The BMW 5 Series Touring joins the newly updated 5 Series sedan in the German automaker’s lineup.
Set to make its public debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the BMW 5 Series Touring is yet another wagon that won’t be heading to the U.S. It’s also a bit strange that BMW continues to offer the 3 Series Wagon but not the 5 Series, especially considering Mercedes-Benz sells the E-Class Wagon in the U.S. Nonetheless, like the 5 Series sedan, the wagon variant benefits from plenty of upgrades and changes, shedding weight and improving fuel economy.
In Europe, the model will be offered in four choices: 530i Touring, 540i xDrive Touring, 520d Touring and 530d Touring with xDrive optional. The BMW 530i Touring comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine offering 252 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to go from zero-to-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.5 seconds. The more powerful 540i Touring features a familiar 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine with 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The increased performance allows the wagon to do the same sprint in 5.1 seconds.
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The two diesel options consist of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine providing 190 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, while the 530d Touring is a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel with 265 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque.
Standard features on the model include rear air suspension with automatic self-leveling and LED headlights. Like all existing BMW models, there’s plenty of options to be had like Dynamic Damper Control, the Adaptive Drive System with active roll stabilization, Integral Active Steering and M Sport suspension that lowers the wagon 10 mm.
The BMW 5 Series Touring will be shown in Geneva along with the refreshed 4 Series and the BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition.
“The BMW 5 Series Touring was developed specifically for the European market, where it has enjoyed great success over the last 25 years. I am sure that the versatility of this new, fifth generation will prove even more popular with those customers who appreciate the 5 Series Touring’s characteristic roomy, variable loading space combined with its distinguished appearance and – of course – its BMW-typical driving dynamics,” says Dr Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management at BMW AG, sales and marketing.