2011 BMW 5-Series Touring revealed (+video)

2011 BMW 5-Series Touring revealed (+video)

BMW has unveiled the 2011 5-Series Touring, before it is officially revealed at the upcoming Leipzig Motor Show.

Set to join the rest of the new 5-Series range by going on sale this September in Europe, the 5-Series wagon will feature Dakota leather upholstery, matt aluminum roof rails, Park Distance Control, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Luggage capacity has been increased to 560 litres and with the rear seats down extends to a huge 1,670 litres.

From launch in Europe, four different engines will be available. The 520d with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine with 181 bhp (135 kW) and 380 Nm of torque. It will get to 100 kph in 8.3 seconds, before topping out at 222 km/h. By utilising an engine Start/Stop system, the 520d has a combined fuel consumption of just 5.2l /100km and a CO2 emissions rating of 137g/km.

The other diesel option is a straight-six turbo engine, with 242 bhp (180 kW) and 540 Nm of torque, the 530d will accelerate from 0-100 kph in 6.4 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h. It is also relatively frugal thanks to upgraded piezo-injectors, averaging a combined 6.3l /100km.

When it comes to petrol engines, BMW is offering the 523i and the 535i. The 523i has a naturally-aspirated engine with 201 bhp (150 kW) and 270 Nm of torque. It allows the wagon to accelerate from 0-100 kph in 8.2 seconds, before reaching an electronically-limited 250 km/h.

The 535i has a turbocharged 3.0-litre engine with 302 bhp (225 kW) and 400 Nm of torque. It gets to 100 kph in 6.0 seconds flat and has an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h. With the optional eight-speed automatic transmission, the 535i consumes a combined 8.5l /100km and emits 197 g/km.

Spec sheet options include Adaptive Drive, Park Assist, Active Steering, Surround View, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning, Speed Limit Info, and two rear entertainment packages.

To see images of the 5-Series Touring and a video click on the link below.

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