The 2017 BMW 5 Series has been revealed, adding a more practical option to the 5er line when it arrives in European showrooms this June.
Measuring 4943mm long, 1868mm wide and 1498mm tall, the new 5 Series Touring is 36mm longer, 8mm wider and 10mm higher than the previous generation, while the wheelbase is 7mm longer at 2975mm.
Despite the larger dimensions, the new 5 Series car is up to 100kg lighter than the model it replaces thanks to the new platform shared with the sedan.
Behind the rear seats is a boot of 570L – 10L more than before – it expands to 1700L with the second row folded flat. Like the current generation, the 5 Series Touring has a separate rear opening window that provides quick access to the luggage area.
The new Series 5 Touring picks up the same driver information and entertainment improvements as the sedan, including a semi-autonomous steering and rail control (up to 210km / h) support, remote parking assistant, 10.25 inch touch screen infotainment with gesture control, Cordless Phone Charge and Apple CarPlay, along with full LED headlights with integrated daytime running lights.
From launch, the wagon will be offered with only four turbocharged petrol engines and two diesel engines.
The launch of the range of gasoline propulsion is the Touring 530i, which uses a 2.0-liter turbo four pot developing 185kW and 350Nm, coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. 0-100km / h sprint takes 6.5 seconds, on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 250km / h.
The next is the 540i xDrive Touring, which gets a 3.0 liter turbo six producing a meatier 250kW of power and 450Nm of torque, sending four-wheel drive through an eight-speed automatic. The extra punch cuts the time from 0-100km / h to 5.1 seconds, with the maximum speed electronically limited to 250km / h.
First for the lubricators is the Touring 520d, powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder 140kW / 400Nm 2.0-liter, coupled to a standard six-speed manual, or optional eight-speed automatic rear-wheel drive . It takes 8.0 seconds to reach 100 km / h from a standstill, and is thrown all the way at 230 km / h (225 km / h auto).
Completing the engine line is the 530d, which is offered both rear-wheel drive and xDrive all-wheel drive versions. Under the hood is a turbo-diesel of six cylinders of 3.0 liters that produces 195kW of power and 620Nm of pair, coupled to an automatic of eight speeds.
The six-cylinder diesel engine runs from 0 to 100km / h in 5.8 seconds, or 5.6 seconds with xDrive, and has a top speed electronically limited to 250km / h.
THE 2017 BMW 5 SERIES range goes on-sale in Australia in March with four models being offered, including a 5 Series Touring which will arrive Down Under towards the end of 2017.
The 5 Series will come in a four- variant range comprising the four-cylinder diesel 520d, four-cylinder petrol 540i, six-cylinder diesel 530d and six-cylinder petrol 540i.
The 520d starts the range off, priced from $93,900 over $9000 more than the entry ticket previous 520d but just $1000 above the cheapest Mercedes-Benz E 220 d.
source : http://www.caradvice.com.au/518154/2017-bmw-5-series-touring-revealed/