It is a proven fact that wagons don’t deliver the same performance and driving joy as their coupe siblings – perhaps this is why Americans are not that much into the wagon variants – but there are recently unveiled models from BMW that are almost as pleasant to be driven as real sedans or sport coupes. And one of them would be the 2017 5-Series Touring.
Officially unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the all-new 5-Series Touring is considered a real genuine European wagon, with impressive characteristics in terms of design and interior, and particularly with amazing performance underneath the skin.
Sure there are many differences that separate a sedan from a wagon, but in a certain way, the all-new 5-Series Touring is the perfect family car with outstanding characteristics. And CarWow magazine wanted to find out just that.
Mat Watson, famous journalists well-known for its straightforward opinions on cars, has driven the all-new 5-Series Touring and speaks very highly of it. He was particularly amazed by the car`s new air suspension which now comes standard, and can cope with all road conditions.
It is a fun and comfortable car to drive, even if it is way too large than the four-door sibling. With 570-liter boot space and an overall of more than 1,700 liters with the rear seats being folded, the Touring is still a great handler when it comes to power and torque.
Speaking of which, this particular model (530d) comes with a 3.0-liter straight-six diesel engine, outputting 265 horsepower and impressive 620 Nm of torque, which makes it quite fast from 0 to 100 km/h. And even for such a powerful diesel, the noise inside is barely noticeable.
The model is also at its technological peak, borrowing the same gadgetry line as the rest of the 5- or the 7-Series. This means the state-of-the-art infotainment system with touchscreen, voice command of rotary knob. We can add gesture control system, smart surround view camera system, remote control parking and the latest safety systems.
You can find out the best of this car in the videos below put together by CarWow. The media gallery is also impressive! Enjoy and stay tuned!