2017 BMW 5 Series Touring spotted testing for the 1st time
Source : 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring spotted testing for the 1st time
Next-generation BMW 5 Series Touring will do battle with Audi’s A6 Avant as well as Jaguar’s XF Sportbrake when This specific goes on sale in mid-2017
The next-generation BMW 5 Series Touring has been spotted testing for the 1st time 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 inside the year, the Touring will rival the likes of the Audi A6 Avant, Jaguar XF Sportbrake as well as the brand new Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate – which will be due to be revealed next year.
As with the saloon, This specific 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 through the brand new 7 Series, while influences through 2014’s Gran Lusso Coupé concept should also be adopted. At the rear, the Touring features a sloping boot with brand new rear light clusters.
As will be traditional, BMW will be anticipated to improve on the load space offered by the current 5 Series Touring, which offers 560 litres of space 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, as well as will include a core range of four as well as six-cylinder powertrains through launch. A family of common 2.0-litre as well as 3.0-litre petrol as well as diesel units will feature, as well as a successor to the current tri-turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel. that will engine will be a brand new quad-turbocharged six-cylinder unit destined for use inside the firm’s high-end designs, as well as will be said to develop well over 400bhp as well as 590lb ft.
A newly-developed V8 engine will also be offered in some markets, though This specific’s currently unknown whether that will engine will be offered inside 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 as well as 295lb ft. that will setup has already been driven by Autocar inside the 3 Series eDrive.
Later inside the vehicle’s life cycle, BMW could also give the Touring its brand new 1.5-litre petrol as well as diesel turbocharged three-cylinder engines – helping the German company to counter increasingly strict European emissions legislation. Both petrol as well as diesel versions of the three-cylinder engines are being tested in combination with electric motors.
Gearbox options will include a six-speed manual as well as nince-speed automatic transmission.
The seventh-generation BMW 5 Series will be based on a sophisticated brand new platform known internally as OKL (meaning Oberklasse, or ‘luxury class’). Various iterations of the brand new platform will be seen in future generations of the X5, X6 as well as also the upcoming X7.
Like the saloon, BMW will be looking to drop the kerb weight of the 5 Series Touring below the 2370kg of today’s entry-level 518d SE Touring.
While the 5 Series saloon range will be crowned by the 600bhp M5, which gets a further developed product of the 4.4-litre V8 motor used by today’s car, there are currently no plans to produce a touring product of the M5.
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