2011 BMW 5 Series Touring revealed, video and photo gallery included
The 2011 BMW 5 Series lineup is coming along quite nicely. After the 5 Series Gran Turismo and reveal of the sedan, the Bavarian company has finally showcased the Touring (aka wagon) variant of the new 5er.
In terms of style and equipment, you won’t find any big additions to the things already revealed on the 5 Series sedan. The boot, of course, has been expanded, and can now hold 560 liters in regular mode, and a whopping 1670 liters, if you fold the rear seats down. Speaking of rear seats, they are in a 40:20:40 configuration, meaning you can fold the middle piece and transport long objects, without sacrificing the comfort of the rear passengers.
Anyway, let’s get straight to the engines. For gasoline fans, BMW will be offering a 523i version, which generates 204 HP and 152 lb-ft (207 Nm) of torque. The top-of-the-range will be the 535i, which outputs 300 HP and 294 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. This version of the 5 Series Touring will be able to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in a respectable 6 seconds flat, and reach an electronically-limited 155 mph (250 km/h).
Diesel fans will have two choices available. The 520d will offer 184 HP and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque, but will also be the most fuel efficient, averaging 45.2 mpg (US) on the EU combined cycle. The larger 530d will generate 245 HP and 398 lb-ft (540 Nm) of torque. This specific unit will average a respectable 36.8 mpg.
The 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring is set to appear on the market this fall, but won’t be coming to North America, who’ll have to make due with the 5 GT. Until its launch, check out the photo gallery below (the dog picture is our favorite), and then hit the jump to see a video presentation of the new 5 Series wagon.
Photo Gallery: 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring
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