We had earlier reported , that BMW globally showcased the all new 5-Series in October and we were quite convince that the new luxury sedan will be soon be making its way to the India shores. Now we have confirmation that BMW India will be bringing the recently unveiled BMW 5 series to India anytime next year. The new generation BMW 5 series received major updates over the current generation 5 series and will be in par with the BMW 7 series.ALSO READ: All new BMW 5 Series unveiled; India launch in 2017Engine:New generation BMW 5 Series The all new BMW 5 series will come with two engine options- a new 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder inline engine in the BMW 530i supersedes the gasoline unit previously fitted in the BMW 528i. The turbocharged direct injection engine delivers its peak output of 248 hp and puts its maximum torque of 349Nm. The BMW 530i sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds (5.8 seconds with xDrive) and reaches a top speed of 209kmph.The range-topping engine for the time being can be found in the new BMW 540i and generates 335 hp. The 3.0-litre inline 6-cylinder musters up a mighty 450Nm of torque. The BMW 540i sedan powers from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and top speed is electronically-limited to 209kmph.New generation BMW 5 SeriesALSO READ:2016 BMW 3GT launched in India at Rs 43.30 lakhDimension:The all-new BMW 5 Series sedan remains the quintessential midsize sport sedan. The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is 30mm longer than the outgoing model 7.62 mm wider and 15.24mm taller. Its wheelbase measures 2974.34mm, an increase of 5mm.advertisementNew generation BMW 5 SeriesDesign:The familiar BMW kidney grille is flanked by twin circular headlights with the headlight housings now connecting with the kidney grille. The adaptive full LED headlights alter the light graphic and can be specified as an option. With adaptive full LED headlights, the LED tubes of the daytime running lights are hexagonal and extend to meet the kidney grille.New generation BMW 5 SeriesALSO READ:BMW Motorrad: G 310 R to be launched in India in Spring 2017Features:The latest version of Gesture control which premiered last year in the all-new BMW 7 Series is now available as an option in the all-new BMW 5 Series. Navigation, telephone, entertainment features and vehicle functions can be visualized on the standard high-resolution 10.25-inch screen. Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC), the new and improved Active Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go.Competition:The new generation BMW 5 Series will compete against the likes of new generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Jaguar XF and Audi A6.New generation BMW 5 SeriesALSO READ:BMW unveils 1 Series sedan at 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show Launch Date:We can expect the luxury sedan to enter the Indian market sometime by April 2017.
England’s relationship with the Cricket World Cup has been one of frustration, disappointment and even embarrassment but they host this year’s tournament as the top-ranked 50-over team and favourites to lift the trophy for the first time.From hosting the first three tournaments and reaching the final in 1979, 1987 and 1992, England slid downwards and reached its nadir four years ago when they unceremoniously exited at the group stage in Australia, the last straw being a humbling by an upstart Bangladesh.Since then, however, the limited-overs caterpillars have transformed themselves into white-ball butterflies, acquiring an enviable assortment of big-hitters who routinely post 300-plus scores. England SL All-Rounder Joe Root Joe Root Bowled – 10 1598 runs in boundries AFG Ben Stokes Ben Stokes 4s-284 6s-77 All-Rounder Total 50’s/100’s 17/7 Wicket Keeper STUMPED – 0 BAN Bowler Total runs in each powerplay Chris Woakes Chris Woakes Bowler SA Liam Plunkett Liam Plunkett Eoin Morgan Eoin Morgan Caught – 61 Team Profile 7 – WON Run Outs – 2 3 – Lost Batsman Adil Rashid Adil Rashid James Vince James Vince Jos Buttler Jos Buttler 3183 Total runs scored Batsman 78 Total Wickets Tom Curran Tom Curran All-Rounder All-Rounder Wicket Keeper ENG NZ Batsman Moeen Ali Moeen Ali AUS LBW – 5 Bowler Liam Dawson Liam Dawson IND Jofra Archer Jofra Archer WI Mark Wood Mark Wood Jonny Bairstow Jonny Bairstow Bowler 11 Matches Played Jason Roy Jason Roy Batsman PAK Bowler The single group, round-robin format of this year’s tournament also substantially reduces the risk of an exit and should ensure the strongest teams reach the last four – good news for the game’s powerhouse India.Those two look nailed on to reach the last four but any fromSouth Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and even a revitalised West Indies could easily join them.With all 10 teams playing each other once to determine the four semi-finalists, the big teams will have plenty of opportunities to recover from any giant-killing act they may be subjected to by outsiders Bangladesh and Afghanistan.England’s spectacular rise is due to a change in their approach to one-day cricket and Jonny Bairstow reflected that when the opener was recently asked to choose between winning the World Cup and regaining the Ashes.”I am going (to pick the) World Cup because it’s been so long since we’ve had an opportunity to win one,” said Bairstow.advertisement”I think that the amount of work that has gone into this group of players over the last couple of years, building and building, I firmly believe we’ve put an amount of effort in that gives us the best chance.”With home advantage comes home expectation as Eoin Morgan leads arguably the strongest England side in the history of the tournament which has seen a co-host triumph in the last two editions.