BMW has released the first official images and information about the all new BMW 5 Series Touring.
According to the press release the design of the new BMW 5 Series Touring is “characterised by a high level of individuality with dynamic and powerful looks. With its long bonnet, short overhangs, the longest wheelbase in its segment, the stretched silhouette and a steeply inclined roofline, the new BMW 5 Series Touring possesses elegance unrivalled by its competitors”.
The BMW 5 Series Touring has a multi-functional interior and the new BMW 5 Series Touring is fully equipped to meet the most diverse demands. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 560 litres. The luggage space can be increased to a maximum of 1,670 litres by 40:20:40 split folding rear seats, something that’s unique in this segment. The backrest angle is variable by up to 11 degrees and it can be folded down using two control levers inside the luggage compartment. The loading space cover automatically lowers when the tailgate is closed. The separately opening rear window automatically swings upwards at the push of a button.
The driving experience
The BMW 5 Series Touring features advanced drivetrain and suspension technologies ensure a sdports feel and a high level of motoring comfort. Optional Dynamic Driving Control enables drivers to set the suspension individually to their personal requirements. The new BMW 5 Series Touring features as standard, pneumatic suspension on the rear axle, including automatic self-levelling. Adaptive Drive and Integral Active Steering are optionally available.
The new BMW 5 Series Touring will make its debut with a choice of a straight-six petrol engine as well as a four-cylinder diesel. The BMW 520d Touring is powered by a 135 kW four-cylinder diesel power unit featuring an aluminium crankcase and Common Rail direct injection. It is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic as standard. With an average fuel consumption of 5.3 litres/100km and a CO2 emission level of 139 g/km in an EU test cycle, it achieves the best efficiency in its segment.
The straight-six with BMW TwinPower Turbo, High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC in the BMW 535i delivers maximum output of 225 kW and accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 6.1 seconds.
All versions of the new BMW 5 Series Touring fully comply with the EU5 requirement.
Both versions of the new BMW 5 Series Touring arrive standard with BMW’s eight-speed automatic transmission. Like the electro-mechanical power steering EPS is fitted on all variants and it makes an additional contribution towards efficiency. BMW EfficientDynamics measures comprise Brake Energy Regeneration, demand-dependant ancillary components and active air flap control. An intelligent lightweight construction is obtained through doors, bonnet, front side panels, drivetrain and suspension components made of aluminium.
The spectrum of features offered by BMW ConnectedDrive including; Parking Assistant, Surround View, collision warning with brake activation in conjunction with Active Cruise Control, Lane Change Warning, Lane Departure Warning, High-beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition as well as Head-up Display.
Joint development and production together with the BMW 7 Series.
The BMW 5 Series Touring is based on a newly developed vehicle architecture also used for the BMW 7 Series luxury sedans. Joint production of the BMW 5 Series Touring, the BMW 5 Series Sedan, the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and the BMW 7 Series at the BMW Dingolfing Plant, combined with the extensive use of shared components, ensures highly efficient production incorporating maximum possible quality standards.
The new generation BMW 520d Touring and BMW 535i Touring are scheduled to arrive in Australia in October this year. Specification and pricing will be announced closer to launch.