Official Photos: 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring

5-series | March 14th, 2010 by 23
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European Press Release 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring. The new BMW 5 Series Touring is the perfect symbiosis of driving pleasure, efficiency, versatility and sporting …

European Press Release 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring.

The new BMW 5 Series Touring is the perfect symbiosis of driving pleasure, efficiency, versatility and sporting elegance. The 4th generation of the Business Touring convinces through powerful design aesthetics, modern premium-level functionality and brand-typical driving dynamics combined with exemplary efficiency. Extensive comfort and safety features, which include numerous BMW exclusive driver assistance systems, substantiate the outstanding qualities of the new BMW 5 Series Touring as an upper midrange touring car.

Design: Individual styling, sporting elegance.

The design of the new BMW 5 Series Touring is characterised by a high level of individuality with regard to its proportions and surface design. Its uniqueness is reflected by 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 an elegance unrivalled by its competitors.

Versatility: Intelligent solutions for modern functionality.

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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 a maximum of 1,670 litres 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.

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The driving experience: Supreme dynamics and outstanding comfort.

The most advanced drivetrain and suspension technologies ensure supreme sportiness and a higher level of motoring comfort. Optional Dynamic Driving Control enables drivers to set the suspension individually to their personal requirements. 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 is making its debut with a choice of two straight-six petrol engines as well as a four-cylinder and a six-cylinder diesel. The BMW 520d Touring is powered by a 135 kW/184 bhp four-cylinder turbo diesel power unit featuring an aluminium crankcase and Common Rail direct injection. It is equipped with Auto Start Stop function as a standard feature, and with an average fuel consumption of 5.2 litres/100km (54.3 mpg) and a CO2 emission level of 137 g/km in an EU test cycle, it achieves the best efficiency in its segment.


The straight-six engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo under the bonnet of the BMW 535i Touring, with High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC, develops a power output of 225 kW/306 bhp. Maximum power output of the straight-six engine featured in the BMW 523i Touring in lean operation is 150 kW/204 bhp. The BMW 530d Touring features a straight six-cylinder diesel with a 180 kW/245 bhp output. Thanks to BMW BluePerformance technology it fulfils the EU6 emission standard. All versions of the new BMW 5 Series Touring fully comply with the EU5 requirement.

BMW EfficientDynamics: BMW 5 Series increases the lead even further.

All versions of the new BMW 5 Series Touring are optionally available 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. 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. An intelligent lightweight 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 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. Furthermore, innovative office functions can be utilised via Bluetooth.

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.

23 responses to “Official Photos: 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring”

  1. Devon says:

    eeeehhh… whatever

  2. Andrew says:

    This thing looks great!

  3. Rad Dockery says:

    What is the purpose of this car with the current 5 line up in place?

    • Bryce says:

      Exactly. I see no point to a 5T when there’s a 5GT.

      • viper says:

        I imagine trying to put a dog or family weekender luggage in a GT the difference 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.

      • wazon8 says:

        The point is obvious: this car has bigger trunk capacity than 5GT, it’s more functional than hatchback eighter, it’s cheaper and will be avaible with smaller engines which are really popular in Europe and as far as I know touring is selling mainly in Europe. And 5GT seems to me to be much bigger car than 5T.

  4. Axel Tallone says:

    5er Touring is sportier and looks better than 5GT.
    in Europe 5GT has a target like 7er, 5er Touring will send more.

  5. Wouter says:

    I like the design, but where is the innovation?

    Take away the new head and tale lights, and you come up with the 5 touring of 2 generations back.

  6. Rad Dockery says:

    Either this or the GT. making both seems like a waste of money and resources to me. Then again, I have never run a billion dollar car company before LOL

  7. BA says:

    doesn’t work for me…wagon’s are a thing of the past…

  8. barry says:

    gorgeous. PLEASE BMW North America, make it available to us!!

  9. RayS says:

    I have a 540 wagon and I love it!! It is old but still rules the highway. Yes, we need to have the latest iteration of this wagon. Otherwise, I’ll end up buying a Subaru.

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