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The BMW 5 Series Touring

Overview

The new BMW 5 Series Touring is refined, great to drive and has state-of-the-art technology to boot.

BMW have given the new 5 Series Touring a host of updates to keep the model fresh, featuring a new modern design, updated multimedia and more hybrid versions for most of the range.

With an abundance of useful space inside and a new exterior design, the 5 Series is both practical and future-ready. From every angle it is elegantly sculptured,from the new one-piece BMW kidney grille and redesigned front through to the new rear apron and rear LED lights.

You can choose from four-cylinder engines in petrol and diesel - the 530i and 520d, and six-cylinders in petrol or diesel - the 540i and 530d. The 530d comes as an optional xDrive 4WD, while the 540i is xDrive. Whichever model you pick, the BMW 5 Series Touring will do everything you need it to with ease and is ready to start some fun-packed adventures.

Design

Inside and out, the new BMW 5 Series Touring has evolved to be everything you’d expect. The changes to the exterior design are subtle yet effective. It has a distinguished, sleek and elongated body with contoured lines and strong angles to stand out from the crowds.

The stretched roof leads to an integral spoiler and you can open the rear windscreen while leaving the main boot closed. There is a new sporty one-piece kidney grille, wider and taller than before, redesigned front and rear lights with the options to add Adaptive LED lights or go for the BMW Laserlights upgrade, and redesigned bumpers with the new rear apron and sporty-looking trapezoidal tailpipes on either side. The M Sport 5 Series models now have new designs of 19- or 20-inch wheels to choose from too.

The 5 Series Touring interior spaces redefine the perception of functionality. The boot space isn’t just big, it’s clever too. When you open and close the tailgate, the load blind moves automatically and when you have the rear seats folded it goes into a special storage recess under the floor. The front cabin mirrors the 5 Series Saloon with all the latest in-car technology and luxuriant design trims and finishes.

The BMW 5 Series Touring has superb details and impresses from every angle. 

Performance

The 5 Series performance is effortless with all models having a smooth eight-speed automatic gearbox. The M Sport suspension handles corners with greater control and there is an optional clever adaptive suspension damping option taking data not just from your driving inputs or the road underneath, but from the navigation system’s reading of the road ahead.

The biggest changes to the 5 Series are in the range of engines, almost every four- and six-cylinder engine now comes with a mild hybrid system where a 48-volt starter-generator and a second battery help to improve fuel economy and provide a little extra power boost.

There is now a new plug-in hybrid Touring option called the 530e, fitted with a four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol engine that can travel for 40 miles on electric power alone. It features the new Anticipatory Hybrid mode, which uses Real Time Traffic Information to optimise fuel efficiencies and has a fourth generation high-voltage lithium-ion battery and BMW eDrive technology.

There is also the BMW 540i xDrive Touring, which effortlessly produces 333bhp and 450Nm of torque with superb xDrive handling.

Whichever version you go for the 5 Series Touring range is extremely well-balanced and smooth to drive with self-levelling air suspension; dynamic in every way and practical inside and out.

Technology

The latest BMW 5 Series Touring is packed with all the technology you could ever need and is more connected than ever before.

The 5 Series comes with the latest BMW operating system 7.0 and a larger 12-inch infotainment screen which includes BMW Personal Assistant, which works similar to Siri or Alexa. You can ask the car to carry out a range of tasks for you, such as change the volume on the stereo or adjust the air con.

The 5 Series Touring features BMW ConnectedDrive with Intelligent Personal Assistant and the latest standard Connective Package Professional which comes with Connected Music, Real Time Traffic Information and Remote Service.

You can now connect your smartphone with smartphone integration thanks to apple CarPlay preparation and for the first time, Andriod Auto. Listen to your favourite playlists through the superb Harman/Kardon Loudspeaker System, and enjoy access to your content through the control display, the instrument cluster and the optional Head-up Display where you can use the steering-wheel buttons to summon head-up phone menu or track listing.

The 5 Series Touring has exceptional ease of use for everybody with its practicality and user-friendly advanced technologies. 

Safety

The latest BMW 5 Series Touring has a host of sophisticated safety equipment available.

The Driving Assistant pack includes features like lane-departure warning, road sign recognition, emergency brake assist and rear cross-traffic alert decreasing the likelihood of a collision during reversing manoeuvres. And it has the new parking assistant as standard, with its rear view camera, active park distance control and reversing assistant to raise your confidence in the BMW Touring range.

The Driving Assistant Plus adds a wider variety of safety features and extra layers of intelligence to your driving, such as adaptive cruise control, automatic speed limit assist and traffic jam assistance for an extra pair of eyes on the road and to help make your busy drive to work safer and less stressful.

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