Bmw revealed today the new 2011 5-Series Touring, a new car which combines the extensive comfort and safety features from the sedan with the powerful design aesthetics, modern premium-level functionality and brand-typical driving dynamics.
As you expected from a station wagon, the new Bmw offers a maximum capacity of 1,670 litres guaranteed by the 40:20:40 split folding rear seats, which , according to the Bavarian manufacturer are unique in this segment.
The 2011 Bmw 5-Series Touring offers also the most advanced drivetrain and suspension technologies in order to ensure supreme sportiness and a higher level of motoring comfort. The new car comes with Optional Dynamic Driving Control which enables the drivers to set the suspension individually to their personal requirements. We also find the pneumatic suspension on the rear axle, including automatic self-leveling.
Adaptive Drive and Integral Active Steering are optionally available. Continued after the jump! Under the hood, the car will carry a choice of two straight-six petrol engines as well as a four-cylinder and a six-cylinder diesel.
The 520d Touring is powered by the 135 kW/184 bhp four-cylinder turbo diesel power unit featuring an aluminum crankcase and Common Rail direct injection, features Auto Start Stop function as standard and can deliver an average fuel consumption of 5.2 litres/100km (54.3 mpg) and 137 g/km of CO2 emissions.
The 535i Touring delivers 225 kW/306 bhp while the the 523i Touring carries 150 kW/204 bhp. The 530d Touring comes with the powerful straight six-cylinder diesel with a 180 kW/245 bhp. All the versions of the Bmw 5-Series Touring are optionally available with the eight-speed automatic transmission.
Depending on the model, the standard Bmw EfficientDynamics measures comprise brake energy regeneration, Auto Start Stop function (BMW 520d), gearshift point indicator, demand-dependant ancillary components and active air flap control.
Also, the spectrum of features offered by BMW ConnectedDrive comprises, inter alia, a Parking Assistant, Surround View, collision warning with brake activation in conjunction with Active Cruise Control, Lane Change Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info, High-beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision with detection of persons as well as Head-up Display