BMW has released the first official images and information on the new 5 Series Touring, ahead of its debut at the Leipzig Motor Show
The fourth generation of the 5 Series Touring is likely to arrive on New Zealand shores later this year, featuring typical BMW driving dynamics, comfort and safety features, plus efficiency.
The design of the BMW 5 Series Touring sees the longest wheelbase in its section, a long bonnet, and short overhangs. The luggage capcity is 560 litres, increasing to 1670 litres with 40:20:20 split folding rear seats.
Driving technology includes optional Dynamic Driving Control, pneumatic suspension on the rear axle, including automatic self-levelling. Adaptive Drive and Integral Active Steering are optionally available. Also, 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.
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. BMW says it has an average fuel consumption of 5.3 litres/100km and a CO2 emission level of 139 g/km in an EU test cycle.
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 0-100kmh in 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. BMW EfficientDynamics measures include Brake Energy Regeneration, demand-dependant ancillary components and active air flap control. Lightweight construction is obtained through doors, bonnet, front side panels, drivetrain and suspension components made of aluminium.
Specification and pricing will be announced closer to launch.