The 2016 Paris Motor Show is close to its opening on the 29th of September with BMW preparing a whole new fleet for official unveiling, and one of the hottest model reported to be launched as well, is the 5-Series Touring seen here undergoing final tests.
The BMW 5-Series is looking better than ever and the Touring is the cream of the crop. As we can depict from the spy photos below, it wraps light camouflage, another indication that it is closer to its finished form.
The test mule reveals a muscular and reshaped design, with updated rear spoiler and new bonnet. The camo around the front bumper or front fender air outlets indicates that there is still much work to undergo.
Just like the BMW 5-Series standard model or the all-new 7-Series, the 5-Series Touring is based on the same modular architecture, meaning that is now around 100 kg lighter and coming with lightweight materials, such as CFRP (carbon reinforced plastics) for improved performance.
In the engine department, the BMW 5-Series Touring will come with a 2.0-liter B47 diesel and B48 gasoline flat-four engine, closely followed by a higher 3.0-liter B57 diesel and B58 gasoline six-cylinder turbo. As expected, a hardcore version of the 4.4-liter petrol V8 is also in the news.
On the other side, the PHEV model will come with a 2.0-liter flat-four, the same one found on the 330e or 740e, coming along with a high-performance electric motor.
At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the BMW 5-Series Touring might be launched alongside the all-new 5-Series, GT, with the 5-Series to closely follow the lineup next year, perhaps at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, in January.