The Bavarian automaker has revealed photos and details with the 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring which now marks the model’s fourth generation.
The 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring has a dynamic, sporty appearance with an interior that can meet a multitude of demands, thanks to its various multi-functional features and intelligent detail solutions. The luggage compartment offers a 560 litres capacity that can be increased to maximum 1,670 litres with the rear seats folded.
As far as powering options the 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring is introducing three new engine choices, and these are two petrol units and a diesel. On the 2011 BMW 5 Series 520d Touring the new 4-cylinder turbocharged engine can produce 184 bhp (135 kW) while the two petrol units that equip the 535i Touring and the 523i Touring versions develop 306 bhp (225 kW) and 204 bhp (150 kW) respectively.
A fourth engine choice for the 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring is a straight-six cylinder unit that packs 245 bhp (180 kW) and will be fitted on the 530d Touring variant.
All versions are Euro 5 compliant and as you can probably imagine the 2011 BMW 5 Series 520d Touring is the most efficient with an average fuel consumption of 5.2-litres per 100 Km (54.3 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 137 g/Km.
The 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring price was not announced yet, but sales on the European market are expected to start in September.
BMW press release :
Munich. The new BMW 5 Series Touring is the perfect symbiosis of
driving pleasure, efficiency, versatility and sporting elegance. The
4th generation of the Business Touring convinces through powerful
design aesthetics, modern premium-level functionality and
brand-typical driving dynamics combined with exemplary efficiency.
Extensive comfort and safety features, which include numerous BMW
exclusive driver assistance systems, substantiate the outstanding
qualities of the new BMW 5 Series Touring as an upper midrange touring car.
Design: Individual styling, sporting elegance.
The design of the new BMW 5 Series Touring is characterised by a high
level of individuality with regard to its proportions and surface
design. Its uniqueness is reflected by dynamic and powerful looks.
With its long bonnet, short overhangs, the longest wheelbase in its
segment, the stretched silhouette and a steeply inclined roofline, the
new BMW 5 Series Touring possesses an elegance unrivalled by its competitors.
Versatility: Intelligent solutions for modern functionality.
Thanks to a multi-functional interior and intelligent detail
solutions, the new BMW 5 Series Touring is fully equipped to meet the
most diverse demands. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 560
litres. If desired, an increase in capacity to a maximum of 1,670
litres is guaranteed by 40:20:40 split folding rear seats, which are
unique in this segment. The backrest angle is variable by up to 11
degrees. The backrest can be folded down using two control levers
inside the luggage compartment, the loading space cover of which is
automatically lowered when the tailgate is closed. The separately
opening rear window automatically swings upwards at the push of a button.
The driving experience: Supreme dynamics and outstanding comfort.
 The most advanced drivetrain and suspension technologies ensure
supreme sportiness and a higher level of motoring comfort. Optional
Dynamic Driving Control enables drivers to set the suspension
individually to their personal requirements. The new BMW 5 Series
Touring features as standard pneumatic suspension on the rear axle,
including automatic self-levelling. Adaptive Drive and Integral Active
Steering are optionally available.
The new BMW 5 Series Touring is making its debut with a choice of two
straight-six petrol engines as well as a four-cylinder and a
six-cylinder diesel. The BMW 520d Touring is powered by a
135 kW/184 bhp four-cylinder turbo diesel power unit
featuring an aluminium crankcase and Common Rail direct injection. It
is equipped with Auto Start Stop function as a standard feature, and
with an average fuel consumption of 5.2 litres/100km (54.3 mpg) and a
CO2 emission level of 137 g/km in an EU test cycle, it achieves the
best efficiency in its segment.
The straight-six engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo under the bonnet of
the BMW 535i Touring, with High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC,
develops a power output of 225 kW/306 bhp. Maximum power
output of the straight-six engine featured in the BMW 523i Touring in
lean operation is 150 kW/204 bhp. The BMW 530d Touring
features a straight six-cylinder diesel with a
180 kW/245 bhp output. Thanks to BMW BluePerformance
technology it fulfils the EU6 emission standard. All versions of the
new BMW 5 Series Touring fully comply with the EU5 requirement.
BMW EfficientDynamics: BMW 5 Series increases the lead even further.
All versions of the new BMW 5 Series Touring are optionally available
with BMW’s eight-speed automatic transmission. Like the
electro-mechanical power steering EPS utilised on all variants, it
makes an additional contribution towards efficiency. Depending on the
model, the standard BMW EfficientDynamics measures comprise brake
energy regeneration, Auto Start Stop function (BMW 520d), gearshift
point indicator, demand-dependant ancillary components and active air
flap control. An intelligent lightweight construction is obtained
through doors, bonnet, front side panels, drivetrain and suspension
components made of aluminium.
Innovative driver assistance systems by BMW ConnectedDrive.
The spectrum of features offered by BMW ConnectedDrive comprises,
inter alia, a Parking Assistant, Surround View, collision warning with
brake activation in conjunction with Active Cruise Control, Lane
Change Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info, High-beam
Assistant, BMW Night Vision with detection of persons as well as
Head-up Display. Furthermore, innovative office functions can be
utilised via Bluetooth.
Joint development and production together with the BMW 7 Series.
The BMW 5 Series Touring is based on a newly developed vehicle
architecture also used for the BMW 7 Series luxury sedans. Joint
production of the BMW 5 Series Touring, the BMW 5 Series
Sedan, the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and the BMW 7 Series at the BMW
Dingolfing Plant, combined with the extensive use of shared
components, ensures highly efficient production incorporating maximum
possible quality standards.
2011 BMW 5 Series Touring Video:

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Source: BMW