BMW 5 Series Touring Specs and Features – BMW’s answer to Mercedes’ E-Class Estate will come in the form of the 5 series. The company unveiled its most current edition car variation of its full-sized 5 Series, with the 2018 BMW 5 Series Touring. BMW revealed the model ahead of its world premiere in March 2017 at the Geneva International Motor Show.
The upcoming BMW 5 Series Touring will be larger, lighter and more high tech than the old model when it goes on sale in June 2017. BMW’s recently revealed full details on its new executive estate before it makes its public debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March.
The 5 Series variant boasts an athletic develop and dynamic extended lines. The interior blends sportiness and flexibility. The variant’s prices will start from $49,000 (£38,385).
The surface contouring will produce a clearly specified athletic build and dynamically extended lines. Meanwhile, the outside style of the new BMW 5 Series Touring will express the blend of driving pleasure and flexibility for which the variant is known for. The vehicle’s tail area has an individual style that shows the increased amount of space on top of this design’s practical and flexible usability.
Netcarshow reported that the brand-new 5 Series Touring is 36 millimeters longer than the 2016 model (at 4,943 millimeters). The Touring is also eight millimeters wider (1,868 millimeters) and ten millimeters taller (1,498 millimeters) than the outgoing model. In addition, BMW extended the wheelbase by seven millimeters, with a space of 2,975 millimeters. The extension helped to increase the room available for both passengers and luggage.
The styling of the front end instantly projected the sporty essence of the new 5 Series Touring. The front finish of the new Touring features standard LED headlights that extend as far as the BMW kidney grille. It flows to the long roof-line, into D-pillars.
The back window is framed by a roofing system spoiler with incorporated auxiliary brake light and air deflectors at the sides. Consumers will also see L-shaped rear lights that reach into the car’s flanks to accentuate the body’s width. This forms a constant strip that will provide included effect to the car’s width without compromising the air consumption to emphasize its effective stature.
BMW equipped the 5-Series Touring with LED headlights that also employed LED systems as the light source for the daytime driving lights. A horizontal bar joined the inner daytime driving light ring with the BMW kidney grille accentuating the front end’s sense of width.
The lengthened silhouette brings a new component of the surface styling to the front. The roofing system spoiler with integral auxiliary brake light on top and air deflectors surrounded the rear windows. All engine versions of the new BMW 5 Series Touring have exhausted tailpipes on both sides at the rear.
Topspeed reported that four engine options will be readily available, each including BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. They consist of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder gas engine with 252 hp output. There is also an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and all-wheel-drive system, great for 340 hp coming from a 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line gas engine. A four-cylinder engine with 190 hp and a 3.0-litre straight-six diesel system, producing 265 hp are available as well. The 2018 BMW 5 Series Touring will launch on dealerships in the United States on June 2017.
2017 BMW 4 Series, M4 Update Revealed – The facelifted 2017 BMW 4 Series and M4 lines have been revealed this week, bringing a fresh look and updated infotainment systems to the Bavarian company’s popular coupe and convertible range.
While it may not look too different from the car currently on sale, the updated 2017 BMW 4 Series picks up new bi-LED headlights, LED tail-lights and LED fog lights – similar to those on the revised 3 Series – updated bumpers, new exterior and interior colour options and new alloy wheel designs.
Snapper Rocks Blue and Sunset Orange (pictured) are new and exclusive to the 2017 BMW 4 Series range.
Inside, the 2017 BMW 4 Series is endowed with updated trims, including lashings of chrome, double-stitching on the instrument panel, three new upholstery colours and three new interior trim options.
There is a new Navigation Professional system which features a redesigned interface similar to that in the new 5 Series, with customisable tile-style menus that are said to be easier to use.
Also available is the Multifunctional Instrument Display, which is a digital driver’s instrument cluster that can be customised depending on the selected driving mode.
BMW has also revised the suspension of the 2017 BMW 4 Series in this update, which is now stiffer compared to the outgoing model. The company says the new tune delivers sportier handling without sacrificing ride comfort, with adjustments made to both the standard suspension and M Sport suspension packages.
As before, the 2017 BMW 4 Series range is available (in Europe at least) with a range of turbocharged four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, with the option of rear-wheel drive or xDrive all-wheel drive.
The European market is offered a total of 31 model and powertrain variants in the 4 Series range, though it’s likely Australia’s line-up will largely mirror the current model.
BMW has also updated the hardcore M4, which gains the same full-LED head- and tail-light treatments, along with new cabin elements and the updated infotainment system available in the wider 4 Series range.
In the official images it appears the BMW M4 receives the star-spoke alloy wheels from the current Competition Package variant as standard, though BMW has not confirmed whether the 3.0-litre twin-turbo six gets any power bumps over the current 317kW/550Nm tune of the current ‘standard’ version.
BMW’s local arm has confirmed it expects the updated 4 Series range to arrive Down Under in the second half of 2017, though can’t provide any further details.
Expect full pricing and specifications closer to launch, so stay tuned for an update.