-voltage battery (9.2-kWh in the pre-facelift model) under the rear seat bench, is rated at 52 km according to the NEDC test cycle.

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0-100 km/h in the 520d takes 7.5 seconds while the 530e does it in 5.9 seconds. Both powertrains feature an 8-speed automatic transmission that sends power exclusively to the rear wheels.

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Exterior

The 520d M Sport and 530e Elite wear 18-inch wheels albeit with different designs and setup – the 520d M Sport is staggered with wider rear tyres (245/45 R18 front, 275/40 R18 rear) while the 530e Elite has a squared setup (245/40 R18 all-round).

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The BMW 530e M Sport rides on 19-inch wheels with a staggered setup as well, with 245/40 R19 rubbers at the front and 275/35 R19 at the rear.

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Exclusive to the BMW 530e M Sport are Integral Active Steering (rear-wheel steering), Adaptive Suspension, M Sport brakes, and sunroof.

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Standard equipment across the range include Adaptive LED Headlights with High-beam Assistant, Soft-close Function for Doors, Comfort Access System, and Ambient Lighting.

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With Comfort Access, the BMW Digital Key turns the Apple iPhone into a car key – enabling up to 5 users of the new BMW 5 Series sedan to unlock and lock the vehicle via Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Interior

Inside, M Sport variants come with instrument panel in Sensatec, which is BMW’s synthetic leather, Harman Kardon surround sound system, wireless charging, gesture control, and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional with 12.3-inch display running on BMW Operating System 7.

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Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

Safety wise, the 530e Elite omits any form of ADAS while the 520d M Sport and 530e M Sport get Driving Assistant package that includes Front Collision Warning with Brake Intervention (AEB) and Lane Departure Warning.

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On top of those, the 530e M Sport features Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go Function and Parking Assistant Plus, which adds Surround View Camera.

Shaun

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The quest for automotive knowledge began as soon as the earliest memories. Various sources information, even questionable ones, have been explored including video games, television, magazines, or even internet forums. Still stuck in that rabbit hole.

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