Well, it’s a 5 Series day so we have no choice but to continue dropping on you more and more spy photos. While we don’t always crave those spy photos, we do admit that it makes everything more interesting, exciting…..guessing and speculating keeps us entertained.
So seeing the latest 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring spy shots, we decided to share them with you. The Wagon/Touring subject has been intensively discussed these past days by our readers due to a rumor going around that the Touring version in the U.S. might be phased out.
Now we know that most of the U.S. buyers are not Wagons die hard fans, but honestly, after looking at these new spy photos, the new 5 Series Wagon will be a stunning car…and this comes from someone that has never “fall” for these type of cars. The design lines and size seems to fit the car better than ever and even with the funky camouflage one, it’s still a good looking car.
The sportiness allure of the current 5 Wagon model has been carried over onto the new model and expanded even further, add a sport package to this new type of Wagon/Touring, and you might see a strong comeback in the U.S. market. The BMW 5 Series Wagon is considerably lower and sleeker than the Gran Turismo version, still keeping that sportiness much needed by the BMW buyers.
The new F11 5 Series Wagon has grown in size and the rear-end sports a more coupeish like roof. The test mule also features a panoramic sunroof which we have no doubt it will look absolute spectacular.
As far as the engines hiding underneath that long hood, here are some of the most likely candidates:
- 523i – 2.5-liter straight six
- 530i – 3.0-liter straight six
- 540i – 3.0-liter straight six twin-turbo
- 550i – 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo
- M5 – 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo
- 520d – 2.0-liter 4cyl turbo
- 530d – 3.0-liter straight-six turbo
As we’re reaching the middle of the summer here in the U.S., we expect to see some these test mules on our soil as well, preferably “wearing” less clothes.
[Source: 5post ]