2017 BMW 5 Series Touring spotted – latest spy pictures
Source : 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring spotted – latest spy pictures
Next-generation BMW 5 Series Touring will do battle with Audi’s A6 Avant in addition to Jaguar’s XF Sportbrake when the idea goes on sale in mid-2017
The next-generation BMW 5 Series Touring has again been spotted testing ahead of its planned arrival towards the middle of 2017.
Set to go on sale around three months after the 5 Series saloon arrives in dealerships earlier from the year, the 5 Series Touring will rival the likes of the Audi A6 Avant, Jaguar XF Sportbrake in addition to the completely new Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate – which will be due to be revealed next year.
As with the saloon, This specific latest Touring test mule shows off an evolution of the current car’s design language, characterised by its thinner, wider kidney grille design. Styling inspiration has come by the completely new 7 Series, while influences by 2014’s Gran Lusso Coupé concept might also be adopted. At the rear, the Touring features a sloping boot with completely new rear light clusters.
As will be traditional, BMW will be supposed to improve on the load space offered by the current 5 Series Touring, which offers 560 litres with the rear seats in place, rising to 1670 litres with them folded away.
Engines for the Touring will be shared with the 5 Series saloon, in addition to will include a core range of four in addition to six-cylinder powertrains by launch. A family of common 2.0-litre in addition to 3.0-litre petrol in addition to diesel units will feature, as well as a successor to the current tri-turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel. which engine will be a completely new quad-turbocharged six-cylinder unit destined for use from the firm’s high-end products, in addition to will be said to develop well over 400bhp in addition to 590lb ft.
A newly developed V8 engine will also be offered in some markets, although the idea’s not known whether which engine will be offered from the UK.
Also available will be a BMW 5 Series Touring Hybrid product, pairing a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor, to produce a combined output of 242bhp in addition to 295lb ft. which set-up has already been driven by Autocar from the 3 Series eDrive.
Later from the vehicle’s life cycle, BMW could also give the Touring its completely new 1.5-litre petrol in addition to diesel turbocharged three-cylinder engines, helping the German some sort of to counter increasingly strict European emissions legislation. Both petrol in addition to diesel versions of the three-cylinder engines are being tested in combination with electric motors.
Gearbox options will include a six-speed manual in addition to nine-speed automatic transmission.
The seventh-generation BMW 5 Series will be based on a sophisticated completely new platform known internally as OKL (meaning Oberklasse, or ‘luxury class’). Various iterations of the completely new platform will be seen in future generations of the X5, X6 in addition to also the upcoming X7.
As the idea plans to with the saloon, BMW will be looking to drop the kerb weight of the 5 Series Touring below the 1785kg of today’s 520i SE.
While the 5 Series saloon range will be crowned by the 600bhp M5, which gets a further developed variation of the 4.4-litre V8 motor used by today’s car, there are currently no plans to produce a touring variation of the M5.
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