As is tradition, Europe is getting another cool wagon that those of us on this side of the pond won’t get to enjoy. The new BMW 5 Series Touring was unveiled earlier this week and while it’s building upon the G30 sedan, its proportions and design are somewhat more appealing and interesting.
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The wagon shares most of its appearance with its sedan counterpart, including the larger headlights and the vent in the lower portion of the front fenders, so it comes with no surprise that the overall look is evolutionary.
It also doesn’t have that bowed look that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate has at the rear and it doesn’t look as sedate as the Audi A6 Avant. It has just the right amount of flare and subtlety. The rear window is raked more steeply, providing a lower, wider appearance. The tailgate is aluminum and has a separate opening rear window offering access to the larger cargo area. This makes loading or retrieving light items, like a shopping bag or two, from the trunk without having to open the power tailgate. It’s a wonderfully convenient feature.
Not only is the new G30-generation 5 Series the best driving 5er since the E39-generation, but the Touring can pack 570 – 1,700 liters worth of trunk volume, depending on whether the rear seats are up or down, respectively.
Inside, we’re getting the beautiful design from the G30 5 Series. From premium materials to a plethora of standard options, the G31 5 Series Touring is far more advanced that its predecessor and inline with the offerings found in the flagship 7 Series.
From the latest iDrive generation with a tiled menu, touchscreen and gesture control to the HUD with a 70 percent larger projection area, the BMW 5 Series Touring also has the complete infotainment program on board. A fast WLAN hotspot for mobile devices, the finally functioning wireless CarPlay and the elegant possibility for inductive charging round off the modern program in terms of networking.
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