2024 BMW 520i in Malaysia – 208 hp/330 Nm 2.0T mild hybrid G60, Driving Assistant Plus; RM340k estimated

2024 BMW 520i in Malaysia – 208 hp/330 Nm 2.0T mild hybrid G60, Driving Assistant Plus; RM340k estimated

Joining its battery-electric siblings in the G60 5 Series range – including the i5 M60 that was just launched in Malaysia today – is the BMW 520i, a locally-assembled (CKD) model that comes in at an estimated price of RM340,000, according to BMW Group Malaysia.

This serves as the entry point to the G60 BMW 5 Series range that packs a mild-hybrid powertrain, featuring the B48 2.0 litre inline-four turbocharged petrol engine that outputs 208 hp and 330 Nm of torque, incorporating 48-volt architecture that brings the electric component to its propulsion.

Driveline is to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, and thus equipped the G60 520i does the 0-100 km/h sprint benchmark in 7.5 seconds, and a top speed of 230 km/h.

Rolling stock is by 19-inch aero alloy wheels in the 934 bicolour grey design/colour scheme, here shod in tyres measuring 245/45R19 in front and at the rear. Suspension layout is common across both combustion-engined 5 Series and i5 EV variants, being a double wishbone setup for the front suspension and a five-link layout for the rear suspension.

Inside, the 520i marks a departure from the M Sport kit as seen on the Malaysian-market i5, with the cabin of the 2.0 litre mild-hybrid petrol featuring a two-spoke, flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel.

Instrumentation and infotainment is provided by the BMW Curved Display that brings a 12.3-inch instrument panel and a 14.9-inch infotainment touchscreen, which is also accessed via the iDrive controller, and front seat occupants in the 520i get access to a wireless charging tray.

Driver assistance systems in the G60 520i come in the form of Driving Assistant Plus, which packs camera- and radar-based assistance systems including Active Cruise Control, Steering and Lane Control Assistant, and Lane Departure Warning.

In Malaysia, the G60 BMW 520i is offered in a choice of four exterior colours – Black Sapphire Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Phytonic Blue Metallic, and Cape York Green Metallic, along with two interior Veganza perforated trim upholstery options, in quilted black or espresso brown.

2024 G60 BMW 520i with M Performance parts

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Comments

  • Peppa on May 21, 2024 at 11:25 am

    Omg it look so weird without the aggresive pick me styling. But still this seems better deal than new C Class

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    • Protonmania on May 21, 2024 at 6:57 pm

      Adoii.. si bengap mana plak nih compare BMW 5siri dgn C class

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      • Peppa on May 21, 2024 at 9:01 pm

        The new c class priced crossed RM300k. That is what i trying to say. Don’t let bmw sperm brainwash and delude your mind, child

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      • So u think C class shouldn’t be compated to this. Maybe u can highlight this to Mercedes Malaysia then why they priced their junk into 5 series territory?

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    • True. C Class does not come with full ADAS but 520i does have and yet C Class and 520i are same price

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    • Sigh... on May 21, 2024 at 11:53 pm

      Brother, different segment…

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  • Wan Azizah on May 21, 2024 at 11:58 am

    My dream car

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  • anonymous on May 21, 2024 at 3:45 pm

    the stock rims are so ugly.

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    • Then you don’t buy la. Simple

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    • i absolutely agree with you although its opinion based. They should a given us the M Sport pack as an option to choose from

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  • Bmw x1 owner on May 21, 2024 at 6:24 pm

    It looks more European to me but worth it

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  • Nice car

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  • The back looks like the previous Toyota Altis

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  • i was waiting for the new petrol 5 series to come out, specifically the new 530i or 530e in M sport package, im dissappointed with getting the 520i WITHOUT the M sport package but i hope they bring the 530i/e or just bring the M sport pack to the 520i. The standard rims look awful

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  • hazri on May 25, 2024 at 2:41 am

    the previous gen looks better.

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