2017 Geneva: 2017 BMW 5-Series Touring Uncovered

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BMW has brought a wide range of models at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, including the less-appreciated 5-Series Touring in the United States, the model joining the rest of the 5-Series with rather the same extraordinary aptitudes and gorgeous design.

Even if the American BMW consumers are not much of wagon lovers – and there are plenty of reasons for loving them, as they come with increase space and better practicality – with the introduction of the new Touring, they will definitely have something to chew on.

With or without the M Sport Package, the all-new BMW 5-Series Touring is not a modest wagon when it comes to exquisite design, playing with rather the same styling bits as the already famous G30 BMW 5-Series, adding however a better looking rear than most of what we find on the market today. On the contrary, it becomes extremely practical in terms of space.

The space is mostly highlighted by the trunk volume which grows in size to 570 liters, for a total of 1,700 liters with the seats folded down. The load capacity also stands by up to 120 kilos. Besides that, the new Touring also features an air suspension to the rear which can be adjusted for any particular loads. For instance, the rear seat can be split so that it can be unlocked from the trunk, providing thus enough space for plenty of items and luggage.

Technologically, the new 5-Series Touring comes with rather the same features as its sedan sibling, meaning the latest iDrive system, touchscreen and gesture control, BMW infotainment system, high-performance WLAN hotspot for smartphones, wireless CarPlay and much more.

Performance wise, the new 2017 5-Series Touring is set to come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine, with 252 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, available in the 530i variant. In the 540i xDrive, the variant comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder with 340 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque.

On the diesels side, the 520d is available with a 2.0-liter flat-four pot with 190 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, being sent to the wheels via a six-speed manual transmission as standard, as well as an optional eight-speed manual gearbox. Also, the 530d is equipped with a 3.0-liter inline six with 265 horsepower and 620 Nm of torque.

Once on the market, the all-new G31 BMW 5-Series Touring will take on the likes of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate, Jaguar XF Estate or Audi A6 Avant.


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