BMW 528i 1

BMW Group Malaysia today announced the arrival of the latest addition to its 5 Series range in the country, namely the 528i. The car joins the lineup by slotting in between the 523i and 535i versions, which were launched earlier in the year.

Powered by the N52B30 3.0 litre normally-aspirated in-line six-cylinder, which is carried over from the E60, output figures are 258bhp and 310Nm, an improvement of 54 horses and 60Nm over the 2.5 litre B25 version found in the 523i. Other numbers include a 0-100 kph sprint time of 6.7 secs and a claimed average consumption of 8.0 litres per 100 km, and the pot is mated to a ZF 8HP eight-speed auto gearbox.

BMW 528i 2

The press release didn’t carry much at all in the way of an equipment list and how the car differs in terms of kit compared to the 523i, but what’s certain is that it comes with radial-spoke style 237 18-inch alloys, an electric glass roof, four-zone air-conditioning, heads-up display and 10.2-inch iDrive monitor screen and navigation, as well as the usual array of EfficientDynamics stuff, including Brake Energy Regeneration.

With close to 600 units of the F10 already sold so far since its launch here in May (595, to be exact, at this point), the locally assembled 528i – priced at RM449,800 on the road, without insurance, with BMW Service Inclusive + Repair – should prove a welcome addition to the fold, priced as it is in between the RM383,800 523i, which is also locally assembled, and the RM598,800 fully-imported 535i.