As announced before, the new Bmw 5-Series Touring made its world debut today in Leipzig at the AMI Auto Show. The new upper midrange touring car is based on a recently developed vehicle architecture that's used as well on the BMW 7 Series luxury sedans. The car features a long bonnet, short overhangs, and the longest wheelbase in its segment.
The luggage compartment has a capacity of 560 liters but this can be expanded up to 1,670 liters due to a unique feature in this segment -- the 40:20:40 split folding rear seats. When it comes to performance, the new BMW 5 Series Touring is fitted with a pneumatic suspension on the rear axle as standard.
It also features automatic self-leveling, while Adaptive Drive and Integral Active Steering are optionally available. Buyers can choose from two straight-six petrol engines as well as a four-cylinder and a six-cylinder diesel.
These are all optionally available with BMW's eight-speed automatic transmission. Powering the BMW 520d Touring is a 135 kW/184 bhp four-cylinder turbo diesel power unit featuring an aluminum crankcase and Common Rail direct injection. Auto Start Stop function is a standard feature.
It averages a fuel consumption of 5.2 l/100km (54.3 mpg) and a CO2 emission level of 137 g/km in an EU test cycle. Under the bonnet of the BMW 535i Touring, we see the straight-six engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo, and High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC.
With these, the car is able to generate a power output of 225 kW/306 bhp. Maximum power output of the straight-six engine featured in the BMW 523i Touring in lean operation is 150 kW/204 bhp. In addition, the BMW 530d Touring features a straight six-cylinder diesel with a 180 kW/245 bhp output. This variant complies with the EU6 emission standard due to the BMW BluePerformance technology.
Take note that all versions of the new BMW 5 Series Touring fully comply with the EU5 requirement. Depending on which model you have, the standard BMW EfficientDynamics measures comprise brake energy regeneration, Auto Start Stop function (BMW 520d), gearshift point indicator, demand-dependent ancillary components and active air flap control.