BMW 5 Series This Is The New Touring: Facing The “Versatility” of SUVs

BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 series? After the arrival of the new BMW 5 series, it was only necessary to wait for the familiar “touring” variant that the German brand launches soon after. Today, the German brand has taught us that to date the BMW 5 Series is the most functional new generation of the family. A model that according to the brand reaches a level never before achieved.

As was the case with the new saloon of the Series 5, the second variant of bodywork of this traditional series impresses with its concept. Its cutting-edge assistance systems and the remarkable developments in digital integration.

BMW 5 SeriesThe BMW 5 Series Touring was developed with the European market in mind. Where it already has a 25-year success story with its versatile body concept. In the new and fifth generation, this model satisfies more than ever the demands of a target group that uses the large boot. Appreciates their presence and knows how to enjoy their driving pleasure.

Although the new BMW 5 Series Touring will have its debut in March 2017 at the International Motor show in Geneva. It has been Shown in Geneva, today we bring you all the information about the model so we go point by point:

For the start of sales in June 2017, four engines of the current generation of BMW Group engines are available.As well as the  intelligent four-wheel drive BMW xDrive. Other variants, both with classic rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive will be coming out throughout the year. In combination with efficient engine technology and optimized aerodynamic properties. It was possible to achieve a reduction in consumption and emission values ​​of up to 11 percent compared to previous models.

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The sporty characteristics of the new BMW 5 Series Touring are the result of a new chassis technology and a consequent weight reduction. The side elements of the suspension and the boot lid are now made of aluminum. The light alloy is used, as are the highly resistant varieties of steel. In numerous components of the chassis, as well as in the particularly rigid bodywork.

As part of the standard equipment includes a pneumatic suspension on the rear axle with automatic height control . Accompanied by the full LED front headlights with leveling control. Optionally, the electronic suspension is offered, the Adaptive Drive system with dynamic stabilizer bars. The integral active steering now available in combination with xDrive and the M sports suspension, together with a height reduced by 10 millimeters.

In all seats there is noticeably more room for head, shoulders and legs. An optimized contour of the backrest, a longer seating surface.Extra space for the knees increase the comfort of travel in the rear. The acoustic comfort increased thanks to the optimized acoustic insulation on the windscreen. On the roof and in the trunk area, and is at the level of a saloon. The increased width of the interior allows you to securely and comfortably place up to three child seats in the rear.

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The volume of the trunk of the new BMW 5 Series Touring increased by 570 liters to 1700 liters.  The load capacity in 120 kilograms to 720 to 730 kilograms , depending on the variant model. Among the most versatile options we find the backs of the folding rear seats in a ratio 40:20:40. The unlocking of the backs of the rear seats by a button in the trunk, the rear glass that can be opened independently.  The opening of the boot lid, which can be opened and closed without touching it as an option.

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The 10.25-inch high resolution information screen of the iDrive control system is a touch screen on the new BMW 5 Series Touring. As always, you can control the functions of driving, navigation, communication and infotainment also through the touch controller. According to the personal preference of the driver. The voice commands with greater development improve the versatility of the control type, as well as gesture control. Now also available in the BMW 5 Series. With a Head-up display with a 70 percent larger projection surface of the latest generation. An additional advance in the concept of indication and control is achieved.

With the new assistance systems and expanded functions. The new BMW 5 Series Touring also follows the path towards autonomous driving. Lateral traffic warnings and crossing warnings represent a consequential advance in this area, as well as the lane change assistant.  Lane departure warning with active lateral collision avoidance and evasion assistant. The new systems offer steering assistance from pedestrian crossing speeds up to a speed of 210 km / h and thus provide additional comfort and assistance in complex driving situations.

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Mechanical

The new Series 5 Touring will have 6 variants:

BMW 530i Touring: Four-cylinder petrol engine, Steptronic 8-speed automatic gearbox with 1998 cm3 and 185 kW / 252 hp at 5200 – 6500 min. The max. it will be 350 Nm at 1450 – 4800 min.  The acceleration from 0 – 100 km / h is covered in 6.5 seconds. Along with this mechanics the model has a maximum speed of 250 km / h.

BMW 540i xDrive Touring: In-line six-cylinder petrol engine, Steptronic automatic gearbox with 8 speeds and 2998 cm3. This mechanism develops a power of 250 kW / 340 hp at 5500 – 6500 min. A max. from 450 Nm to 1380 – 5200 min and achieves an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.1 seconds. The maximum speed is limited to 250 km / h.

BMW 520d Touring: Four-cylinder diesel engine, 6-speed manual gearbox. (Optional: 8-speed Steptronic gearbox) and 1995 cm3. This mechanics develops 140 kW / 190 hp at 4000 min. A max. from 400 Nm to 1750 – 2500 min and has an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.0 seconds. The model has a maximum speed of 230 km / h (225 km / h).

BMW 530d is touring / BMW 530d xDrive Touring: In-line six-cylinder diesel engine. Steptronic automatic gearbox with 8 speeds and 2993 cm3. This mechanism offers 195 kW / 265 hp at 4000 min and develops a maximum torque of 620 Nm at 2000 – 2500 min which results. In an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.8 seconds / 5.6 seconds and a maximum speed of 250 km / h.

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