Another new model to make its world debut today at the 2010 Leipzig Auto Show, was the BMW 530d Touring.
Sporting a 3.0 liter straight-six engine, the 2011 BMW 530d Touring outputs 245 horsepower and remains the top model in the diesel range. Thanks to BMW BluePerformance technology it fulfills the EU6 emission standard. All versions of the new BMW 5 Series Touring fully comply with the EU5 requirement.
With this engine and despite the weight increase, the new 5 Series Touring the still manage to sprint from 0-62 mph in just 6.4 seconds, while continuing to maintain an unbeatable low 6.4 liters per 100km (37MPG).
The BMW offers with 2.97 meters, by far the longest wheelbase in its segment and, consequently, the shortest overhangs, which contributes much to its dynamic side view. All the competitors are within 7 centimeters in exterior length, with the new 5er Touring situated between the A6 Avant and the E-Class Estate.
The luggage capacity of the new 5 Series Touring is 560 liters, on par with the Audi A6 Avant. If desired, an increase in capacity to a maximum of 1,670 liters is guaranteed 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 new BMW 5 Series Touring features as standard pneumatic suspension on the rear axle, including automatic self-leveling. Adaptive Drive and Integral Active Steering are optionally available.
The new BMW 5 Series Touring is making its debut with a choice of two straight-six petrol engines as well as a four-cylinder and a six-cylinder diesel.
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