New BMW 5 Series Touring
15th March, 2010
BMW has released details of its all new 5 Series
Touring that reflects the combination of driving pleasure, efficiency, versatility and sporting
elegance. The 4th generation of the BMW 5 Series Touring, which is due to arrive on Australian
shores in October this year, stands out with powerful design aesthetics, modern premium-level
functionality and typical BMW driving dynamics combined with modern day efficiency. Extensive
comfort and safety features, which include numerous BMW-exclusive driver assistance systems,
substantiate the qualities of the new BMW 5 Series.
Design: Individual styling, sporting elegance
The design of the new BMW 5 Series Touring is characterised by a high level of individuality
with dynamic and powerful looks. With its long bonnet, short overhangs, the longest wheelbase in
its segment, the stretched silhouette and a steeply inclined roofline, the new BMW 5 Series
Touring possesses elegance in an endeavout to match its competitors.
Versatility: Intelligent solutions for modern functionality
Thanks to a multi-functional interior and intelligent detail solutions, the new BMW 5 Series
Touring is fully equipped to meet the most diverse demands. The luggage compartment has a capacity
of 560 litres. If desired, an increase in capacity to 1,670 litres is available by 40:20:40 split
folding rear seats, which are unique in this segment. The backrest angle is variable by up to 11
degrees. The backrest can be folded down using two control levers inside the luggage compartment,
the loading space cover of which is automatically lowered when the tailgate is closed. The
separately opening rear window automatically swings upwards at the push of a button.
The driving experience: dynamics and comfort
The most advanced drivetrain and suspension technologies ensure sportiness and a higher level
of motoring comfort. Optional Dynamic Driving Control enables drivers to set the suspension
individually to their preference. The new BMW 5 Series Touring features as standard, pneumatic
suspension on the rear axle, including automatic self-levelling. Adaptive Drive and Integral Active
Steering are optionally available.
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. With an average fuel consumption
of 5.3 litres/100 km and a CO2 emission level of 139 g/km in an EU test cycle, it is amongst the
best in efficiency in its segment.
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 0-100 km/h in just 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. Like the electro-mechanical power steering EPS utilised on all variants, it makes an
additional contribution towards efficiency. BMW EfficientDynamics measures comprise Brake Energy
Regeneration, demand-dependant ancillary components and active air flap control. An intelligent
light weight construction is obtained through doors, bonnet, front side panels, drivetrain and
suspension components made of aluminium.
Innovative driver assistance systems by BMW ConnectedDrive
The spectrum of features offered by BMW ConnectedDrive including; 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.
Joint development and production together with the BMW 7 Series
The BMW 5 Series Touring is based on a newly developed vehicle architecture also used for the
BMW 7 Series luxury sedans. Joint production of the BMW 5 Series Touring, the BMW 5 Series Sedan,
the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and the BMW 7 Series at the BMW Dingolfing Plant, combined with the
extensive use of shared components, ensures highly efficient production incorporating maximum
possible quality standards.
The new generation BMW 520d Touring and BMW 535i Touring are scheduled to arrive in Australia
in October this year. Specification and pricing will be announced closer to the launch