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Announced for several months, the station wagon version of the new generation of BMW 5 Series is finally here. As always, this variant called Series 5 Touring largely takes up the style of the sedan, modifying the entire rear part to add a tailgate making it easier to load luggage.
The front is therefore strictly identical to the Series 5 “G60”, with its large grille (illuminated as an option) and its tapered headlights including an LED light signature in the form of vertical hooks. The rear part is distinguished by a much rounder shape thanks to a very plunging bezel. The roof is extended by a spoiler to add a little dynamism. The lights are shared with the sedan, and therefore take the very thin L shape. As for the size, BMW announces 5.06 m long, 1.90 m wide and 1.51 m high. This is 10 cm longer than the previous 5 Series Touring, and as much as the sedan.
A real mover?
The cabin is logically shared with the 5 Series sedan with the curved BMW Curved Display including the 12.3-inch digital meters and the 14.9-inch central screen for the multimedia system. For the first time, the interior is entirely vegan (seats, dashboard, door panels, etc.). The station wagon has sports seats as standard, while numerous options are available in the catalog such as the panoramic glass roof or the Bowers & Wilkins audio system with 18 speakers (17 on i5). BMW announces an identical trunk volume for all engines: the hold varies between 570 liters and 1,700 liters depending on the seat configuration. The tailgate opens automatically, and the rear seat is split 40/20/40 for maximum modularity.
Under its hood, the new 5 Series Touring features a new 48V micro-hybrid diesel at launch, the 520d with 197 hp and 400 Nm associated with an eight-speed automatic transmission and two architectures: rear-wheel drive or xDrive all-wheel drive. Other engines (plug-in hybrid gasoline or new six-cylinder diesel) will arrive in summer 2024 to complete the range. Only one diesel at launch therefore, but for the first time the station wagon has electric engines. This is not the first electric station wagon, since MG has released its MG5 before, but the German manufacturer is the first to enter the premium market before Audi and its future A6 e-tron.
New electric engines for the station wagon
As with the i5 sedan, the i5 Touring station wagon has two variants at launch. The eDrive40 rear-wheel drive version has a single rear motor, delivering a maximum of 340 hp and 430 Nm of torque (using the Sport Boost function in Launch Control). 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 6.1 seconds, while the maximum speed is set at 193 km/h. Concerning the more powerful M60 xDrive variant, it displays 601 hp and 820 Nm of torque (with boost). 0 to 100 km/h is announced in 3.9 seconds and the maximum speed is limited to 230 km/h.
The battery is the same for both variants, with a capacity of 81.2 kWh. This makes it possible to offer a range of 445 to 506 km for the M60 xDrive version and 489 to 560 km for the eDrive40 variant. Charging is carried out using alternating current with a power of 11 kW as standard or 22 kW as an option, or using a fast charging station with a maximum power of 205 kW. This allows you to go from 10 to 80% battery in approximately 30 minutes.
Marketing will begin in May 2024, starting at €66,600 for diesel and €77,700 for electric. The price can rise to €109,000 for the 601 hp i5 M60 xDrive variant.
BMW 5 Series Touring and i5 Touring prices (February 2024):
|Price (in €)
|M Sport Edition
|520d 197 ch BVA8
|520d xDrive 197 ch BVA8
|i5 eDrive40 340 ch
|i5 M60 xDrive 601 ch
Photos : DR.
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To sum up
BMW unveils the station wagon version of its new 5 Series, still called Touring. This time, it is both thermal with diesel but also plug-in hybrid and, for the first time, electric with the new i5 Touring.
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