2017 BMW 5 Series Touring Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Debut

The 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring has been revealed. The new BMW estate is larger than its predecessor but is lighter as well.

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The all-new BMW 5 Series Touring has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The new 5 Series estate is larger and more spacious than its predecessor and is 100 kilograms lighter as well.

The new 5 Series Touring will be available with two petrol and two diesel engine options with the base diesel being offered with a six-speed manual with the 8-speed automatic gearbox which is standard on the other three variants being offered as an option. To improve the ride, BMW has now fitted air suspension as standard at the rear axle.

The base diesel, the 520d, is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine producing 187bhp and 400Nm of torque. The more powerful 530d is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six diesel engine that cranks out 261bhp and 620Nm of torque. The 530d is also available with BMW X-drive all-wheel-drive system as an option.

The BMW 530i is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 248.5bhp and 350Nm of torque. The 540i xDrive, on the other hand, uses a turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six that cranks out 335bhp and 450Nm of torque and can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 5.1 seconds.

The new 5 Series Touring is 4,943mm long, 1,868mm wide, 1,498mm tall, and has a 2,975mm long wheelbase. The 2017 5 Series Touring is 36mm longer, 8mm wider and 10mm taller than the car it replaces. The wheelbase is also 7mm longer than before.

The interiors of the BMW 5 Series Touring feature the same kit found on the sedan including the large 8.8-inch infotainment display which can be controlled through touch, voice commands and gestures.

The extra size is passed on to the passengers inside who benefit from more head, shoulder and leg room. BMW claims that the rear bench seat can accommodate three child seats as well.

The new 5-Series will go on sale in Europe in June and will compete with the likes of the Mercedes E-Class Estate and the Audi A6 Avant.

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Story first published: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 11:26 [IST]
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