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The new seventh-generation 2017 BMW 5 Series will touch down in Australia in March, the company has confirmed, with four models available from launch.

This time around, BMW Australia has gone for a higher-specification line-up, adding more standard kit while bringing price increases with it.

The new 2017 range includes the BMW 520d from $93,900, BMW 530i from $108,900, BMW 530d from $119,900 and the BMW 540i from $136,900, all excluding on-road costs and dealer delivery.

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The BMW 520d is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine producing 140kW and 400Nm. Its claimed fuel economy figure is 4.3L/100km, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 7.5 seconds.

The BMW 530i make use of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 185kW and 350Nm. It can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds, BMW says, and sip 5.8 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres.

The BMW 530d presents the most torque in the range from its 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine pumping out a massive 620Nm as well as a very healthy 195kW. BMW claims a 0-100km/h time of 5.7 seconds and a fuel economy figure of 4.7L/100km on the combined cycle.

The range topper for now, the BMW 540i, uses the familiar engine from the 340i, which is a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 250kW and 450Nm.

BMW claims it will go from zero to 100km/h in 5.1 seconds, and lists fuel figures of 6.7L/100km.

MORE: 2017 5 Series Australian launch review

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BMW 520d standard equipment highlights

  • Luxury Line with Chrome Line exterior (optional M Sport Package)
  • LED Headlights
  • 18-inch BMW light alloy wheels
  • Comfort Access
  • Dakota leather upholstery with Sensatec instrument panel
  • Electric seat adjustment for driver and front passenger
  • Electrically-adjustable steering column
  • Navigation system Professional with 10.25-inch Touch Control Display
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • HiFi Loudspeaker system with 12 speakers and DAB+ digital radio
  • BMW Head-Up display
  • Driving Assistant Plus, including Active Cruise with Stop & Go function, front Cross traffic warning, crossroads warning and Lane Keeping Assistant
  • Parking Assistant Plus, including Parking Assistant with Active Park Distance Control to front and rear, Surround View and Panorama View
  • Speed limiter and Speed limit info
  • Airbags including front, full-length sides and head protection integrated in sides and headliner
  • BMW ConnectedDrive with access to BMW Online and BMW Apps for seamless third-party app integration (for example, Spotify). Also includes real-time traffic information, intelligent emergency call, TeleServices, Concierge Services and phone app-based Remote Services

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BMW 530i and 530d standard equipment highlights (in addition to 520d)

  • M Sport Package with M Aerodynamics Package and BMW Individual Aluminium satinated Exterior Line
  • M Sport Brakes
  • 19-inch BMW M light alloy wheels
  • Automatic tailgate operation
  • Adaptive LED headlights including BMW Selective Beam and High Beam Assist
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • Multi-functional 10.25-inch high-resolution colour display with black-panel technology
  • 16-speaker harman/kardon surround sound system
  • Sports seats with seat heating and lumbar support for driver and front passenger
  • BMW Individual anthracite roof liner
  • M leather steering wheel

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BMW 540i standard equipment highlights (in addition to 530i)

  • Adaptive Drive with active anti-roll bars
  • 20-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels
  • Electric glass sunroof
  • Metallic paintwork
  • Electric rear window sunblind
  • Rear-side window sunblinds
  • Exclusive Nappa leather upholstery
  • Comfort seats with memory function for driver and front passenger
  • Active seat ventilation for driver and front passenger
  • Ambient Air

The new 5 Series makes its Australian debut in March next year. Read the 2017 BMW 5 Series Review.

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UPDATE: 540i features list was originally shown as being the same as 530i list. This error has now been corrected.




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