2011 BMW 5 SERIES TOURING
Earlier this year, the new BMW 5-Series sedan was unveiled. Now for grocery-getters and wagon fanatics, the new Touring model is here for the 5-Series. The new Touring is an upper midrange wagon which BMW has paid special attention to its powerful design, safety, comfort and driver assistance systems.
The front-end shares similarities from the standard 5er with its long hood, short overhangs, long wheelbase and stretched silhouette. But the real magic in the Touring is in its versatility. It offers 19.78 square feet of luggage capacity. If necessary, 58.98 square feet of capacity can be achieved with the split folding rear seats down. The backrest angle is variable by up to 11 degrees. The backrest can be folded down using two control levers inside the luggage compartment, the loading space cover of which is automatically lowered when the tailgate is closed. The separately opening rear window automatically swings upwards at the push of a button.
Driving the Touring is equally thrilling. Not your average American station wagon, the BMW will be sold in a choice of two straight-six fuel engines and four-cylinder and six-cylinder diesel variants.
The 520d Touring is powered by a 184 hp four-cylinder turbo diesel power unit featuring an aluminium crankcase and Common Rail direct injection. It is equipped with Auto Start Stop function as a standard feature, and with an average fuel consumption of 54.3 mpg.
The straight-six engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo under the bonnet of the BMW 535i Touring, with High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC, develops a power output of 306hp. Maximum power output of the straight-six engine featured in the BMW 523i Touring in lean operation is 204 hp. The BMW 530d Touring features a straight six-cylinder diesel with a 245hp output.
The 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 5 Series Touring will first be delivered to European dealers but stay tuned on dates and specifications of the US models.