Leaked Photos: 2011 F11 BMW 5 Series Touring

5-series, Featured Posts | March 13th, 2010 by 13
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Ahead of its scheduled release, the 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring breaks cover. The leaked photos showed up this morning on the German magazine Bild.de and reveal one of the best looking Touring/Wagons ever built by BMW.

The new BMW 5er Touring will be revealed to the public for the first time when the Auto Mobil International (AMI) Show opens on the Leipzig Fairgrounds 10 – 18 April 2010.

As seen in these official photos, the new 5 Series Touring has grown in size and the rear-end sports a more coupeish-like roof. 5 Series Touring is considerably lower and sleeker than the 5 Gran Turismo model, but without sacrificing that sportiness much needed by the BMW buyers. Inside, the 5er Touring features a three-part rear seat which is folded by hand.

Engine wise, the F11 Touring will come in two flavors of six-cylinder petrol engines, 523i with 204 horsepower and the 535i, 306 hp. Four and six-cylinder diesel powerplants are offered as well, including the 520d with 184 hp and 525d with 245 hp. The diesel engine in the 520d offers one of the best fuel consumption numbers in a Touring model: 5.2 liters per 100 km or 45.2 MPG. As part of EfficientDynamics, the 520d includes the Start-Stop technology.

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The top model with six-cylinder, 535i, sprints from 0 to 62 mph in just six seconds and consumes on average 8.6 liter/100km (27.35 MPG). Optional, the 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring can be ordered with the new ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.

The fourth generation F11 5er Touring starts in Europe from 42,600 euros and will become available at German dealerships on September 18th, 2010. Still no word on availability for the U.S. market, but we’ll keep our hopes.

13 responses to “Leaked Photos: 2011 F11 BMW 5 Series Touring”

  1. viper says:

    Looks really, really stunning. I look forward to euro ncap testing and hope for a big improvement on safety over the previous model. If it performs well then this would be an awesome kids/dog family car.

  2. Lariv says:

    I prefer this to the sedan.

  3. It looks very cohesive, not like a sedan with a backpack. More like a shooting brake than an estate. And miles sportier than an E-Class or A6.

  4. Bryce says:

    I know people love touring cars (wagons), but this car is absolutely pointless in my opinion. I thought the whole purpose of the 5GT was to meet the needs of the people who enjoy/need this type of car. Will anyone buy a 5GT if BMW offers a 5T, that’s cheaper and does all the same tricks? I don’t really think so.

  5. viper says:

    I dont like wagons and this one is no exception but it does look good for a bmw

  6. BMWM6 says:

    what about the 5GT

  7. viper says:

    I don’t see the similarity between the GT and touring; the remit is completely different. I imagine trying to put a dog or family weekender luggage in a GT that would become obvious. Similarly, at least as BMW will have us believe, the touring is too utilitarian for the executive who wishes to impress their passengers with a roomier interior and increased back seat luxury. I can see that maybe the GT is a niche too far, maybe, but the 5 touring is just a very good saloon with increased practicality. Which cannot be a bad thing.

  8. plaxico says:

    dont like it….car for Heathcliff Huxtable

  9. Andrew says:

    I think it looks great…better than the sedan!

  10. Bryce says:

    I will not be surprised if this doesn’t come to America… nor will I be disappointed. If I’m going to buy a wagon, it’s going to be a 5GT.

  11. Nizer says:

    Much better looking than the prior 5-Series Touring. And I’d take this over a 5GT hands down.

  12. Simon says:

    I have a E61 Wagon now – the 5GT is too big for my garage, besides being ugly as heck (it’s based on the 7er rather than the 5 so is huge) , it’s also not available with a stick. If I have to go auto anyway and there’s no wagon I’ll probably end up with an E class or A6 :(

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