2011 Bmw 5-Series Touring makes its debut at the Leipzig Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

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.

Press Release

World Premiere in Leipzig: the new BMW 5 Series Touring

Fourth Generation of the Highly Successful Business Touring Presented to the Public for the First Time at the 2010 Auto Mobil International (AMI).

Munich. BMW is returning to Auto Mobil International (AMI) Show in Leipzig with no less than a world debut, presenting the new BMW 5er Touring to the public for the first time when the Motor Show opens on the Leipzig Fairgrounds.

Through this significant model launch, BMW is setting one of the highlights at the AMI Show open to the public from 10 - 18 April 2010. At the same time further new models in the BMW range are to be seen for the first time in Germany at the 2010 AMI Show, among them the new BMW 5 Series Sedan, the new BMW X5, and the new BMW 3er Convertible.

BMW's appearance at the Show follows the guiding principle of "Joy", moving the world premiere of the new BMW 5 Series Touring as the top event at the AMI Show directly into the visitors' perspective through numerous activities. The 2010 AMI Show gives BMW the ideal setting to present the new edition of this successful Business Touring to the international public for the first time.

By tradition, the German market is the world's most significant sales region for the Touring version of the BMW 5 Series. As a further factor the world premiere of the new BMW 5 Series Touring highlights both the significance of the 2010 AMI as the No 1 car show in Germany this year and the close connection of the Company to the location in Leipzig. BMW Plant Leipzig builds not only the BMW 1 Series, but also the brand's latest highly successful model, the BMW X1.

Premium car maker BMW is presenting its current model range in a new exhibition area. Measuring approximately 1,500 square metres or more than 16,000 square feet, BMW's stand is being set up for the first time in Hall 3 of the AMI Fairgrounds.

BMW Classic is also represented in Leipzig with three historical cars on show in a special event in the Fairground's Glass Palace under the motto "Hidden Treasures – Car Museums Present their Greatest Highlights". And last but not least, BMW is also presenting the new BMW X1 for practical testing in the outdoor area of the Fairground.

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